Join Karma

Interested in joining Karma? We are welcoming new members!

By joining Karma, you will become part of a member-owned, democratic co-op that provides ethically sourced, healthy, delicious food and sustainable household products to its members. Located in the heart of the Annex, we have convenient store hours and an incredible community.

How to Join:

1. Come visit the store and sign up for a free 1 month trial shop:

Here is where to find us. A trial shop allows you to shop with us for one month at our lowest member prices with no obligations. You will soon discover why being a member has benefits! After your trial shop you may join as a member or continue to shop as a Guest Shopper (with a 15% surcharge).

2. Attend an orientation session:

In just over an hour, you will learn everything you need to know about Karma, from member labour information, to products and opportunities to get involved in running the co-op. Learn about upcoming dates and sign up for a session here.  After your orientation you may join as a member or shop at the co-op as a Guest Shopper (with a 15% surcharge). Orientations are not mandatory to membership but will help you understand co-op policy, history and your rights and obligations as a member. They also count as 2 hours work credit to your account.

3. Choose your membership type:

Karma has four types of membership in order to accommodate and best suit your lifestyle and shopping habits. Choose between Working, Flat Fee, Percentage-rated or Work-exempt memberships:

Membership fee:

$12.50/3 months

Choose a membership type:

  • Working or Flat Fee

    Lowest member price!

    2 hrs/month

    or

    $25/month

    • 10% surcharge applies to any member who falls behind on work obligations.
  • Percentage

    Surcharge in lieu of working

    +10%

    surcharge per transaction
    • This works well for those who can't commit to working or spend over $250/month.
  • Work exempt

    Lowest member price

    No work obligation or surcharge

    • Only available to those 65+, on parental leave or those with a medical exemption.

4. Decide how you would like to pay your Membership Fee:

All members pay an annual membership fee.  Membership fees help to cover some of the costs associated with membership, as well as helping to maintain and upgrading the building.  Membership fees are $50 per year.  Fees can be paid annually in full, or in quarterly installments of $12.50. Members who provide a $100 loan save $5 per year on their membership fee, paying $45 instead of $50.

5. Enjoy being a member:

Shop in the store, relax in our members' room, read our member newsletter The Chronicle, and join us at an upcoming event. Welcome to Karma!

Still not sure about becoming a member?

Come and do a one month Trial Shop! Shop with us for one month with no obligations at our lowest member prices.  You will soon discover why being a member has benefits! Sign up for a trial shop with a staff person. After your trial shop you may join as a member or continue to shop as a Guest Shopper (with a 15% surcharge).

To learn more, read our Membership Handbook .[PDF]

Click here to register as a new Karma Co-op member!