The Garden City Food Co-op in St. Catharines has developed an engaging guide to hosting a dinner party as part of their member engagement strategy.
The internet is a powerful platform for convening people, ideas, services, and goods, and has in the past number of years begun to show its potential for supporting local food production and distribution. The Oklahoma Food Cooperative pioneered its unique
West End Food Co-op's Purchaser Committee met for the first time this week, demonstrating a strong awareness of food democracy in the community.
Workshop powerpoints and resources from the 4th Annual Assembly will be made available here as they are submitted. Enjoy! Mark Ventry - Effective Boards Russ Christianson - Engaging Members Russ Christianson - Co-op Sustainability Scorecard John Blackwell and Debbie Sexsmith
Etymologically consensus means to “think or feel together.”
This Win-Win Negotiations briefing can be a useful tool in creating positive outcomes for all stakeholders. It is an essential tool in effective communication and conflict transformation.
This is a template business plan that explains what you need to write in each section for your own co-operative, written by Ontario Co-op Developer Russ Christianson. Co-op Business Plan Basics
This article from USDA Rural Development examines organic producer marketing cooperatives in the United States. After a 1991 survey, the author notes that these co-ops have experienced ongoing growth and development, alongside their conventional counterparts.