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This is a brief history of CWCF, from the beginning until early 2012.

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By Jack Quarter and Wilf Bean (1985).

This handbook, attached below, is dated, but still a great resource.

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Please view the file attached to read about these 5 Canadian worker co-operatives

 

 

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February 3, 2011

The Rationale for Worker Co-operatives report, poster and brochure are attached below. To help raise awareness of democratic and co-operative workplaces based on equality, please print and distribute widely!

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Cooperative enterprises in industry and services prove their strong resilience to the crisis
 

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to provide an analysis of the current state of the worker co-op movement in Canada with a focus on successful worker co-ops. A deepened review of a 2008 survey was conducted. Worker co-operatives which have failed were analyzed,...

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Please see the notes and PowerPoint presentation below. The MP3 recording can be accessed at http://www.divshare.com/download/11713917-e2c (80 minutes).

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Please see attachments below for the summary, PowerPoint, accountability chart procedures, accountability chart, employment contract, and job description examples. To listen to the session please view here http://www.divshare.com/download/...

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This Brief attempts to highlight the criteria used to determine whether or not a worker co-op has an employer-employee relationship or is classed as a group of independent contractors.

 

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Purpose of This Document
1. The purpose of this Brief is to outline...

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Immigrant Worker Co-op Strategies paper drafted by Hazel Corcoran of the Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation.

 

 

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I. Background

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This 2008 report, including Appendices A-C, provides information from the CWCF's Member Relations project and worker co-op survey.  It is available in English, below, and in French on the French part of the CoopZone site. 

 

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So you want to start a worker co-op? This handbook outlines the basic information and the processes required to start a worker co-op.

 

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Link to CCA's page on Business Succession In Rural Communities

http://www.coopscanada.coop/en/orphan/Business-Succession-In-Rural-Communities