CASE STUDIES

Read how businesses across Canada have converted to co-operatives

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ÉPICERIE COOP GROCERY MOONBEAM

Learn how this northern Ontario community purchased their only grocery store by converting it to a co-op

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KINCARDINE LADIES FITNESS
CO-OPERATIVE

Learn how members of a women's gym saved the business by purchasing it using the co-operative model

HARROP-PROCTER COMMUNITY CO-OP

Learn how a community forest converted into a co-operative and practices community forestry

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GLITTER BEAN CAFE

Learn how a group of baristas in the LGBTQ+ community formed a co-operative to purchase a coffee shop

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FÉDÉRATION DES COOPÉRATIVES FUNÉRAIRES DU QUÉBEC (FCFQ)

Learn how a group of funeral co-ops work together to fund an acquisition and conversion strategy

LA COOPÉRATIVE DE TRAVAILLEURS D'AMBULANCE DE L'ESTRIE

Learn how a group of ambulance personal formed a co-op to purchase a provincial ambulance business

COOPÉRATIVE NATIONALE DE L'INFORMATION INDÉPENDANTE (CN2i)

Learn how a group of newspaper employees formed a co-operative to purchase regional newspapers

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BLOOMING LADIES

Learn how a group of women entrepreneurs transitioned their independent businesses into a co-operative

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BATTLE RIVER RAILWAY

Learn how a group of farmers formed a co-operative to purchase a shortline railway

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ARON THEATRE

Learn how a group of community leaders formed a co-operative to save their town's theatre

ARISE ARCHITECTS

Learn how a retiring business owner transitioned his business, with the support of staff, into an employee-owned co-operative

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ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE CO-OPS

Learn about four attempts to convert to a co-operative that didn't quite make it, and lessons learned

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