Cultivating Co-ops is a free how-to guide to starting a co-operative in BC.

The comprehensive Cultivating Co-ops guide was developed by the BC Co-operative Association (BCCA) in collaboration with Vancity Credit Union, the Ontario Co-operative Association, and co-op development professionals. The guide is the first step in your co-op development journey, and will answer almost every question you may have about starting a co-op in BC. 

The guide contains:

  • Background information on co-ops, including the Co-op Principles, structures and types
  • Details on how to start your co-op, with a checklist to help you work through the co-op development process
  • Definitions of key co-op related terms
  • A mini incorporation guide
  • An outline of the must-have items in your co-op’s feasibility study and business plan

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