This is from Philly Stands Up! at NASCO Institute 2010.
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This is an archive of WestCo conference materials from 1979 to the present. WestCo is an annual conference for members of cooperatives in the Western United States and Canada. WestCo is a space for local cooperators to build community, attend educational workshops and social events, and celebrate their common interests and experiences.
The CCRN-RCRC is your gateway to research on co-operatives in Canada. The goal of this site is to create an online network of co-operative researchers and practitioners that allows for idea exchange, research-sharing, collaboration, determining research priorities and creating a link between researchers, students, practitioners and existing co-op networks year-round.
Bienvenue au Réseau canadien de recherche sur les coopératives - Réseau canadien de recherche Sur les coopératives
La CCRN-CRCR est votre passerelle vers la recherche sur les coopératives au Canada. Le but de ce site est de créer un réseau en ligne de chercheurs et de praticiens de coopération permettant l'échange d'idées, la recherche de partage, de collaboration, de déterminer les priorités de recherche et de créer un lien entre les chercheurs, les étudiants, les praticiens et les réseaux coopérative existante année toute l'année.
The is the Payment Policy from Qumbya Housing Co-op (Chicago, IL) as of 2013. This policy was created in 2008 out of a response to series of siginificant member debt losses. The policy is relatively strict by co-op standards. It does allow for payment plans, which may be up to 2 months in duration, and must be approved before a debt is accrued, not after. The wisdom gained from the series of losses which we attempted to base this polic on are:
* If a member gets more than 2 months behind on rent, they are very unlikely to ever catch up.
These are the bylaws for Qumbya Housing Cooperative (Chicago, IL). Qumbya is a multi-house system with 3 houses and about 50 members. It has one part-time staff person.
"Discover the Co-operative Difference!"
The Canadian Co-operative Association's free, online orientation program for co-op staff, board, and members, this tool provides information about the principles and values of co-operatives, the landscape and scope of co-operatives across Canada and links to lots more information. The format is taking a walk down virtual co-op main street.
A video by the Sustainable Economies Law Center. Created and narrated by Janelle Orsi.
This video describes how housing might be owned in a more economically sustainable future, and explains how California's Assembly Bill 1024 (Torres) can remove legal barriers to housing cooperatives in our communities. Learn more at http://www.theselc.org/AB1024.
Berkeley Student Cooperative "Emergency Preparedness" orientation video.
Berkeley Student Cooperative "Member Rights" orientation video
Being a member of the Co-ops is like being the citizen of a town or country, and comes with the rights to take part in the governance of the organization, as well as to use its facilities.