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2013 dotCoop Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence Winners!!

Large Cooperatives

Coop Zeno Gandía is a credit union with headquarters in Arecibo, Puerto Rico with more than 35,000 members. They offer a wide range of products and services to serve a diverse and growing market with a human touch that distinguishes them from other financial institutions. Providing cutting-edge technology allows their members to use Internet and mobile services for many functions and connects this dynamic financial cooperative to the youth of their community.

Medium Cooperatives

The First Alternative Cooperative is a retail food cooperative located in Corvallis, Oregon in the United States.  It provides natural and organic food in community-oriented stores to its more than 7,000 members. Visit their website to find out about classes, recipes, buying local and wellness.  Clearly a business focused on its member's and community's needs.

Small Cooperatives

Cooperativa Orientación y Securidad C.T.A. is a worker cooperative that provides monitoring, private security and investigations for hospitals and is based in Bogota, Colombia. They have a great website that explains cooperatives and how they and their members are connected to their communities and other cooperatives across Colombia.

Cooperative Organization

The Canadian Co-operative Association based in Ottawa, Ontario, is this year's organization winner.  The CCA is a national association for co-operatives in Canada, representing more than nine million co-operative and credit union members from over 2,000 organizations. CCA is itself a federally-incorporated co-operative, owned by its member organizations. The Canadian Co-operative Association provides leadership to promote, develop and unite co-operatives and credit unions for the benefit of people in Canada and around the world.

International Recognition for Cooperatives

The dotCoop Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence have been created to recognize the application of cooperative values and principles to drive cooperative and business success. DotCooperation LLC (dotCoop), the sponsor of the .coop Internet domain, is proud to reward these cooperative leaders.

The Awards seek to encourage cooperatives from all sectors to examine their processes in order to compete for the award and will provide other cooperatives the opportunity to understand how cooperatives can best use their differences to positively impact their business and their communities.

Does your cooperative or cooperative organization

  • strive to keep cooperative values a part of its business planning?
  • want to enjoy international recognition from the cooperative and business communities for its focus on these values?
  • use the cooperative principles to promote itself to potential members and the general community?

Please contact dotCoop with any questions or additional information about our 2013 winners.

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Thank You!!

2013 Sponsors


Quebec International 2014 Summit Of Cooperatives - Continental Sponsor


National Cooperative Grocers Association


Coopmetrics - Community Sponsor