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CIS Sponsors, Partners and Schools

The Co-ops in School Program (CIS) links the BC co-operative community with university and high school students in a unique tri-mentorship and professional development relationship. 
Click the links below to learn about the supporters of BCCA's CIS program. Follow the links at right to learn more, and click on the main Co-ops In School Program link on the menu bar up top to be introduced to the CIS program.

Many thanks to the 2015-2016 CIS Sponsors, Partners and Schools

   Crawl Partners
   Case Co-opetition Partners
    Judging Partners
    Prize Partner

Post Secondary Schools
Secondary Schools

Full List of all Sponsors, Participants, Students and Award Recipients

BCCA offers its sincere appreciation to our sponsors, mentors, mentees and high school Co-op Club participants.To become a sponsor or partner, please contact Tasha Nathanson at 604.662.3906 x4.



In 2015-2016, CIS sponsors provided more than $53,000and 34 individual mentors.



  • BC Tree Fruits
  • Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op
  • Interior Savings
  • OGO Car Co-op
  • Otter Co-op
  • Sustainable Solutions Group
  • Prospera Credit Union
  • Terminal City Glass Co-op


  • BC Tree Fruits
  • Mount Lehman Credit Union
  • Kootenay Boundary Food Producers
  • Terminal City Glass Co-op
  • Victory Gardens Worker Co-op
  • Wood Shop Workers Co-op



  • Devco - FWC Development Cooperative
  • BC Libraries Co-operative
  • Federated Co-operatives Limited



  • Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Realize Strategies


  • Vancouver
  • Burnaby & Coquitlam
  • South of the Fraser
  • Abbotsford
  • Kelowna

We will be expanding the regions served in 2016-2017.


  • BC Institute of Technology     
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • UBC
  • UBC Okanagan
  • University of the Fraser Valley

In 2015-2016, these six schools provided 34 mentees.

  1. Centennial Secondary, Coquitlam
  2. Mount Boucherie Secondary, Kelowna
  3. Point Grey Secondary, Vancouver
  4. Princess Margaret Secondary, Surrey
  5. Rick Hansen Secondary, Abbotsford
  6. Windermere Secondary, Vancouver

In 2015-2016, high school students at each of these schools took part in the six Co-op Clubs.