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SAVING JOBS, SECURING LEGACIES

Making business succession plans co-operative

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

This research project aims to better understand the business transition option of converting to a co-operative. This type of business succession preserves jobs, addresses a growing business succession need in Canada, and helps keep communities vibrant and growing. But this option is often overlooked in Canada. We want to know why and what can be done to change that.

SAVE A BUSINESS

The often overlooked model of conversions to co-operatives can help save small businesses across Canada

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EXPLORE THE RESEARCH

Read and review summaries and full reports of the research

READ THE CASE STUDIES

Learn how others have transitioned businesses to co-operatives

CONVERT YOUR BUSINESS

Learn how to convert your business to a co-op and available resources

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SME Owners

The case studies and directory offer insight into the co-operative conversion business transition option. SME owners can use these as a resource for exploring their succession and transition options.

Explore the Cooperative Business Conversion Option

Researchers and Policymakers

This research project asks where co-op business transitions have worked, why they have worked and what we can do to create more of them, and analyses how other countries have approached co-op conversions. We include the results for fellow researchers and policymakers to explore.

Explore the Research on Cooperative Business Conversions

Lawyer, Accountants, Co-op Developers and other Business Transition Professionals

Lawyers, accountants, and other business transition professionals will find the case studies and analysis valuable and they offer an opportunity to learn more about co-op business conversions.

Learn more about Cooperative Business Conversions