Success Stories

Worker Co-ops are actively involved in the economic and socio-economic fabric of their communities. This page gives a sampling of successful worker co-ops.

Fourth Pig Construction Cuts Carbon Emissions Through Green Building Techniques

“Our feeling was that if we want to build differently then we should also have an organization that’s more sustainable, to sort of model in our practices what we try to do in our work”, says co-founder Matt Adams. Although Fourth Pig, which is based in Ontario’s Muskoka region, takes pride in the design of Fourth Pig Construction Cuts Carbon Emissions Through Green Building Techniques

Planet S Magazine Turns 10!

A New Cooperative Press for a New Media Age September 2012 marked an important historical milestone for Saskatoon and the province’s co-operative movement—Planet S magazine’s first ten years of independent city journalism. Published by an award-winning, home-grown workers’ co-op, its triumph will be remembered as one of this province’s great co-operative campaigns—like the pooling, retail Planet S Magazine Turns 10!

Yellowknife Glass Recyclers Co-op

Yellowknife Glass Recyclers converted to an employee- owned co-op in July 2006 to take advantage of growing popularity of high-quality recycled glassware and the opening of a glass distribution retail store. The full story of this worker co-op conversion is attached as a pdf. Location: Based in Yellowknife, distribution markets across the Northwest Territories and Yellowknife Glass Recyclers Co-op