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AN INTER-COOPERATION AGREEMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISES IN THE ATLANTIC FRANCOPHONIE

CDR-Acadie and the Consortium of Cooperative Resources and Expertise

consolidate their partnership

 

Caraquet (NB), February 25, 2021 – The Coopérative de développement régional-Acadie and the Consortium de ressources et d’expertises coopératives are joining forces for the benefit of social enterprises in the Atlantic Provinces. The two cooperatives are entering into an agreement aimed at mutually strengthening their support capacity.

 “As a member of the Consortium, we have access to its range of specialized services, but we saw a real opportunity to take our collaboration to the next level,” explains Marc Henrie, Executive Director of CDR-Acadie. While this new partnership will give Atlantic cooperatives and NPOs access to the expertise they need, it will also allow for the sharing of best business practices between the two organizations, in a spirit of cooperation in keeping with the principles of the International Cooperative Association.

The Consortium’s Executive Director, Mr. J. Benoit Caron, shares the enthusiasm of his counterpart. “The CDR-Acadie is an innovative and dynamic organization. Everyone will come out a winner from this initiative, especially the companies we support,” he said, before pointing out that the fifty or so professionals working in the shared services center are strengthening their expertise through contact with member organizations, such as CDR-Acadie, and this, to the benefit of the following mandates.

About the Coopérative de développement régional-Acadie

The Coopérative de développement régional-Acadie aims at the integral development of the Francophone community in Atlantic Canada. It aims to be the reference in terms of support for the creation and development of social enterprises in various sectors of economic activity by favouring the cooperative model. For more information: https://www.cdracadie.ca   

About the Consortium of Cooperative Resources and Expertise

Founded in 2011, the Consortium is a solidarity cooperative motivated by the desire to provide each collective enterprise with access to specialized services. It brings together under one roof all professional expertise relevant to the development and consolidation of collective entrepreneurship and offers it at the right cost. For more information: https://leconsortium.coop/

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For more information :

 

Marc Henrie

Executive Director

CDR-Acadie

506 727-6377

marc.henrie@cdracadie.ca

 

J.Benoit Caron

Executive Director

Consortium de ressources et d’expertises coopératives

418 717-8882
jbcaron@ressources.coop