The news of MEC’s sale to a US corporate investment firm has raised many questions amongst the co-operative community, most of them centering on how a co-operative could be sold without engaging its members. Given there’s been little public information available around the conversations that transpired around the MEC boardroom, it would be speculation to comment on how these decisions were made (for BCCA’s position on this, please see our press release). Regardless, we know that good governance is critical to the success and longevity of any co-operative or credit union. Here are some resources that might help.
BCCA’s Co-op Governance Workshop, customized for your organization’s needs.
Six-week governance training session from our friends at Co-operatives First.
Excellence in Member-centric Governance and Management offered by our colleagues at St. Mary’s University International Centre for Co-operative Management – with upcoming dates of December 9-10, 2020 and February 17-18, 2021 (Registration opening soon).
Articles & Papers:
- Co-operative Governance Fit to Build Resilience in the Face of Complexity
- Themes and Recommendations from the (2013) International Governance Symposium- Halifax
- Building Better Boards
- Directors Liability and Indemnity Factsheet (Ontario)
- Master the Fundamentals of Governance Leadership
- Sample Board Diversity Policy (2017), 2019
- Why Diverse Boards are Rare and What to Do About it
- Report on Canada’s Co-op & Credit Union Governance Practices (2008)
- Why Big Co-ops Fail (2016)
- Co-ops are Different from Non Profits
- 5 ways leading a co-operative is different from a corporation
- Co-op Governance Liability and Risk Management – presentation