Sample Planogram

Berry Road Food Co-op's James Partanen shared this Planogram schematic with us at the 9th Annual Assembly.  This document is useful when in the planning stages of a space to maximize efficiency within the space provided.  Use the tabs at the bottom to see the lists of items broken down into section, product, price, etc.

Thank you for sharing this example, Berry Road!  Click the button below to download the planogram.

 

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Sample GM Delegation of Authority and Reporting Requirements

Thanks to the West End Food Co-op for sharing this document. 

This General Manager Delegation of Authority and Reporting Requirements document is an example of what a multistakeholder co-operative like West End Food Co-op uses. 

 

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Sample Workplace Anti-Violence and Harassment Policy

Thanks to the West End Food Co-op for sharing this document. 

This Workplace Anti-Violence and Harassment Policy document is an example of what a multistakeholder co-operative like West End Food Co-op uses. 

 

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FSCO: Guide to Setting Up a Co-op in Ontario

This guide covers the basic steps to start a co-operative. It's aimed at groups starting either co-op businesses or non-profit co-ops.

The Guide to Setting up a Co-operative contains general information about the Co-operative Corporations Act and basic financial matters. It is only an aid and should not replace reading the Actitself or consulting a lawyer or accountant.

From Food Desert to Food Oasis: How Co-ops Can Make a Difference

Current discussions among food co-operatives often turn to the presence of food deserts in our cities and towns and what co-ops might do to address them. Mari Gallagher coined the now-popular term to describe neighbourhoods where mainstream grocers are distant. The statistically significant impacts on disease and life for people living in food deserts are well known. There won't be a single solution to the problem, and every project helps. At the Consumer Cooperative Management Association 2011 conference, Mari shared some of her ideas for solutions that food co-ops can create.

US Food Co-op Impact Study

What’s to love about food co-ops? So much! Co-ops have a cool way of doing things differently. They’re people working together for better food, stronger communities and a healthier world. And cooperative grocers are making a big impact. A new study, Healthy Foods Healthy Communities: The Social and Economic Impacts of Food Co-ops,* quantifies the impact food co-ops have as compared to conventional grocery stores. The study’s compelling results demonstrate the many ways that food co-ops do well while doing good.

Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution Systems in Non-unionized Organizations

Responding to a growing interest in the subject in recent years, this study is intended to improve our understanding of conflict management and dispute resolution systems in nonunionized workplaces in Canada. It sets out the key reasons for the increased interest in effective systems, describes the various procedures being used, and evaluates their effectiveness. The authors identify the strengths and pitfalls of various systems.

Wages and Compensation: a road map to establishing a system of compensation

This site provides guidelines to fair and equitable wages and salaries.

When determining what your organization will pay for wages and salaries, it is important to understand the economic conditions of the region in which you function, the volume of potential employees and the legislative requirements in place. When determining what to pay, first consideration is placement of the role organizationally which can be determined through job evaluation/classification. The second consideration is the job relevant skills and experience the applicant possesses which may impact their placement in the salary range upon hire.