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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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For co-operative material information in French, visit the resources pages of the website of le Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario. .

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

  • Co-operatives and the Social Economy

    Co-operative Development

    2012-Oct-16

    Description

    Informational Material

    This document explores the relative contributions that nonprofits and co-operatives make to the social economy and presents a portrait of their areas of economic activity. It highlights the significant economic contribution that social economy organizations make in Ontario and shows some of the differences among organizations in terms of the types of resources they rely upon to make their contributions.

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    DOC 1.28MB

  • Co-operatives in Canada

    Co-operative Engagement

    2014-Jan-15

    Description

    Informational Material

    The only national source of information on non-financial co-operatives. It provides a true portrait of co-ops across the country. Used by co-ops, academics, as well as government and non-government organizations to support research and publications, policy development, education and training and to track trends in co-operative development.
    Most current report: 2009

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    PDF 864KB

  • Co-ops 101 Infographic

    Advocacy & Government Relations

    2016-Nov-17

    Description

    Government Relations Document

    Co-ops 101 Infographic, Nov. 2016

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    PDF 190KB

  • Co-ops 101 Slideshow

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Dec-08

    Description

    Factsheet

    A slideshow outlining basic information on co-ops in Ontario.

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    PDF 889KB

  • Co-ops and Triple Bottom Line

    Co-operative Education

    2015-Mar-16

    Description

    Presentations and Workshop Summaries

    Summary of a presentation given to the community in London, Ontario. This was part of the 2015 speaker series organized by London Co-op Food Store.
    Presentations can be provided with audio narratives, or in person. This is a static PDF version, with no animations or audio. When delivered in person, this presentation is approximately 40 minutes long with questions and answers.

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    PDF 3.03MB

  • Co-ops are Different from Business Corporations

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    STR04 - Part of our series on co-operative structure. A factsheet outlining the difference between a co-op and a private business.

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    PDF 274KB

  • Co-ops are Different from Not-for-Profits

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    STR05 - Part of our series on co-operative structure. A factsheet outlining the difference between a co-op and a not-for-profit corporation.

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    PDF 274KB

  • Co-ops With and Without Share Capital

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    A factsheet on understanding the financial need of a co-op and determining whether a co-op is more suited to operate with or without share capital.

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    PDF 267KB

  • Co-ops Work Facts and Stats

    Co-operative Development

    2011-Oct-26

    Description

    Factsheet

    A colourful and graphical fact sheet on Ontario's co-operative movement. Did you know that co-ops outlive corporations by more than double after 10 years?

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    PDF 1.13MB

  • Co-ops Work Roll-Up Sign

    Co-operative Engagement

    2011-Jul-25

    Description

    Informational Material

    On Co-op's travelling roll-up sign with a series of co-op facts and figures.

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    PDF 612KB

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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2018 OCA Annual General Meeting

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