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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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  • Election of Directors - Appendix: Sample Script

    Co-operative Development

    2011-Jul-21

    Description

    Factsheet

    APPENDIX - A sample script for running elections for directors.

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    PDF 482KB

  • Finacial Services Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Sep-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    SS01 - part of our "Sector Specific" series of fact sheets. This one is an introduction to Financial services co-operatives.

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    PDF 273KB

  • Financing a Co-operative

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Apr-06

    Description

    Factsheet

    BP02 - A factsheet on the different avenues of financing available to co-operatives in various incorporation structures. Updated July 2013.

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    PDF 275KB

  • Food and Farm Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Sep-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    SS05 - Part of our Sector Specific series of Fact Sheets, this insightful document is a great introduction to the wide world of food and farm co-operatives.

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    PDF 279KB

  • For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Nov-01

    Description

    Factsheet

    STR06 - Part of our series on co-operative structure. A factsheet comparing not-for-profit and for-profit co-ops.

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    PDF 275KB

  • Housing Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    SS02- Part of our Sector-Specific series of FactSheets. This sheet discusses the benefits of housing co-ops in Ontario, including not-for-profit, equity, and student housing co-ops.

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    PDF 268KB

  • How to Incorporate a Co-operative in Ontario

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    STR02 - Part of our series on Co-operative Structure. A factsheet on the processes necessary for incorporating a co-op.

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    PDF 283KB

  • How To: Guidelines for Running a Good AGM

    General Resource

    2013-Apr-19

    Description

    Factsheet

    A brief guide for running an AGM.

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    PDF 397KB

  • How To: Guidelines for Running a Members' Meeting

    General Resource

    2013-Apr-19

    Description

    Factsheet

    A brief guide for running a members' meeting.

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    PDF 392KB

  • How To: Hold Effective Board of Directors Meetings

    General Resource

    2013-Apr-19

    Description

    Factsheet

    A brief how-to guide on holding effective board of directors meetings

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    PDF 498KB

News

Co-op Principles in Plain Language

Oct 12, 2015 - The co-op principles are the foundation of co-operatives worldwide. To make them more accessible and easy to understand, On Co-op presents a plain-language translation of each of the seven international principles.

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33rd Annual Directors' Forum

Sep 28, 2017 + others - 33rd Annual Directors' Forum

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