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Indivisible Reserve

CWCF: Indivisible Reserve What is an Indivisible Reserve? An indivisible reserve in a worker co-op is property owned by the co-operative/the co-operative movement which can never be divided among members.  It is created by allocating a set percentage (e.g., 20% or 40%) of annual surpluses to the indivisible reserve. Who “owns” the capital in the Indivisible Reserve

CWCF Conference Press Release 2014

Annapolis Valley set to host national worker co-op conference, fall 2014 WOLFVILLE, NS. – The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF) has announced plans to host its 23rd annual fall conference in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley from November 5-8, together with co-host CoopZone. The three-day (+) conference, which brings together many of the Federation’s 60 member CWCF Conference Press Release 2014

2013 CWCF Conference postings

Here are some of the presentations shared at the CWCF-CoopZone Conference in 2013. Good Governance Lynn Hannley_1 Effective Meetings and Decision Making Blair Hamilton Access to Capital Peter Hough_1 Access to Capital Ian Glassford_1 Access to Capital Paul Cabaj_1

CWCF Case Study

This is a brief history of CWCF, from the beginning until early 2018. CWCF case study Final_2018a

Strategies for Developing Immigrant Worker Co-ops

Immigrant Worker Co-op Strategies paper drafted by Hazel Corcoran of the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation. Excerpt: I. Background Through the current Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI) Innovation and Research (I & R) Project, the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation (CWCF), in consultation with its Diversity Committee, is prioritizing worker co-op development in immigrant communities, including approaches and Strategies for Developing Immigrant Worker Co-ops

Guidelines for Determining Whether or Not There Is an Employer-Employee Relationship in a worker Co-op

This Brief attempts to highlight the criteria used to determine whether or not a worker co-op has an employer-employee relationship or is classed as a group of independent contractors. Excerpt: Purpose of This Document 1. The purpose of this Brief is to outline the nature of worker co-operatives and the method for determining whether or Guidelines for Determining Whether or Not There Is an Employer-Employee Relationship in a worker Co-op

The Worker Co-operative Movements in Italy, Mondragon and France: Context, Success Factors and Lessons

Abstract The objective of this paper is to analyze the public policy environment, capitalization environment, availability of federation support, and the context for the worker co-op movements in each of Italy, Mondragon (Spain) and France. These three countries or regions have the largest, most dynamic worker co-op movements in the world. To grow a large The Worker Co-operative Movements in Italy, Mondragon and France: Context, Success Factors and Lessons