Youth Services

Download Brochure - PDF

Co-operative Youth Services (CYS) provides opportunities for young people to become involved in the co-operative business sector in Newfoundland and Labrador. CYS invites you to join our network of young people who are learning more about co-ops and credit unions through participation in programs and services offered at the provincial, regional, and national levels.


Co-ops are incorporated businesses established by groups of individuals, privately owned businesses and/or community development organizations to provide themselves with needed services. These stakeholders or co-op "members" jointly own and control their co-op and are the primary beneficiaries of the services it provides. Co-ops can be formed for many different purposes, are active in many sectors of our economy and serve many communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.


CYS offers opportunities for participation in a variety of activities including work shops, conferences and other youth oriented events. You can learn about the benefits of becoming a member/owner of a co-op/credit union that serves your community. You can also learn how you join with others to develop your own local co-op to meet your business and/or service needs


Subscribe Now!


By joining the CYS network you will receive our e-newsletter and regular information updates on programs, services and participatory events that are available for young people in Newfoundland and Labrador. Examples include:


  • IMPACT! The Co-operators National Youth Conference for Sustainability Leadership focuses on empowering university and college students to be real and effective agents for change in their communities, organizations and businesses. Its national scope inspires a diverse range of students with a passion for sustainability and provides a unique blend of talents and skills.
  • The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) International Internship Program offers young graduates the work experience they need to secure jobs in Canada or abroad while allowing them to discover the world and themselves.


Other Co-op Websites for Youth:

Co-ops Are Cool!

Get involved and become part of the CYS team!

© 2015   Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Co-operatives - Sponsored by the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development