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The Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick is a community economic development agency with a mission to support co-ops, credit unions, mutuals and enterprises that:

Operate on democratic principles

Address social, environmental or cultural goals

Put people and planet before profit

CECNB provides a wide range of services to co-ops and social enterprises and works closely with government and partners to bring about new programs, resources, and policies that support healthy, sustainable communities. Our staff are highly skilled, knowledgeable, and always happy to help!

 Training and Services




  • Board Management and Process

  • Policy and Bylaw Development

  • Member engagement

  • Strategic Planning

  • Results-Based Performance Management

  • Effective Board and Membership Meetings

  • CRA and Social Enterprise

Enterprise Development

  • Social Enterprise 101

  • Making the Shift to Social Enterprise

  • Idea Generation

  • Business Model Canvas

  • Assessing Feasibility

  • Evaluating and Measuring Outcomes

  • Social Innovation and Social Finance

  • Using the CEDC Investment Tax Credit

  • Business Plan Development

  • Social Enterprise Launch Pads

  • Aboriginal Social Enterprise

Business Succession Planning

  • For retiring business owners

  • For employees acquiring a business

Conflict Management

  • Effective policies and practices

  • Preventing Conflict in the Workplace

  • Dealing with Difficult People

  • Negotiating for Win-Win Solutions

  • Workplace Investigations


Technical & Advisory

  • Start-up and incorporation

  • Bylaws and policies

  • Feasibility Studies and Business plans

  • Access to financing, capital and investment

  • Board development

  • Strategic planning, facilitation

  • Research

  • Access to legal and accounting advice

Advocacy & Government Relations

  • Provincial and federal legislation

  • Parity in government programs

  • Increased awareness of sector needs and contributions

  • Sector specific advocacy, i.e. local food, environment

Human Resource Management

  • Effective policies and practices

  • Focus groups, surveys, evaluation

  • Interest based facilitation and mediation

  • Workplace investigations and audits

Promotion & Networking

  • Social and traditional media

  • Networking and learning events

  • Showcasing NB co-ops and social enterprises in provincial, regional, national initiatives

Special Pricing for Members!

Special Projects

CECNB also undertakes special projects aimed at developing innovative solutions to economic, social, and environmental issues.  If you have an idea for an innovative project, contact us to see how we can help!

 Become a Member

Membership is open to any co-operative, social enterprise, credit union, mutual or their associations operating in New Brunswick.


The CECNB Team

The CECNB Board