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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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  • Renewable Energy Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    SS06- Part of our Secotr Specific series of factsheets. A factsheet on the benefits of the co-op business model with regards to various renewable energy sectors. (i.e. biogas, wind, solar, etc.)

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    PDF 281KB

  • Report on the Co-operative model on Business Enterprise in Ontario

    Advocacy & Government Relations

    2013-Jan-29

    Description

    Government Relations Document

    This report includes: an accurate statistical picture of Ontario’s co-operative sector, a comparison of provincial support provided to co-ops across Canada, an exploration of challenges limiting coop development in Ontario, case studies that demonstrate the viability and success of co-ops in various sectors and research that demonstrates the comparatively outstanding survival rate of co-operative businesses.

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    PDF 376KB

  • Resilience of the Cooperative Business Model in Times of Crisis

    General Resource

    2013-Apr-15

    Description

    Co-op Development Document

    The financial and ensuing economic crisis has had negative impacts on the majority of enterprises; however, cooperative enterprises around the world are
    showing resilience to the crisis. Financial cooperatives remain financially
    sound; consumer cooperatives are reporting increased turnover; worker cooperatives are seeing growth as people choose the cooperative form of
    enterprise to respond to new economic realities.

    Why is this form of enterprise proving so resilient?

    This report will provide historical evidence and current empirical evidence
    that proves that the cooperative model of enterprise survives crisis, but more
    importantly that it is a sustainable form of enterprise able to withstand crisis, maintaining the livelihoods of the communities in which they operate. It will further suggest ways in which the ILO can strengthen its activity in the promotion of cooperatives as a means to address the current crisis and avert future crisis.

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    PDF 3.96MB

  • Resolution to Adopt the UN's SDG's

    Co-operative Engagement

    2017-Aug-29

    Description

    Membership and AGM Materials

    Resolution to adopt the UN's SDG's

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    PDF 454KB

  • Running a Co-op Snack Shack - Teacher's Guide

    Co-operative Education

    2015-Jul-07

    Description

    All 4 Each/High School Curriculum/Youth

    Complimentary resource to the All 4 Each Classroom Co-operatives Teacher's Guide

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    PDF 713KB

  • Running Effective Meetings

    Co-operative Development

    2009-Nov-25

    Description

    Presentations and Workshop Summaries

    A tele-learning presentation on effective meeting tools for Ontario child care co-ops.

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    PDF 337KB

  • Sample Memorandum of Agreement

    Co-operative Education

    2014-Dec-08

    Description

    Informational Material

    Sample of what a Memorandum of Agreement between On Co-op and Host organization would look like.

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    PDF 142KB

  • Science 44 Co-op Spirit Award 2011

    Co-operative Engagement

    2011-Oct-07

    Description

    Spirit Awards Profile

    Science '44 Student Housing Co-operative
    Co-operative Social Responsibility Spirit Award

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    PDF 33KB

  • Sector Recommendations for Changes to Co-op Legislation 2015

    Advocacy & Government Relations

    2015-Oct-31

    Description

    Government Relations Document

    The joint Co-operative Government Relations Committee (representing the province’s co-operatives through the Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario and the Ontario Co-operative Association) is recommending that the Government make three key changes to regulation/oversight of Ontario’s non-financial co-operatives. Open the document to learn more.

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    PDF 154KB

  • Sector Response to FSCO Statement of Priorities

    Advocacy & Government Relations

    2015-Oct-31

    Description

    Government Relations Document

    Co-op Sector Response to FSCO Statement of Priorities

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    PDF 222KB

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