We’re gathering 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

Stakeholder engagement

Stakeholders will be invited to attend virtual focus groups led by government officials from November 25 to 30, 2021.

Stakeholders are also invited to submit questions or feedback by emailing [email protected].

Stakeholders include:

  • Indigenous cooperatives
  • Alberta cooperatives (housing, employment, multi-stakeholder, new generation)
  • agencies, associations and commissions
  • other Canadian jurisdictions


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


Last updated: November 23, 2021