Become A Member

The Cooperative
Become A Member

There are two categories of members at The Coop Unifrontieres: farmer members and auxiliary members (non-farmer).

By becoming a member of The Coop Unifrontieres, you become the co-owner of a successful business that plays a leading social and economic role in its area, in addition to enjoying all the benefits of membership.

Today, the cooperative has more than 900 farmer members and more than 365 auxiliary members.

Being A Member
Pays Off!

Farmer Member

What are the benefits of becoming a farmer member?

  • Being part of a group that has access to technical meetings, information meetings and social activities which contribute to your personal development.
  • Being part of a business where member service is a priority.
  • Members-only promotions.
  • Free subscription to the information-packed magazine "Le coopérateur agricole".
  • Voting rights at the general meeting.
  • Possibility of becoming an administrator and thus improving your business skills.
  • Being eligible to the Cooperative Investment Plan (CIP), which allows members to save on Québec income tax while making good investments.
  • The cooperative’s profits are reinvested in the business or redistributed to its members proportionally to the amount of services used (dividend).
  • Being the owner of a sustainable business compared to a private business.
Who Is Elligible?
  • Anyone who owns a farm on the territory covered by The Coop Unifrontieres.
  • The board of directors evaluates all requests.
How To Proceed?
  • Contact your expert advisor or Karen Hogue, executive assistant and communications at 450 245-3308, extension 25807 or by email at karen.hogue@unifrontieres.coop.
  • You then will have to fill in the application form and subscribe to 100 qualifying shares of $10 each ($1000) of which 25 are due at the moment of your enrolment ($250). You can pay by check, credit card or cash at one of our 9 The Coop Unifrontieres locations.

* To become a farmer member, you must have an open account. If you do not have an open account, please fill in the account opening form.

Farmer Members

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Account Opening

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Membership

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Auxiliairy Member

What are the benefits of becoming an auxiliary member?

  • Possibility of getting dividends calculated according to your annual total purchase amount (Dec. 1st to Nov. 30th). The more you buy at the cooperative, the more it pays off!
  • Members-only promotions.
  • Speaking right at the annual general meeting.
  • Acknowledgment of your member status throughout our activity sectors.
Who Is Elligible?
  • All clients of The Coop Unifrontieres who are not farmers (registered at the MAPAQ or OMAFRA).
  • If you are a farmer, you are part of another category of member. Please contact your advisor. -The board of directors evaluates all requests.
How To Proceed?
  • Ask your hardware store clerk.
  • Fill in the membership contract.
  • Pay your share of 50 $ cash in a single payment and you become co-owner of The Coop Unifrontieres.
ONCE YOUR APPLICATION COMPLETED

We will process your request and send you your membership number and a few explanatory documents by email or mail. According to the cooperative’s policy, the board of directors reserves the right to refuse the enrolment of a member.

Your membership number can be used in all our branches: hardware stores, convenience stores, garden center, plant and animal sectors, purchase of propane and gas.
It is very important to mention your membership number to the clerk when shopping so we are able to track your annual purchase amount and calculate your dividend!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a reimbursement of my shares ($50)?
Yes. If you move to another region or in case of death. In order to do so, you must make a request to your cooperative.

Must I have an account at The Coop Unifrontieres to be a member?
No. You can be a member and still pay cash. We will send you a number matching your membership in our files that will keep track of the purchases you make.

If I have an account number, am I automatically a member?
No. Having an account number does not automatically make you a member. You must have filled out the membership contract and paid your share. When you become a member, your membership number and client number are the same. Your membership is indicated on the clerk’s screen.

Auxiliairy Member

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Membership

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