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How to join our Co-op

We are currently accepting Community Members!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not able to accept Producer Members at this time. Contact us if you want to be informed about when we are accepting Producer Members.

  1. Complete the Community Membership application form.

  2. Once submitted, the Membership Committee will arrange a time for an interview.

  3. After the interview, the committee will make a recommendation to the Board. 

  4. Upon Board approval, we will contact you to confirm and your membership dues will be due.

A cooperative relies on members for a variety of roles. Membership in a cooperative comes with certain benefits but also responsibilities. If you are new to cooperatives and would like to learn more about the model, you can find additional info here.

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Why co-ops?

One Step at a Time

At the Community Kitchen, we are committed to the co-operative model because it balances people, planet, and profit. It also allows us to respond to the unique needs of our community. The membership base of the Community Kitchen Co-operative also offers committed support for emerging food businesses while they establish themselves.

Community Member

For Individuals
We suggest $60/year

  1. Annual fee on a pay-what-you-can basis

  2. Discounted access to community events and cooking workshops

  3. Volunteer opportunities - e.g. cook in the kitchen, serve on our Board or committees

  4. Propose and receive funding for community food service projects from partners

  5. Financially contribute to food sustainability and security within
    Waterloo Region

Producer Membership

Food Entrepreneur

  • Access to a commercial kitchen*

  • Plus all of the benefits of community membership!

*Note that you must possess:

  1. a business licence,

  2. food safety certification

  3. proof of insurance

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