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Program or Service Community and Worker Ownership Program (CWOP)

The Community and Worker Ownership Program (CWOP) provides assistance to groups of three or more people who are interested in starting or expanding a cooperative business as a means to create quality jobs for primarily low-income individuals.

CWOP follows community economic development guidelines in developing business plans and adheres to democratic cooperative principles for the structural design of worker cooperatives.
Organization Supporting Employment and Economic Development (SEED)

SEED Winnipeg's mission is to combat poverty and increase the social and economic vitality of low income individuals, groups, organizations and economically distressed communities primarily in the Winnipeg area through delivering programs and services that help low income individuals, groups and organizations start and save money for future gaols. SEED also conducts CED-related research and consults with other CED organizations and community groups at the local, regional and national levels in an effort to expand the adoption of CED methods as the normative approach to economic development in Canada.
Eligibility Details -At least 50% of the members of the co-op need to be low income.
-Groups of three or more but need not exeeding 50.
-The business must create a stronger and healthier community.
-Worker co-operative business.
-Community organizations that want to start a community owned business.
-Those who wants to create quality jobs for their community and will employ low income,youths at risk, new Canadians and persons with disabilities. 
How To Apply Call 927-9935 for more information. 
Address 400 B Logan Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0R1 
Contact Name Main Line 
Toll Free  
Phone (204) 927-9935 
Fax  
E-mail info@seedwinnipeg.ca
Website www.seedwinnipeg.ca/worker-ownership-program.htm
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