Becoming a Co-op member/owner feels great—and puts you in good company alongside friends and neighbours! We provide many benefits, while staying financially strong and accountable to our entire membership and the Cortes Island community.

Keeping money local

Every dollar spent at a local independent business generates at least three times more direct local economic benefit than one spent at an absentee-owned chain—together we’re building a sustainable food economy.

A liveable community

We give back every year through donations and sponsorships in our community. Members are able to book our space to hold events and share ideas. 

Building resiliency

Hundreds of committed members provide capital investment and contribute time for development, administration and governance as well as support local suppliers.

Perks to being a Member-Owner

Member Specials

Purchase items on special


Pre-order goods in bulk at a significant discount

Charge It

Set-up a charge account for cash/card-free shopping

Vote & Lead

Vote at our yearly AGM and/or serve on the Board of Directors

Become a member by reading and printing our membership package. Fill out the last page, bring it back to the store, and we’ll explain the share and fee payments.