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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-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 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 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 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 101 Slideshow

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Dec-08

    Description

    Factsheet

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

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    PDF 889KB

  • 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-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.

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    PDF 270KB

  • 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-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 Comparison Charts

    Co-operative Development

    2012-Mar-28

    Description

    Factsheet

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

    Download

    PDF 708KB

News

Risk Management

Oct 1, 2015 - Introduction to Co-op Guard

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Events

34th Annual Directors' Forum Conference

Oct 11, 2018 + others - Directors of credit unions and caisses populaires are invited to join us for a unique learning, professional development and networking opportunity! New as well as young Directors are also highly encouraged to attend!

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