Members

The CWCF list of members includes Worker Co-operatives, Associate Members, Regional Federations, and Developer Members (Coop Zone).


Worker Co-operatives


401 Richmond St. West
Suite #444
Toronto
Ontario

Anarres works for progressive organizations, small businesses, and non-profits on customized web development sites and services (primarily content management systems and e-commerce sites) along with server and network administration. They offer a range of smaller web services and consulting as needed.

28 High Marsh Rd,
Sackville
New Brunswick

 

The Aster Group Environmental Service Co-operative provides a variety of environmental consulting services, is developing benefits and health plan options for non-profit organizations, and is working towards a trust fund that will provide funding to environmental and sustainability projects in New Brunswick.

 

 

348 Danforth Ave
Toronto
Ontario

Specializing in Organically Grown, GMO- free & Environmentally Safe Products. Canadian Worker - Owner Co-operative since 1983. Big Carrot offers a range of great services for our customers, including cooking classes, free nutritional store tours and free weekly lectures on health and the environment,. Our customer service department is available to answer your questions.

582 Brierwood Ave.
Ottawa
Ontario

Brierwood Design Co-operative Ltd. are a software services and consulting firm that specialises in developing cutting-edge custom applications for our clients.

946 Park St., Unit 400
Kentville
Nova Scotia

Care Force was founded in the Annapolis Valley in 1990 as a home care organization providing quality care. In 2006 workers united to make it the only home care co-op in the area. Our goal is to provide effective, accessible and preoffessional care so clients can maintain their highest level of independence.

#4A 1840 Cedar Road
Nanaimo
British Columbia

Cedar Opportunities Co-op, known as COCO, was created as a means of making our Vancouver Island, BC communities of Cedar, Yellowpoint, and Cassidy fully inclusive for people with developmental disabilities. COCO Café is our first business venture. It is operated by our members with disabilities and support staff. COCO Café is a welcoming, comfortable place for friends to connect in the Cedar/Yellowpoint area.

701 Queen St W.
Toronto
Ontario

We are the planet’s only co-operative sex store. Democratically run, worker owned and operated, our approach to sexuality is one of respect, openness, humour, communication and responsibility. We are service and community oriented; accessible and disability-positive.

1458, avenue Maguire
Québec
Quebec

Orion is a Quebec City firm which offers research, consulting, and training services, specialising in management of democratic organisations, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development.

136 chemin du Parc Industriel
Maniwaki
Quebec

Construction of pallets.

Box 21622
Vancouver
British Columbia

Devco offers consulting, workshops, and training for individuals, groups, and organizations to start, and develop your new co-op. 

PO Box 741
Montreal
Quebec

The Dominion is a monthly paper and website published by an incipient network of independent journalists in Canada.  It aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. The Dominion is incorporated as a multi-stakeholder co-op where readers, contributors, and editors can become members.

EnerGreen Builders Co-operative has seven members, each bringing unique construction experience and skills. EnerGreen is committed to building and maintaining high quality sustainable buildings and we endeavour to use environmentally friendly building materials and practices.

Based in the Tantramar region of southeast New Brunswick, we are committed to using the local trades people and goods produced in this region. However, in order to make high quality renewable technology available to customers, we are agents for North American suppliers as well.

Their interest in good food, social justice and the environment led them to start Tourne-Sol co-operative farm in the fall of 2004. They run their business as a worker co-operative. By farming together, they have built a democratic, diversified and sustainable enterprise. They produce vegetables, flowers, herbs, herbal teas, seedlings, and seeds in Les Cèdres, Quebec. Everything they grow is certified organic by Ecocert Canada following Quebec and Canadian organic standards.

Halifax
Nova Scotia

Fierce Ink Press Co-op Ltd is a publishing label dedicated to producing high quality books of fiction and short non-fiction pieces by Atlantic Canadian authors who write for young adults.  Part co-operative, part author collective, we work with authors who are interested in the idea of independent publishing but would like the support provided by a traditional publisher.

405-1115 Rockland Ave
Victoria
British Columbia

First Ownership Co-op's mandate is to: Spread the word about the co-operative option by making co-op information readily available; Provide co-operative development services; and Undertake research to support co-operatives and the co-op sector.

 

PO Box 70
Seldom Come By
Newfoundland and Labrador

Operating five seafood processing plants; pioneered quality initiatives in the industry through dockside product grading systems; exports crab and groundfish to the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, Sweden, Germany and Canada.

 

PO Box 10, 2630 Muskoka Road 117
Baysville
Ontario

The Fourth Pig fulfills contracts in sustainable building design, education and construction, natural building materials design and installation, and renewable energy installation. Fourth Pig provides consultation and training for clients in the green building and alternative energy sectors.

PO 189
St.Peter's
Nova Scotia

The Greenhouse Co-op is a bedding plant and garden centre that operates as a seasonal business in St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia. The business produces a wide range of bedding plants (flowers and vegetables), hanging baskets, and planters. In addition, it carries a large variety of nursery items: trees, shrubs, soil conditioners, and fertilizers. Three founding members established the Co-op in 1987 as a worker co-op.

2201 Hamilton St.
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan

Publishers of two city magazines in Saskatchewan: Regina's prairie dog (http://www.prairiedogmag.com) and Saskatoon's Planet S (http://planetsmag.com/).

The Incipe Cooperative is a consulting co-op firm that works in political and advocacy research, organisational support and development, and strategic advice. We specialise in work with non-profit organisations, progressive organisations, grassroots groups, and other cooperative associations to work towards making the world a better
place.

872 Alderside Road
Port Moody
British Columbia

Infrastruture.Net Management Software Development and Hosting Services provide automated solutions to help organisations manage their facilities, including hospitals, schools, colleges, government and corporate workplaces. By linking computer generated floorplans to SQL databases our clients can better manage space utilisation, occupancy details, lease portfolios and maintenance management activities via the internet.

1330 Fairfield Rd.
Victoria
British Columbia

Culturally diverse team serving a wide variety of ethnic food Saturdays (May thru early Oct) at the James Bay Community and Moss Street Markets in Victoria.

 

11865 Hwy #1, RR #3
Wolfville
Nova Scotia

Just Us! is Canada’s first Fair Trade coffee roaster, founded in 1995. It is built on the three pillars of quality products, social and environmental responsibility. We are proud to be a worker owned cooperative. Our mission is “People and the planet before profits.” We are primarily a wholesale coffee roaster, but also carry tea, sugar and chocolate products – all Fair Trade and organic.

 

210-4, Florence St.
Ottawa
Ontario

Fair trade organic "Camino" chocolate bars, candy bars, hot chocolate, sugar, juices; sourced from co-ops of family farms in developing countries. La Siembra Co-operative was founded in 1999 with the goal of reconnecting consumers with farmers in a sustainable manner. Our name La Siembra means “sowing” or “planting time” in Spanish. It is also a symbol for the seeds of change that our co-operative is sowing through its fair trade, educational and co-operative activities.

 

75 Eddy Street
Gatineau Hull Sector
Gatineau
Quebec

La Tierra Co-op, located in Gatineau (Québec) and Ottawa (Ontario), roasts and distributes gourmet coffees from our partner indigenous peasant cooperatives. We assist them in developing and growing their coops under a 100% fair trade model, only paying above fair trade for our coffee.

 

 

 

Burnaby
British Columbia

LeftHand Media Co-op is a co-operative of artists and technologists specializing in the development of media content and the promotion of progressive organizations.  The LeftHand Media Co-op stated that it was delighted to be the first workplace in the country to sign a union contract with Unifor, the result of the merger of Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers of Canada.  The Co-op’s services include web and graphic design, writing, workshop development, and organizing.  It has members in BC and Alberta.

P.O. Box 353, Station A
Toronto
Ontario

Libra is a team of professional library and knowledge management specialists who help organizations add value to their knowledge assets. Our comprehensive suite of services covers the complete knowledge cycle from research and analysis to design and system creation, operations management and evaluation. Our range is deep as well as broad - we work with all levels of organizational knowledge, the tacit, the explicit and the cultural – and we have worked with private, public and not-for-profit clients. We conduct audits, research and acquire external resources and build enduser access and quality improvement tools, from catalogues and directories to web portals and online surveys. Reports about our work have been published in professional journals and recognized by our peers.

9538 -107 Ave.
Edmonton
Alberta

 

A multi-cultural health broker is a bilingual and bicultural member of the community who: provides linguistic interpretation and cultural clarification; helps families access services and resources within the health and social service system; connects families to cultural community groups and resources; and supports community development.

2D - 91 Albert Street
Winnipeg
Manitoba

Natural Cycle Courier offers citywide, all season local (Winnipeg) courier service. Natural Cycle is the only environmentally ethical document and parcel delivery service which guarantees that your delivery will be on time or it's free

Lower Level B, 91 Albert Street.
Winnipeg
Manitoba

Natural Cycleworks strives to promote positive transportation choices by making appropriate technology and resources available for individuals to live healthier lives. Natural Cycle is composed of a number of enterprises including a bicycle retailer, a bicycle mechanic service, a bicycle component fabrication and design company, and a bicycle components distribution company.

865 Main St.
Winnipeg
Manitoba

Neechi Commons Community Business Complex, is designed to be a focal point for commerce and develpment in Winnipeg's North-end.  Neechi Commons opened in 2013.

Neeechi is a Community food store in Winnipeg: organic wild rice, wild blueberries, whitefish and pickerel from aboriginal co-ops in rural areas, moccasins made by neighbourhood aboriginal women, and bannock baked fresh in the store each day.

 

2446 Bank Street, Suite 653
Ottawa
Ontario

With over 30 years of publishing under its belt, New Internationalist magazine is renowned for its campaigning stance on a range of world issues, from cynical marketing of baby milk in the majority world, to the impact of climate change. The New Internationalist not-for-profit co-operative produces a range of books, calendars and diaries that bring you the clearest, most accessible reference sources about our complex world.

865 Main St.
Winnipeg
Manitoba

Sewn in the heart of Canada's largest urban Aboriginal community, the artisans of Northern Star Worker Co-op create unique Star Blankets in the Aboriginal tradition, to honour, respect and bless both the giver and receiver alike.

Located insite Neechi Commons.

 

877 Westminster Ave.
Winnipeg
Manitoba

Organic Planet Worker Co-op is committed to supplying Winnipeg with fresh produce, groceries, gluten-free goods, non-toxic health and beauty products, and providing an organic and vegan deli.

 

 

91 Albert St.
Winnipeg
Manitoba

ParIT provides information technology services using software that everyone can share and modify. The professionals at ParIT take a collaborative approach, working with you to understand the bigger picture. How do you do what you do? What would a smooth operation look like? Combining our experience with yours, we can provide a solution that’s just right for you.

Unit 2, 259 Grange St.
Guelph
Ontario

Planet Bean began roasting coffee in downtown Guelph in 1997. Planet Bean has two coffee bars serving all kinds of excellent coffee beverages created by our highly skilled team of baristas. Fresh roasted coffee beans are also available. Our company also has a thriving wholesale business which supplies cafes, restaurants, gourmet and speciality grocers, businesses, churches, universities and schools.

 

1870 Grant Street
Vancouver
British Columbia

Shift Delivery Co-op is a worker co-operative that uses zero emissions cargo trikes to replace delivery trucks in the Vancouver downtown core.

43 Woodmount Crescent
Ottawa
Ontario

 

 

Consulting and research, with a focus on co-operatives and housing co-op development.
mark.goldblatt.ottawa@gmail.com, nick@soundadvice.coop

 

 

11 Alex Cox Rd.
Tatamagouche.
Nova Scotia

Sustainability Solutions Group provides high-quality, innovative sustainability consulting services. These include sustainability audits, review of current practice, strategic and implementation planning, and research. The co-op's mission is to create and engage in inspired endeavours that are of net benefit to humanity and the ecosystems in which we are embedded.

237 James St N, Unit C L8R 2L2
Hamilton
Ontario

The Hammer Active Alternative Transportation Co-operative Inc. (THAAT Co-op) is a Hamilton, Ontario based sustainable, emission-free delivery service.  We are focused on the safe, efficient and timely delivery of products in a manner that contributes to strong and vibrant local economies, thriving and liveable communities, and a healthy and sustainable natural environment. 

Calgary
Alberta

Théâtre à Pic is a worker co-operative in Calgary that presents, produces and creates French theatre. It offers a space making it possible for artists to continue the excellence of their art while supporting the theatrical animation of the community.

Postal Address: 202-1925 11th ave SW Calgary, Alberta T3C 0N9

Together We're Bitter Co-op Brewpub operates to provide the community of Kitchener-Waterloo with quality, hand-crafted beer alongside locally sourced gastropub fare in a relaxed social space. 

436 -11th Street E.
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan

Unite is one of the first Marketing Worker Co-operatives in Western Canada.  This model helps us deliver high quality marketing solutions by bringing together highly experienced professionals in marketing, strategy, social media, design, web development, video production, and other services on-demand.  Our mission is to help positive messages spread and purpose-driven organizations succeed through strategic marketing, creative ideas, and high-quality media. 

Winnipeg
Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Urban Eatin’ Gardeners’ Worker Co-op is a small group of gardeners committed to using organic and holistic techniques to build and maintain vegetable and culinary gardens for Winnipeg’s private residences and public facilities. We have been trained with various techniques of light footprint, integrated gardening and permaculture principles. We offer to help make your yard a place of beauty, food, and comfort by enabling people to grow their own vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible garden spaces through consultations, workshops and hands-on learning.

180 John St.
Toronto
Ontario

Bike shop for commuters, couriers and other urban cyclists. 

2046 Franklin Street
Vancouver
British Columbia

The Vancouver Renewable Energy Co-op (VREC) is a registered cooperative. Our mandate is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, other pollution and non renewable energy by installing affordable renewable energy systems in the greater Vancouver area. 

Vancouver
British Columbia

Victory Gardens is a team of urban farmers for hire who specialize in transforming all types of urban space for food production.  As no two spaces are the same, neither are the gardens grown. Victory Garden’s goal is to enable people to grow food by providing all the necessary educational tools and infrastructure for successful harvests.

PO Box 39
St. Peter's
Nova Scotia

Food, retail.

Duncan
British Columbia

Viridian Energy Co-op is a worker co-op providing design, installation
and consulting for renewable energy systems and energy recovery,
conservation systems.

A team of professionals who believe a collaborative approach to wellness creates the foundation for sustainable health. We are co-creators of an environment that supports choices, respect, compassion, creativity, growth and knowledge in the community. We are wellness at work. Located in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Edmonton, Alberta

Wecan has provided northeast Edmonton services - employment resource centre, community garden, woolcrafters co-op and youth initiatives -  since 1992.  

1229 Queen Street West
Toronto
Ontario

The West End Food Co-op is a non-profit multi-stakeholder food co-op. The co-op is committed to bringing more healthy and culturally appropriate food to the West End, and creating a hub for food change. The Co-op responds to the needs of all stakeholders in the local food system, and seeks solutions to shared problems. Owner-member groups include farmers, consumers, workers, and community partners. Activities include a weekly farmers market, community cannery, community food programming and the development of community owned store. The co-op combines the creation of new markets that link producers, food artisans and consumers with community-based job creation and community food programming and education.

3510 McDonald Drive,
Yellowknife
Northwest Territories

Yellowknife Glass Recyclers Cooperative is a workers cooperative dedicated to the transformation of bottles into glass art. In 1994, Matthew Grogono developed an innovative technique, to cut bottles, grind rims and polish vessels into beautiful glassware; with smooth brims, that feel wonderful in your hand. Over two decades of experimentation, YGR Coop developed a diversified line of products, including drinking vessels, vases, bowls and candle holders of various colours and sizes. Each piece is enhanced when sandblasted with a northern pattern. Our patterns are created by local artists and reflect the unique ecology of northern Canada.

Associate Members


Uniting 2.5 million Canadian workers, pursuing social and economic justice for working people; the Congress is the national voice of the labour movement, but we speak for all workers and their families, in Canada and beyond.

A dynamic Atlantic Canadian co-op wholesaler which offers a wide range of agricultural, food, general merchandise and petroleum products and services to 135 co-ops and their 200,000 co-op members.

CHF Canada is the nation-wide umbrella organization for co-op housing and Canada's link with co-op housing around the world. The organization exists to unite, represent and serve the co-op housing community across Canada.

A movement of approximately 39 caisses populaires (credit unions) throughout francophone New Brunswick; offers insurance services, a venture capital fund, audit services, and acts as an association of other types of co-ops.

Regional Federations


5955, rue Saint-Laurent, bureau 203
Lévis
Quebec

Paramedic cooperatives in Quebec come together within the Federation of Paramedic Cooperatives of Quebec (FCPQ). The mission of the FCPQ is:

(1) To represent its member cooperatives in any area of interest to paramedic cooperatives;

(2) To provide services to them;

(3) To support the development and implementation of projects related to health.

Réseau seeks to promote the development of worker co-ops in Quebec, notably by promoting the model, providing experience to youth, and supprt to co-operatives. Our services include: training and advisory services, networking and mentoring, referral to resource people, government relations, etc. We are a coordinator of one of the most dynamic projects in youth co-operative entrepreneurship: the Youth service co-operatives.

3188, chemin Ste-Foy - bureau 200
Québec

The Québec Federation of Forestry Cooperatives gather and represent, in shared interest areas, the totality of forest workers cooperatives, worker-shareholder cooperatives and solidarity cooperatives present in the forest sector of Québec.