Going from incubating a co-op idea to incorporating a new co-op can be a monumental journey, with many challenges along the way. We offer high-quality services to groups developing a co-op, to support them through this intense process.

Our comprehensive Cultivating Co-ops Guide is the first step in the co-op journey. The guide answers most of the questions new co-op development groups may have, and walks them through various evaluations, checklists and templates.

Consulting Services

  • We introduce groups to our exclusive list of experienced and specialized co-op development professionals, whom groups may not be able to find on their own.
  • With a referral from the BCCA, groups receive priority access to services, which they may be waiting weeks or months for if they were to contact our co-op development professionals directly.

Once the introductory consultation ends, groups take over the relationship and are responsible for engaging their consultant and paying for their time. Our team of co-op development professionals are passionate about getting new co-ops up and running, and offer exceptional value at fair prices. Contact us for pricing details.

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 fluid and tailored to the needs and motivations of the community.

Contact Katherine Levett, Program Manager, to learn more: katherine@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.