ATTEND AN OFB ROUNDTABLE IN YOUR AREA
The Open For Business (OFB) roundtables, supported by the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment and facilitated by Pillar Non-profit Network, will help identify pressing issues for the social enterprise sector ** including co-operatives, caisse populaires and credit unions ***,
Areas to address include administrative and regulatory burdens that may prevent co-ops from starting and scaling up. Priorities will help set the stage for an official Open for Business Roundtable process on social enterprise in Ontario.
All six OFB sessions are open to co-ops, caisse populaires and credit unions. The January 15th session in Guelph is the ONLY ONE with a special focus on co-operatives. Co-ops from around the province may -- and should -- attend their local OFB session so that their voice (and the co-op voice!) is heard from around the province.
Dates of all six OFB sessions: Dec 9, Toronto; Dec 10 , Ottawa English; Dec 18, Sudbury & Thunder Bay [joint through live/teleconference]; Jan 9, London; Jan 15, Guelph Co-operatives; Jan 16, Ottawa French. Each session has its own unique registration link, available below:
New FACTSheets now available!
Discover our new and updated quick-reference materials about co-op sectors, best practices, legislation, and structure.
New Co-operatives in Ontario
Provincewide, people continue to choose co-operative enterprises. They choose co-ops because we are values-based, accountable, and community-oriented. Here are some of Ontario`s recently incorporated co-ops:
Send it Courier Co-operative
Muskoka Energy Co-operative
Green Energy Nexus 2 Renewable Energy Co-op
The Branches Good Work Co-operative
The Hammer Active Alternative Transportation Co-operative
Airlink Limo Service Co-operative
Beneplan Employee Benefits Co-operative
Big On Green Worker Co-operative
Cooperative Mafrani Inc.
Dandelion Health Food Co-operative
Co-ops Are Cool!
Want to find out more about the great things co-ops do?
Did you know that mornings are 28% more chipper because of co-ops? Or that co-ops make the world smell nicer? For more quirky, interesting facts about co-ops, check out our Co-ops Are Cool webpages, created and generously donated to On Co-op by The Co-operators.
Sep 19, 2013 - After a successful launch event this morning at the Toronto Stock Exchange, SolarShare Co-operative, a non-profit Toronto-based organization now has improved access to capital from over 100 impact investors.