Co-Op Enterprises: The Model That Works For Everything

A five-year-old company raises millions of dollars to bring solar energy to Ottawa. A firm based in Centretown gets organic cocoa and sugar from small scale family farmers in South America and Southeast Asia and produces chocolate for sale around the world. A handful of young engineers come together to build apps for mobile phones.

The connection? All of these enterprises, and many more like them, are co-operatives.

This Learning Event at Ottawa City Hall October 15 is free and open to the general public. It is being held in memory of Ottawa co-operator Mark Goldblatt, a nationally recognized co-op leader, visionary, and innovator who left his stamp on almost every co-op sector. Goldblatt died in February 2015. His last project was as volunteer president of the not-for-profit Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa, which opened in 2013.

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