Tools for Co-operatives
In the US – the University of Wisconsin Center for Co-operatives provides start-up resources, events, training, research, and publications about all aspects of co-operatives including economic impact. Their chart outlining the difference of various types of US corporations is one of the best summaries available.
In Canada – the newly formed Cooperatives and Mutuals Canada is a national, bilingual association that represents more than 18 million co-operative members from 9,000 co-operatives. It partners with provincial co-operative development organizations across the country to deliver training, advocacy and events that support the cooperative sector.