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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West Kootenay Boundary Community Investment Co-op

The West Kootenay Boundary Community Investment Co-op finances businesses located in the West Kootenay Boundary.  The Co-op leverages member's investments with traditional financial institutions to provide capital for business growth.  They direct capital into local businesses that provide economic, social, environmental and community impacts.  The WKB Investment Co-op believes in doing good while making a profit.  They are member-owned, locally controlled and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

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Kettle Valley Food Co-op

The Kettle Valley Food Co-op is a marketplace in Grand Forks BC where local producers sell their products to local folks.  The goals of the Kettle Valley Food Co-op are to provide access to quality agricultural products grown in the Kettle Valley, to facilitate year round production and distribution of local food, to build the local farming economy by offering fair pricing to farmers, and to increase transparency in the food distribution chain.  It is a community, working towards an independent local food system.

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