factors contribute to the success of new co-ops? What factors
hinder their growth? What effective solutions can help address
these challenges and lead to positive outcomes?
Effective Practices in Starting Co-operatives - The Voice of Canadian
Co-op Developers provides insights and practical suggestions
on these critical questions, as well as many other aspects of
co-op development. Canada has a rich treasury of experienced co-operative
developers whose insights and advice has helped many people start
co-operatives in order to meet their economic and social needs.
This volume contains a collection of essays written by co-op developers/facilitators
and passages from interviews with developers across Canada and
co-op development experts from Québec. Developers on Developing
is an effort to document effective practices for developing new
co-operatives under diverse conditions in Canada.
The accompanying video provides thematic excerpts from a round
table discussion with developers on challenges and critical issues
in starting co-ops. The DVD can be a useful tool for workshops
and training session on co-op education.
· Guideposts for the Journey
· Financing Co-ops
· Working Together to Make Co-ops Work
· Collaborative Strategies for Addressing Certain Needs
· Co-operating into the Future
· Case Studies and Tools
pages, 2008, 6" x 9", paperbound