Resources and Factsheets

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BP01: Developing a Co-op
BP02: Financing a Co-op (with or without share capital)
BP03: Using Offering Statements to Raise Capital

BP04: Director’s Liability and Indemnity

BP05: Working With Consultants

BP06: Partnering with the GovernmentUPDATE PENDING

BP07: Making Fundamental Changes

BP08: Succession PlanningUPDATE PENDING
BP09: Co-operative Business Conversions

BP10: Audits for Ontario Co-operativesUPDATE PENDING

BP11: Making the Co-op Principles Work for You


SS01: Financial Services Co-operatives
SS02: Worker Co-operatives

SS03: Housing Co-operatives

SS04: Child Care Co-operatives

SS05: Food & Farm Co-operatives

SS06: Renewable Energy Co-operativesUPDATE PENDING


STR01: What is a Co-operative?
STR02: How to Incorporate a Co-op in Ontario

STR03: Choosing Federal or Provincial Incorporation

STR04: Co-operatives are Different from Business Corporations

STR05: Co-operatives are Different from Not-for-Profits
STR06: For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Co-ops

STR07: Choosing Charitable Status


ACT01: Guide to the Ontario Co-operative Corporations Act

ACT02: 2009 Changes to Ontario’s Co-operative Corporations Act

ACT03: Changes to Ontario’s Act: Electronic Member Meetings

ACT04: Changes to Ontario’s Act: Non-Member Directors on the Board

ACT05: Changes to Ontario’s Act: Acclamation of Directors 

ACT06: 2019 Updates to the Ontario Act: Limit on Non-Member Business and Exemption from Audit Provisions