Co-operatives

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Although they are in urgent need of economic innovation, the fishing ports off the north Atlantic may not be ready for co-operatives. So the co-op federation is expanding its range of services and...
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An organization in Ottawa's Centretown offers access to affordable laundering and to life and business management skills. Can it do all this and make it as a fully-fledged co-operative?
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A training program in British Columbia applies a powerful combination to co-op development: the resources of federal self-employment assistance and the wisdom of Ernesto Sirolli's Enterprise...
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Community co-operatives are the structure around which the identity and self-determination of rural towns can crystallize when municipal amalgamation is the order of the day.
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The spontaneous, even chaotic development of the Coopératives jeunesse de services to date is indicative of the flexibility and capacity of this worker co-op training model for mobilizing teenagers...
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On the basis of 30 years of industrial activity in the Pacific Northwest, John Pencavel has written a thorough (if dense) assessment of the role and future of worker co-ops in the forest sector.
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Modelled after the Human Resources Development Association in Halifax, this partnership program requires that a successful co-op develop and sponsor a new business that is organized, manned, and...
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To secure more control of costs and market share, the New Generation Co-operative strives to integrate commodity producers into a chain of processes leading to the end-user. Membership is confined to...
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The worker-owned business is owned in its majority or in whole by most or all of its employees by means of a joint-stock corporate structure or a co-operative structure. The term also implies a...
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Struggling to survive drastic restructuring in B.C.'s forest industry, small-time harvesters and processors in Quesnel combined forces: they created a co-op to channel "nuisance" birch and aspen into...