The co-operative business model is unique. Co-op developers and owners require a distinct set of knowledge and information to start, launch, operate and grow successful co-op businesses.

The BCCA’s knowledge centre is the go-to hub for co-op sector information in BC. We deliver education, publications and research to deeper your understanding of the co-op business model, and practical tools and advice you can use immediately to add value to your co-op. We also connect you with, and lead you to, other credible co-op education and funding resources you can reach out to, to extend your co-op community. For more information, please e-mail

What is a co-op?

Learn the basics of the co-coperative business model.

Starting a Co-op?

Use our exclusive guide to help you launch your co-op.

Co-op Development

Keep your co-op running smoothly from incorporation and beyond.

Co-op Resources

Check out our favourite co-op resources and interesting facts about co-ops.

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