CanTrust Hosting Co-op is a member-owned, triple-bottom-line (people, planet, and profit) information technology enterprise. Our mission is to help like-minded social economy organizations thrive by providing access to fairly-priced open source technology, IT infrastructure, and hands-on support. For our community, CanTrust is a go-to for non-profits, arts, co-operatives, and social justice organizations for an alternative to cloud hosting and a return to secure self-hosted services.
from Canadian worker co-op: https://canadianworker.coop/about/what-is-a-worker-co-op/
“Worker co-operatives are businesses that are owned and democratically controlled by the members. The main purpose of a worker co-operative is to provide employment for its members through operating an enterprise that follows the Co-operative Principles and Values. When new employees join the business, after a successful probationary period they are encouraged to apply for membership. The worker co-op is, in principle, designed to provide benefits not just to the founding members but also to all future employee/members.
..In summary, worker co-operatives are a radical break from the conventional business model. The worker co-op’s primary goal in operating an enterprise is for service to its employees and its community rather than in service to the owners of capital. The goal is to provide the best possible employment conditions for the members and to provide the customers and community with a service or product at a fair price that meets their needs and leads to a sustainable community.”
CARE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES AND CLIENTS
CanTrust is committed to providing services and solutions for our clients and community members to best suit their technical and business needs, budget, and privacy/security requirements. As a core value, care for our communities and clients is a high priority for our Co-op. We treat each person who comes to us with respect, and we provide the best advice we have from our shared team knowledge. This value encourages us to maintain a lean business model that ensures that the scope of our service offerings never exceed our ability to offer excellent client service. To us, this means that our clients will be able to reach one of dedicated trcore staff on the phone, by email, or through our ticketing system as per our SLA. CanTrust does not oversell and we aim to ensure that our clients are only provides services that they need.
CanTrust is committed to providing services and solutions for our clients and community members to best suit their technical and business needs, budget, and privacy/security requirements.
Our priority is to create a co-operative that can grow to meet the needs of a wide variety of organizations and provide these organizations with long-term, easy-to-use, Canadian-based, sustainable technology infrastructure. Each new organization that hosts with us brings more strength to our community.
CanTrust’s core value is to help as many organizations as possible by providing a secure, financially sustainable, open source business tools or CTsuite.
We care for our communities and clients are a high priority for our co-op. This encourages us to maintain a lean business model that ensures that the scope of our service offerings never exceed our ability to offer excellent client service. CanTrust does not oversell and we aim to ensure that our clients are only provides services that they need.
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