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In Ontario, there are 1,300 co-operatives with 15,500 employees and a combined membership of well over one million. While co-ops work and provide service in a vast array of  sectors, we are strongest when we work together and foster the sixth International Principle of Co-operation: co-operation among co-ops. On Co-op imagines a co-operative sector in Ontario where everyone works together to make this province a supportive and prosperous environment for co-ops.

There are any number of ways to get involved, each allowing you to contribute your own unique skills, resources and personality. Follow the links below to find out how you can pitch in!

JOIN A COMMITTEE

On Co-op is guided by its membership, and committees are the avenue through which we hear your voice. Volunteer for one of On Co-op's committees to make your opinions heard!

JOIN OUR BOARD

Have a say in the strategic direction of the organization and in helping us to achieve our mission to lead, cultivate and connect co-ops! Put forward your nomination before our Annual General Meeting.  

JOIN OUR MEMBERSHIP

Does your organization believe in the co-operative principles? Are you invested in the future of the co-operative movement? The commitment of our members help us deliver research, education, advocacy, networks, tools and resources that support the success and sustainability of co-operatives and the movement. Learn more about becomming a member

BECOME A CO-OP ADVOCATE

As great as the co-op sector is, people won't know about it if we don't tell them. Find out how you can spread the word about your co-op and co-ops in general!

BECOME A CYL FACILITATOR

The Co-operative Young Leaders program succeeds because of our volunteer facilitators—people from the co-op community who volunteer their time to help the new generation of co-operators have a great summer experience. Find out how to become a facilitator today!

SPONSOR CYL

CYL is an investment in youth - and the future of your co-op or credit union. The benefits of developing leadership and communication skills within your organization's youth will benefit both your co-op and your members, all year around! Make CYL a part of your organization's youth engagement strategy and learn about the different ways you can support CYL!

SPONSOR AN EVENT

On Co-op works to promote and unite the co-op sector in Ontario through events like the provincial Co-op Conference,Regional Co-op Roundtables, but membership dues alone aren't enough to make these events truly great. [requires javascript] to help out—and promote your organization—by sponsoring one of On Co-op's events!

BE A SPEAKER

Do you have expertise to share? Are you passionate about a subject that other co-ops and co-op members might benefit from? [requires javascript], and we'll connect you with people who need to hear what you have to say!

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Running great events requires a lot of great people. Want to be part of one of our events? [requires javascript] and volunteer!

WORK FOR A CO-OP

Co-ops are successful because of their dedicated and motivated employees. Want to be one of them? Co-ops are in every imaginable sector of the economy—which means you can probably find a job in the co-op or credit union movements in whatever field interests you! Visit our Job Postings Board to find out more!

POST A CO-OP JOB

The On Co-op Job Postings Board is a resource to connect co-ops with the help they need. If you are a co-op, or if your organization supports co-ops, there is no charge to have a position listed on the Board; simply send a PDF or DOC file of the job description to our Membership and Communications Manager using the information at the bottom of this page to have your position listed.

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News

Guide to Co-op Act written in plain, accessible language

Oct 14, 2015 - On Co-op has created a Guide to Ontario’s Co-operative Corporations Act. The Guide explains the details of the Act, and includes advice about the procedures and protocols that define the operations of co-operatives. The Guide also includes a number of…

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Events

34th Annual Directors' Forum Conference

Oct 11, 2018 + others - Directors of credit unions and caisses populaires are invited to join us for a unique learning, professional development and networking opportunity! New as well as young Directors are also highly encouraged to attend!

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The On Co-op e-Directory is a comprehensive listing of more than 1,300 Ontario-based Co-operatives, Credit Unions and Caisse Populaires. Search by city, name, type of co-op or keyword.

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On Co-op is a trade association and capacity-building organization that develops, engages, educates and advocates for Ontario's co-op businesses.