WelcomeCo-operative Economic Development
AgendaDashboardSpeakersQ&AFollow-Up
Speaker          Fred Khonje          Co-operative Development Officer          Saskatchewan Co-operative          Associa...
Co-operative Economic Development:           SEDA Live Webinar Series                           Frederick Khonje          ...
Who is the Saskatchewan     Co-operative Association?         BackgroundCo-op Economic Development 101        Co-op Econom...
SCA Members                             Canadian Worker Co-operative FederationFederated Co-operative Ltd                 ...
Co-operative Development• Advisory Services  – Incorporation processes  – Business planning  – Technical Assistance  – Acc...
Youth Education & Involvement• Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program  – Summer Camps  – Staff Training• Youth Conference...
2012International Year of Co-operatives        Co-operative enterprises build a better world
Co-operatives are a reminder to the internationalcommunity that it is possible to pursue botheconomic viability and social...
CO-OPERATIVE ECONOMIC    DEVELOPMENT                        12
Community Economic Development• Community Involvement• Community Ownership• Utilizing Community Resources• Local Wealth Cr...
Why Co-operatives•   Independent & Community Owned•   Accountable•   Address Specific Needs•   Sustainable Businesses    –...
15  Co-op Facts1 Billion Co-op Members World Wide    100 million jobs9,000 Co-ops & Credit Unions in Canada   5.9 mill...
Saskatchewan Co-operatives                             16
Farmer’s Market Co-operatives             35                                17
Housing Co-operatives         42                        18
Community Service Co-operatives             60                                  19
Child Care Co-operatives           109                           20
Small Business Loan Association         Co-operatives              129                                  21
Recreation Co-operatives          166                           22
Retail/Consumer Co-operatives             177                                23
Agricultural Co-operatives           326                             24
Saskatchewan Co-operatives          1200                             25
CO-OPS 101             26
What is a Co-operative?  An organization that is:  Formed to meet a   common need  Democratically owned &   controlled b...
How does a co-operative work?                     Co-op Members         Elects                   Reports to               ...
29   How are co-operatives different? Sole Proprietorship/Partnership: A business owned by one or more people, usually  t...
Seven Co-operative Principles                                30
1. Voluntary & Open Membership                             31
2. Democratic Member Control                               32
3. Member Economic Participation                              33
4. Autonomy & Independence                             34
5. Education, Training & Information                                       35
6. Co-operation Among Co-operatives                                 36
7. Concern for Community                           37
Types of Co-operatives                         38
Types of Co-operatives                         39                              39
40Consumer Co-operativesOwned and controlled by its customersBuys products or supplies in bulk and sells them to its mem...
41 Financial Co-operativesOwned and controlled by its members (e.g. customers).Provide financial services to members sim...
42 Worker Co-operativesThe workers/employees are the member-ownersEmployees operate their business together and make dec...
43Producer Marketing Co-opsMembership of independent producers work together to buy and sell their productsCo-op members...
44  Community Service Co-operatives• Membership is usually made up of individuals or  associated groups from a community.•...
45  Multi-stakeholder• Blend of different co-operative forms• Made up of different types of members, with  differing inter...
Co-operative Development                           46
Co-op Development Process                   2.     1.                            3.            4.       5. Implementation ...
Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development   find other people in your community that are    prepared to build the co-op...
Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development2. Building Consensus & Establishing the Co-   op      Identify who will join ...
Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development2. Building Consensus & Establishing the Co-op3. Governance & Incorporation   ...
Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development2. Building Consensus & Establishing the Co-   op3. Governance & Incorporation4...
Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development2. Building Consensus & Establishing the Co-   op3. Governance & Incorporation4...
Co-op Development Process1.   Pre-Development2.   Building Consensus & Establishing the Co-op3.   Governance & Incorporati...
Co-operative EconomicDevelopment Opportunities                            54
Community Demand• Vehicle for Community Economic Development• Business Successorship• Community Entrepreneurship• Communit...
Aboriginal Co-op Development• Co-operative Housing• Worker Co-operatives• Key Services  – Groceries  – Laundry Services   ...
Seniors’ Services• Seniors’ Housing• Seniors’ Health Care• Funeral Services                         57
Agriculture• Producer Co-operatives• Marketing Co-operatives• New Generation Co-operatives                                ...
Young Professionals•   Sustainability•   Collective Entrepreneurship (Worker Co-ops)•   Building Community•   Niche Market...
Q&APlease send your questions via the Chat orQuestion widget on your dashboard.
Thank You!For more information on co-ops:       Frederick KhonjeCo-operative Development Officer         (306) 244-3702   ...
Thank you for joining us!Verona ThibaultPresident, SEDA@saskecdevassoc@growourregionverona.thibault@seda.sk.ca306-384-5817...
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Co-operative Economic Development

  1. 1. WelcomeCo-operative Economic Development
  2. 2. AgendaDashboardSpeakersQ&AFollow-Up
  3. 3. Speaker Fred Khonje Co-operative Development Officer Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
  4. 4. Co-operative Economic Development: SEDA Live Webinar Series Frederick Khonje Co-op Development OfficerOctober 16, 2012 www.sask.coop (306) 244-3702 Saskatoon, SK
  5. 5. Who is the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association? BackgroundCo-op Economic Development 101 Co-op Economic Development Opportunities
  6. 6. SCA Members Canadian Worker Co-operative FederationFederated Co-operative Ltd 6
  7. 7. Co-operative Development• Advisory Services – Incorporation processes – Business planning – Technical Assistance – Accessing funds 7
  8. 8. Youth Education & Involvement• Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program – Summer Camps – Staff Training• Youth Conferences• Schools Leadership Program 8
  9. 9. 2012International Year of Co-operatives Co-operative enterprises build a better world
  10. 10. Co-operatives are a reminder to the internationalcommunity that it is possible to pursue botheconomic viability and social responsibility.- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General Co-operative enterprises build a better world
  11. 11. CO-OPERATIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 12
  12. 12. Community Economic Development• Community Involvement• Community Ownership• Utilizing Community Resources• Local Wealth Creation 13
  13. 13. Why Co-operatives• Independent & Community Owned• Accountable• Address Specific Needs• Sustainable Businesses – Cultural – Economic – Social – Environmental
  14. 14. 15 Co-op Facts1 Billion Co-op Members World Wide  100 million jobs9,000 Co-ops & Credit Unions in Canada  5.9 million members  4 of every 10 Canadians are members of a co-operativeHigher Survival Rate (2X)
  15. 15. Saskatchewan Co-operatives 16
  16. 16. Farmer’s Market Co-operatives 35 17
  17. 17. Housing Co-operatives 42 18
  18. 18. Community Service Co-operatives 60 19
  19. 19. Child Care Co-operatives 109 20
  20. 20. Small Business Loan Association Co-operatives 129 21
  21. 21. Recreation Co-operatives 166 22
  22. 22. Retail/Consumer Co-operatives 177 23
  23. 23. Agricultural Co-operatives 326 24
  24. 24. Saskatchewan Co-operatives 1200 25
  25. 25. CO-OPS 101 26
  26. 26. What is a Co-operative? An organization that is: Formed to meet a common need Democratically owned & controlled by its members Designed to provide benefits to its members Regulated by the Saskatchewan Co- operative Act (1996) 27
  27. 27. How does a co-operative work? Co-op Members Elects Reports to Board of Directors Hires Reports to Top Senior Management Hires Reports to Staff 28
  28. 28. 29 How are co-operatives different? Sole Proprietorship/Partnership: A business owned by one or more people, usually to provide employment and a return on investment to the owners. Investor-Owned Corporation: A business whose stock is traded publicly by any number of investors. Cooperative: A member-owned and member-controlled business that operates for the mutual benefit of all members. The cooperative form of business is one that brings the owners, controllers, and users of a business together into one group.
  29. 29. Seven Co-operative Principles 30
  30. 30. 1. Voluntary & Open Membership 31
  31. 31. 2. Democratic Member Control 32
  32. 32. 3. Member Economic Participation 33
  33. 33. 4. Autonomy & Independence 34
  34. 34. 5. Education, Training & Information 35
  35. 35. 6. Co-operation Among Co-operatives 36
  36. 36. 7. Concern for Community 37
  37. 37. Types of Co-operatives 38
  38. 38. Types of Co-operatives 39 39
  39. 39. 40Consumer Co-operativesOwned and controlled by its customersBuys products or supplies in bulk and sells them to its members.Any surplus or savings belongs to co-op members and can be repaid in cash or allocated to members equity accounts.Examples: Steep Hill Food Co-op Saskatoon Co-operative Association
  40. 40. 41 Financial Co-operativesOwned and controlled by its members (e.g. customers).Provide financial services to members similar to banks and trust companiesVariety of benefits (e.g. equity/dividend payments, reduced loans, reduced account charges etc.)Examples Conexus Credit Union Affinity Credit Union
  41. 41. 42 Worker Co-operativesThe workers/employees are the member-ownersEmployees operate their business together and make decisions about all the important issues including wages, production methods and financesMain benefit to members is employmentExamples: Prairie Dog Magazine Planet S Magazine
  42. 42. 43Producer Marketing Co-opsMembership of independent producers work together to buy and sell their productsCo-op members benefit from sharing processing and packaging equipment and pool their marketing resources to sell their products or servicesExamples: Farmer Direct Co-operative Limited Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. Sunkist
  43. 43. 44 Community Service Co-operatives• Membership is usually made up of individuals or associated groups from a community.• Provides services to their members that are primarily for the benefit of the public or general welfare of the community• Examples – ACCESS Communications Co-operative – Saskatoon Community Clinic Ltd.
  44. 44. 45 Multi-stakeholder• Blend of different co-operative forms• Made up of different types of members, with differing interests and benefits• Example • Producers • Consumers
  45. 45. Co-operative Development 46
  46. 46. Co-op Development Process 2. 1. 3. 4. 5. Implementation 6. Building Pre- Consensus Governance Planning & AftercareDevelopment & & & Launch Establishing Incorporation Organizing the Co-op
  47. 47. Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development  find other people in your community that are prepared to build the co-op with you2. Building Consensus & Establishing the Co- op3. Governance & Incorporation4. Planning & Organizing5. Implementation & Launch6. Aftercare 48
  48. 48. Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development2. Building Consensus & Establishing the Co- op  Identify who will join the co-op, services provided to members, and member responsibilities  Solidify a development committee3. Governance & Incorporation4. Planning & Organizing5. Implementation & Launch6. Aftercare 49
  49. 49. Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development2. Building Consensus & Establishing the Co-op3. Governance & Incorporation  Decide on how the board and members will work together, what the roles are and how decision making will happen  Incorporation process4. Planning & Organizing5. Implementation & Launch6. Aftercare 50
  50. 50. Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development2. Building Consensus & Establishing the Co- op3. Governance & Incorporation4. Planning & Organizing  Developing the co-op’s business plan5. Implementation & Launch6. Aftercare 51
  51. 51. Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development2. Building Consensus & Establishing the Co- op3. Governance & Incorporation4. Planning & Organizing5. Implementation & Launch  Launching the business  Developing milestones & timelines  Hiring staff and consultants (Manager, lawyers, developers etc.)  Legal procedures6. Aftercare 52
  52. 52. Co-op Development Process1. Pre-Development2. Building Consensus & Establishing the Co-op3. Governance & Incorporation4. Planning & Organizing5. Implementation & Launch6. Aftercare  Recruiting & Educating Members  Further Assistance from a Developer 53
  53. 53. Co-operative EconomicDevelopment Opportunities 54
  54. 54. Community Demand• Vehicle for Community Economic Development• Business Successorship• Community Entrepreneurship• Community Ownership & Control 55
  55. 55. Aboriginal Co-op Development• Co-operative Housing• Worker Co-operatives• Key Services – Groceries – Laundry Services 56
  56. 56. Seniors’ Services• Seniors’ Housing• Seniors’ Health Care• Funeral Services 57
  57. 57. Agriculture• Producer Co-operatives• Marketing Co-operatives• New Generation Co-operatives 58
  58. 58. Young Professionals• Sustainability• Collective Entrepreneurship (Worker Co-ops)• Building Community• Niche Markets/Hobbies• Environment• Deliberate Communities 59
  59. 59. Q&APlease send your questions via the Chat orQuestion widget on your dashboard.
  60. 60. Thank You!For more information on co-ops: Frederick KhonjeCo-operative Development Officer (306) 244-3702 Fred.khonje@sask.coop #120 128 4th Avenue South Saskatoon, SK www.sask.coop Twitter: @CoopNewsSK
  61. 61. Thank you for joining us!Verona ThibaultPresident, SEDA@saskecdevassoc@growourregionverona.thibault@seda.sk.ca306-384-5817Fred KhonjeCo-operative Development OfficerSaskatchewan Co-operative AssociationFred.Khonje@sask.coop@CoopNewsSK306-244-3702

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