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!
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
BE A SPEAKER
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
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.