Toronto Neighbourhood Centres

The Promise of Social Co-ops - Democratizing Community Services

Submitted by rob on April 9, 2018

Presentation by Rob Howarth made at the March 13 TNC members' meeting, on the model of social co-operatives and their potentially applicability in our current context, as a means to democratize community and social services. With thanks to Pat Conaty, whose 2013 presentation on this topic was the basic of my slide deck (using slides 3-8 from Pat's deck). You can see his excellent presentation on youtube here with the section on social care starting at minute 40:30. Also, as a companion piece to this slide deck, please read the excellent article by John Restakis, "Social Coops and Social Care - An Emerging Role for Civil Society".