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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.
Record-breaking Roundtable and Conference Series Supported by Trillium Grant
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.
Renewable Energy Co-operatives Scan, Canada January 2012
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.
Renewable Energy Co-operatives
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.)
Report on the Co-operative model on Business Enterprise in Ontario
Advocacy & Government Relations
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.
Resilience of the Cooperative Business Model in Times of Crisis
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.
Resolution to Adopt the UN's SDG's
Membership and AGM Materials
Resolution to adopt the UN's SDG's
Running a Co-op Snack Shack - Teacher's Guide
All 4 Each/High School Curriculum/Youth
Complimentary resource to the All 4 Each Classroom Co-operatives Teacher's Guide
Running Effective Meetings
Presentations and Workshop Summaries
A tele-learning presentation on effective meeting tools for Ontario child care co-ops.
Sample Memorandum of Agreement
Sample of what a Memorandum of Agreement between On Co-op and Host organization would look like.
Science 44 Co-op Spirit Award 2011
Spirit Awards Profile
Science '44 Student Housing Co-operative
Co-operative Social Responsibility Spirit Award