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Two Canadian Co-op Groups Plan Bilingual Organization
EDMONTON, Alberta (7/19/13)--Two Canadian French- and English-speaking national cooperative associations plan to create a single bilingual organization to represent co-ops, credit unions and mutual insurance companies in every region of Canada.

The new organization, tentatively called Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, will launch in early 2014 and will take over the domestic mandates of the Conseil canadien de la cooperation et de la mutualite (CCCM) and the Canadian Cooperative Association (CCA). 

CCA will continue to exist but will be responsible only for international cooperative development activities, said the announcement on the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives website (July 3).

"This is not a merger; it is a creation of an entirely new organization to represent all cooperative enterprises across Canada," said Bill Dobson, CCA's newly elected president. "This will significantly strengthen the Canadian cooperative movement; it will allow cooperatives, credit unions and mutual to speak with one voice, in both of Canada's official languages."

The vote took place at a joint Congress of CCA and CCCM in Edmonton, Alberta, June 26-28. Canada has more than 9,000 cooperatives with 18 million members and 150,000 employees.


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