The Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario (CCO) is a provincial organization, which promotes the co-operative and social enterprise business models and supports the Francophone economic development. Its mission is to facilitate the social economy’s expansion within the Francophone community. The CCO fulfills its mission through the constructive dialogue of co-operators, the promotion of their common interests and the support for their development. With its broad offer of advisory services, our organization helps reinforce existing co-operatives and social enterprises and create new ones. With our three offices across the province, located in Ottawa (serving Eastern Ontario), Sudbury (serving Northern Ontario) and Toronto (serving South Western Ontario), we have the technical capacity to assist and consolidate all collective enterprises.
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Vision:The Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario (CCO) is the organization of choice for education, promotion, consultation and the provision of advisory services to ensure sustainable development of Francophone co-operatives and social enterprises in Ontario. Mission:The Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario’s mission is to contribute to the social economy in Francophone communities through co-operation. The CCO achieves this mission by facilitating co-operatives and social enterprises to work together, promoting their interests and supporting their development. Values:The core values of co-operatives and social enterprises are the importance of the individual over capital, and to support and assist mutual and self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. True to the spirit of their founders, stakeholders in co-operatives and social enterprises believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and sustainable development. Principles:The principles of co-operation are guidelines by which co-operatives and social enterprises put their values into practice.1stPrinciple: Voluntary and open membership for all2ndPrinciple: Democratic power exercised by members3rdPrinciple: Member economic participation4thPrinciple: Autonomy and independence5thPrinciple: Education, research, training and information6thPrinciple: Inter-cooperation7thPrinciple: Concern for the community8thPrinciple: Sustainable development Our Five Axes of Action:- - Promotion of the co-operative and social enterprise models;- - Provision of member services;- - Co-operative and social enterprise development;- - Training, research and information on both models;- - Social finance. The CCO is affiliated with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and the Canadian Community Economic Development Network. We also work closely with many co-operative, social enterprise and association partners, both Anglophone and Francophone, to promote the development of the social economy.