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Guide to Co-op Act written in plain, accessible language

On Co-op has created a Guide to Ontario‚Äôs Co-operative Corporations Act. The Updated 2012 version of 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 special resources and comments on how certain provisions may be used.
At 200 pages long, the Guide is comprehensive without being overwhelming. It is written in 'plain English'.

  • The Guide includes the changes that were made to the Act in December 2009.

For details on ordering your copy of the Guide, as well as all the topics and special resources included, click here: 


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