Co-op Conversation Guidebook (for BIPOC Audiences)


Year: 2022

This introductory guidebook related to hosting a conversation in community was designed for people with no experience with facilitation / hosting meetings. It is designed specifically for a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) audience using images, case studies, resources showcasing BIPOC people.

The purpose of this self serve guidebook is to support anyone looking to create change to understand how the co-op model can help solve problems or challenges in community. It is also designed to be inclusive especially in relation to showcasing how marginalized and racialized communities have used the co-op model to create change in their communities.

There are 7 modules in this Co-op Conversation Guidebook, but you do not have to use all of them or use all of them at
once. The idea is for a host(s) to be able to pick and choose which modules make sense for them to use and when. We have tried to make things flexible. Feedback on these modules and how they work for you is also welcome.

Module 1: Getting Started
Module 2: What is a Co-op?
Module 3: Relevance of Co-ops for BIPOC Communities
Module 4: Case Studies
Module 5: Identifying Challenges to Work On in Community
Module 6: Learning More about Coops
Module 7: Closing