Cooperative enterprises provide the organizational means whereby a significant proportion of humanity is able to take into its own hands the tasks of creating productive employment, overcoming poverty and achieving social integration. They constitute a model for a people-centred and sustainable form of societal organization, based on equity, justice and solidarity.
In honour of Women's History Month International Women's Day, the LOFC Network has curated a list of fabulous resources on important role of women within food systems and co-operatives. Did you know that women in North America had an equal vote in co-ops before they did in the rest of society?
This article from the Toronto Star features Netaweketata and True North Community Co-op, in their innovative partnership with FoodShare to bring fresh foods to the North at an affordable price. Northern reserve goes bananas for fresh produce from Ontario Food
The question for CSA farmers is not how do I get one started, but how do I keep it going? The amount of work and the level of responsibility to you... Our Co-op Toolbox is available to members only. Please sign up
This short checklist from the Chefs Collaborative is designed to help ensure that the farmers and food suppliers you work with value nature on and su... Our Co-op Toolbox is available to members only. Please sign up for your membership
The German Advisory Council on Global Change published this factsheet in 2011 on global environmental megatrends, with a focus on carbon, ecosystems, land, water, and democracy.
Eat-In Ontario is a province-wide fall harvest celebration with fun-ﬁlled activities, using fresh local produce to teach students of all ages the joys of cooking, growing and tasting good, healthy food. This event is part of FoodShare's Recipe for Change initiative,
This Globe and Mail article reviews FarmStart and the success of farmers who have had the benefit of participating in its incubator farms. Through this program, urban farming is making fresh, local, sustainable food available to city dwellers, linking city