Modernizing cooperatives legislation engagement

Stakeholders shared their input on ways to reduce red tape and improve legislation for cooperatives in Alberta.


We gathered feedback from stakeholders on measures being proposed to further reduce red tape and modernize the Cooperatives Act and Cooperatives Regulation.

In March 2021, the Cooperatives Act was amended to allow virtual meetings and electronic voting for cooperatives, unless bylaws stated otherwise. We’re committed to building on these amendments and continuing to improve legislation to create a more flexible, efficient and effective system.

Input collected will help identify issues related to the current framework and additional ways we can cut red tape to help cooperatives operate more efficiently.


  • Open

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Service Alberta and Red Tape Reduction

Input received

Stakeholders attended virtual focus groups led by government officials and also submitted their feedback through email from November 25 to 30, 2021.

Thank you for your participation. We are currently reviewing feedback.


Feedback gathered through this engagement will assist in modernizing the Cooperatives Act and Cooperatives Regulation, and reducing red tape.