Might Quebec’s labor & cooperative ecosystem welcome a co-operative model such as SMart’s to answer self-employed worker’s social benefit and social protection needs? Over 2 months, I lead a high-powered series of consultations, a public awareness campaign, and completed a feasibility study that gauged ecosystem readiness, stakeholder interest and culminated in a day-long co-design session with our most important partners : self-employed people themselves.
In a data driven funding environment, creators must be able to measure their social & cultural impact... alongside their ticket sales. How might a platform equip them to meet these requirements more easily? Which business type best suits creators' current needs, complements the equipment currently at their disposal, and provide the adaptability to ensure it's future proof? The result : containers that could hold their needs, as a foundation for the next stages of stakeholder mobilisation, design, and development.
Might a conversion to the cooperative model support [or hinder] a social enterprise’s scaling and mission alignment? What shifts might be involved in operations, revenue model and governance? What about group culture & individuals’ power, status and personal responsibility for this conversion to succeed? It's wise to know what may lie ahead before everyone is involved.