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Types of Cooperatives

Cooperatives vary depending on the service offered and the way that the members are organized. They also differ depending on the economic activity, how members use the Cooperative and kind of management.

There are six types of classification: Agricultural Co-op (known in Manitoba “New Generation Co-op”), Consumer Co-op, Credit Union, Housing Co, and insurance Co-op and Worker co-ops. Those types of cooperatives include producer/marketing, retail supply, utilities, cable television, agricultural services, fish marketing, child care, farmers' markets and community service.

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