BCCA can connect you with expert advice to develop your cooperative. Our co-op developers can help you solidify your team, set up successful governance structures, and navigate the process around incorporation. To access support, fill out the intake form below. (If you are an existing BCCA member, you can also email marla@bcca.coop).

Equipping you for success.

BCCA offers programs and supports to help entrepreneurs launch, operate and grow co-op businesses.   

Referral Services

Through our Community of Practice, we will introduce you to experienced and specialized co-op development professionals. Through this referral from the BCCA, emerging and evolving co-operatives receive priority access to insight, technical services, and training opportunities.   

Available Resources

Our comprehensive Cultivating Co-ops Guide is the first step in the co-op journey. The guide answers many questions emerging co-operators may have. And as well it includes valuable tools to help your group navigate the trail – including various evaluations, checklists, and templates.  

Outreach Services 

The BCCA offers support across the province to develop co-operatives in local communities. Our team is available to deliver hands-on training and resources upon request. All sessions are tailored to the needs and motivations of the community.  

Start Growing Your Co-op Today

From emerging to longtime co-ops and anywhere in-between, if your group seeks support, please connect with the BCCA office. The Co-op Development Team has at their fingertips vast offerings of information, services, networks, and communications tools available to support the sustainability of co-ops and credit unions from idea incubation and pre-development to launch, operations, and growth. Please email  marla@bcca.coop 


a place to start

Are you thinking of starting a co-op? Request your free copy of our Cultivating Co-ops Guide.


Connect with us

Have you worked through the Cultivating Co-ops guide and need more support? We can help with your next steps, from developing your idea to incorporating your co-op.