Why a Co-op?

Our brewery is owned by those who work there and decisions are made by employees in a democratic fashion. We are a community-focused business that cares about our neighbours and our planet. We are the first worker’s co-operative brewery outside of Quebec. As we grow we will continue the spirit of co-operatives and ensure that all who are employed by the brewery have an equal say in its operation. We are community-based and seek to be responsive to the needs of or community and to feed back into the spirit of London’s Old East Village.

As a worker’s co-operative we are interested in the rights and well-being of all persons employed and involved with our brewery. All employees will enjoy profit-sharing and an equal voice in the direction and day-to-day operations of the brewery. We seek to change the trend of breweries in Canada of decreasing employment opportunities. We will always employ Londoners and create meaningful employment and meaningful work. Co-operatives are known for balancing people, planets, and profits (see “What is a Co-op?“)

 

Increase Employment
Canadian breweries are expanding but employment is decreasing. We seek to create employment and to give every worker a real stake in the business

 

Democratic Operations
Each member employee will have one vote regardless of length of employment and overall investment in the brewery

 

Investment in Employees and the Community
All surplus is distributed as patronage dividends that reflects the amount of work each employee has contributed

 

Great Beer and Great Work
Our primary priorities are to produce great beer and meaningful employment to our employees

 

Find out more about co-operatives from On Co-0p, The Ontario Co-operative Association.