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Model By-Laws: Multi-stakeholder Co-operative (under the Quebec Co-operatives Act)

The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation acknowledges that the “Ministère de l’Industrie et du Commerce, Direction des coopératives,” the Government of Quebec’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Co-operative Directorate is the drafter of this document, which originally appeared in French as part of their publication Coopérative de solidarité:  Constitution, Organisation, Fonctionnement.  We are grateful for their Model By-Laws: Multi-stakeholder Co-operative (under the Quebec Co-operatives Act)


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CWCF-CoopZone 2018 Conference Presentations

Click to view the following presentations from the 2018 CWCF-CoopZone Conference: Russ Christianson Financial Management of a Worker Co-op Pascal Billard New generation coops kristen Wittmen new generation coops   Marty Frost Financing your worker co-opChristina Baker CCIF financing for co-operatives Bill Dinsdale ACU financing your worker co-op  Cooperatives First    Social Enterprise Worker Co-ops  Co-operators CoopGuard and MBP         CWCF-CoopZone 2018 Conference Presentations


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2018 AGM Materials

Below are the files you will want to read for CWCF’s 2018 AGM in Winnipeg.  We regret that most of these documents are available only in English.  / Nous regrettons que la plupart de ces documents ne soient disponibles qu’en anglais. Si vous avez besoin d’aide pour comprendre la langue, consultez en français s’il vous plaît avec 2018 AGM Materials


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CICOPA We Own It!

WE OWN IT! is a campaign funded by supporters all around the globe. From national organisations representing cooperatives in Argentina, Italy, the UK, Korea…to cooperative enterprises and groups like the Mondragon Corporation in Spain, The Co-operators in Canada and Ecosviluppo in Italy. Read all about it here: http://www.cicopa.coop/cicopa_old/Stay-tuned-WE-OWN-IT-the-campaign.html


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Conflict Management in a Worker Co-operative with Brian Scott, December 5, 2017

This webinar presented information on concepts, tools and insights into how to reduce the potential for conflict and gain new ideas on how to deal with it when it appears.  Participants had the opportunity to share and learn from each other’s experiences and insights. Brian shared and explored concepts and insights which he has gleaned Conflict Management in a Worker Co-operative with Brian Scott, December 5, 2017


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Good Governance in a Worker Co-operative with Lynn Hannley; November 21, 2017

This webinar discussed practices in good governance for worker co-operatives including discussion on the following governance-related topics as requested by worker co-op members in CWCF’s 2017 member survey. How can worker co-ops move good workers to good member-owners? Discussion about membership and responsibilities and how to share/disseminate that information to new members. Participatory decision-making and Good Governance in a Worker Co-operative with Lynn Hannley; November 21, 2017


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Worker-Owned Cooperatives in Marginalized Communities: Incompatibility and Innovation

Worker-Owned Cooperatives in Marginalized Communities: Incompatibility and Innovation By Princie Reza  Supervised by Justin Podur A Major Paper submitted to the Faculty of Environmental Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Master in Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. July 2017 This paper examines the sufficiency of the worker cooperative model in addressing precarious Worker-Owned Cooperatives in Marginalized Communities: Incompatibility and Innovation


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Anti-Harassment Code of Conduct

In light of increasing legislative requirements in various provinces regarding anti-harassment, and more importantly because CWCF wishes to create a safe environment at all events, CWCF’s Board has enacted this Code of Conduct, for all CWCF events. All attendees including speakers, sponsors and volunteers at CWCF conferences and events are required to agree with this Anti-Harassment Code of Conduct


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Financial Reports: An Essential Tool for Managing Your Co-op with Russ Christianson – May 31, 2017

Many people feel intimidated by financial reports. However, without a thorough understanding of financial information, co-operative enterprises cannot succeed (whether for profit or not-for-profit). Worker co-op owners need to understand their co-op’s financial statements and how their jobs contribute to the financial performance of their enterprise. This webinar reviewed the financial statements of a worker co-operative and Financial Reports: An Essential Tool for Managing Your Co-op with Russ Christianson – May 31, 2017


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