Canadian Tech Co-Ops

Collecting a list of tech co-ops in Canada. Ideally over time we will be able to point towards a handful that offer Mastodon and other ActivityPub managed hosting and related services.


Montréal, QC

  • Hosting
    • Shared hosting
    • Dedicated servers & VPS
    • Managed Drupal Hosting
  • Web Design & Development
    • Wordpress
    • Drupal
    • Ember.js
  • System Administration
    • Server configuration management (Puppet)
    • Installation and upgrades of open source collaborative tools (OwnCloud, wiki, EtherPad and more)
    • See Systems Administration |

CanTrust Hosting Co-op

Vancouver, BC

Started in 2009, provides community-focused web hosting at affordable prices to clients, many of whom are like-minded social economy organizations.

  • Hosting
    • Drupal Hosting
    • Wordpress Hosting
  • Nextcloud hosting
    • Professional: Includes Nextcloud, Jitsi video meetings and Canadian hosted e-Mail – $50/month + $10/person/month
    • Enterprise: per-app + usage billing instead of per-user. Includes encryption at rest – $250+/month

Weaver Digital Design + Storytelling Co-op

Unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples in so-called BC, Canada

Full stack website design and development. We create outstanding, user-friendly digital experiences that help businesses and organizations connect with their audiences, innovate and grow.


Quebec City, QC

Baseline is the outcome of a collective will to share resources, to give ourselves greater visibility and to pool common expenses and risks, while respecting our individual needs.

Coop Bon Karma / Coop Bonne Compagnie

Montréal, QC

Caravan Web Worker Cooperative

Montréal and Quebec City, QC

Web design, Software development (Python)

Coop Symbiotic

Montréal, QC

Contact, membership, donation and case management with CiviCRM, SaaS and custom development


Tkaronto (Toronto), ON

Digital coaching, (decentralized) web design, and development . Founded in 2019 with the mission to help organizations and communities redesign their relationships with digital technology.

Informal Systems

Tkaronto (Toronto), ON

Distributed Systems and Formal Verification. Working towards an open-source ecosystem of cooperatively owned and governed distributed organizations running on reliable distributed systems


Montréal, QC

Game development.

Lucid Tales

Montréal, QC

Lucid Tales is a worker cooperative from Montréal founded in 2019. Our studio’s main objective is to create a space where workers can thrive and their rights are forefront in the business decision making. We also aim to create innovative game experiences by using a different approach to game making.

Radish Cooperative

Montréal, QC

Food Delivery & Restaurant Tech. A multistakeholder restaurant delivery and technology cooperative owned and operated collectively by its restaurant, driver, and consumer members.

Soft Chaos Games Cooperative

Tiohtià:ke / Montréal, QC

A Cooperative of Practical Dreamers. We think that play can be a reflective tool to think through the big questions. Our goal is to put that tool in your hands.

Other Coop Resources

Resources that aren’t strictly speaking tech co-ops offering digital services, but may be cooperative associations.

Tech Coops List

A [global] list of tech coops and resources concerning tech coops and worker owned cooperatives in general.

Tech cooperatives are worker-owned cooperatives that operate in the information technology industry. This list focuses on tech coops that are providing software development and consulting services.

The source for this list is on GitHub and you can contribute. They maybe open to re-organizing to split out the North America section so that there is a Canada section.

It also has many other links and resources.

Co-op Cloud

Co-op Cloud is a software stack that aims to make hosting libre software applications simple for small service providers such as tech co-operatives who are looking to standardise around an open, transparent and scalable infrastructure. It uses the latest container technologies and configurations are shared into the commons for the benefit of all.

Has a comparison page that lists pros/cons with #Cloudron #YunoHost #Caprover #Ansible #Kubernetes #Docker-Compose

The core technologies of Co-op Cloud are libre software and enjoy wide adoption across software developer communities.

BC Coop Association (BCCA)

The BC Co-op Association (BCCA) is the knowledge and resource centre for co-operatives in BC, where co-ops and credit unions come together to collaborate, network, get support, learn, and contribute knowledge to shape BC’s co-op movement. We provide a collective platform for our members to participate in customized programs and services, receive the latest sector information, connect and share ideas, and benefit from our ongoing advocacy and lobbying efforts.

Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF)

The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation is a national, bilingual grassroots membership organization of and for worker co-operatives, related types of co-operatives (multi-stakeholder co-ops and worker-shareholder co-ops), and organizations that support the growth and development of worker co-operatives. CWCF was incorporated in 1992.

Any plan to partner up?
Will that be covered during the AGM?

Some of these groups might be service providers (eg CanTrust does Nextcloud and WordPress Hosting that could be useful for our internal operations)

Others might become members and run their Fediverse accounts on CoSocial.

Probably not an AGM topic per se other than that we’d like to use other Canadian co-op services.

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