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Buy Out the Boss

November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Shared Ownership Workshop SeriesCo-operatives are a distinctive and highly successful form of social enterprise.

One or more stakeholder groups (consumers, employees, entrepreneurs, and/or other organizations) jointly own and democratically direct the enterprise to meet their objectives. In Ontario alone, we have more than 1,200 co-operative enterprises and organizations in 400 communities with 15,000 employees.

Register for Buy Out the Boss

In this series of three workshops, participants will learn about the distinctive features and values of co-operative enterprises; how these enterprises are structured and incorporated, with a focus on employee-owned co-operatives (worker co-ops); and how succession planning can be used to transform an existing business into a co-operative enterprise. Participants will also have opportunity to engage with co-op practitioners and entrepreneurs from across Southern Ontario.

November 3rd
Workshop 1: Could Shared Ownership Be the Right Fit for You? 
How Social Innovators Are Using Co-op Enterprises

November 10th
Workshop 2: Baristas, Clerks & Geeks: Own Your Own Job 
How Employees Can Be Co-op Owners and Help Create a Better World

November 17th
Workshop 3:  Buy Out the Boss
How to Transform an Existing Business into a Successful and Sustainable Co-op 

The Shared Ownership Workshop Series is an initiative of the Ontario Co-operative Association via the Niagara Co-op Network, thanks to funding from the Trillium Foundation of Ontario.


November 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Catharines Club
77 Ontario Street
St. Catharines,OntarioCanada
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