The Co-operatives in Canada's north share
a vision of people working together to improve their social
and economic well-being.
We pursue this vision through democratically controlled
Co-operative businesses that operate on the values of
fairness, equality, self-responsibility and mutual self-help.
Our Co-operatives believe in the ethical values of honesty,
openness, social responsibility and caring for others.
Mission and Objectives Arctic Co-operatives Limited
The mission of Arctic Co-operatives Limited is to be the
vehicle for service to, and co-operation among the multi-purpose
Co-operative businesses in Canada's north, by providing
leadership and expertise to develop and safeguard the
ownership participation of our Member Owners in the business
and commerce of their country, to assure control over
their own destiny.
The Objectives of Arctic Co-operatives Limited,
NOTE: No ranking of objectives according
to priority or importance is implied by the order in which
they are listed. Each objective is important.
- To improve the economic well-being
of Co-op members by providing the highest long-term
return for arts and crafts through the promotion and
marketing of member produced products at the wholesale
and retail levels.
- To provide merchandise services in
a most economical and efficient way, satisfying the
consumer needs of the Co-operative membership and
assisting the Co-operative retail stores to improve
their market share by providing top quality products
and services to their member/owners and their communities.
- To improve the understanding and
effectiveness of the Co-op Movement, by providing
Co-operative training and education programs to inform
Co-op members, their elected officials and their employees
of their roles and responsibilities.
- To promote the orderly growth and
financial success of the Co-operative Movement through
the development and implementation of policies and
practices that will generate adequate levels of earnings,
members' equity and other financial strengths to enable
the Co-op Movement to improve the economic well being
of their member owners.
- To provide an environment to promote
the recruitment, development and training of northern
people in employment and management positions within
the Co-operative Movement.
- To provide leadership in the growth
and development of the Co-operative Movement through
evaluation and participation in appropriate business
opportunities and joint ventures which offer benefits
to our members.
- To provide an environment for our
human resources that will enable them to achieve their
personal objectives while working to maximize their
potential and meeting the economic and social objectives
of the organization.
- To provide management, operational
and technical support services to Co-operatives in
the most economical and efficient way to meet the
needs of Member Co-operatives and to assist them in
the management and operation of their business ventures.
- To develop and maintain effective
communications and member and public relations programs
to increase awareness of the nature, aim and role
ACL and the Co-operative Movement play in our economy.
- To represent the Co-operative Movement
of Canada's north with government, aboriginal organizations
and other agencies.
- To conduct our affairs in an environmentally
and socially responsible manner, ensuring compliance
with the law and with due recognition given to the
unique cultures and customs of Canada's north.