Explore Opportunity. Create growth.
Co-operatives First is a business development organization. We promote and support development based on the co-operative business model in rural and Indigenous communities. Our goal is to help realize business opportunities by providing entrepreneurs the tools, resources and direct support they need to get up and running.
Throughout western Canada, we support leaders looking to explore opportunities, inspire others and realize their visions.
Starting and running a business takes energy, skill and commitment. And the process can be complicated, confusing and frustrating. We’re here to help navigate the process.
Identify opportunities. Understand the model. Become a leader.
Explore an opportunity through our Exploring Opportunity workshop and map out the pathway to success.
Creating a new business.
Get up and running in a way that is best for you.
Helping your business thrive.
Get access to a variety of tools and resources to help ensure your business continues to grow and thrive.
Building your business.
Develop and grow your new business or organization.