FROM PRINCIPLE TO PRACTICE:
Co-Designing the Co-operative Sector of the Future
Starting January 2023, our "From Principle to Practice: Co-Designing the Co-operative Sector of the Future" series will explore some of the key systemic barriers that currently exist for those wanting to develop, or those currently operating a co-operative, and how we can collectively overcome them through the creation of practices and policies that will make our businesses and the co-operative sector more inclusive.
The interactive workshop series is being developed in partnership with experts on the topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Join us as we begin by looking inward to re-discover our co-operative identity through a DEI lens, and work towards building a more inclusive future for the co-operative sector.
At the Ontario Co-operative Association, we believe that creating a workplace that is diverse, equitable and inclusive is integral to the future and success of the co-operative movement.
It is our hope that the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) will officially adopt Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as the 8th Co-operative Principle.
We encourage OCA Members, as well as your organization's leaders and decision-makers to join us on this journey to explore how we can collaborate to create a more inclusive, diverse and equitable co-operative sector.
We are thrilled to partner on this series with four incredible organizations that not only actively practice diversity, equity and inclusion in their own organizations, but are also working towards making co-operatives, communities and our world a better, safer, and more inclusive space for all. Their voices, expertise and experience is what brings our journey to life - we are just the platform that brings people together to share and learn.