Government of Newfoundland & Labrador

In 2017 we renewed our partnership with the Department of Innovation, Energy, and Technology for the third consecutive five-year team. This partnership allows us to jointly deliver services that contribute to the growth and development of the co-operative sector in our province. This Memorandum of Understanding is supported by our ability to provide:

A regional advisory network that responds to requests for assistance from local co-ops and credit unions

Facilitation for the development of new co-ops and credit unions to serve the communities of Newfoundland & Labrador

Small loans or equity investments for existing and newly developing co-ops in order to leverage additional project financing requirements

Business assessment and advisory services through the Business Retention and Expansion program.

Co-op education and development workshops, free of charge, through the Community Capacity Building (CCB) program, which includes two modules; an introduction to the co-operative business sector in the province and an overview of the developmental process for creating a new co-operative in Newfoundland & Labrador.

We also work closely with the Department of Digital Government and Service NL, which houses the Registrar of Co-operatives and the Registry of Co-operatives, and is responsible for the maintenance of the Co-op Act. 


In 1967 we became a member-owner of The Co-operators, and today are one of only 45 member-owners across the country. Their organization provides us with incredible support in the way of: 

  • educational opportunities
  • insurance benefits
  • funding

Atlantic Central

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Co-operative Development Fund Corporation

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