Despite member-controlled and community-centric businesses gaining much appeal and generating billions in revenue, laws that govern co-ops in Ontario are strikingly outdated and restrictive.
The difference between a regional food hub and a conventional distributor is the attention to triple bottom line accounting
Toronto area co-operatives came together for a roundtable conversation in October to figure out methods of mutual support.
Published in the middle of the Local Organic Food Co-ops' 3rd Annual Assembly last November, this Toronto Star article created great momentum and enthusiasm in the middle of the gathering! The West End Food Co-op has just launched an Open the Store
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In 2006, the only grocery store in Teeswater, Ontario, closed its doors. This closure was the final turnover in a series of private chain stores that had opened and operated in the same location for a short time and then closed. This
The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives. This FactSheet, put together by the Ontario Co-op Association, outlines the goals of the year and offers suggestions for promotion of and within your co-op or credit union.