Good governance is an important part of a co-op’s success. Creating the conditions for good governance and efficient decision-making takes effort and planning. For Indigenous co-operatives, this can be an even bigger challenge. Dealing with a complex, highly regulated environment while navigating local politics and building a new business can place a lot of stress on your board members. Thankfully, there are supports available and we’re happy to work alongside your board to access them as you learn and grow together.
Also, if you’re building a co-operative on Nation or among First Nations, consider applying these three governance tips.