We Are Valleyview Co-op
December 4, 2023

Become a member at Valleyview Co-op


Integrity – Be Honest and Trustworthy

• Collaborate and communicate openly and with respect

• Always act ethically and responsibly

Community – Support our communities and families

• Respect team members, members, and business partners

• Be a leader and mentor

Excellence – Strive to be the best

• Focus on success

• Be accountable for actions and behaviours

Vision Statement

“Building Welcoming and Sustainable Communities For Our Members, Families, And Friends.”

Aspirational Statement

As retail of choice, we promote fiscal responsibility to ensure sustainable growth through marketing and innovation relevant to consumer demand. Responsible governance is the foundation of the co-operative model; we continuously challenge ourselves to improve and grow. Members are loyal and devoted to our co-operative; we are vital contributors to our communities. We celebrate success within our team and encourage individual development, providing careers full of opportunity, growth, and collaboration.

Mission Statement

To provide quality goods, exceptional service, and superior facilities while improving members’ equity.

The Seven Co-op Principles

Voluntary and Open Membership

Co-operatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.

Member Economic Participation

Members contribute equitably to and democratically control the capital of their co-operative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the co-operative. Members usually receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all the following purposes: developing their co-operative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the co-operative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.

Education, Training, and Information

Co-operatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to developing their co-operatives. They inform the public – particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of co-operation.

Concern for Community

Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by Boards.

Democratic Member Control

Co-operatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Members of primary co-operatives have equal voting rights (one member, one vote), and co-operatives at other levels are organized democratically. People serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership.

Autonomy and Independence

Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. Suppose they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources. In that case, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their co-operative autonomy.

Co-operation among Co-operatives

Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional, and international structures.