Co-operatives

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A Decentralized, Democratic Movement that is Transforming Japan's Food System“Seikatsu" means “living people.” The significance of this for members of Japan's Seikatsu Consumer Co-operative is a down...
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Summary:“Green” energy can realize more than a reduction in carbon emissions. Organizations like Toronto Renewable Electricity Co-op (TREC) can make green energy even “greener.” They can fire public...
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Summary:Sunnyhill Housing Co-operative (SHC) faces a very uncertain future. Located in a part of Calgary where houses cost on average of $650,000, SHC has to retrofit its aging townhouses just when...
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Summary:Researchers and co-operators have developed a novel way to make housing more affordable in the United Kingdom. The Mutual Home Ownership Society (MHOS) combines the advantages of three...
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SummaryIt’s an impressive accomplishment. In 15 years Québec has witnessed the launch of more than 50 health services co-operatives, of which about 40 are active. They aren’t confined to rural areas...
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Le résultat est impressionnant : en une quinzaine d’années, plus de cinquante coopératives de services de santé ont vu le jour au Québec dont environ une quarantaine sont en activité. L’expérience ne...
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In many respects, Canada’s health care system is in crisis. Access to care, long waiting lists for treatment, unnecessary illness, deaths, and error are matters of rising public concern in most, if...
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What lies at the end of the neoliberal rainbow? Resourcefulness, determination, creativity, and hope, if Argentina’s experience is any indication. In the last ten years, 205 worker co-ops (RFs) have...
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When corporate capitalism fails to deliver, what can? Argentina offers a dramatic test case that bears comparison with the transitions that are happening in Canada and other parts of the world. ...
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Après 116 ans, comment expliquer que la Fromagerie St-Albert demeure une entreprise collective dynamique, rentable et fidèle à ses racines coopératives? Comme toutes les coopératives, la fromagerie...