We are the voice of BC’s co-operative sector.
The BC Co-op Association (BCCA) is the knowledge and resource centre for co-operatives in BC, where co-ops and credit unions come together to collaborate, network, get support, learn, and contribute knowledge to shape BC’s co-op movement. We provide a collective platform for our members to participate in customized programs and services, receive the latest sector information, connect and share ideas, and benefit from our ongoing advocacy and lobbying efforts. We work alongside the Upper Columbia Co-op Council, which was formed in partnership with the BCCA to strengthen and raise awareness of the vibrant co-op sector in the Kootenay and Boundary regions of Southeastern BC.
But what is a co-operative, anyway?
A co-operative is a people-centred business owned by and operated to benefit those using its services. As businesses driven by values, not just profit, co-operatives share common, internationally agreed-upon principles and act together to build a better community and world through cooperation. Click here to learn more!
How do co-operatives impact communities?
So many ways! Click here for a fact sheet that describes the economic impact of co-operatives in BC and Canada.