The below co-op videos are arranged in playlists by topic. Whether you’re interested in developing a new co-op or are looking to check out success stories, we have a wide variety of options available.

Business Development

  • Co-ops 101

    8 videos from leading co-op researchers on the history and development of co-ops in Canada. Learn more about this course

  • Good Governance Matters

    3 videos from leading co-op researchers explaining the three core concepts key to good governance. Learn more about this course

  • Consider a Co-op

    3 videos introducing unique co-ops and why you might choose to start one. Curious about what a co-op is? Check this out

  • The Backroad Diaries

    20 stories of rural and Indigenous communities and their co-operatives. To learn more, visit

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Good Governance Matters course offered by Co-operatives First. The course provided a solid background on governance generally and specific examples of good governance practices in co-operatives. It is uncommon to find governance training specific to co-operatives so this was refreshing.”

Janet Taylor (Corporate Secretary)

Libro Credit Union

“The Good Governance Matters Course was a valuable course. I shared it with the [Arctic Co-operatives Limited] Senior Leadership Team. If it ever comes up again, I highly recommend others to take it.”

Mary Nirlungayuk (Corporate Secretary and Vice-President, Corporate Services)

Arctic Co-operatives Limited

“The online course, Good Governance Matters was very informative, easy to navigate and discussed issues relevant to our needs as a Board of Directors. This course is a great tool for boards to build their knowledge to become strong, strategic boards.”

Lori Sanders (President)

Sherwood Co-op

“This course has greatly increased my understanding of what good governance could/should look like and how each part (boards, management, members) plays a vital role in the co-operative’s success.”


“This course was highly enjoyable, and relevant to working in not only the co-op space, but with any group that needs to make decisions.”