Following a 2-year research and consultation process, MCTIC-affiliated co-operatives constituted a 2nd tier marketing cooperative aiming to prepare and market meat & animal by-products. In support to the eight founding cooperatives and the project team, I am reviewing and providing guidance on the business plan, organizational bylaws and governance structure to facilitate a successful launch and smooth, purpose-driven management of the cooperative.
Might a brokerage service for wool be a one-stop-shop solution, providing MCTIC with a long-term income stream and its member co-operatives with a value-added service that ensures their own sustainability? Through consultations with co-operatives, soum governors and various public and private actors on the wool value chain, I am co-developing a feasibility study. Project methodology blends field work and long-term mentorship to MCTIC, focusing on building human-centered design thinking capacity amongst their team.
At a crossroads following an austerity budget in Quebec in 2014, this association of 27 worker co-operatives invited me to review its member services, engagement model, and fundraising strategy. Through consultations with members and non-members, systems & power mapping, and challenging participatory ideation with board and staff members, I produced a more coherent & impactful value proposition, business model, and development strategy for the RESEAU, as well as a change management plan to facilitate implementation.