Approach

Co-op Interface promotes sustainable development within two complementary and non-competing frameworks: economic and social.
Our unique approach can be summarized as follows:

  • A team of experienced entrepreneurs sharing our expertise with the goal of empowering clients and communities;
  • Real teamwork: “A team behind each consultant”;
  • We work WITH clients and maintain a balance of support and independence;
  • Quality support of real value fuelled by an understanding of the global and greater context;
  • A know-how that pairs reflection with action;
  • A firm with a large network that is active in its community.
In practice we apply our unique approach daily with clients by positioning ourselves as:

  • Leaders who are responsible for planning and developing objectives to ensure the success of projects (workplans, follow-ups, adjustments, evaluations, etc.)
  • Experts, Researchers and Consultants who offer clients the expertise of Co-op Interface’s members and collaborators by contributing content, facilitating work flow (group dynamics, interpersonal and inter-organisational partnerships, etc.) and proposing relevant and applicable tools, methods and processes.
  • Coaches and Trainers who accompany clients to better make decisions (through questioning, advising, warning, challenging, moderating, etc.)
Values

Co-op Interface recognizes the importance of the human aspect of organisations and, as such, adheres to the following values:

  • Engagement: participation, cooperation and generosity;
  • Professionalism: quality, rigour, transparency, ethics and objectivity;
  • Enjoyment: pleasant atmosphere and humour.

Governance

Co-op Interface is a producers cooperative that values flexibility. Its members choose to work in people-focused structure while dedicating a majority of their time to their clients.

Management Structure:

Co-op Interface’s members practice a management structure that:

  • Is non-hierarchical;
  • Involves a commitment on the part of its members to adhere to shared rights and responsibilities equitably (e.g. managing the cooperative and team meetings);
  • Makes decisions by consensus of regular members when possible, but by simple majority if necessary;
  • Holds an annual general assembly for all of its members (regular and auxiliary);
  • Has a board of directors comprised of all its regular members.