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Co-op Links & Resources

On this page you will find links to other co-operative associations at the international, national, provincial, and regional levels (including language and sector specific umbrella organizations). You will also find links to important co-op reports, resources, tools, promotional/ informative videos, and resources specifically tailored for youth. Email us (contact below) if you know of a great resource we've missed, or if you have questions about co-op development.   


CANADIAN CO-OPERATIVE LINKS


CANADIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LINKS

  • The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CED Net) a national, member-led organization commited to strengthening Canadian communites by creating economic opportunities that enhance social and environmental conditions.
  • Canadian Centre for Community Renewal works with communities to increase their resilience and self-reliance, especially their capacity to to equitably meet their needs for food, energy, finance and shelter in the face of modern transitions (particularly climate change and peak oil)
  • The Canadian Social Economy Hub acts as a facilitator promoting collaboration among six regional research centres across Canada while creating opportunities and exchanges with international networks.


INTERNATIONAL LINKS


GOVERNMENT LINKS

National

Provincial

Provincial Funding Opportunities


SECTOR OR REGIONAL UMBRELLA ORGANIZATIONS


CO-OPERATIVE RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LINKS

Research

Education


CO-OP RESOURCE LINKS

  • Cultivate.coop. A wiki dedicated to gathering co-op knowledge and resources.
  • CoopZone provides tools, co-op development resources and advice on starting and growing co-operatives.
  • Co-op Tools Insight into deliberative democracy, participatory governance, flat organization models and large group decision-making techniques.
  • Co-op Housing Bookstore provides educational materials to help housing co-ops in their day-to-day management and in building stronger communities.
  • Northcounty Co-operative Foundation Helping transform lives and communities through co-operative enterprise.
  • CCA Social Media Resources archive of webinars and other media.
  • Co-op Canada Accelerator was established in the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives to help nudge the Canadian cooperative movement front and centre in the new economy.


REPORTS & DOCUMENTS


CO-OP YOUTH


INFORMATIVE AND PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS & VISUALS

Visual Archives

Visuals of Note


CO-OPS IN THE MEDIA

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

33rd Annual Directors' Forum

Sep 28, 2017 + others - 33rd Annual Directors' Forum

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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.