What is governance? This term refers to all the measures, rules, and policies that ensure the proper functioning of your organization. Associative life refers to its members’ interactions and involvement, as well as their participation in its administration. 

Enterprises can define their own governance frameworks; that is, the rules and procedures for managing the conduct of the organization. As a collective enterprise, you must also comply with the regulations and laws that govern cooperatives and, in some cases, your industry. From day one, you need to understand the measures to be taken for sound governance.

Our consulting services

Do you have questions about the governance of your collective enterprise? Have you encountered hiccups along the way? Would you like to boost the associative life of your cooperative? 

The CDRQ offers a complete range of services in governance and associative life:

Benefit from personalized support in organizing and carrying out your general meeting of members. Does your GA have a digital component, whether during the elections, for broadcasting the meeting or for full remote participation? No problem !

You can choose between a face-to-face meeting animation or a virtual plan.

After careful consideration, your cooperative wishes to amend its articles of association. This involves an administrative procedure framed by law. Our support allows, among other things, to take charge of the preparation of documents and the extraordinary general meeting.

When the associative life of a cooperative is rich and appropriate, it solidifies governance. On the other hand, a deficient associative life is a source of conflicts, loss of business opportunities and can jeopardize the company. A report thus gives a portrait of the aspects of associative life. In particular, it establishes the strengths and weaknesses and suggests avenues for value-creating governance.

When a cooperative experiences sustained growth or repositions itself, the revision of its bylaws and governance policies provides an associative operating framework adapted to the new entrepreneurial reality.

When a cooperative no longer meets the needs of its members or when its financial situation is expected to deteriorate, it can choose to end its activities. Accompanying the cooperative in the various stages leading to its liquidation and its dissolution allows, in the long term, to release the liquidators or the board of directors from the process. Likewise, it helps to minimize the scars of the end of the collective project.

Team specialized in governance and associative life

Starting today, it is important to look at the measures to be put in place for sound governance. Know that the CDRQ has a team dedicated to its issues to support you.