Innovative Co-operative Projects Seminar

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The Co-operative Development Initiative (CDI) would like to invite you to attend our

Innovative Co-operative Projects Seminar


This is a seminar that has been specially designed to help co-ops learn how to better their enterprises, and to provide the opportunity for networking with people from the co-op movement all across the country.


To be held at the National Hotel in Ottawa from January 28-30, 2013, the seminar will bring together representatives of co-ops funded by CDI’s “Innovative Co-operative Projects”, and co-op development experts, to share stories and lessons learned. Several workshops will allow participants to improve their knowledge on topics such as co-op governance and leadership, capitalization, promotion and engaging members. Groups will present their innovative project and share their experience as a recipient of CDI and sessions will allow participants to network or to ask questions to experts. Attached, you will find the preliminary program for the Conference.


Registration fees for the Co-operative Development Initiative Seminar are $300 per co-op (max. of 2 people per co-op) or $200 per person. This includes:


– Registration to all workshops;

– Simultaneous translation;

– Welcome reception on January 28;

– One hotel room for two nights in double occupancy (January 28-29)**;

– Meals for the duration of the CDI Seminar, i.e. 2 breakfasts, 4 coffee breaks and 2 lunches;

– CDI Seminar’s participant kit;

– Information materials and documentation.


CDI will also provide travel subsidies to all participants, following established rates for their Province of residence (See document attached).


** Please note that only one hotel room will be included per co-op. If two people from the same co-op prefer to be in single occupancy, a second room can be booked through the hotel at the co-op’s expenses.


This is a private event, by invitation only. Places are limited to 50 people.


The online registration form to attend the CDI 2013 Seminar is now open. To register, please click on the following link:


We strongly recommend to register before January 4, 2013.


We hope we will have the pleasure to meet you at the Seminar. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us!


Thank you for your support!


Marshall Gallardo Castaneda

CDI Program Manager