Become an Owner

You can become an Owner by purchasing a share in the Co-op. Your share is an investment that helps build equity in the Co-op and minimize outside debt. One share costs $180 when paid in full, most owners pay in installments of $15 every six months until the full share is paid off. You are eligible for all of the benefits of Ownership with the first payment. Any money that you invest in the Co-op through equity payments is fully refundable.

BENEFITS OF OWNERSHIP

Patronage Dividends
Share in the financial success of the store by receiving a portion of our profits for the year. When the Co-op is profitable, a portion of the money that is not needed for reinvestment will be returned to you based on how much you’ve purchased throughout the year.

10% off on the 10th!*
Shop on the 10th of every month and receive a 10% Owner Appreciation discount (excluding Hop cards and gift cards). Food For All members receive 15% off.

*Because of our current customer limits during COVID-19, let your cashier know when you’d like to use your 10% off once a month!

10% off Case Purchases
 Order a case of soy milk, for example, and get 10% off the shelf price.

Senior Discount Days
Senior Owners (60+) receive a 10% discount on Thursdays and Fridays during the pandemic. Let us know if you’ve earned it!

Democracy in Action
Every Owner can vote and/or run for our governing Board of Directors and approve any changes to the Co-op’s Bylaws. We are also a democratically managed workplace. Our store is collectively managed, which means that workers make major workplace decisions—not a general manager or hierarchal structure!

Support Your Co-op
Shopping at the Co-op means keeping more money right here in the community. We are owned by you—now that’s local!

We want everyone to become a co-op owner. If you have questions about ownership, email ownerservices@alberta.coop

You can pick up your official owner card within 7 business days of submitting this form!