Co+Host worker co-operative was started by three young professionals on Haida Gwaii, off the coast of BC. They provide community engagement, facilitation, planning, and graphic recording services to non-profits, businesses, governments and other groups that want to bring people together to have conversations and make good decisions.
The group has been working together for awhile, but saw advantages to formally incorporating as a co-operative.
“A co-operative best reflects the way that we work together,” said Co+Host founding member and facilitator Lindsay Seegmiller. “Prior to forming a co-operative, we were a small consensus-based collective. All members came together to make decisions, with no one person’s opinion holding more weight than another… We wanted to be legally registered as a co-operative to show our unwavering commitment to these values.”
Co+Host has worked with organizations like the Queen Charlotte Heritage Housing Society, Bird Studies Canada, Community Futures, and the Laskeek Bay Conservation Society on initiatives like strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, market surveys, and more.
Seegmiller said that, over time, they hope to expand their membership to create a bigger community of professionals working to complete projects that create positive changes on Haida Gwaii.
Co-operatives First is proud to have assisted Co+Host to incorporate their co-operative!