Plateforme collaborative collective | un écosystème optimal, Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité


The City of Montreal has entrusted the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (CQCM) with the mandate to mobilize partners from the cooperative, social economy and start-up sectors in service to emerging initiatives seeking to structure themselves into a collective collaborative platform. This is made possible through the  program called “Accélerer l’entrepreneuriat ”.

Through this project, the City of Montreal wishes to create interconnections between start-ups, partners in the cooperative and social economy, as well as young entrepreneurs in various networks. The objective of these connections is to increase the sharing of innovations, accelerate growth, and ensure effective collaboration for the benefit of all stakeholders. 

The project aims to raise awareness and bring together collective entrepreneurial ecosystems and start-ups in order to set up the optimal conditions for the development of collective collaborative platforms. 










By June 2021, the project will have enabled at least 3 collective start-ups to be housed in a local incubator, a further  5 to be accompanied and 6 others to obtain a grant or innovative funding from the Caisse d'économie solidaire Desjardins. We also hope that the fruit of our collective work will leave project promoters with access to redesigned services, tailored to the nature of their project, and partnerships that bring the world of start-ups and the social and cooperative economy closer together.









Are you interested in contributing to this effort? Are you a business that could benefit from such opportunities, or would you like more information? Please get in touch.


Our partners offer numerous funding opportunities and support for the development of your business initiative. 

We are collaborating with the Caisse d'économie solidaire to offer 6 grants of 3,000$ to project that are supported* by the ecosystem. Contact us to find out if you are eligible! 

Stay updated by following CQCM accounts and visiting this section of the site regularly. Please contact us if you are looking for something in particular. 

* The eligible supporting organisations are : CDRQ, RÉSEAU COOP , and  PME MTL.



Expo Entrepreneur s2021

Date : March 15-18 | Free

The social economy will be at the heart of Expo Entrepreneur in 2021. With 7 roundtables from March 16 to 18, webinars and a voice in major conferences, be sure to learn more about colelctive entrepreneurship during your visit to EE21.



Platform Coops 101
Date : January 20 | noon - 1:30PM | Free 

Are you interested in collaborative economy models (e.g. Uber, Airbnb, etc.) AND cooperatives? Good timing! Pôle IDEOS, the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (CQCM) and Radish are joining forces to talk about cooperative platforms: an innovative model that aims to put technology at the service of a community.

Registration (French language event)



Platform Cooperatives Now! | présenté par l'université Mondragon

Date : 26 octobre 2020 - 29 janvier 2021

This course enables platform cooperative entrepreneurs to succeed in the growing sharing economy. It provides the opportunity to analyze and engage with a generation of young leaders who are experimenting with innovative power-building strategies embedded in the cooperative ownership of digital platforms. The transition from a "shared economy" to a genuine participatory and democratic economy is possible. Designed for people who are determined to find decent work and want to work in a dignified digital work environment where they co-own and co-govern digital platform that employs them. Members of cooperatives who want to transition their cooperatives into platform cooperatives are also welcomed.





Stéphanie Guico
Project Coordinator
Collective Collaborative Platforms