In the Community
July 29, 2019

Community is Who We Are

Supporting community is one of the seven principles that co-operatives are built on. At Mid Island Co-op, our social responsibility is as important as the services we provide to our members. 

Building our community

Mid Island Co-op supports a broad range of organizations, with priority given to those projects or organizations that build long-term capacity in our community. And our responsibility goes beyond our local community – we believe we have a responsibility to do business in a way that is environmentally sound and that encourages equality. 


 Applications for Sponsorship & Funding

If you are interested in applying for Sponsorship or Funding please see the application form attached at the bottom of this page. Application are reviewed three times a year and deadlines are as follows: April 30, August 31, and December 31.

Donation Guidelines

Our Board of Directors identifies key areas of giving each year depending on the needs of our community. The five priorities we focus on are:

  • Arts & culture

  • Community non-profit

  • Health & wellness

  • Youth education

  • Youth sports & recreation

Groups applying for support must be non-profit and community organizations within the communities that Mid Island Co-op operates. To be considered for support, all requests must be submitted online and only those selected will be contacted.

For specific eligibility criteria please read through the form at the bottom of this page to ensure you meet our requirements.

Submission deadlines: April 30, August 31, and December 31. You will receive communication from our team within 4-6 weeks of the deadline closing. 

Education Award

Each year Mid Island Co-op is proud to provide 24 bursaries and scholarships to post-secondary students. In addition to these awards which are administered through local school districts and Vancouver Island University, three additional awards of $1,500 are administered directly by the Co-op’s Member Relations Committee.

The Committee will select the three recipients based on overall merit demonstrated through the written answers provided in the application package. To qualify for an award, an applicant must prove acceptance and/or or ongoing registration to attend an accredited post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year.

Applications are open to students in any recognized credit program, including academic, business, trades, vocational or adult education. Applicants must be a Mid Island Co-op Member, or an immediate family member of a Mid Island Co-op member in good standing.

The application period for the 2020 Mid Island Co-op Education Awards is now closed.



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