Tagged: Pre-Development

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...

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...

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...

Telelearning Call One: Assessing Groups

A telelearning call with approaches and tools for assessing groups. The attachment below is a summary transcript of the session. Excerpt: Approaches & Tools for Assessing Groups RC: This is a huge topic, encompassing...

A Guide to Setting up a Co-operative in Ontario

Excerpt: What co-operatives can do for you and your community For many years, Ontarians have used co-operatives as a way of combining their energy, skills, and resources to reach shared goals and fulfil common...

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...

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...