Learn More About the Co-op Model

Understanding the Structure,
Governance and Economic Benefits of a Co-op

What is the Role of the Board?

To conduct and control the business of the organization in accordance with the applicable legislation and the Bylaws, exercising the powers of the organization that are not required to be exercised by a meeting of the Members, giving appropriate consideration to resolutions passed at meetings of the Members.

What is the Role of the General Manager?

To manage the operations of the Co-operative in accordance with the guidelines established by the Board.

What is the Role of Winnipeg, Home Office?

The main role of Arctic Co-ops is to co-ordinate the resources and combined purchasing power of the local Co-operatives in a manner that will enable them to provide operational and technical support services to their Members in an economically viable manner.