The Health Care Co-op Federation of Canada exists because of the support of some remarkable individuals and organizations.

For many decades communities in Manitoba, Québec and Saskatchewan co-operated to ensure a wide range of health, wellness and social services and inspired others across Canada.  Community First, the first health co-op in BC inspired co-operators including Jan Taylor who brought together all the co-ops and similar organizations in the province.

HCCFC-hero-Ian-MacphersonIn 2002 Ian MacPherson led a meeting in Victoria in which health was identified as a sector ripe for increased co-op activity.

 

HCCFC-hero-Mark-GoldblatIn 2011 Doug Wright of The Co-operators and Mark Goldblatt, Canadian Co-op Association, encouraged by Mary Flynn of the Regina Health Co-op and Ian MacPherson in BC, brought together health co-ops from across Canada. They were and are true co-op heroes.

 

To these individuals (and sadly to the memory of Ian and Mark) and the first member co-ops, the Health Care Co-op Federation of Canada will always owe a huge debt of gratitude.  Without them our Federation would not exist.

All Party Parliamentary Caucus on Co-operatives

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Djaouida Sellah, M.P.

We have also received much appreciated encouragement from Mauril Bélanger, Hélène LeBlanc, Jo Preston, Co-Chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Caucus on Co-operatives (APPCC), and Djaouida Sellah, M.P.  and all the other participants in the Caucus.

 

 

After formation we received, and continue to receive, support from outstanding leaders in the co-op community:  The Co-operators, Vancity, Affinity, Assiniboine, Co-ops and Mutuals Canada.

We appreciate the on-going encouragement of the RobertCliche Co-op, Beauceville particularly in spreading the word about Hans Kai through our Learning Exchanges.

We have been consistently supported and encouraged by the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation.

We are grateful for the encouragement of the Alliance for Health Promotion in Geneva, the International Health Co-op Organization, la Fédération des coopératives de services à domicile et de santé du Québec, and the World Health Organization

Please visit HCCFC Members for individual member information.  Every member co-op contributes enormously to the achievements of the Federation and our contribution to the wellness of Canadians.