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
YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE
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.
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.
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.