Take a workshop

Dig a little deeper

Want to learn directly from one of our co-op experts? With our interactive workshops, you can explore a topic in more depth. If you work in economic development (or are just curious about co-ops), check out the upcoming dates for our Creating Connections workshop. If you are part of a group of people who want to start a co-op, contact us to arrange an Exploring Opportunities or Board Basics workshop.


  • Creating

    Are you an economic development professional? Explore the co-op structure in this unique 3-hour workshop.

  • Exploring

    Gain clarity and set goals for your co-op start-up. Our experts will work with you to take your co-operative business idea forward.

  • Board

    Learn the basics of being a co-op board member and explore challenges specific to your co-operative with this 2-hour workshop.

“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.”