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in the historic

Mount Baker Hotel

1017 Baker St Cranbrook, BC

V1C 1A6

778.517.5339    

  info@eatsoulfood.ca

WINTER HOURS

Mon 9am-3pm

Tues & Wed 8am-3pm

Thursday 8am-6pm

Thurs Pizza & Music 6pm-9pm

Sat/Sun 9am-3pm

©2016 by Soulfood

cooperative

A cooperative (also known as co-operative, co-op, or coop) is "an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise."

 

MEMBERSHIP

WHAT IS A MEMBER?

  • Members are the "owners" of the restaurant.

  • Each member gets one vote - regardless of how much equity they contribute or how much they purchase

  • Members vote on important decisions 

  • Members nominate the board of directors who lead the organization

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • 10% off all restaurant products

  • Exclusive member rewards program - the more you shop the more you earn!

  • First choice for all shows and events

MEMBER RESPONSIBILITY

  • Financial support

  • Actively participate in the governance of the business - attend AGM's, sign up to join committees, come to meetings, volunteer!

  • Support Soulfood! Eat here, tell your friends to eat here, shout our praises to everyone you know!

cooperative principles

 

1.

Voluntary, Open Membership

Open to all without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination. 

2.

Democratic Member Control

One member, one vote.

3.

Member Economic Participation

Owners contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of the cooperative. The economic benefits of a cooperative operation are returned to the members, reinvested into the coop or used to provide member services. You control the capital. 

4.

Autonomy and Intependence

Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. 

5.

Education, Training and Information.

Cooperatives provide education and training for members so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperation. 

6.

Cooperation among Cooperatives.

Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, regional, national and international structures. You are more successful when you cooperate with others who know how to cooperate. 

7.

Concern for the Community

While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of theoir communities through policies accepted by their members. 

 

incorporation documents

This is called a Memorandum of Association (MOA) in Coop speak. It is the document that guides our cooperative.

Soulfood's MOA

Cooperatives, like non profits and charities are mandated to have bylaws (called rules in coop speak) addressing specific issues and adhering to the cooperative association act.

Soulfood Rules

Interested in learning more about cooperatives? There is a ton of information out there. Here are a few links!

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