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Homestead Consumers Co-op is here to serve our members with products and services that help build, feed and fuel individuals and communities. We are a different kind of business; being member-owned means that any profits are returned to our members and stay in the local economy. We live where you live, work where you work and help grow the economy right here in our communities. We are your neighbours, and we make sustainable investments in the communities we share.
Co-op offers lifetime membership benefits, including the promise of high-quality products and services at competitive prices. Everyone is welcome to shop at a Co-op location and everyone is invited to become a Co-op member.
Members are owners. They have the ability to participate in the democratic process at their local association’s annual meeting, which includes asking questions, proposing/voting on resolutions, becoming a board member and electing board members.
Simply by purchasing a lifetime membership (ten $1.00 shares) at any of our Homestead Co-op locations, you can become part owner of a continually growing and thriving community-minded business.
Our profits are your profits
As owners, members also receive a portion of any profits earned by their local co-operative association. The amount members potentially receive is based on a percentage of their purchases throughout the year, which is distributed in two ways: annual cash back or equity. Like a savings account, every member has an equity account that grows over time. Decisions and policies on profit-sharing are made locally and vary between co-operative associations.
Becoming a member is easy. You can:
- Apply in person at one of our locations, or
- Apply online! Simply click here to start the application process.
Visit one of our locations or co-op.crs/membership for more information about membership and its benefits.