In Canada, co-operatives are a part of mainstream education. They have a presence in all Francophone universities and nearly 70 per cent of public colleges, with a growing influence in high schools and private colleges. Through the COOPSCO network, sixty co-operatives provide services such as books, stationery, computers, food, convenience stores, residence management, parking management and printing and reprography at over 100 educational outlets.
The COOPSCO network encompasses 1,500 employees and 400,000 members and sales of $120 million. Its mission: “To contribute to the development of each member of the educational community.“
The federation provides support, including loans, and training for co-operatives.