When you become a Steep Hill member, you are supporting one of the only not-for-profit cooperative grocery stores in Canada. We price what we sell so we can cover our operating costs and the more you shop here, the lower we can make those prices. Everyone is welcome to come and shop at Steep Hill, but members have special benefits–join today and start paying less.

Membership Benefits

Student Member
$10/year
  • Support local producers / farmers
  • Support local non-profit grocery
  • Place bulk / special orders
  • 3% discount on purchases
  • 6% discount on purchases
  • 6% discount on case lot purchases
  • 6% discount on special sale days
  • 6% discount on day of membership purchase / renewal
  • Vote at the AGM
  • Run for the Board of Directors
Member
$20/year
  • Support local producers / farmers
  • Support local non-profit grocery
  • Place bulk / special orders
  • 3% discount on purchases
  • 6% discount on purchases
  • 6% discount on case lot purchases
  • 6% discount on special sale days
  • 6% discount on day of membership purchase / renewal
  • Vote at the AGM
  • Run for the Board of Directors
Working Member
$20/year
  • Support local producers / farmers
  • Support local non-profit grocery
  • Place bulk / special orders
  • 3% discount on purchases
  • 6% discount on purchases
  • 6% discount on case lot purchases
  • 6% discount on special sale days
  • 6% discount on day of membership purchase / renewal
  • Vote at the AGM
  • Run for the Board of Directors

Student Member / Member

Members save 3% on all purchases, with extra savings (6%) on the day a membership is bought or renewed, special Members Only Sale days (usually a couple of times a year–check the newsletter, website or social media for details), and case lots. Membership also entitles you to place special orders for items that the store doesn’t carry regularly, to have a say in the co-op by voting at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), and to run for the Board of Directors if you really want to get involved! Student members get all the same benefits with a half-price membership.

Working Member

Since Steep Hill began, it has benefited from the labour and skills of some of its members, called “working members.” In exchange for their contributions to the store, working members receive a 6% discount of all purchases, including case lots. Working member status is given on a month-by-month basis, and applies to the month following when the work is done.

Most often, working members help out in the store for a monthly two-hour shift, during which they may package and price bulk products, unload orders, or do other basic tasks as assigned by the staff. A few working members recycle packaging and compost organic waste from the store, and nine people serve on the board for a three-year term. Sometimes we need special skills and expertise, so if you think you could make a contribution to the store, we’d like to know!

If you would like to apply to be a working member, please ask a staff member for an application form to fill out, so we know what you are interested in doing and when you are available. The number of positions is limited and will vary depending on the store’s needs. You will be contacted if and when a suitable position is available.

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How To Join

It’s easy to join our co-op! Next time you’re in the store, ask one of our staff members about buying an annual membership. If you need one extra card for another household member, we'd be happy to provide it.