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Ontario Co-op Association: Online Library

OnCoop Document Library The OnCoop Documents and Downloads provides a general overview and guide to selected topics in co-op development.  They are suitable for those people that need to answer a particular question quickly...

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...

Share Capital vs. Non-share Capital Co-ops

Excerpt: Introduction Under the Ontario Co-operative Corporations Act, co-operatives have two different forms to choose from when incorporating: with share capital and without share capital. Each structure offers different options and benefits for raising...

Federal vs. Provincial Incorporation for Co-ops

Excerpt: Introduction Incorporating your organization as a co-operative provides some formality and protection to the organization. Incorporation is a process that grants your organization legal rights and recognition under the law – the same...

For-profit vs. not-for-profit co-operatives

Excerpt: Introduction The concept of not-for-profit vs. for-profit is one that can often be challenging for groups and organizations when considering a corporate structure for their group. Not-for-profit status can often be confusing because...