The complete Co-operative Corporations Act is available in its most updated form on the Government of Ontario website. For a Guide to the Act, please contact the Ontario Co-op Association.
This 2008 report by the Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export in Quebec examines the survival rate of co-ops in Quebec.
Co-op developer Russ Christianson relates his insights into starting a co-operative, having worked extensively with food and farm co-operatives in Ontario over several decades.
Within the production, distribution, and consumption of food there is often a lack of social solidarity. This is true even within the co-operative movement. J. Howard reports on his experience with a multi-stakeholder food co-operative, relating both the possibilities it
Is The Multi-Stakeholder Approach A Way To Combat Exclusion? In addition to goods and services, our "post-modern" societies seem able to generate social exclusion at an unprecedented scale. This may place the co-operative, and the solidarity co-operative in particular, at
The story of the Antigonish Movement of adult education through economic cooperation, Masters of Our Own Destiny is seminal reading in the co-operative movement, and particularly in Canada. The Antigonish Movement, arising in the first decades of the 20th century in
A Co-operative Development Body is an organization that exists to enable new co-operatives to start trading, and existing co-operatives to develop and prosper, akin to what in Canada is understood as a secondary or second-tier co-operative. This guide covers
All co-ops are organized according to seven internationally respected principles which are based upon the pioneers of the Rochdale principles. They have since been modified and are promoted by the International Co-operative Alliance. FACTSheet Co-op Principles