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Co-operatives in Canada
Co-operatives in Canada represent a large and diverse heritage of Canadians working together to build better communities based upon co-operative principles. Over 17,000,000 Canadians are co-operative members with 100,000 of them active as leaders on boards of directors and committees. Co-operatives employ over 150,000 Canadians. Canadian co-operatives, credit unions and caisses populaire have $275 billion in assets.
Co-operatives play an important role in many areas of Canadian life including:
Financial Products, Insurance, Agriculture, Fisheries, Housing, Health Care, Retail, Communication, Day Care, Student Co-ops, Distribution, Publishing, Travel, Funeral Homes and more.
For more information, please visit: http://coopscanada.coop/en/about_co-operative/Co-op-Facts-and-Figures