This is the first time that we offered this new webinar that was recently developed by CWCF. This is a two-part series designed for people who are working in a worker co-op. It covered basic definitions, statistics on the movement, the co-op principles as applied to worker co-ops, and governance and management principles in a…
Co-operatives have twice the success rate of conventional businesses: 40 percent versus 20 percent. Nonetheless, that still means that three out of five co-ops fail. During this interactive webinar, Russ discussed the reasons for co-operative enterprise failure and what can be learned from these hard lessons. Learning from failure
This paper by Greg O’Neill discusses, among other things, the commonalities between Inuit traditional knowledge (or Inuit Quajimajatuqangit (IQ), similar to other indigenous traditions) and the co-operative movement’s values and principles. It begins: “One of the most significant recent developments in redrawing the geo-political map of Canada was the creation of the Nunavut Territory. I…
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The Co-operators has created an insurance program, Co-op Guard, which is designed to meet the needs of co-operatives across Canada, including the members of CWCF. One of the many products included in Co-op Guard is Group Benefits. Offering group benefits is an excellent strategy to attract and retain key employees and can increase both morale…
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This tele-learning session covered a series of questions submitted by worker co-operators, to which Brian Iler gave responses. CWCF Brian Ask a Lawyer July 2016
Our March/April 2016 Newsletter can be found here.