Worker Co-op Profiles

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

Just and Accessible Music School Strikes a Chord With Both Teachers and Students

  By Kenzie Love It all started with a Facebook post. Daniel Ramjattan, a Toronto guitar teacher, had taken to social media to express his frustration with the exploitative practices of traditional music schools. To his surprise, he received a flood of responses from other musicians expressing similar sentiments. The ensuing conversation spurred the creation Just and Accessible Music School Strikes a Chord With Both Teachers and Students


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Sun Certified Proves That Less Can Be More

By Kenzie Love When it comes to building houses, Winnipeg’s Sun Certified Builders Co-operative firmly believes that less is more. By building “passive houses”, well-insulated buildings that require little energy for heating or cooling, Sun Certified’s builders are able to deliver houses that have a lower carbon footprint than ones heated or cooled with conventional Sun Certified Proves That Less Can Be More


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BeetBox Farm Cultivates Community

By Kenzie Love BeetBox Farm  is a worker co-op that places community at the heart of its operations. Established in 2017 near Nepean, Ontario,  its founders were driven by a desire to grow healthy food they could share with people in the surrounding area, primarily through their Community Supported Agriculture program. The BeetBox program allows BeetBox Farm Cultivates Community


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Kootenay Bakery Cafe’ Co-operative Has Found a Recipe for Success

By Kenzie Love In the almost 20 years since it set up shop in Nelson, BC, the Kootenay Bakery Cafe’ Cooperative has developed a reputation for nourishing food and a welcoming environment. The Cafe’ has always emphasized customer service — with the understanding that what’s good for its customers is good for its employees too. Kootenay Bakery Cafe’ Co-operative Has Found a Recipe for Success


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