Documents

Worker Cooperatives and Revolution: History and Possibilities in the United States

This book, published in 2014, attempts to bring Marxism and the solidarity economy together in both theory and practice. Since the financial crisis of 2008 and the global popular protests of 2011, more people have begun to wonder and speculate: what’s next for civilization? The economic, social, and political status quo seems unsustainable, but what Worker Cooperatives and Revolution: History and Possibilities in the United States

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)

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

Culture (including indigenous culture) and Social Change

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 Culture (including indigenous culture) and Social Change

CWCF AGM 2015 documents

2015 Annual-report-CWCF 2014 AGM minutes final draft Form of Resolutions 2015 Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation 2015 FS Greetings for the CWCF 2015 Resolution- Regional fed dues Resolution_TFSA_Assoc_Members AgendaAGM15_fnl Strategic plan Nov 2014-Nov2017_fnl Board Candidate Bios Lee Fuge Bio Oct 2015Jessica ProvencherReba Plummer Board Bio 2015

Model Worker Co-op Bylaws

These model worker co-op bylaws, with annotations, were written for the Nova Scotia Co-operative Associations Act, but can be adapted readily to other jurisdictions.   AnnotatedModelBylawsforWorkerCoop_NS_fnl

Technical Assistance Program Information

[Also available in French; aussi disponible en français.] Information on the CWCF Emergency Relief / Survival Planning Funding (SPF) is available here.  This SPF program funding ends on August 31, 2020. CWCF Technical Assistance Program  The Canadian Worker Co-op Federation (“CWCF”) offers small grants, through our accumulated reserves, to worker co-operatives to help pay for Technical Assistance Program Information

Co-operation 2011 – Videos, PowerPoints and Notes (Français et English)

Co-operation 2011 – Videos, PowerPoints and Notes (Français et English) Français Congrès sur la transmission d’entreprises aux employés Congrès nord-américain de la coopération du travail 2011 English Business Succession and Employee Ownership Conference North American Worker Co-operative Conference