Guelph Chamber of Commerce / Chris Tiessen / January 2016
For this special issue, we’ve collapsed col.lab.o.rate and MBF together with a special focus on Guelph’s co-ops. After all, if there’s a single sector that manages to effortlessly collapse the categories ‘business’ and ‘community’, it’s the co-op sector. And if there’s a single sector that embodies what Guelph’s all about, it’s the co-op sector.
As Kofi Annan has posited: ‘Founded on the principles of private initiative, entrepreneurship
and self-employment, underpinned by the values of democracy, equality and solidarity, the co-operative movement can help pave the way to a more just and inclusive economic order.’
Guelph’s a co-op town, plain and simple. A triumphant co-op town. And it’s time we celebrate it.
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