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On Co-op has a large online library providing information on co-op development, the various co-op sectors, and the socio-economic impact of co-operatives in Ontario. Some of these documents cannot be found anywhere else on this site.

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The On Co-op Documents Library: a source for documents and resources for both new and established co-ops.

  • Business Model Comparison Sheet

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    A table that compares the co-op model with other forms of enterprise in a table format.

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    PDF 708KB

  • 2009 Changes to Ontario's Co-operative Corporations Act

    Co-operative Development

    2011-Jul-21

    Description

    Factsheet

    ACT02 - A factsheet on significant changes made to the Act in 2009 that offer a number of improvements for co-ops.

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    PDF 272KB

  • About our Guide to the Ontario Co-operative Corporations Act

    Co-operative Development

    2011-Jul-21

    Description

    Factsheet

    ACT01 - Part of our series about changes to the Co-operative Corporations Act. A factsheet briefly describing the fundamentals of the Act with information on how to order a copy of the comprehensive On Co-op Guide.

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    PDF 173KB

  • Alberta co-operative durability report

    Co-operative Development

    2012-Feb-22

    Description

    Factsheet

    2011 study on the long term prospects of Alberta co-opertives.

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    PDF 1.49MB

  • Audits for Ontario Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Nov-01

    Description

    Factsheet

    BP 10 - Part of our Best Practices series. A factsheet on the specific requirements about performing audits and restrictions or allowances for the process.

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    PDF 275KB

  • BC Co-op survivability study

    Co-operative Development

    2012-Feb-22

    Description

    Factsheet

    2011 report on the long term durability of British Columbia co-operatives.

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    PDF 563KB

  • Business Model Comparison #1

    Co-operative Development

    2010-May-03

    Description

    Factsheet

    A comparison of co-operative, investor-owned and non-profit business models.

    Download

    PDF 29KB

  • Changes to Ontario's Act - Acclamation of Directors

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Jun-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    ACT05 - A factsheet outlining 2009 changes to the Co-operative Corporations Act regarding acclamation of directors.

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    PDF 276KB

  • Changes to Ontario's Act - Electronic Member Meetings

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Jun-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    ACT03 - Part of series about the Ontario Co-operative Corporations Act. A factsheet outlining the 2009 changes to the Co-operative Corporations Act regarding electronic member meetings.

    Download

    PDF 286KB

  • Changes to Ontario's Act - Non-Member Directors on the Board

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Jun-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    ACT04 - Part of our series about changes to the act. A factsheet outlining 2009 changes to the Co-operative Corporations Act regarding non-member directors.

    Download

    PDF 280KB

News

Co-op Principles in Plain Language

Oct 12, 2015 - The co-op principles are the foundation of co-operatives worldwide. To make them more accessible and easy to understand, On Co-op presents a plain-language translation of each of the seven international principles.

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Events

33rd Annual Directors' Forum

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

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