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CWCF’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan


Vision
To be a growing, cohesive network of democratically controlled worker co-ops that provide a high quality of worklife, and support the development of healthy, just and sustainable local economies, based on co-operative values and principles.
Mission
To work in solidarity with our members to achieve our Vision of a Co-operative Economy;
To support the development of new worker co-ops;
To strengthen the Federation, to animate the worker co-operative movement; and
To represent and promote the Canadian worker co-op movement in Canada and internationally.
Strategic Priorities  
Engage and strengthen current members (Worker Co-ops &Regional Federations)
Build Solidarity Economy[i]
Build Awareness and Scale-up Worker Co-operatives
Goals
Grow and strengthen worker co-operatives
Develop and strengthen the worker co-operative eco-system
Increase the capacity and resources available to CWCF
Key Activities
Engage worker co-op members in a variety of ways; in-person,social media, Loomio, and conferences Improve the Technical Assistance Program including grants component
Build up and strengthen leadership
Grow the Tenacity Works Investment Fund
Enhance management skills in worker co-ops
Support worker co-op development
Promote and demonstrate the value of the worker co-op model
Collectively collaborate with solidarity economy organizations
Develop a pilot project for worker co-op start-up training and collaboration
Work more closely with our Quebec Worker Co-op Federations
Develop a marketing strategy for co-op business succession
Engage in federal and provincial lobbying on worker co-op interests

[i] Note the five principles of the solidarity economy (Kawano, Emily, Solidarity Economy, Building and Economy for People & Planet) https://thenextsystem.org/learn/stories/solidarity-economy-building-economy-people-planet

solidarity, cooperation, mutualism;

equity in all dimensions (e.g., race, ethnicity, nationality, class,

and gender, etc.);

participatory democracy;

sustainability; and,

pluralism.