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About the C.E.C.

Nestled away in 98-acres of Carolinian forest,

a retreat for those inspired by co-operation,

sustainability, learning & leadership.  

With the C.E.C. we're excited to be able to fill a great need for sector,

and assist in facilitating relationships and ideas that will build a better world. 


The Co-operative Education Centre was created with a simple goal in mind:

to provide co-operators, community leaders and changemakers with an

inspiring and serene space to create and collaborate.




To play. 

To build.

To connect. 

To come together on grand plans, 

beneath a brilliant sky, or beside a roaring fire. 

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Site Features


- 8 cabins, up to 6 guests per cabin


- Communal hall for workshops, talks & screenings


- Outdoor event tent for 100+ guests


- Commercial-grade kitchen


- Sound system, LCD projectors and screens


- Breakout meeting rooms


- Walking trails throughout the grounds 


- Large open fields for team challenges & games

Located near Aylmer, Ontario at the Gay Lea Dairy Museum, 

the C.E.C. is an ideal venue to host workshops, retreats,

conferences and celebrations, with features including:

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Whether you're new to the co-operative sector or a seasoned veteran, THIS LINK will lead you to our thorough and ever-evolving library of valuable co-op resources, webpages and info about our passionate and pioneering sector.

"United there is little we cannot do in a

host of cooperative ventures."

- John F. Kennedy




48075 Jamestown Line R.R. #2,

Aylmer, Ontario, Canada, N5H 2R2

​​Email: ​

Tel: 1-888-773-2955 ​​    

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