BNN: Mom and pop shops unite to compete with Amazon

Direct Co-ops Founder and CEO Ahmed Attia interviewed on Canada’s national Business News Network (BNN): Mom and pop shops unite to compete with Amazon Direct Co-ops has launched an initiative that will see 29 million small and medium enterprises come together to form the world’s largest buying group to help businesses stay competitive with big box[…]

Direct Co-ops partners with the global co-operative movement at Disrupting the Disruptors

Disrupting the Disruptors conference was held in Toronto between September 9-10, dedicated to understanding and accelerating platform co-operatives in Canada and all around the world. This event offered a practical exploration of a more equitable digital economy by using co-operatively owned digital platforms. Can co-operative ownership solve the challenges we face from platform monopolies, such[…]

Direct Co-ops concludes a deal with St. John’s Ambulance for First-Aid & CPR training

Direct Co-ops concluded a deal with St. John’s Ambulance to provide First-Aid & CPR training to small businesses. As Canada’s leading authority in First Aid, St. John’s Ambulance expertise leads the way in offering the most comprehensive and innovative First Aid training programs for business. Choose from a wide variety of courses and options to[…]

Direct Co-ops introduces the Direct hydro & energy savings program for small businesses

Direct Hydro, in partnership with ORHMA and ECNG Energy L.P. has created Ontario’s largest energy program for all businesses, allowing for 15-40% savings on hydro and energy expenses. This comes at a time, when Ontario residents are struggling with their hydro bills due to recent hikes. We are proud to bring the small businesses in[…]

Direct Organics is born with over 5,000 organic food products at lower than wholesale prices

Direct Co-ops and the Ontario Natural Food Co-op have established a partnership that will see over 5,000 organic food products made available to the members of Direct Co-ops at lower than wholesale prices. Products will become available for voting, allowing members to form buying groups with volume discounts as low as 50% off the regular[…]

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with the Ontario Natural Food Co-op

Direct Co-ops establishes a partnership with the Ontario Natural Food Co-op, the leader in organic food distribution in North America with over 5,000 products to be made available to our members! Ontario Natural Food Co-op is a co-operative headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario. ONFC has led the distribution of natural and organic food in the region[…]

Ahmed Attia speaks on mentoring challenged youth at the Yonge Street Mission

Finding solutions to end chronic poverty in Toronto by mentoring challenged street youth. Thank you Yonge Street Mission for the opportunity to help! Founded in 1896, through multiple programs, Yonge Street Mission (YSM) aims to make a positive difference in the lives of families, seniors, socially-isolated adults, homeless street youth, and children, focusing on building[…]