Arctic Co-operatives Limited is a service federation that is owned and controlled by 31 community-based Co-operative business enterprises that are located in Nunavut and Northwest Territories.

Arctic Co-operatives Limited coordinates the resources, consolidates the purchasing power and provides operational and technical support to the community based Co-operatives to enable them to provide a wide range of services to their local member owners in an economical manner.


  • Arctic Co-operatives Limited was incorporated in 1972.
  • Provides support to a co-op network with combined revenues of approximately $190.7 million in 2013.
  • The Member Co-op Patronage Refund in 2013 was $11.2 million.
  • About 1,000 people are employed in our Co-op network.
  • The Co-op System in the north is a great example of Aboriginal community economic development in Canada
  • The 31 Co-ops are independently owned and controlled Inuit and Dene businesses. They operate retail facilities, hotels, cable operations, construction, outfitting, arts and crafts production and property rentals.

We welcome you to explore our site and enjoy learning more about the Co-ops in Canada's Arctic communities.



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