The Upper Columbia Cooperative Council (UCCC) provides technical support to our member co-ops, cultivates public awareness, and helps new co-ops find their way.

We are conveners and connectors, working in partnership with the BC Cooperative Association and our member co-ops to support and strengthen co-ops in the South East corner of British Columbia.

Start a Co-op

Start aCo-op

We’ll help you decide if a co-op is right for you, explore the process and create a plan forward. You’ve got the commitment and dedication – we’ve got the expertise!

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Grow aCo-op

Even the most successful co-ops have room to improve, whether in member services, financial management, board development, or strategic planning. It might be time to get some advice on your co-op’s next steps!

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Grow a Co-op
Join a Co-op

Join aCo-op

There are 52 credit unions and cooperatives in Southeastern BC, offering an incredible array of services. Use our online directory of member co-ops to find out how you can live and work more cooperatively!

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The Co-op Council offers training and networking events throughout the year for our members and the public.Visit our facebook page to find upcoming events and the latest news.

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Training & Networking

We provide technical support to our member co-ops, cultivate public awareness, and help new co-ops find their way.

Member Highlights

Kootenay Boundary Community Services 

The Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative’s mission is to work together to strengthen the capacity of each member agency through cooperation and collaboration nurtured in a spirit of mutual support and respect.  The members of KBCSC work together to plan and deliver regional services, to develop new ideas through projects, and to strengthen the capacity of each member agency.  Their members are non-profit community service agencies operating in communities located throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions. 

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East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op

The East Kootenay Columbia Community Investment Co-op is a new member-owned association that allows its members to invest into local businesses with the purpose of promoting economic, social, environmental and community impacts.  They are member-owned, locally controlled and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Co-op finances businesses located in the East Kootenay Columbia, which includes the following regions and their surrounding communities: Elk Valley; Cranbrook-Kimberley; Columbia Valley-Golden; and Revelstoke.

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Kootenay Employment Services

Kootenay Employment Services believes that everyone has the right to meaningful employment and that employed citizens build healthy communities.  They work with job seekers, employers, community partners and funders to cultivate genuine and collaborative relationships that contribute to the ongoing growth and integrity of the community by providing dynamic employment and community development services.  KES has something to offer anyone who is considering a career change, investigating retraining or thinking of starting their own business.  They have professional staff available to help individuals develop an action plan, and have the latest information on funding for education and small business starts. They also conduct specialized employment programs for various groups of people. 

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