Co-op welcomes funding applications for community spaces

| Uncategorized
Co-op Community Spaces

Community Spaces – Places For Everyone

As Western Canadians, let’s enjoy the spaces that bring us together.

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute $1 million to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share. Since 2015, 147 local projects have been supported with $10.5 million dollars in capital funding.

Co-ops across Western Canada are helping to create places for everyone through the Co-op Community Spaces Program. In 2022, $1 million is available to support capital projects dedicated to recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture.

“Co-ops have been supporting their local communities for years because we believe that communities thrive when there are opportunities to connect, grow and learn,” said Pam Skotnitsky, Vice President of Strategy at Federated Co-operatives Limited. “Now more than ever, we’re proud to invest in projects that will preserve nature and create places where we can come together, build relationships and support one another.”

Co-op Community Spaces was launched in 2015 to help protect, beautify and improve local spaces. Since then, it has provided $10.5 million to 147 local projects, including parks, greenhouses and sports fields.

Apply online between Feb. 1 and March 1, 2022

Co-op invites registered non-profit organizations, registered charities or community service co-operatives to apply online between Feb. 1 and March 1, 2022. Funding between $25,000 and $150,000 is available per project.

FCL administers the giving program on behalf of more than 160 independent local Co-ops across Western Canada that form the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS).

To learn more about Community Spaces, apply for funding or enter the contest, please visit

About Federated Co-operatives Limited and the Co-operative Retailing System

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), based in Saskatoon, is focused on providing more than 160 local Co-ops across Western Canada with strategy and leadership, wholesaling, manufacturing, logistics, operational support, business-enabling services and marketing support. Together, FCL and those local co-operatives form the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS). The CRS serves our members and communities with products and services that help build, feed and fuel individuals and communities from Vancouver Island to northwestern Ontario. Our total workforce of 24,000 employees serve 1.9 million active individual members and many more non-member customers at 1,500 retail locations in more than 620 communities. We are a different kind of business – we are locally invested, community-minded and offer lifetime membership benefits including patronage refunds, quality products, quality service and fair prices. More information is available at and

For more information:

Brad DeLorey
Director, Communications and Public Relations
Federated Co-operatives Limited
Phone: 306-719-4548 or 306-541-7643