[GSEF2016]: La Laiterie de l'Outaouais, A Private/Social Economy Hybrid Model At The Service Of A Flagship Project In The Region.

Category: 
North America
SSE Organisation
Class: 
Cooperatives
Social enterprise
Social innovation

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal

Organisation: Coopérative de Développement Régional (CDR) de l'Outaouais-Laurentides (SSE organization))

Date: September 8, 2016

Presenter: Mr. Patrick Duguay (Chief Executive Officer)

Contacts: pduguay@cdrol.coop

Summary

Reacting to the closure of their local dairy, a revitalization committee embarked on an unprecedented regional mobilization leading to the creation of a new enterprise featuring private entrepreneurs in partnership with two new cooperatives, one gathering consumers and the other regrouping the workers of the company. La Laiterie de l’Outaouais is the story of a successful citizen mobilization in favor of the consumption of local products and of the implementation of an innovative business model based on a partnership between the private sector and the social economy.