Taking Care of Co-op Business since 2005
From the towering rocky mountains to the lush prairies, the roots, they run deep. Co-ops have been around in Alberta since before the province was established in 1895, when farmers created co-operatives to buy and sell their grain. So how does ACCA fit into this illustrious co-operative environment?
We started up as an informal Alberta Cooperative Council, and officially incorporated as a co-operative in 2005 after merging with the Rural Education Development Association (REDA, a not-for profit organization).
Since 2005, we have consulted on opportunities leading to collaborative social and economic development in Albertan communities and have helped strengthen and diversify existing co-operative enterprises. From delivering innovative programs such as Unleashing Local Capital, lobbying the government for co-op friendly policies, or running the largest co-operative youth leadership program in Canada for over 60 years, we are one of the largest provincial associations in Canada.