How to Coordinate Co-ops at the Federal Level: An Example in Canada

One of the most common criticisms against worker cooperatives is that they are impractical when it comes to scale. But in both Yankeedom and Canada, there are co-ops organized at the federal level. Their function is to oversee and provide a coordinating function for individual co-ops. The Canadian Worker Co-op Federation provides many services for co-ops. It educates the public about the existence of co-ops. It provides  funding sources for co-ops that need help getting off the ground. It provides technical assistance to those co-ops that are off the ground but struggling with technicalities. Lastly, it lobbies politically to receive federal money for its projects.
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