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

Community First Health Co-op

Formed by a group of concerned citizens to enhance and support local health care services.  Purchased the “old forestry building” May 2006, now known as the Nelson and Area Wellness and Education Centre.  The Co-op provides access to traditional and alternative medical personnel for a “one-stop” health centre.

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Mulvey Creek Land Co-op

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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Kaslo Community Fitness Co-op

KCFC exists to provide an affordable, convenient, inclusive and sustainable indoor fitness resource in Kaslo BC with gym equipment, adequate floorspace, amenities, a venue for fitness classes, instruction and other activities that contribute to or promote exercise and physical health.

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