This site provides Canadians with resources and consultants to help develop co-operatives.

For more information about CoopZone download this file: CoopZone 1 page Backgrounder New

I. The Vision of the CoopZone Network

To enhance the quality of life in Canada by promoting and supporting the growth and development of co-operatives, through mobilizing co-operative developers committed to the vision and objectives of the co-operative movement.
II. The Objectives of the CoopZone Network are:

a. To identify and develop a self-supporting group of co-op developers that is committed to the vision and objectives of the co-op movement.

b. To increase the interaction among consultants, developers and other professionals working with existing or new co-operatives.

c. To stimulate the development and sharing of co-op resource materials.

d. To provide opportunities for ongoing skill enhancement and training.

e. To provide members of the CZDN with access to co-op development opportunities, where applicable.

f. To stimulate the development of new co-ops by linking qualified developers to co-op development opportunities.

g. To encourage new and existing co-operatives to join the appropriate co-op sector organisations.

h. To provide a common voice for co-operative developers, especially within the broader co-operative sector.

i. To do all other things that are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objectives.