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Your Lifetime Membership Levels and Their Benefits
Join the growing movement of food and farm co-ops in Ontario today!
The Local Food and Farm Co-ops (LFFC) began in 2009 to foster the growth and development of a strong and robust food co-op sector in Ontario. Since that time, our group of participating co-ops has grown over 600% from only a dozen members to over 90 strong. Ontario’s food and farm co-ops vary in size, scope, governance and purpose, but all share values of supporting local communities with access to healthy food, equitable wages and supporting local farmers and food producers.
Co-operative and democratic control of local economies is becoming ever more important; we could not have reached this point without supporters like you.
Local Food and Farm Co-ops members receive:
Webinar and in person training on marketing, governance, financing
Free resources such as sample policies, feasibility studies, articles, by-laws, marketing materials
Access to peer co-operators to trouble-shoot, share equipment, collaborate
Participation in collaborative grants
Promotion of your co-op
Support for funding applications
Access to the mentorship program
Votes at the Local Food and Farm Co-ops' AGM
Possibility of presenting workshop sessions for the Co-op Field Schools and the Assembly
*New!* Check out our Communications Service and Bookkeeping Service, at a discount for members
All Co-op Members Benefit from:
Working together to shape a co-operative future for food in Ontario
Access to specific member only resources including certain tool-kits
access to templates in the document repository
Funder listings and updates to funding announcements as they arise
Pro -Bono facilitation and mediation time when possible
Discounts for assemblies, services, webinars and training
Opportunities for partnership on programs and grants
Member profile listing on the website
Opportunity to contribute to the monthly e-newsletter
Mentorship and matchmaking
Use of shared identity
Collective purchasing and trade
Lifetime Membership Cost (for Organizations)
1) Start-up organization:
(0-2 years, or not yet operational): voting member
2) Evolving/ established:
voting member (over 2 years, and operational): voting member
Your organization’s lifetime membership with LFFC costs $300.
This includes voting rights, as well as all of the benefits mentioned above.
Payment plan options are available to those in need.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about payment plan options.
Lifetime Membership Cost (for Individual/Advocates)
Individual lifetime membership costs $300
As an individual, you may also become a member of LFFC. The main difference is that you do not have voting rights as organizational lifetime members do. However, you also receive:
• Notifications and invitations to co-op events, training, etc.
• Notifications of RFPs, job postings, etc. from member co-ops