The CoopZone Developers’ Network Co-operative is a bilingual network of people and organizations that help to start and develop co-operatives.  CoopZone has been incorporated since 2009.

This site provides Canadians with resources and consultants to help develop co-operatives.

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To be a catalyst for co-operative developers and professional service providers to foster the social economy through the development of co-operatives.



CoopZone – a leader in the development of co-operatives in Canada.



CoopZone adheres to and champions the co-operative values and principles.

II. The Objectives of the CoopZone Network are:

a. To identify and develop a self-supporting group of co-op developers that is committed to the vision and objectives of the co-op movement.

b. To increase the interaction among consultants, developers and other professionals working with existing or new co-operatives.

c. To stimulate the development and sharing of co-op resource materials.

d. To provide opportunities for ongoing skill enhancement and training.

e. To provide members of the CZDN with access to co-op development opportunities, where applicable.

f. To stimulate the development of new co-ops by linking qualified developers to co-op development opportunities.

g. To encourage new and existing co-operatives to join the appropriate co-op sector organisations.

h. To provide a common voice for co-operative developers, especially within the broader co-operative sector.

i. To do all other things that are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives.