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Sample Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for the Co-operative’s Board Approved Date Introduction The Co-operative is governed by the…

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Sample Resolution

When it comes to making decisions in a co-operative, the provincial and federal governments have a…

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Sample Membership Agreement

Sample Membership Agreement (Disclaimer: While much of the content in this sample agreement has been influenced…

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Sample Financial Policy

Sample Financial Policy Sample Co-operative Limited Date Approved Purpose This financial policy shall serve as a…

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Member Onboarding and Engagement

Members are the foundation for any co-operative and new membership is vital to the ongoing well-being…

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Creating a Terms of Reference

A Terms of Reference is a document that provides clarity for a decision-making body and the…

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Creating a Strategic Plan

This tool is intended to guide co-op boards or members through the process of creating a…

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Creating a Human Resources Policy

A human resources policy is a guiding document that a co-operative will use to manage its…

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Online Governance Course

Learn how to successfully govern a co-operative Take our FREE online governance course. For a co-op…

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Sample Manager Job Description

This sample job description is not the property of any business, rather includes information commonly found…

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Guidelines for co-operative elections

A co-op’s board of directors is elected each year at its annual general meeting (AGM). Here’s…

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Filing your Annual Return

One of the most important requirements for co-operatives is filing an annual return. An annual return…

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Creating a Conflict of Interest Policy

Every co-op should have a conflict of interest policy as part of its bylaws or policy…

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Board of Directors Evaluation

The board of directors is central in a co-operative business. The directors need to be able…

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Board Member Recruitment

Recruiting board members is essential for co-ops. It is important to make sure that you not…

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Board Decision-Making Exercise

The board of directors is central to the operations of a co-operative business. The board is…

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Being a Board Member in a Co-operative Business

Co-operative businesses are governed and run by boards of directors. They manage the staff, create policies…

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Annual General Meetings and Co-operatives

An annual general meeting (AGM) allows a co-operative’s members to come together, discuss their co-op, make…

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Ongoing Capitalization

Raising financial capital is an important step when developing a co-operative business, and it remains a…

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Allocating Surplus in a Co-operative Business

Surplus is a term commonly used by co-operatives to describe a business’s profit. Many co-ops create…

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