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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.

  • White Paper Report Card Addendum 2010

    Advocacy & Government Relations

    2010-Jul-08

    Description

    White Paper on Co-operative Development

    An addendum to the white paper (2006) report card, outlining actions and results from 2009 and early 2010.

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    PDF 286KB

  • White Paper Report on Co-op Development

    Co-operative Development, Advocacy & Government Relations

    2005-Dec-01

    Description

    White Paper on Co-operative Development

    The On Co-op White Paper on Co-operative Development - written in 2005.

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    PDF 290KB

  • White Paper Summary (English)

    Co-operative Development, Advocacy & Government Relations

    2010-Oct-26

    Description

    White Paper on Co-operative Development

    An executive summary of the contents of the 2005 On Co-op White Paper, in English.

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    PDF 560KB

  • White Paper Summary (Français)

    Advocacy & Government Relations

    2010-Oct-26

    Description

    White Paper on Co-operative Development

    A brief summary of the contents of the 2005 On Co-op White Paper, en français.

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    PDF 642KB

  • Why Get Involved in Government Relations?

    Co-operative Engagement

    2017-Oct-11

    Description

    All 4 Each/High School Curriculum/Youth

    Why Get Involved in Government Relations? by Simone Swail

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    PDF 409KB

  • Why Not Own IT! e-Flyer

    Co-operative Engagement

    2016-Sep-07

    Description

    All 4 Each/High School Curriculum/Youth

    Why Not Own It, a panel presentation on using the worker co-op model to control your future in the IT sector. Part of Geek Week Waterloo Region.

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    PDF 269KB

  • Worker Co-operatives

    Co-operative Development

    2013-Sep-09

    Description

    Factsheet

    SS02 - Part of our Sector-Specific factsheets. This one is an introduction to Worker Co-ops.

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    PDF 273KB

  • Working Together

    Co-operative Education

    2006-Oct-24

    Description

    Study Unit

    Working Together: a study unit. Part of the Co-ops in the Classroom Program.

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    PDF 2.70MB

  • Working with Consultants

    Co-operative Development

    2010-Nov-01

    Description

    Factsheet

    BP 05 - part of our series on Best Practices. A factsheet with guiding principles to consider when seeking out the expertise of, and entering into a professional relationship with a specialized consultant outside a co-operative.

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    PDF 276KB

  • York University Spirit Award 2011

    Co-operative Engagement

    2011-Oct-07

    Description

    Spirit Awards Profile

    JJ McMurtry and Brenda Gainer, Schulich School of Business, York University
    Recipients of 2011 Co-operative Spirit Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Ontario Co-operative Association

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    PDF 48KB

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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