Monica Juarez Adeler
Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan; Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg
Linking, Learning, Leveraging Project
This research report identifies policies, structures, and financing mechanisms that can inform the development of appropriate models for Manitoba as well as suppot sector-controlled and self-sustaining co-operative development organizations. In so doing the report analyzes the context and history, sector infrastructure, tax legislation, and policies impacting cooperative development in Spain (Mondragon Co-op), Italy (the Emilia Romagna region), Quebec, and Manitoba. It also studies the role of cooperative associations and federations in assisting cooperative development, in particular the mechanisms that have given them the resources and capacity to provide the critical cooperative development supports required for success.