We are Mid Island Co-op and we have been proudly serving the mid Island community since 1959. We’ve continued to grow and diversify and today we number more than 60,000 active members, spanning from Lake Cowichan to Port Hardy. With 16 gar bars, 6 commercial cardlocks, and now 12 retail liquor stores comprising our Mid Island Liquor division, our co-operative is stronger than ever.
Co-op is a different kind of business. If you’re a member, you’re an owner and your co-operative is completely owned by members like you. We don’t have a head office somewhere else or shareholders who aren’t members. We support and invest in our community because we live here, too.
Our profits are used to develop jobs and economic activity in our communities, give back to local initiatives and organizations, and provide a return to our owners who are customers like you. In addition to returns to members through a combination of cash patronage payments and earned equity, in 2021 alone, we gave back over $250,000 to local charities and community programs in Nanaimo and the mid Island.