Posts Tagged ‘cooperatives’
Gueph’s MPP is Liz Sandals.
Co-ops in Guelph
Ag Energy Co-operative
45 Speedvale Avenue East
Campus Child Care Co-operative of Guelph
2 South Ring Rd.
Canadian Emu Co-operative
141 Dumbarton St.
Cole Road Co-operative Community
125 Cole Rd.
Co-operative Kids Day Care
152 Macdonell St.
Desjardins Credit Union – Branch 09
153 Wyndham St. North
355 Elmira Road N. Unit 105
Fiberglas Employees’ (Guelph) Credit Union
247 York St.
Fife Road Co-operative Homes
190 Fife Rd. Unit 44
Gay Lea Foods – Branch 1
21 Speedvale Ave. West.
Gingerbread House Co-operative Preschool Corp.
400 Stevenson St. North.
Guelph Campus Co-operative (College Ave)
17 College Ave. West
Guelph Community Car Co-operative
c/o Mike Driscoll
Guelph Co-op Council (GCC)
370 Stone Road West
Lakeshore Co-op Nursery
171 Kortright Road
Meridian Credit Union – Branch 10
200 Speedvale Ave. West
Meridian Credit Union – Branch 11
370 Stone Road West
Ontario Co-operative Association
450 Speedvale Ave. W. Suite 101
Ontario Lamb Producers
152 Waverley Drive
Ontario Worker Co-operative Federation
450 Speedvale Ave. W. Suite 101
Oregon Employees Credit Union
505 Edinburgh Rd. North.
Organic Meadow Co-operative
5653 Hwy. 6 North
Royal City Co-operative Preschool
87 Dean Ave.
Royal City Housing Co-op
33 North St. Suite 30
Silver Wood Housing Co-operative
70 Silvercreek Pkwy. N. Unit 67
Sumac Community Worker Co-operative
259 Grange Rd. Unit 2
The Co-operators – Agency Office 227
247 Eramosa Rd.
The Co-operators (Corporate Office)
130 Macdonell St.
UPI Petrolium Joint Venture
105 Silvercreek Pkwy N. Suite 200
Virtual One Credit Union – Guelph branch
779 Woolwich St.
Windfield Co-operative Homes
240 Westwood Rd. Unit 15
Wyndham Hill Co-operative Homes
467 Auden Rd.
Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale’s MPP is Ted McMeekin
Co-ops in Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
ABC Nursery School
1496 Centre Road
Ancaster Small Fry Co-operative Preschool
20 Gilbert Av.
Dundas Co-operative Housing Association
15 A Main St.
FS PARTNERS – Lynden
7 Margaret St.
Jacks & Jill’s Co-operative Preschool Of Ancaster
265 Wilson St. East.
Lanedale Co-operative Apartments
8 Stroud Road #10
Lynden Co-operative Preschool
226 Lynden Rd.
McMaster Savings & Credit Union (Corporate Office)
1005 King St. West.
Owner Operators Mutual Co-operative
1377 Cormorant Rd. Suite 202
Paradise Co-op Apartments
802 King St. W. Apt. 1
St. James Co-operative Nursery School of Dundas
137 Melville St.
St. Mark’s Co-operative Pre-School
1 Lynndale Dr.
Teachers’ Credit Union – Branch 1
21 Stone Church Road
Waterloo Oxford Co-operatives Inc. – Lynden Branch
7 Margaret St., Box 10
Wentworth Milk Co-operative
424 Highway 52 South
Westdale Co-operative Preschool
99 North Oval
Algoma-Manitoulin’s MPP is Michael Brown
Co-ops in Algoma-Manitoulin
Anishinabek Nation Credit Union
7 Shingwauk St.
Coopération Régionale de Nipissing Sudbury – Echo Bay
3475 Hwy. 17 East
Espanola & District Credit Union – Branch 1
47 Meredith St. Gore Bay
Espanola & District Credit Union – Branch 2
3 Manitowaning Rd.
Espanola & District Credit Union (Corporate Office)
91 Centre St.
First Nation Independent Fuel Handlers Co-operative
479 Hwy 17
Serpent River First Nation
Island Feeder Co-operative
403 Highway 542A
Manitoulin Livestock Co-operative – Branch 1
44 Meredith St.
Manitoulin Livestock Co-operative – Branch 2
40 Meredith St.
Mitigaawaaki Forestry Marketing Co-operative Inc.
c/o The North Shore Tribal Council
North Central Co-operative
204 Elgin St.
Northern Credit Union – Branch 11
84 Front St.
Northern Credit Union – Branch 16
Northern Credit Union – Branch 20
186 Main St.
Northern Credit Union – Branch 24
208 B Mission Rd
Northern Credit Union – Branch 4
34 Birch St.
Northern Credit Union – Branch 8
289 Hillside Dr.
Its great to hear co-ops talked about as the stable economic drivers that they are, no matter where they exist. Hazen’s mention that co-ops are about “people working together to solve their local problems” hits on the value of the model, especially in bad economic times.
Hazen’s discussion about the NCBA’s push to change investment legislation to allow tax deductible investment in co-operatives and other local enterprises reflects On Co-op’s work to establish a Community Tax System. This would put co-ops on a level playing field with other forms of business enterprise, much like in Manitoba, Quebec, and Nova Scotia.
The Hazen interview was part of an hour-long discussion about co-ops in the US and included interviews with representatives from a large agricultural and a large retail co-operative. For all of the interviews, visit the Business Matters website.
These interviews raise important questions for those of us working to promote the co-op model here in Ontario:
How can we increase our positive media coverage and let more people know about the value of this business model that is local, stable and sustainable?
Who is willing, ready and able to take up the entirely achievable challenge of getting our MPPs to commit to real and substantial change for the co-op sector and all Ontarians?
THE ONTARIO CO-OPERATIVE SECTOR
1,300 co-operatives, credit unions and caisses populaire
1,900 locations across 400 communities
$30+ billion in assets
1.4 million members
How are you involved?
Become a member and join the conversation today.
As you may have noticed, I’ve begun posting lists of co-ops by riding. Over the next few months I’m going to post listings for all 107 ridings in Ontario.
These lists have been compiled for Members of Provincial Parliament to help them better understand the scope of co-operative activity in their ridings. They were distributed electronically and in hardcopy in December 2008 as part of On Co-op’s ongoing MPP outreach and education.
As a supporter for the co-op sector, you can use these lists to find out more about co-ops in your riding and as source for finding fellow advocates to assist your own MPP outreach plans.
Keep checking back to see who’s co-operating in your riding !
|Ajax-Pickering’s MPP is Joe Dickson
Auto Workers Community Credit Union (Corporate Office)
|FarmTech Growers Co-operative
750 Rossland Road East
|Frazer Heights Co-operative
1 Hayward Lane, Unit 10
|Gingerbread Co-op Nursery School
P.O. Box 427, Bayly Street
|Meridian Credit Union – Branch 22
1450 Kingston Rd.
|Sea and Sun Housing Co-operative
1633 Jaywin Circle
In partnership with Service Canada – Career Skills, On Co-op facilitates the
Co-operative Internship Experience Program (CIEP). CIEP is a wage-subsidized employment and skill-building program. It provides host organizations within Ontario’s co-operative sector with Interns, while building the skills and knowledge of a new generation of leaders.
A highlight of the program is a three-day workshop that builds knowledge of the co-op sector among interns and helps establish lasting professional and personal connections.
Keep an eye out for intern posts highlighting the organizations they work for and the work they do.
Here is a great story on how the co-op model can play a vital role in building the local food movement in Ontario. When people get the chance to choose where their food comes from they are increasingly choosing local options. Supporting local food co-operatives keeps money, jobs, food and futures in the community.
Share your food success stories with us today!
Are you a Co-op Advocate?
Do you know someone who would be, or already is, a champion for the co-op model?
If so, we want to hear from you!
Post a comment and start a conversation to help grow grassroots advocacy and build a stronger co-op sector.
Check out the Advocacy Skills page for more information.