Tagged: Co-ops 101

Co-operative Housing Development Toolbox

A guide to co-operative housing development as a tool for successful community development. As community leaders seek solutions to the affordable housing crisis, people continue to make difficult choices about where to live. Cooperative...

Co-operative Housing Toolbox

A practical guide for co-operative success in co-operative housing development.  This guide is designed for use by housing cooperative boards of directors, resident members and co-op partners. It defines what a co-op is, highlights...

Developing a Co-op

Developing a co-op, by Russ Christianson. Excerpt: Introduction Co-operatives are a well-proven model for doing business and providing for people’s needs.  They have a very successful track record in Canada, with nearly fifteen million...

Co-op Governance, by Cathy Lang

Co-operative governance document. Excerpt: What is governance? Co-op governance means the processes and structures used to direct and manage the co-op’s operations and activities. Good governance helps organizations use their resources more effectively and...

Co-op Feasibility

A document about co-op feasibility. Excerpt: Co-op Feasibility Written by Russ Christianson All right, you have already completed the Co-op Self-Assessment.  If you still feel confident that a co-op business is the right thing...

How to incorporate a co-operative in Ontario

How to incorporate a co-operative in Ontario Excerpt: Introduction Incorporation is a process that grants your organization legal rights and recognition under the law – similar rights as is granted to a person.  Incorporating an...

Glossary and Acronym Listing

OnCoop have developed a list that defines many of the common acronyms, nicknames and short forms that are used in the co-op and credit union sector: Website: http://ontario.coop/cms/documents/287/Glossary_%26_Acronym_Listing.pdf

What is a Co-operative?

Fact sheet introduction to all-things Co-op. Excerpt: Introduction A co-operative, or co-op, is an organization that is owned by its members. Co-ops are formed when a group of individuals come together to meet a...

How to Start a Co-operative

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Business Cooperative Service. Website: http://www.rd.usda.gov/files/publications/CIR%207%20How%20to%20Start%20a%20Cooperative%20%282015%29.pdf