Devco

BC Co-op Membership Profile |


Devco
supports
and develops
Canadian co-operatives.

We enable
you to contribute to your community’s vitality using
co-operative models.

We see Co-operation
as a framework for transforming social, economic and environmental activity
so that communities
are at the center
rather than on the margins.

Devco provides the information and guidance
co-ops need to get the best possible start on the road to sustainability.

We also assist
older co-ops to achieve their goals more effectively.

Our training
enables Community
Economic
Development
practitioners to become excellent co-op developers.

Devco
designs and implements
complete development
for co-op projects.

We provide consultation
and training
on all aspects of co-op development.

From initial market research and financial planning through to
incorporation,
launch
and operations,
we work with your board and members to create and
maintain
a successful
co-op.

Some of our services include:

  • Providing initial
    consultation to groups or individuals who have an idea for a co-op
  • Preparing business plans in
    consultation with co-op steering committees
  • Facilitating strategic and
    business planning
  • Assisting potential members
    with the design and implementation of their complete co-op development
    plans
  • Guiding change management for
    existing co-ops
  • Providing organizational
    training to build group capacity for co-op implementation and management
  • Delivering follow-up
    evaluation and assistance for groups that have launched their co-op

Devco
also offers
training programs and other curricula for staff of economic
and community
development organizations.