Until the Co-opConvert project, business conversions to co-operatives (BCCs) had not been uniformly and systematically studied or understood from a Canadian context, nor had the reasons for the stark differences in numbers between BCCs in Quebec and their rarity in the rest of Canada been adequately analyzed. This report assesses some of these reasons and contextualizes Canada's BCCs, while offering a landscape view of the BCC phenomenon in Canada as of March 2023. This report also shows evidence for further promoting BCC policy and practice in the rest of Canada as pathways to employee and community ownership and for business succession strategies.
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