Tagged: Essay/Article


Decision making document. Excerpt: The most effective style of decision-making depends on the situation.  Small co-operatives often make major decisions (like working hours, pay rates, customer service policies, by-law changes, etc) using consensus.  Why? ...

Blood and Oxygen

Peter Hough’s presentation from the 2007 Annual General Meeting on surviving the first three years of your co-op’s launch.

The Role of Cooperatives in Community Development

Center for Cooperatives, University of Wisconsin, 4 pp., 2002. Describes the strengths of the co-operative model as a community development tool and the contribution it makes to the local economy. Website: http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/info/uwcc_bulletins/bulletin_09_02.pdf

OECD/LEED released study on social enterprises

In 1998, the OECD/LEED released a study on social enterprises, which represented the first report of the phenomenon carried out by an international organisation. A year ago, I received an invitation to be associated...

LIFE Co-op: Local Initiative for Future Energy

LIFE Co-op: Local Initiative for Future Energy Green Energy Act Bill 150, The Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEA), was tabled at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on February 23, 2009.   According to the...