About Us

CoopZone is a network of people and organizations which help others to start and develop co-operatives. The CoopZone Developers’ Network Co-operative has been incorporated since mid-2009.

CoopZone Governance

The CoopZone Board is made up of the following members:
Pascal Billard (President – Quebec),
Ben Prunty (Vice-President – At-Large),
Jill Kelly  (Treasurer – BC),
Directors:  Ethel Côté (At-Large), Peter Hough (Atlantic), Peter Cameron (Ontario), Billy Granger (Manitoba).

CoopZone Board Policy
Objective: to ensure that the number of directors will be sufficient to represent the membership effectively, represent the diversity of members, and make effective decisions.

Policy – The board of directors will consist of 9 directors.

CoopZone Board Composition Policy
Objective: to ensure the board of directors represents the diversity of the CoopZone Membership.
For the purposed of this policy, 5 regions have been identified:

  • BC and Yukon
  • Prairies and NWT and Nunavut
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Atlantic Canada

Board selection criteria:
Each region shall have a minimum of 1 director on the board and no region may have more than 3 directors.

  • There shall be a minimum of 2 francophone directors on the board.
  • There shall be a minimum of 2 Anglophone directors on the board.
  • There shall be a minimum of 3 bilingual directors.
  • There shall be a minimum of 4 directors who are active developers.
  • There shall be 1 director who is a Legal Network member.
  • There shall be 1 director who is a professional services provider.
  • There shall be a target of 1 director who is an associate member.

MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
(From CWCF)

  • Hazel Corcoran, Executive Director
  • Kaye Grant, Communications Manager

Please see attached below for all the background documents from the most recent AGM in 2016.

2-language-guidelines-2016  5-agenda-cz-agm-9-2016_fnl  6-minutes-cz-agm-9-2015   7-voting-procedure2016  8-coopzone-board-staff-report_sept2016  9-czln-report-to-the-coopzone-2016-agm  9-czln-report-to-the-coopzone-2016-agm  10a-cz-comparative-balance_5aug_2016_fnl  10b-cz-comparative-income_5aug2016-fnl  12-auditor-resolution-2016   14-work-plan-2016-17_fnl  15-budget-2016-17_fnl  16-board-election-and-candidate-biographies

Please see attached below for all the background documents from the 2015 AGM.

CZLN Report to the CoopZone 2015 AGMv  CZ AGM 9-2014 minutes_draft-fnlBudget 2015-16 fnlCoopZone Board-Staff Report_sept2015  CZ Income Statement 2015 YE_fnl_w_comparisons  CZ YE Balance Sheet_fnl  Minutes CZ AGM 9-2015 DRAFTV2  Work plan 2015-16_fnl

Background Documents from 2014 are below:

140423 Budget 2014-15 Draft V2 140331 CZone Income Statement_variance_fnl 140331 Balance Sheet (comparative) – CZone Work plan 2014-15_fnl    CZ AGM Minutes 9-2013_draft_fnl CoopZone Board-Staff Report_sept2014

Background documents from 2013 are below:

Budget 2013-14  Comparative Income Statement YE 130331    Comparative Balance Sheet YE 130331Highlights of the past year – AGM Report 2013  Workplan 2013-2014