About Slocan Valley Co-op

With our main office located in Slocan Park, nestled in the Slocan Valley, which is in the West Kootenay Region of British Columbia, the Slocan Valley Co-operative operates a Gas Bar & General Store in Slocan Park, a Bulk Petroleum and Cardlock in Castlegar, and a Oil Warehouse at the Bulk Petroleum Office in Genelle.

The Slocan Valley Co-operative has been in business since September 18th, 1957 and has gone through numerous changes from its humble beginnings through its development as a member of Federated Co-operatives Limited in the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS).  See www.coopconnection.ca

Our Co-operative strives to meet the needs of our members, and we prides ourselves on being builders of the community.

Currently the Slocan Valley Co-opertive membership exceeds 2,600 individual members throughout our trading area in a 160 km radius from Slocan Park.

Mission Statement

“To enhance the economic well-being of our member owners and community by providing goods and services within a financially viable, socially and environmentally responsible, democratic structure."

Vision Statement

Striving to operate a profitable retail business and to provide outstanding customer service.

Values

The Slocan Valley Co-op exists first and foremost to provide service to its members.

Principles

The Slocan Valley Co-op is guided by the seven internationally recognized principles.

Co-operative Principles are guidelines by which co-operatives put their values into practice.

  1. Voluntary and Open Membership
  2. Democratic Control
  3. Member Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education, Training and Information
  6. Co-operation Among Co-operatives
  7. Concerns for Community