Help Guide the Co-op as a Member of our Board!


Thank you for your interest in serving on the Board of Canada’s largest independent consumer-owned retail food co-operative! From its humble beginnings in the 1970s as a group of buying clubs in the region, the Kootenay Co-op has grown over the past four decades into a thriving social enterprise with more than 11,000 active members and annual sales in excess of $20M.

Why apply to stand for election as a Board Director?
Mission-driven and guided by the international cooperative principles, the Kootenay Co-op plays an ever-increasing role in the social, economic and environmental sustainability of our region. We are a significant retailer of local/regional foods and products in the area, acting as the sole or primary retailer for dozens of small businesses. The Co-op provides a right livelihood for its 160+ employees and supports a wide variety of community groups and non-profit organizations through our outreach programs.

Review the Board Candidate Package 2018, and apply by submitting the Candidate Application Form 2018.