Sat 19 Aug 2017 5:34PM

Disrupting the disruptors : Co-operative Business Models for Sustainable Platform Enterprises

JL Julien Lecaille Public Seen by 94

Hello ... Canada.coop having an event in September ...Is anybody here participating ?


Join us in Toronto on September 8-9-10, 2017 to find out how co-operative business models can be used to build a better digital economy.
What can digital entrepreneurs, freelancers, students, policy-makers, community leaders and activists expect at

Disrupting the Disrupters? Inspiration! Learning! Collaboration!

Quite simply, we need better, more sustainable business models. The promise of the sharing economy, powered by peer-to-peer connections on digital platforms, has not delivered. The results of economic disruption by a few monopolies are now clear: platform-driven precarious employment, accelerating disparities, dissolution of labour standards, undermining of regulatory safeguards, and the monetization of private data.
The co-operative enterprise model – joint ownership by stakeholders (employees, and/or customers, and/or communities) – can address two fundamental problems.
Co-op enterprises can disrupt and eventually stop the uberisation of wo


Draft Sat 19 Aug 2017 7:52PM

MAIS MAIS MAIS, j'y serai moi à Toronto peut être à ce moment là !!!! :D

Je suis pas sûr pour le moment, mais surement.

Le problème c'est que ça coute un peu de soussous. Mais j'imagine que ça vaut le coup :D


Bob Haugen Sat 19 Aug 2017 10:31PM

@julienlecaille it's very interesting, but I can't figure out who is behind it or much more about it. http://canada.coop/ seems to be the organizer but says their site is under construction.


Julien Lecaille Sun 20 Aug 2017 10:37AM

the site is under maintenance, but we can have a profile on the facebook network :)

"CMC is a national, bilingual association that represents more than 18 million co-operative members from 9,000 co-operatives.

Through advocacy with the federal government, CMC provides a knowledgeable voice to encourage national policies that strengthen the co-operative economy. CMC also supports wide-ranging research in partnership with leading research institutions and government to inform policy."


Bob Haugen Sun 20 Aug 2017 11:14AM



Julien Lecaille Mon 21 Aug 2017 1:27PM


Bob Haugen Mon 21 Aug 2017 1:36PM

Thanks. Very nice! http://platformcoop.ca/ appears to be still under construction. (That is not a complaint, things happen in their own time.)


Julien Lecaille Mon 21 Aug 2017 1:37PM

Yes it's a little frustrating :)


Danyl Strype Sat 16 Sep 2017 1:45PM

http://platformcoop.ca/ is working now. I assume it was a DNS or HTTPS issue?


Draft Mon 11 Sep 2017 7:48PM


Bob Haugen Tue 19 Sep 2017 9:50AM

@draft - thanks for your recap and the link to that other fascinating live-blog https://ingbrief.wordpress.com/tag/platformcoop/ - especially the parts about the legal complications.

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