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Come As You Are
Co-operative

Tel: 888-504-7934
info@comeasyouare.com

Warehouse: 6 Ripley Ave
Toronto, ON M6S 3N9
The Seven Principles of Co-operatives
* 1. Voluntary and Open Membership
* 2. Customer Service that Helps
* 3. Members’ Economic Participation
* 4. Autonomy and Independence
* 5. Education, Training, and Information
* 6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives
* 7. Concern for Community

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Co-operative Resources

DVDs


The Take – Documentary by Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein (come by to rent our store copy!) about the movement of workers in Argentina reclaiming closed factories and organizing as co-operatives

Printed documents

David Suzuki and Holly Dressel
Making Money Like the Bee - from Good News for a Change, Hope for a Troubled Planet.  Stoddart Publishing Co. Ltd. (2002)

Ricardo Semler
Managing Without Managers - Harvard Business Review
President and Fellows of Harvard College (1989)

Francisco Javier Forcadell
Demorcracy, Cooperation and Business Success: The Case of Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa
Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 56. No. 3 Springer (Feb. 2005)

Mondragon Corporacion Cooperativa “The History of an Experience”
(July 2006)

Kerr Smith
All 4 Each – A Unit to Inspire a Co-operative Conscience
Ontario Co-operative Association (2012) pages 14-16

Statement of Co-operative Identity
Canadian Worker Co-op Federation http://www.canadianworker.coop

Links to more information


More on Social Enterprise
Interview with TED Fellow and social entrepreneur VK Madhavan
http://blog.ted.com/2011/02/25/fellows-friday-with-vk-madhavan/

Interview with TED Fellow and social entrepreneur Shaffi Mather
http://blog.ted.com/2010/10/15/fellows-friday-with-shaffi-mather/

Video of Shaffi Mather’s TED Talk
http://www.ted.com/talks/shaffi_mather_a_new_way_to_fight_corruption.html

About Co-operatives

Video: David Suzuki on why he chooses to work with co-operatives
http://www.canada2012.coop/en/what_is_a_cooperative/index

2010 National Survey on perceptions of co-operatives: http://www.coopscanada.coop/public_html/assets/firefly/files/files/

Video: Signapore National Co-operative Federation: Animated examples of different types of co-operatives and their purpose in Singapore (it’s fun to imagine a future where all businesses are community serving co-oepratives): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtzuz2j9LI4&feature=related

Youtube Videos of Worker Co-operatives in Winnipeg

Ram Wools Yarn Co-op
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TnaNdLYGuo&feature=youtu.be

Mondgragon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPcF6gujyog&feature=youtu.be

ANAK Filipino-Canadian youth publishing worker co-op (Winnipeg) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aRmxUZ0tQs&feature=youtu.be

Electric Co-op: explains history of co-ops and co-operative principles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tenKnIx4ouY&feature=related

 

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