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Your Lifetime Membership Levels and Their Benefits

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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:

  1. Webinar and in person training on marketing, governance, financing

  2. Free resources such as sample policies, feasibility studies, articles, by-laws, marketing materials

  3. Access to peer co-operators to trouble-shoot, share equipment, collaborate

  4. Participation in collaborative grants

  5. Promotion of your co-op

  6. Support for funding applications

  7. Access to the mentorship program

  8. Votes at the Local Food and Farm Co-ops' AGM

  9. Possibility of presenting workshop sessions for the Co-op Field Schools and the Assembly

  10. *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

  • Troubleshooting

  • 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 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