A co-operative may be formed in accordance with:
- a provincial co-operative statute setting out its corporate form and model of operation.
- or the Canada Cooperatives Act when the co-operative has a place of business in at least two provinces.
For detailed information on starting a co-op, visit our How to start a co-op page at www.coopscanada.coop/en/coopdev/StartCoop
The Co-operative Secretariat has published an information kit called Forming Our Co-operative which is online at: www.agr.ca/policy/coop/kitcoop/index.html
An information kit on federally incorporating a co-operative is on Industry Canada's Strategis web site at strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/corpdir/engdoc/9.html.