Industry Canada has published the Information Guide for Co-operatives.   The Guide, developed in consultation with federal, provincial and territorial governments, provides co-operatives and entrepreneurs considering the co-operative model with incorporation resources specific to the sector.

The Guide functions as an online information tool that will be kept evergreen by Industry Canada to enhance the availability of web-based information on the incorporation and development of non-financial co-operatives.  It includes a section on frequently asked questions, government and sector contacts for all 14 jurisdictions, and a summary of the co-operative statutes in Canada.

The Guide also complements Industry Canada’s Canada Business Network landing page for co-operatives that hosts information and resources for co-operatives, including information on relevant federal, provincial and territorial programs and services.