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Written by CCWG Thursday, May 21, 2020


The following Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited directors’ term of office will expire in 2020. Any shareholder interested in a director position is required to file a nomination ballot supported by three shareholders from the provincial sub district in which they reside, at least 60 days prior to the provincial shareholders meeting. Copies of our corporate bylaws, nomination ballots and shareholder lists are available upon request from the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited, Box 130, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 3P3. All nomination ballots must be received at Head Office by June 30, 2020.


La durée du mandat des directeurs de la Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited, notée ci-dessous, prendra fin en 2020. Tout actionnaire intéressé par un poste de direction est tenu de déposer un bulletin de mise en candidature soutenu par trois actionnaires du sous-district provincial dans lequel il réside, au moins 60 jours avant l'assemblée générale provinciale. Des copies de nos statuts sociaux et des bulletins de mise en candidature sont disponibles sur demande auprès de la Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited, boîte 130, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 3P3. Tous les bulletins de mise en candidature doivent être reçus au siège social pour le 30 juin 2020.


CCWG Directors up for Election in 2020

  • British Columbia - Roma H. Tingle
  • Alberta South /Sud - Warren L. Moore
  • Saskatchewan South / Sud - Ward Harden 
  • Ontario East / Est - Gary J. Fox 
  • Quebec West / Ouest - David Mastine 
  • Quebec East / Est - Vacant

For more information, please visit 

Nomination Ballot 

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102nd Annual General Meeting

Written by CCWG Tuesday, May 19, 2020



102nd Annual General Meeting of the  / la 102e l'assemblée générale annuelle de
Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited 

The CCWG Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to cancel the physical AGM that was previously planned to take place on October 17, 2020 in Prince George, BC.

As an alternative the AGM will now be presented in a virtual format via Zoom.
Full details to be advised at a later date.


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CCWG & Coronavirus

Written by CCWG Thursday, March 19, 2020

CCWG and Coronavirus - update 

Dear Family, Friends, Loyal Customers and Staff,

We all know too well the effects that Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has had on 
our communities across the country and around the world. We have been closely monitoring statements from the national and provincial Chief Medical Officers and other Government officials and conducting our business operations accordingly.
Our company has already implemented significant steps to minimize the health and safety risks to both our staff, customers whilst still servicing customers. We have invoked social distancing policies as well as increased cleaning and sanitization of our facilities and equipment. We have also made available easy access to hygiene products at all of our locations.  
Customer access to our retail stores will be restricted. The Real Wool Shop will be closed effective immediately until further notice, but some staff will be retained to process phone and online orders. Phone orders can also be picked up at the branch locations. Online orders will continue to be shipped as per our usual business practice. 
Carleton Place Livestock Supplies, Head Office Administration and the Wool Grading Warehouse will continue to operate under our usual hours of business, but public access will be controlled at all locations.
We will continue to accept wool deliveries but on a consignment basis only, advance payments will not be issued until further notice. Please contact the CCWG branch or wool depot to book a delivery appointment. 
Our staff is doing a fantastic job under such difficult conditions. We believe we have a good game plan for the present situation. We do not anticipate any interruptions in customer service. We thank everyone for their support and co-operation. We will continue to monitor and assess on a day-by-day basis and respond accordingly if the situation changes. Our goal is the best option for the health of our customers, communities, friends, families and loved ones.  
To receive up-to-date information, please call our locations, visit our websites, Follow Us on Facebook or Instagram. Links are below. The situation is certainly moving fast and this is currently the best method to be made aware of any changes.
We thank you for your loyalty, patience and understanding during this difficult time.
Please stay healthy and safe!

Thank you,

Eric Bjergso,
General Manager

Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited 

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Wool Growers thrive amid global downturn

Written by Tom Van Dusen Friday, January 17, 2020

The century old woolgrowers'  co-op has seen sales rise even as global demand has dropped.

Carleton Place - Although it depends on an international market which has been experiencing “rough ride”, Canadian Co-Operative Wool Grower continues to post warm and fuzzy numbers. 
“Wool prices have been quite volatile which has created chaotic conditions for mills and de-valued inventories,” says CCWG General Manager, Eric Bjergso. “European processors have reported consumer demand has dropped by more than 20 per cent due to trade and economic uncertainty.”
Within this context, in the last fiscal, CCWG recorded gross sales of more than $11.5 million representing an increase of 11.2 % over the previous fiscal while achieving net income of $514,135 from all business operations.
In terms of wool production, a 9.7 % increase was recorded.
Profitablility was up at CCWG retail locations across the land to the tune of9.7 % over the previous discal year; as a result of the respectable numbers, the board of directors once again authourized a dividend payment o 7% to all shareholders.
During the 2019 Annual General Meeting, CCWG’s Eric Bjergso (centre) mingles with representatives of Briggs & Little Woolen Mills of New Brunswick which has been doing business with the co-operative for more than 70 years.

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