The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday in July every year as a tribute to the cooperative movement's efforts to improve people's lives globally. The day's goal is to raise awareness about the cooperative movement's relevance, contributions, and impact. The day also aims to promote and uphold the cooperative model as a valuable and sustainable alternative to business as usual.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the first International Day of Cooperatives in 1995, and the theme for the inaugural observation was
The day's celebrations in Canada include events organized by cooperatives to educate the public about the benefits of cooperatives to their communities. Such events could include cooperative fairs, workshops, exhibitions, and community service projects. Through these activities, Canadians are given the opportunity to learn more about the cooperative movement and show their support for it. The International Day of Cooperatives is observed annually on July 1st.
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References and related siteswww.un.org: UN Day of Cooperatives 2022