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Training and Consulting Services

Cultivating Co-operatives. Facilitating Change.

Contract On Co-op staff for projects that you might normally look to independent contractors to complete. We have expertise in areas of work including board development, strategic planning, event planning, meeting and workshop facilitation, member/client relations, internship applications and recruitment, communications, writing, editing and much more! Feel free to print off the brochure from the link at right. Please contact us for more information.


Our Workshops are great tools to generate enthusiasm and stimulate discussion. On Co-op presents informative and engaging workshops for groups of all sizes on topics ranging from Co-ops 101, to conflict resolution, to meeting facilitation and beyond. We can also tailor the workshop to the needs of your organization and provide any other materials upon request. 


Training sessions led by On Co-op are beneficial for both new and well-established co-operatives. A training session consists of a full- or half-day small group session led by an On Co-op staff member. Popular topics include board of directors training and financial profile training.

Strategic Planning

It is vital to periodically revisit the mission of your co-operative to most effectively meet the evolving needs of your members. On Co-op can facilitate and guide a series of sessions to develop or clarify a mission statement, refocus co-op activities or address other issues that require serious attention.

Conference Planning

Tap into On Co-op's conference planning expertise. We have years of experience planning events for the co-op and credit union sector, including the annual Director's Forum and Queen's Park Reception, as well as our own conferences, fundraisers, galas and AGMs. We'll partner and collaborate with you to design an event to remember. 

Board Evaluation

An effective Board of Directors is a tremendous asset to your co-operative organization. On Co-op can facilitate a Board evaluation and provide a detailed report that identifies strengths and weaknesses of the board and recommends areas for improvement. Afterward, we'll lead an action plan development session to help you apply these lessons to your co-op.


One-on-one coaching is a valuable professional development tool. Inquire for the full list of regular topics and about custom coaching scenarios. Coaching sessions can be part of a larger contract (e.g. morning workshop with staff, afternoon individual coaching) or can be a stand-alone service. Two hour minimum. Sessions with the Executive Director are booked at a premium rate.

Internship Applications and Recruitment

Invest in the future of your co-op. On Co-op has extensive experience writing internship applications, negotiating and securing internship funding, and vetting candidates. For a fee, On Co-op will develop an intern application, post job descriptions, screen the candidates and set up interviews for you. We can also set up a webinar or conference series to help your interns maximize their knowledge of the co-op movement and sector. Alternatively, we can do a one-time coaching session to walk you through the process. 



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