Canadian Co-operatives and Mutuals: Results of a Survey on the First 18 Months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Merrien, A.-M., Fouquet, É., & Charbonneau, J. (2022). Canadian Co-operatives and Mutuals: Results of a Survey on the First 18 Months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Research Report. Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, Institut de recherche et d'éducation pour les coopératives et les mutuelles de l'Université de Sherbrooke and International Centre for Co-operative Management.

Gold Theme

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all Canadian businesses to varying degrees: sanitation and containment measures, as well as forced telecommuting in many sectors of the economy, have combined with labour shortages to increase uncertainty. Like other businesses, co-operatives and mutuals (CMs) have had to cope with the effects of the ongoing crisis. This report presents the results of a survey conducted among Canadian CMs on behalf of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, which pursued the following objectives:
1. To understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Canadian CMs in its first 18 months;
2. To learn what measures they have taken to respond to the crisis and assist their members and communities;
3. To identify the support they offered and received during this period.