ONE FILIPINO COOPERATIVE OF BC
The One Filipino Co-operative of BC, the first ever Filipino Co-operative Organization in British Columbia, Canada was launched on October 31, 2009. The Co-op’s objective is to enhance the lives of the members, our kababayans, and support one another through cooperative effort or bayanihan. It is founded on the principles of self-help, responsibility, equality, democratic governance, focus on services to members, equitable distribution of benefits and earnings, and commitment for community growth and development.
Fil-Coop BC is Controlled and Managed by its Members
By being part of a cooperative like Fil-Coop, a democratic organization which is owned, controlled and managed by its members, everyone in the organization can use and benefit from its services. With the active cooperation of all its members, an organization can successfully compete in the marketplace without abandoning the values and principles that set it apart from other businesses, returning its profits to the member and community. Each individual in an organization, strengthened and empowered by other individuals, share many of the same values, principles and priorities of the millions of people around the world who are already members of co-operatives and credit unions.