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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.

  • Child Care Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    SS04 - Part of our sector-specific series of FactSheets. This one outlines basic information on daycare and child care co-ops.

    Download

    PDF 267KB

  • Choosing Charitable Status

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    STR07 - Part of our series on co-operative structure. A factsheet on the pros and cons involved in operating your co-op as a charity.

    Download

    PDF 277KB

  • Choosing Federal or Provincial Incorporation

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    STR03- part of our series on co-operative structure. A factsheet on the differences and similarities between Federal and Provincial Incorporation Acts.

    Download

    PDF 273KB

  • Co-op Act 2009 Changes Overview

    Advocacy & Government Relations

    2010-Mar-11

    Description

    Factsheet

    2009 changes to the Ontario Co-operative Corporations Act - Overview

    Download

    PDF 108KB

  • Co-op Business Model Comparison #2

    Co-operative Development

    2001-Oct-01

    Description

    Factsheet

    A comparison of business models including co-ops, corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships.

    Download

    PDF 708KB

  • Co-op Comparison Chart

    Co-operative Development

    2012-Mar-08

    Description

    Factsheet

    Comparing co-operatives and other forms of business enterprise in a handy, easy to navigate table format.

    Download

    PDF 719KB

  • Co-op Comparison Charts

    Co-operative Development

    2012-Mar-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    Co-op comparisons between co-operatives and other business models.

    Download

    PDF 708KB

  • Co-op Names and Logos You Might Recognize

    Co-operative Engagement

    2014-Apr-10

    Description

    Factsheet

    Co-op logos and categories

    Download

    PDF 912KB

  • Co-op Principles in Plain Language

    Co-operative Development

    2011-Mar-17

    Description

    Factsheet

    The co-op principles are the foundation of co-operatives worldwide.
    To make them more accessible and easy to understand, we present a plain-language translation of each of the seven principles.

    Download

    PDF 71KB

  • Co-operative Business Conversions

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Sep-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    BP09 - Part of our Best Practices series. This fact sheet is valuable for those thinking of converting an existing business into a co-operatively owned enterprise.

    Download

    PDF 270KB

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