Coopérative Boréal

    Find out more about the COOP!

    • “A cooperative is an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to meet their common needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled business.”
      -International Cooperative Alliance

    • The first business of its kind at the collegial level outside Quebec, Boréal’s coop manages various food services at the college. It also votes on decisions taken by the Board of Directors. Students and staff coop members get discounts on products and services. Students can also work part time for the coop during the academic year.

      Established in 1995 by Boréal administrators and incorporated in 1996, Boréal’s coop now has over 7,900 members!

    • Serve Boréal students and the francophone population of Ontario according to cooperative values and principles.

    • Maintain competitive prices in each sector while ensuring the profitability of the business.

      Support Boréal student initiatives as learning and fundraising opportunities.

      Create employment opportunities for Boréal students.

      Create partnerships with other organizations and cooperatives to offer additional benefits to students and community members.

    • Refund Policy

      We accept refunds on book or clothing item purchases (with receipt) for up to 14 days after purchase if the product is in resalable condition. That is to say the item must be returned in the same condition as it was purchased.

      Book Orders

      The coop carries the items you need for class. If you need to order a book that is not sold at the coop, you can place an order with the coop by phone at 705-560-6673 ext. 6028 or by email at librairie@collegeboreal.ca. The order can take up to 10 days. Delivery fees apply.

      Bookstore – Teaching Staff

      Book Orders
      Book orders are generated by course plans listed in Sharepoint. It is therefore essential to update course plans for us to order the appropriate resources.

      Book Choice
      It is recommended that the course book be used for all course sections. We recommend consensus between part-time and full-time instructors. Deans, in collaboration with program coordinators, will need to approve course materials to ensure consistency and facilitate student transfers from one campus to another.

      Courses with Part-Time Professors
      Several courses are taught by part-time instructors. When purchasing course materials, consider:

      • the course history and/or
      • the choice of full-time instructors / program coordinators

      When a book is ordered for a class prior to the hiring of the instructor, the professor must understand that the book is then an integral part of the class. He or she must not discourage students from using that book. Because of book order return policy constraints and associated fees and to avoid general confusion among students, it is important for teaching staff members to follow this guideline.

      Deadlines
      Mandatory course material verification is done by instructors through online course plans. For coop book orders, the mandatory course material verification is completed by the following dates:

      • Summer Session: End of the full 3rd week of February
      • Fall Session: End of the full 3rd week of March
      • Winter Session: End of 1st full week of November

      In order to ensure the timely delivery of course materials, it is important to complete the course material verification by these dates.

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      Return Dates

      The coop returns book inventory by the following dates:

      • Fall Session: 3rd week of October
      • Winter Session: 3rd week of February
      • Summer Session: 3rd week of July

      Following returns, if a student needs to order a book that is not available, an order will be placed and he/she will be contacted upon arrival. Please encourage students to purchase the required materials prior to the return dates as an order can take up to 10 days. Delivery fees apply.

    • As easy as 1•2•3•4!

      It’s economical.
      Save TIME and MONEY! Get rebates with 4 of 5 plans!

      It’s practical!
      No need to cook or to carry cash.

      It’s flexible!
      With credit or debit, add money to your meal plan card to suit your needs.

      It’s secure!
      Your coop meal plan card is like cash. If you lose it, let us know immediately by calling 750-560-6673, ext. 3260. The previous card will be cancelled and the balance will be transferred to a new card.

      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

      • Where can I use my meal plan card?
        Use your meal plan card at the cafeteria and the pub to purchase food, non-alcoholic beverages, candy, and convenience items.
      • How can I see my balance?
        To see your balance, contact Food Services at 705-560-6673, ext. 3260, or ask the cashier following a purchase.
      • Must I use up my meal plan card by a certain date?
        No. The balance remains on the card from one semester to another, from one year to another until the funds run out.
      • What should I do if my card is lost or stolen?
        Notify Food Services as soon as possible at 705-560-6673, ext. 3260. The previous card will be cancelled and the balance will be transferred to a new card.
      • How do I add money to my meal plan card?
        You can always add money to your meal plan card by using debit or credit.


      If you are interested in purchasing a meal plan, fill out a request form and return it to coop@collegeboreal.ca to activate the card. You must be a coop member to benefit from this plan!

    • In addition to jobs at the bookstore, cafeteria, and pub (Sudbury only) available during the academic year, Boréal’s coop also offers several contract positions to Boréal students.

      For additional information, contact Lyne Mallette at 705-560-6673, ext. 1310, or at librairie@collegeboreal.ca.

    • As a member, you own a share of the company, which gives you instant rebates on school books, clothing, promotional items, and daily lunch menus!

    • The coop is committed to meeting the needs of its members and to give them the services and products (local, when possible) they want.

    • At the annual general meeting, you may share your views and vote for your Board of Directors representatives.

    • No. Anyone can purchase items. Membership is voluntary; however, members quickly realize how many benefits there are to the program.

    • If you want to become a coop member, please fill out the membership form and return it to coop@collegeboreal.ca or drop it off in person at the Sudbury campus.

    • A one-time fee of $25! That means that you only pay this fee once during your time at Boréal.

    • Chair: Claudette Goulard
      Vice-Chair: Natalie Noel
      Student Administrator: Sarah Kazadi
      Student Administrator: Mohamed Diarra
      Student Administrator: Liamine Diop
      Administrator: Jean Cotnoir
      Administrator: Denise Perras
      Administrator: Benoit Bonin
      Administrator: Sophie Gingras
      Administrator: Lynn Moncion
      Administrator: Lizette Laurenzi