Every year at COCo we receive hundreds of requests for information from community groups on all sorts of different subjects. When we notice a lot of requests coming in on a particular subject like “Board Liability” or “Proper Accounting Practices” we try to develop and publish resources on that subject. Below is a list of written COCo Publications, but make sure to check out our COCo Videos, and the COCo Toolbox as well!  

Board of Directors - Roles and ResponsibilitiesThis reading package covers lots of handy information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors (BoD), including: The legal responsibilities of a board ...
Developing an Anti-Oppression Policy: Some things to keep in mindWriting an Anti-Oppression Policy can be a great way to assess the strengths or your organization, and identify areas that need improvement. This can be very useful in figuring out...
Anti-Oppression Challenges and Solutions for Community GroupsThis document comes out of the workshops that COCo conducted for our 2012-2013 "Portes Ouvertes" project on Anti-Oppression practices in community organizations. Anti-Oppression C...
In the Know Final ReportClick on the cover images below to download the Community Primer, the Executive Summary, or the full In the Know Report.               ...
Facilitating the Use of Multiple Languages in Our OrganizationsA living COCo document, this info-sheet introduces a few practices that have been used to create and maintain a safe and supportive environment for multiple language use, practice ...
Inclusive meetings' nuts and boltsFrom the brainstorm led by Coco Riot and C'est en Franglais participants on things to do in order to make meetings welcoming and comfort- able for people who do not speak the domin...
Creating a New Branch For Your OrganizationThis info-sheet provides legal information for non-profit organizations (NPO) that wish to establish a new branch of their organization. The information provided targets both provi...
Language Politics in Quebec: A Social ContextA living COCo document, this info-sheet provides a backdrop of some of the historicalparticularities that inform the complex current realities faced by community groups working in ...
Introduction to Co-operativesThis info-sheet describes the different types of co-operatives, explains the difference between co-ops and other organizational structures, and provides information for registratio...
Annual Requirements Checklist for a Non-Profit Organization in Québec In running a non-profit organization it can be difficult to know what is demanded of you by various regulatory bodies. This info-sheet provides a checklist of the main forms and ob...
Dissolution of a Non-Profit OrganizationIn theory, we know that our organizations can't and shouldn't live forever. But in practice, we tend to operate with the assumption that our primary goal is to keep our organizatio...
By-laws for Non Profit OrganizationsBy-laws are the guiding rules that govern how we work as an organization. While the law creates an organization, the details of how the organization will function is left to us. We...
Key Questions to Consider When Thinking About Conflicts of InterestWhat is a "conflict of interest"? A conflict of interest occurs when someone in a position of trust has competing professional or personal interests. These competing interests can ...
Amalgamation : Merging Non-Profit OrganizationsThis info-sheet provides legal information for non-profit organizations (NPO) seeking to merge with one or several other NPOs. The information provided here sets out the basic rule...
COCo's Board Liability and Non-Profit Organizations InfosheetAt COCo, we like to frame liability concerns as another opportunity to think about our organization's "healthy practices". These healthy practices refer to the kind of habits that ...
Annual General Meetings, Special General Meetings and Non-Profit OrganizationsCOCo reviews some of the legal requirements for AGMs and SGMs, and highlights how general meetings can play an important role in engaging our members and maintaining the health of ...
Incorporation of a Non-Profit Organization in Quebec Incorporation can provide advantages for some organizations. It provides a legal structure that stays in place even as the active members change over the years. An incorporated non...
Charitable Organizations: Limitations on Political Activities This info-sheet provides an introduction to the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) policy on political activities. It also guides you towards resources regarding the criticisms raised...
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for Small Non-Profits This simple and accessible infosheet highlights 13 basic accounting principles for small non-profit organizations based on the resource:  "Bookkeeping basics: What every nonprofit...
Applying for Charitable StatusWhat is charitable status, who can benefit from it, and in what ways? This info sheet provides an introduction to some of the pros and cons and processes around qualifying and appl...