The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED) is a US-based national cooperative network and training program committed to empowering student... Our Co-op Toolbox is available to members only. Please sign up for your membership and gain access to these tools. Username or
The CoopZone Developers' Network is a network of people and organizations dedicated to providing professional assistance to co-op entrepreneurs who are considering starting a new co-op or expanding an existing co-op. For listings of Co-op Developers outside of Ontario, please
This guide covers the basic steps to start a co-operative. It's aimed at groups starting either co-op businesses or non-profit co-ops. The Guide to... Our Co-op Toolbox is available to members only. Please sign up for your membership and gain
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
Multistakeholder cooperatives (MSCs) are co-ops that formally allow for governance by representatives of two or more “stakeholder” groups within the s... Our Co-op Toolbox is available to members only. Please sign up for your membership and gain access to these tools.
Individual co-ops are stronger when they work together. A secondary co-operative is a co-operative business democratically controlled by its members, all of whom are themselves co-operatives and share certain aims or values in common. The secondary co-operative can be a way for
More and more communities are setting up food co-ops so they can get good food at an affordable price and have more control over where their food come... Our Co-op Toolbox is available to members only. Please sign up for your