How to Start a Student-Run Food Co-op

How to Start a Student-Run Food Co-op

The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED) is a US-based national cooperative network and training program committed to empowering students to create ethically-sourced, cooperatively-run food enterprises on college campuses. CoFED provides  retreats and resources with regional organizers to support student groups as they

FSCO: Guide to Setting Up a Co-op in Ontario

FSCO: Guide to Setting Up a Co-op in Ontario

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 Setting up a Co-operative contains general information about the Co-operative Corporations Act and basic financial matters. It is only an

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

How to Set Up a Secondary Co-op

How to Set Up a Secondary Co-op

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