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 Act itself or consulting a lawyer or accountant.

Published May 2011.

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