Join the Co-op

The Kootenay Boundary Services Co-operative membership includes 18 non-profit community service organizations from the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions.

By becoming a member you join a co-operative committed to assisting its community social service member agencies to improve social well-being in the Kootenay-Boundary region.

As a member-driven organization, we work in accordance with the international principles of co-operatives, as they are the foundation of developing and maintaining a respectful and collaborative co-operative that meets the needs of our members.

We work together to strengthen the capacity of each member agency through cooperation and collaboration nurtured in a spirit of mutual support and respect.

Benefits of Membership

Member service is a vital part of the co-operative. Recognizing that members share some needs in common, but also have unique needs unto themselves, the Co-op provides a number of services for members.

Membership Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for membership in the KBCSC, an organization must:

  • Be a non-profit community-based social sector society registered in BC at least 18 months prior to application,
  • Be willing to adhere to the rules of the Co-operative,
  • Commit to upholding the values of the Co-operative,
  • Provide information about its structure, financial viability, programs and services,
  • Purchase a $100 share in the Co-operative, and
  • Pay an annual membership fee of $250.00.

Membership Application

To be eligible for membership in the KBCSC, an organization must be a non-profit, community-based social service society registered in BC. A copy of the Membership Application Guidelines can be accessed by emailing