As part of the Welcoming & Settlement Centre of Kingston, ACFO Mille-Îles in collaboration with the Cooperation Council of Ontario (CCO) presents a series of workshops on social and cooperative (co-op) entrepreneurship.

The Collective Entrepreneurship webinar series offers permanent residents training that will allow them to gain the knowledge to eventually create a social enterprise or co-op. This webinar series promotes collective entrepreneurship that allows immigrant newcomers to contribute to society and the local economy.

The Co-op Model 101

Thursday April 15, 2021 at 5 p.m.

This presentation will cover the essential elements to understand the inner workings of the co-operative movement. Topics of the workshop include the history of the co-op model, the history of the co-op movement in Canada and more specifically Ontario, the specificities of the model compared to other forms of business, as well as inspiring examples.

Co-op laws, regulations, and permits

Thursday May 13, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Are you often lost in the legalities of a co-op from how to register your business to managing their regulations? This workshop will give you a better understanding of the legal workings of a co-op. This workshop will also teach you your rights and obligations when working with a co-op and you will be capable of registering your own co-op project.

Business plans and the blueprints for a successful business

Thursday June 10, 2021 at 5 p.m. 

A business plan is an essential tool for all entrepreneurs. Foremost, a tool for making the conceptualization of your project a reality, the business plan is proof of your credibility and that of your business. Join us as we identify the steps to follow and learn the best practices.

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Our Mission

ACFO Mille-Îles strives for the development, growth, and the linguistic, cultural, socio-community and associative vitality of the French speaking community of the Thousand Islands.

Our Values

We believe in honesty, transparency, cooperation, harmony and respect.

Wheelchair accessible

Baby changing table in the restroom

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1:00  to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Appointments outside of business hours are available upon request