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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-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.

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    PDF 719KB

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Changes to Ontario's Act - Non-Member Directors on the Board

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Jun-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    ACT04 - Part of our series about changes to the act. A factsheet outlining 2009 changes to the Co-operative Corporations Act regarding non-member directors.

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    PDF 280KB

  • Changes to Ontario's Act - Electronic Member Meetings

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Jun-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    ACT03 - Part of series about the Ontario Co-operative Corporations Act. A factsheet outlining the 2009 changes to the Co-operative Corporations Act regarding electronic member meetings.

    Download

    PDF 286KB

  • Changes to Ontario's Act - Acclamation of Directors

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Jun-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    ACT05 - A factsheet outlining 2009 changes to the Co-operative Corporations Act regarding acclamation of directors.

    Download

    PDF 276KB

  • Business Model Comparison #1

    Co-operative Development

    2010-May-03

    Description

    Factsheet

    A comparison of co-operative, investor-owned and non-profit business models.

    Download

    PDF 29KB

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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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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