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ABOUT US

Founded in 1922, La Coop fédérée is the largest agri-food company in Quebec, the only Canada-wide agricultural cooperative, and the world’s 24th-largest agri-food cooperative. It represents more than 120,000 members, agricultural producers, and consumers grouped into nearly 70  cooperatives with operations spread out in many Canadian provinces.

It employs more than 18,000 people and its revenue totals $9.2 billion. Including its affiliated cooperatives, La Coop fédérée has nearly 18,000 employees and a consolidated revenue of $9.2 billion.

Its activities are divided into three divisions: Olymel L.P. (under the Olymel, Flamingo, and Lafleur banners), the Agri-business division (under the La Coop, Elite, Agrocentre, Agrico, and Agromart banners), and BMR Group Inc. (under the BMR, Unimat, Agrizone, and Potvin & Bouchard banners).

Our cooperative values

Honesty

Honesty

Everyone acts with a constant concern for transparency, both within the company and in its relationships with member cooperatives and other stakeholders. Everyone demonstrates their ability to admit their mistakes, gives credit where it is due, and seeks to avoid conflicts of interest. 

Equity

Equity

Every person, like every working group, treats their partners fairly and equitably. We believe that everyone deserves to find their place in the wider La Coop network, to be appreciated, and to progress within the network. 

Responsibility

Responsibility

Everyone fully assumes their functions within La Coop fédérée, specifically by ensuring sound governance of the members’ shared heritage, while making sure to fully meet their own commitments, as well as mutual and shared commitments, and to be responsible for their acts adhering to the sustainable development goals.

Solidarity

Solidarity

Inspired by a spirit of mutual assistance, we offer shared advice on how to achieve goals and complete common projects. We work together in an open and consistent way and we endorse decisions affecting the common good of the company.

La Coop fédérée is a federation of cooperatives. With its affiliated cooperatives, it forms the vast La Coop network. To join our network, visit the closest affiliated cooperative (add hyperlink to the map of coops), fill out the membership form, and purchase a social share. As we consist of agricultural cooperatives, agricultural producers will become “regular members” with all the privileges. Those who are not agricultural producers can still become “auxiliary members” and enjoy several benefits. Learn more about this opportunity by contacting your local regional cooperative.

  • To exercise democratic control and decide on the general directions of the company that provides your inputs*;
  • To become an administrator of your cooperative and develop your interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills*;
  • To be eligible for the Régime d’investissement coopératif (Cooperative Investment Plan), which helps you save on taxes while making good investments*;
  • To receive the monthly periodical Coopérateur*;
  • To gain access to the company’s annual overages;
  • To partner with fellow citizens in a company that you own and whose sole purpose is to meet your needs;
  • To promote an ethical, sustainable, and inalienable business that contributes to the prosperity of your community.