Are There Different Types of Co-operatives?
The co-operative model of enterprise can be applied to any business activity. Co-ops exist in traditional economic sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, consumer and financial services, housing, and production. But co-operative activity also spans a large number of other sectors and activities including car-sharing, child-care, health and social care, funeral, orchestras, schools, sports, tourism, utilities (electricity, water, gas), and transport (taxis, buses).
Images courtesy Colin Anderson, SEED Winnipeg Inc., and Saskatchewan Co-operative Association