Rooted in the agricultural community and leveraging our collective strengths, we contribute to feeding the world.
Building on a cooperative model that is profitable and responsive, we will be recognized as a leader in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sectors, and the retail sector in Eastern Canada.
agri-food group in Quebec
food group in Canada
largest agri-food cooperative in the world
members, farmers, and consumers
Frequently asked questions
How is power shared at La Coop fédérée’s annual general meetings?
The cooperative principle of democracy requires that, in second-level cooperatives (the federation of cooperatives), the “one member, one vote” rule cannot be applied since members are cooperative businesses that have their own variously sized groups of members. Therefore, a core democratic mechanism needs to be implemented. At La Coop fédérée, the number of delegates to which each cooperative is entitled is calculated according to the number of members in the cooperative and the revenue it has generated with La Coop fédérée.
What is the relationship between La Coop fédérée and the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA)?
The UPA is a trade union that represents Quebec’s farmers. La Coop’s network is a collection of cooperative businesses that are owned and operated by farmers. As such, members of La Coop are also members of the UPA.
How does La Coop fédérée inspire community life across its network?
La Coop fédérée organizes several meetings for its member throughout the year in addition to the mandatory annual general meeting. Here are a few of the annual events:
- Network Presidents’ Forum
- Semi-annual meeting
- Colloque des coopératrices
- President’s Tour
Does one have to be a farmer to be a member of an agricultural cooperative?
No, members of an agricultural cooperative do not have to be farmers, provided that the cooperative’s regulations provide for auxiliary members.