Apply for the Co-operators Young Leaders Award

  13 December 2022

If you’re 35 or under and driving change at your co-operative, Co-operators have an exciting opportunity for you.  They are celebrating young Canadians making a difference in the Canadian co-operative and mutuals sector.

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About the Co-operators Young Leaders Award

Co-operators is collaborating with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) to provide a unique leadership development opportunity for up-and-coming young changemakers who are making a difference at their co-op and within their community.

What award recipients can expect

  • Co-operators Leadership Academy (12-month, in-person and virtual)
  • Workshops
  • Networking
  • Skill-building events
  • Co-op tours: Recipient-led learning session with co-operative leaders
  • $1,000 cash

Is this you?

  • You are 18 to 35 years of age
  • You work, volunteer, or learn in the co-operatives and mutuals sector in Canada
  • You want to continue to build on your leadership skills in the sector
  • You want a cool badge to share on LinkedIn
  • Eligibility note: This award is not open to employees, advisors/representatives or immediate family of The Co-operators Group Limited or its affiliated entities.

How to apply

  1. Fill in the application form (remember to save it)
  2. Attach application + letter of reference in email
  3. Send email to by January 20, 2023.

Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA)

Applications are open to all Canadian residents, permanent residents and refugees.

Please note that the Co-operators Young Leaders Award Committee encourages candidates who represent equity-deserving groups, such as LGBTQ2S+, women, Indigenous peoples, black people and other racialized communities, and people with disabilities, as well as those from official language minority communities to apply.