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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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  • Record-breaking Roundtable and Conference Series Supported by Trillium Grant

    Co-operative Development

    2014-Oct-19

    Description

    Co-op Development Document

    Made possible by almost $200k in funding from an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, a project of the Ontario government, On Co-op has launched a ground-breaking series of 30 community roundtables being held from September - November, 2013 and 6 regional conferences scheduled to take place in February - March, 2015.
    The Outreach Roundtable Series, taking place now, provides unique opportunities for co-op leaders, board members and front-line staff to meet and network with representatives from other co-ops within the community. Each meeting - tailored to the needs of its region - is hosted by one of our six dynamic regional managers who have been energizing co-ops in their area to work together and make their co-ops stronger. Co-op networks in select Ontario communities are already fostering a more resilient co-operative identity.

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    PDF 54KB

  • Renewable Energy Co-operatives Scan, Canada January 2012

    Co-operative Engagement

    2012-Mar-02

    Description

    Informational Material

    The focus of the report is on RE applications for grid-connected electricity generation from low-impact renewable sources, including solar, wind, biogas and small hydro. While RE co-ops that produce non-electricity renewable energy services (e.g. heat and transportation) are also emerging in Canada and internationally, they are only given passing mention here in order to provide a focus on an under researched but central sector for environmental practitioners, co-operators, and policy makers.

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    PDF 275KB

  • 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

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