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Toolkit Tuesday: Lunch & Learn – Doing Business Better: Cooperatives and Socially-Conscious Businesses
November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
How can you make money and be a socially conscious business? The triple bottom line – People, Planet and Profit – could be your solution! Join us for November’s Toolkit Tuesday to learn about how the co-op model can work for you in every business sector from food, agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, arts, childcare, renewable energy, technology and so much more. Our speaker, Peter Cameron, will review many successful examples and will describe how to incorporate and set up your business as a co-op.
Presenter: Peter Cameron, Co-operative Development Manager at OCA
Peter is primarily responsible for supporting existing co-operatives and starting new co-operatives by responding to inquiries, providing technical assistance and identifying funding opportunities to expand our co-operative development activities across the province. Peter joined OCA in April of 2011. Co-operatives have always been his passion and he has extensive experience starting and working in co-operative businesses. He was on the founding boards of Silverwood Housing Co-operative, Guelph Food Co-operative, Guelph Co-op Council and Sumac Community Worker Co-operative (Planet Bean Coffee). He was a Co-op Business Developer and Executive Director of the Ontario Worker Co-op Federation between 1993 and 2002.Peter is a graduate of the Co-operative Management Certificate Program sponsored by OCA and the Schulich School of Business, and graduated from McMaster University with a Hons BSc. He was the recipient of the “Outstanding Contribution to On Co-op Award” in 2004 and the CWCF Worker “Co-op Merit Award” in 2005.