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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Kootenay Bakery Cafe Cooperative

The Kootenay Bakery Cafe Cooperative is proud to be an organic bakery cafe and worker’s co-op that creates delicious sweet and savoury baked goods, breakfast, lunch and snacks.  In addition to the classic bakery fare of sourdough breads, bagels, pies, cakes and cookies, they offer products that are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and wheat-free without sacrificing taste or quality.  They focus on producing food that is delicious, wholesome and healthy, encompassing various dietary needs.

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Kootenay Co-op Radio

Kootenay Co-op Radio was started by a small group of volunteers in December 1996 and incorporated as a non-profit service co-operative in June 1998 in Nelson. Intermittent broadcasting in the Nelson region began in February 1999, with a 28-day special event broadcast license, and finally went on the air full-time the following autumn after being granted a permanent CRTC license in August 2000.  On November 6, 2000, the station began broadcasting about 18 hours a day at a power of 75 watts. In November 2004, KCR expanded its range and began broadcasting in the Kootenay Lake region, north of Nelson, on a new FM frequency, 96.5 FM. In fall 2008, KCR began broadcasting in the community of New Denver at 107.5 FM.  Kootenay Co-op Radio aims to entertain and inform listeners through its commitment to innovative broadcast journalism and high-quality programming.  KCR uses its facilities and the initiative and skills of its members to create a medium for the balanced expression of the varied perspectives of their community.

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