Co-ops 101

A non-financial co-operative is a corporation that is legally incorporated under specific Federal, Provincial, or     Territorial co-operative acts and that is owned by an association of people seeking to satisfy common needs,     such as access to products or services, sale of products or services, or employment.  Two thirds of active non-financial co-operatives are consumer co-operatives; 15.8% are producer co-ops; 9.1% are multi-stakeholder co-ops; 6.5% are worker co-ops; 1.3% are federations.

Source: Statistics Canada