In this episode we speak to long-time co-op developer and advocate, Patrick Lapointe. As the former Executive Director (and now board member) of the Community Health Services Association of Saskatoon, recipient of a Saskatchewan Cooperative Association Co-operative Merit Award in 2011, and an SCA co-op developer, Lapointe knows a great deal about getting co-ops started. He talks to us about some interesting co-ops he’s helped over the years, the process of creating a co-op, and the challenges that new co-ops face — particularly in the North.