Incorporation is an important, early step in setting up the governance of a co-operative. The process creates a legally incorporated entity. And, perhaps more importantly, this process also formalizes the financial and decision-making structure of the business.
During the incorporation process, decisions made about governance impact and guide the co-op’s decision makers now and into the future. So, capturing a governance and financial structure specific to your business during incorporation helps set you up for long term success.
Working across western Canada, our team of experienced professionals supports co-op entrepreneurs through this process. But we focus on building the foundations of your co-op alongside you, not for you. That means you make the decisions, but with a little guidance and support from us.
Our team helps inform decision making and draft incorporating documents, making the process easier and more accessible.
What we do
- Clarify the purpose of the co-op and develop a structure that makes sense for your business
- Reserve a name for the business
- Draft and file the articles of incorporation
- Draft, approve, and file the bylaws
- Prepare the co-op for its first members’ meeting