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.
Our profits are your profits
As owners, members also receive a portion of any profits earned by their local co-operative association. Over the past five years, local associations across Western Canada have returned almost $1.4 billion to their members.
The amount members potentially receive is based on a percentage of their purchases throughout the year, which is distributed in 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. Patronage for Tofino Co-op's 2017 fiscal year was based at 6% of Member purchases.
Become a Tofino Co-op Member by purchasing a ten dollar share. Memberships may be purchased at our Admin department which is located at our Food Store. When applying please bring your Social Security Number which is needed for issuing Government T4s. For general information about membership, please visit the Co-op Membership Benefits website.