The North American Worker Co-operative and Business Successions Conference will be held October 11th through 15th, 2011, in Quebec. The Conference is structured as two distinct and consecutive events:
An International Conference on Business Successions and Employee Ownership to raise awareness of worker co-operatives and related models as an alternative for businesses without successors and develop the expertise of stakeholders through the exchange and analysis of their experience.
A North American Conference of Worker Co-operatives, with the theme “Co-operation without Borders" to provide a venue for the worker co-operative movements in Quebec, the rest of Canada and the United States to come together and share experiences, to develop the expertise of worker co-operators through the exchange and analysis of best practices in the management and governance of a worker co-op and to officially launch the North American sub-region of CICOPA-Americas, to be known as “CICOPA-North America.”
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