Founded in 1940, the Quebec Council for Cooperation and Mutuality (CQCM) is the democratic body that Quebec cooperative and mutualist networks have created in order to fully develop their potential.
The mission of the CQCM is to participate in the social and economic development of Quebec by promoting the full development of the Quebec cooperative and mutualist movement, in accordance with the principles and values of the International Cooperative Alliance (ACI).
To achieve this mission, he:
The Foundation of the CQCM
In the 1930s, Father Georges-Henri Lévesque returned very impressed from a trip to Europe. The results of the cooperatives in Lorraine and Belgium give him ideas of greatness for Quebec. Back home, he began to bring together all Quebec cooperative organizations under one roof, for common action. He met them in turn and launched the idea of a summit on neutral ground at Laval University. In a surge of solidarity, all accepted without exception. A few months later, in 1940, the Superior Council for Cooperation was officially created.
In 2015, to continue to be solid and to develop further and, for the first time in its history, the cooperative and mutualist networks adopted a very first integrated development plan, the Strategic Plan of the Cooperative and Mutualist Networks of Quebec in a 2020 perspective.
A Vision Based On Interco-operation
In 2020, cooperative and mutualist networks, thanks to intercooperation, will be a strength recognized by their partners, members and community decision-makers.
Four Major Orientations
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