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Only co-operatives or other organizations supportive of co-operatives may be members of BCCA.

To apply to the BCCA, simply download and complete this application form, and send it to us along with a cheque for $10 to purchase one member share. 

If you would like to apply jointly to the Cowichan Co-op Connections Association and the BCCA, please use this CCCA/BCCA application form.

If you would like to apply jointly to the Upper Columbia Co-op Council and the BCCA, please use this UCCC/BCCA application form.

For the Emerging Co-op status, use this Emerging Co-op Status application form.

As per the BC Cooperative Association Act, ownership of at least one membership share is a prerequisite for membership in a co-operative in British Columbia.

Upon approval, you will be invoiced for your first year's dues and remaining member shares. Members must purchase a number of shares equal in value to their first year's dues.

Member shares are refundable should your organization choose to end its membership in BCCA.

Additional Application Information

  1. The person listed as the "Contact" (page 1) will be BCCA's primary contact with your your organization, and will receive any administration-related corresondence (including invoices)
  2. BCCA members must appoint at least one "Delegate" (page 2). Delegates vote on your organization's behalf on any BCCA related matters
  3. Appointment of "Alternate Delegate(s)" (page 2) is optional. Alternative delegates may vote on your organization's behalf when your primary delegate(s) is/are unavailable
  4. Members can appoint a number of Delegates and Alternate Delegates in accordance with the amount of dues paid annually.
  5. Contact, Delegate, and Alternate Delegate information and appointments can be changed at any time
  6. Application forms can be mailed to us at the address listed here.