Throughout 2021 and 2022, OCA will continue to host webinars on topics that are of relevance to co-operative businesses as part of our "Best Practices for Co-operatives" series. Stay tuned for topics and updates as they are available! See below for past topics and presentation materials. 

Building Connections and Developing Relationships in a Virtual World

This webinar aired on June 23, 2021 in partnership with Flow Office Wisdom. We highlighted best practices around how to build meaningful virtual connections.

Everything you ever you wanted to know about the co-op business model but were afraid to ask

This webinar aired on May 19, 2021 in partnership with the Business Centre Guelph Wellington. Participants learned how to incorporate a co-op and raise capital, how to adapt the co-op business model to any enterprise, and about building a business on a foundational belief in people, planet and profit. 


Human Resources Information for Employees and Co-op Employers during COVID-19

This webinar aired on June 16, 2020 in partnership with Flow Office Wisdom. We highlighted best practices around hiring, firing and layoffs during COVID-19, returning to work, and ensuring your workplace is safe, what policies and procedures employees need to adopt, E.I. and other benefits, and how they are effected by returning to work, and much more.

Financial Supports for Individuals and Co-op Business Owners during COVID-19

This webinar aired on April 28th in collaboration with Libro Credit Union and Meridian Credit Union, and highlighted the government supports available to both individuals and co-operative business owners, some of the questions you might want to ask your financial institutions and how to apply for assistance during COVID-19.