La Siembra Worker Co-operative (Ottawa, ON)
50 City Centre, Bay 132, Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7
La Siembra is worker-owned. Worker-owned co-operatives are business enterprises that are owned and governed by their employees. All worker co-operatives have two common characteristics:
- member-owners invest in and own the business together, and share the enterprise’s profits, and
- Decision-making is democratic, with each member having one vote.
Since their modest beginnings, they have recognized the critical role that the co-operative plays within the fair trade model in assisting individuals, their families and their communities to improve their standard of living. La Siembra choose to identify with their producer partners by adopting the same model that they follow in their own co-operatives – one of democracy, participation and transparency.
La Siembra Co-operative’s guiding principles
Fair trade, vibrant communities, inter co-operation, open membership, democratic control, and Economic participation