Toronto Workers Co-op Process Meeting (Part 2)

đź—“ Calendar
đź“‘ Retreat Planning Board

Time: 14 Sep 2018 4:30 pm EST
Attending: ansuz, benhylau, dcwalk, garry, elon??



  1. Protocol Labs RFP drafting retrospective
  2. Open work model
  3. Document policies
  4. Project management tools
  5. Review potential actionable items from last meeting
  6. Budget
  7. November in-person meeting plans


Protocol Labs RFP drafting retrospective

Ben was taking notes in another place in the doc :(

Open work model

Document policies

Project management tools

November meeting plans


Review potential Actionable items


  • establish shared calendar
  • establish shared email
  • crm/spreadsheet of contacts
  • top-level coordination tool
  • establish how we plan to be self-sustainable (financially)
    • keep this in mind for our future grant processes
    • service business? (we act as contractors)
    • diversify income sources (Rob and Udit) in the future

Actionable items

  • dawn: set up a poll to arrive at a Generally Available Time so we know when to schedule things
  • ansuz: set up a google docs shared folder
  • ansuz: make a git repository with a (possibly self-hosted) upstream
  • ansuz: set up a mailing list?
    • mailing list with
    • get emails from the offline.networks proposal
  • ben: loop Rob and Udit into the planning process for coop meeting
    • project board?
    • shouldn’t live only in Meeting notes!
    • d: let’s start planning now (I can share old docs)
      • b: can’t foresee people being available now because we planned to start in November
      • d: if we can’t plan now, we shouldn’t schedule now.
      • give people time to be successful –d
  • ben: plan another meeting for next week?
    • to catch up on status of actionable items
  • future: Talk about our plan for what we do if we don’t get the grant
    • this informs how much time we ought to allocate towards coop activity before we know the status of the grant
  • create a policy for a coop reading networks
  • name the organization
    • buy a domain?
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