Business Conversion to Co-operatives in Canada: A Landscape Report
Vieta, M., Charbonneau, J., & Duguid, F. (2024). Business Conversion to Co-operatives in Canada: A Landscape Report. The Conversion to Co-operatives Project, University of Toronto. https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/handle/1807/130966
Until the Co-opConvert project, BCCs had not been uniformly and systematically studied or
understood from a Canadian context, nor had the reasons for the stark differences in
numbers between BCCs in Quebec and their rarity in the rest of Canada been adequately
analyzed. This report assesses some of these reasons and contextualizes Canada's BCCs.
This report also shows evidence for further promoting BCC policy and practice in the rest of
Canada as pathway to employee and community ownership and for business succession