Six Point Plan

Six Point Plan

Co‑operatives and mutuals require attention, encouragement and support to thrive. It is in the Government of Canada’s interest to educate business support personnel to recognize when a business opportunity is well suited to co-operative ownership.

 

OUR SIX POINT PL AN FOR SOLVING CHALLENGES TOGETHER:

  1. CO‑OPERATIVE MODELS FOR STABLE GROWTH: Create a national conversation on the idea of using co‑operative models to fill in gaps, create stronger more stable growth.
  2. INVEST IN INNOVATIVE CO‑OPERATIVE INITIATIVES: Co-finance collaborative initiatives that will achieve the government’s priorities. Allow Canadians to more easily invest in their co-operatives and mutuals.
  3. EXPLORE MODELS FOR UNDER-SERVED MARKETS: Promote the examination of co‑operative models in underserved markets and underserved geographies.
  4. LEVERAGE TRADE OPPORTUNITY: Ensure Canada’s co‑operative enterprises are directly engaged in how to fully leverage the opportunities that new trade initiatives (e.g. China) may present.
  5. THE ROLE OF CO‑OPERATIVES IN NATIONAL POLICY: Consider fully the role that co‑operative enterprises can play in the next stage of national policy on Innovation.
  6. RAISE AWARENESS OF THE CO‑OPERATIVE MODEL: These solutions can be more broadly used if better known, and government has the tools to help.