Becoming a member of COCo is a way to participate in the democratic functioning of our organization, as well as a way for you to demonstrate your commitment to our mission. As a refresher, COCo is a provincial non-profit that works to nurture an inclusive, social-justice oriented Quebec community sector where grassroots organizations can thrive, because we believe that is an important part of creating a more just and equitable society overall. We also use research and other sector development initiatives to steward dialogue and progress on issues of inclusion and diversity in the Quebec non-profit sector.
Become an Organizational Member
We strongly encourage any organization that fits the following criteria to become a COCo member.
- Believe in and support COCo’s mission and role;
- Value developing a meaningful relationship with COCo;
- Are a not-for-profit group (registered/incorporated or not);
- Are community-based
Fill out this form if you are an organization who wants to become a COCo member! Organizations are automatically accepted provided they fit these criteria.
Become an Individual Member
Individuals can become members of COCo if they have demonstrated involvement in community organizations or social movements and want to actively support our work to nurture an inclusive, social-justice oriented Quebec community sector.
Fill out this form if you are an individual who want to become a COCo member! Individual memberships are approved after review by our Board of Directors.
Does it cost anything to be a member?
No, it’s free.
Does being a member give me access to more services?
No. All our services are offered to members and non-members equally.
How do I renew my membership?
Organizations do not need to renew their membership. It renews automatically!
Individuals need to renew their membership every three years. We will contact you to renew your membership prior to our Annual General Meeting.
How do I cancel my membership?
Give us a call before cancelling membership. If you are an organizational member, you will need to obtain organizational consent (a signed board resolution) to cancel your membership. Send us an email to email@example.com explaining why you want to cancel your membership, and with an accompanying scan or photo of the signed resolution. If you are an individual member, simply call or email us and we will take you off the list.
How do I find out if I am / we are a member?
Our Bylaws & Membership Categories
COCo has had a few different changes to our membership categories over the years, in an effort to make sure our members are truly the organizations who are engaged in our work and care about our future. We wrote about some of those changes here, if you are interested!
Another good place to learn more about our members, and their rights and responsibilities, is in our bylaws.