Guide to the Co-operative Corporations Act in Ontario

Ontario’s Co-operative Corporations Act describes what a co-operative is and dictates how co‑operatives must operate. However, because the Act is legislation, written by parliamentarians and lawyers, it uses specialized terms that can be confusing to people outside the legal profession. That’s

Solidarity as a Business Model: A Multistakeholder Co-ops Manual

Solidarity as a Business Model: A Multistakeholder Co-ops Manual

Multistakeholder cooperatives (MSCs) are co-ops that formally allow for governance by representatives of two or more “stakeholder” groups within the same organization, including consumers, producers, workers, volunteers or general community supporters. Rather than being organized around a single class of members