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Guide to Federal Bylaws

Writing bylaws is an important step in the process of creating your co-op. Bylaws are the…

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Filing a Memorandum of Association

Incorporating in British Columbia is a bit of a process. So use the three documents on…

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Workplan for incorporating in Saskatchewan

This workplan is designed for steering committees and boards of co-operatives developing in Saskatchewan. This plan…

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Provincial comparison

By province, here’s a snapshot of the differences and similarities of incorporating a co-op in western…

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Incorporating in Manitoba

To incorporate a co-operative in Manitoba, download the guide supplied here and use the forms provided…

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Workplan for incorporating in Alberta

Designed for steering committees and boards of co-operatives developing in Alberta, this plan can help coordinate…

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Workplan for incorporating in British Columbia

Designed for steering committees and boards of co-operatives developing in British Columbia, this plan can help…

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Filing Articles of Incorporation in Alberta

To begin filling in your articles of incorporation in Alberta, please download the PDF or visit…

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Sample Bylaws for a Federal Co-op

These sample bylaws are designed for groups incorporating a federal co-op. They can help co-ops navigate…

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Workplan for incorporating in Manitoba

Designed for steering committees and boards of co-operatives developing in Manitoba, this plan can help coordinate…

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Workplan for incorporating federally

This plan is designed for steering committees and boards of co-operatives who want to incorporate a…

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Incorporating in Saskatchewan

To incorporate a co-operative in Saskatchewan, download and fill out the PDF included on this page….

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A Guide to writing bylaws in Manitoba

Below is a guide to writing bylaws in Manitoba. Writing bylaws is an important step in the process…

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Sample Rules of Association for British Columbia

In British Columbia, bylaws are called Rules of Association and are filed with the Memorandum of…

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Sample Bylaws for Manitoba

The Government of Manitoba through the Financial Institutions Regulation Branch provides several sets of sample bylaws…

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A Guide to writing Rules of Association in BC

What are the Rules of Association? Rules of Association (or bylaws) are the rules and regulations…

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Sample Bylaws for Alberta

Designed for those starting co-ops in Alberta, these sample bylaws can help Alberta co-ops navigate the…

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A Guide to writing bylaws in Alberta

Below is a guide to writing bylaws in Alberta. Writing bylaws is an important step in…

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Incorporation time frame

Understanding the incorporation time frame is important. When you incorporate a co-operative, steps need to be…

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Articles & bylaws (video)

If you’re thinking of building your business as a co-op, you’ll need to go through the…

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Choosing a name (video)

Here’s a few things to keep in mind when going through the naming process. You may…

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Why incorporate? (video)

Incorporating a business is the process of creating a legally recognized entity separate from any one…

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Sample Bylaws for Saskatchewan

Disclaimer: These bylaws were created by Co-operatives First staff and should not be used for any…

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Shaping your Co-operative’s Identity

Building a co-operative requires a lot of planning and development of documents, policies, and procedures. These…

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Incorporation Checklist

If you’re ready to incorporate your co-op, congrats! You’ve already put in a lot of the…

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Guide to writing Bylaws in Saskatchewan

What are bylaws? Bylaws are the rules and regulations that govern various aspects of a co-operative…

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