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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-operative Training & Consulting

    Co-operative Development

    2012-Sep-14

    Description

    Factsheet

    A handy brochure detailing all of On Co-ops fee-for-service activities with an attached application form.
    Services included: Workshops, Training, Strategic Planning, Board Evaluation, Internship Applications and Recruitment, Coaching, Conference Planning.

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    PDF 818KB

  • Co-ops 101 Slideshow

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Dec-08

    Description

    Factsheet

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

    Download

    PDF 889KB

  • 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: An Overview

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Mar-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    A quick and easy to read summary of the co-operative business enterprise model.

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    PDF 136KB

  • Complete list of all On Co-op FactSheets

    Co-operative Development

    2011-Jul-25

    Description

    Factsheet

    A list of all the documents in the co-op FactSheets series, created by On Co-op.

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    PDF 60KB

  • Developing a Co-op - 10 Steps

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Sep-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    BP 01 - part of our Best Practice Series. Practical advice for those considering starting a co-op of any type.

    Download

    PDF 705KB

  • Directors' Liability and Indemnity

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Nov-01

    Description

    Factsheet

    A factsheet on liability and indemnity for co-op directors.

    Download

    PDF 261KB

News

Guide to Co-op Act written in plain, accessible language

Oct 14, 2015 - On Co-op has created a Guide to Ontario’s Co-operative Corporations Act. The Guide explains the details of the Act, and includes advice about the procedures and protocols that define the operations of co-operatives. The Guide also includes a number of…

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