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Business Support Services

With a over a combined 136 years in the co-operative and credit union sector and a strong commitment to and passion for strengthening co-operatives, we have the expertise and experience to provide the training, services, and resources that your co-operative needs.

Supporting you with the tools to success.

Everyone can benefit from the training and services we provide and the resources we create specifically for the co-operative community. Helping them grow, become stronger, and supporting their successes and contributions to the social economy is key to the work we do.

The Ontario Co-operative Association staff at a Worker Co-operatives conference in Ontario

Check out the sections and tabs below to see how we can best support your success.



Let our award-winning educators introduce you, your staff, class or team to our incredible co-operative sector through our interactive ON Board program - and inspire a new generation of engaged employees, citizens & co-op champions!



Access individuals and organizations with specialized expertise on co-operatives to help you with you your business needs!



If you are thinking about starting a co-operative business, we have a variety of services and resources that can help, including: a free 30- minute consultation to discuss your idea, a Starting A Co-operative Guide, a Business Plan Workbook, and more.



OCA has a suite of downloadable resources for Ontario co-operatives that will provide easy to digest information about all your co-op needs. Topics include: Development, Governance, Membership, Management, Legislation and others, offered in a variety of formats including: documents, FactSheets, guides, and workbooks.

Local Food & Farm Co-operatives

Local Food & Farm Co-operatives

Building equitable, resilient and connected local food systems in Ontario.

If you are looking for community and connection, join LFFC's new Pollinators of Change Online Community - a space where like-minded people can connect, learn, share, and grow together. Within their Online Community, you'll find local food and farm advocates, co-operatives, businesses, social enterprises, organizations, associations, non-profits, credit unions and more. 

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“I was certain I understood the law correctly and [your resources] have been a godsend. Your Guide to the Co-operative Corporations Act should be on every co-op desk in the province.”

Alex McClain, Oke Street Housing Co-operative

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