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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.

  • 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

  • Succession Planning

    Co-operative Development

    2011-Jul-21

    Description

    Factsheet

    BP 08 - Part of our Best Practices series. A factsheet on identifying and preparing suitable employees through mentoring, training, organizational involvement (etc.) to succeed older employees who retire and leave the organization.

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    PDF 281KB

  • Using Offering Statements to Raise Capital

    Co-operative Development

    2011-Jul-21

    Description

    Factsheet

    BP03 - A factsheet on the preparation and delivery of offering statements required for the selling of securities to prospective purchasers. Updated July 2013

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    PDF 282KB

  • What is a Co-operative?

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Sep-28

    Description

    Factsheet

    STR01 - Part of our Factsheet series on co-operative structure. One of our most popular factsheets!
    A 4-page FactSheet to introduce and explain the co-operative business enterprise model and explore the fundamental characteristics of a co-op.

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    PDF 289KB

  • Worker Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Sep-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    SS02 - Part of our Sector-Specific factsheets. This one is an introduction to Worker Co-ops.

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    PDF 273KB

  • Working with Consultants

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Nov-01

    Description

    Factsheet

    BP 05 - part of our series on Best Practices. A factsheet with guiding principles to consider when seeking out the expertise of, and entering into a professional relationship with a specialized consultant outside a co-operative.

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    PDF 276KB

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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33rd Annual Directors' Forum

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

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