7 cooperative principles

The seven cooperative principles constitute enabling guidelines that allow cooperatives to put their values into practice.

What is a cooperative?

A cooperative is an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to satisfy their aspirations and meet their common economic, social and cultural needs through an enterprise with collective ownership and where authority is exercised in a democratic manner.

How to become a member?

La Coop fédérée is a federation of cooperatives. It forms, with its affiliated cooperatives, the main La Coop network. To become a member of our network, go to an affiliated cooperative near you, fill out the membership form, and buy a share.