Wayfinders is to provide our members a variety of integrated support services to help manage their businesses and organizations. By purchasing in bulk we get cost breaks that are passed on to members. Services are provided in three ways: business-to-business among members, software-as-a-service in a cloud, and direct user support. Services may include any identified business requirements that make a good business case. Members will use our shared resources to optimize the value they offer their customers while earning appropriate returns.
Benefits of Membership
As a co-operative, Wayfinders exists to provide the best available range of services to members at an affordable cost. It is not to maximize shareholder profits, your own company will make profit instead.
- Focus on what you do best – the core value your customers appreciate
- Access easy and affordable productivity software on demand in a cloud
- Tap into crowd-sourcing methods to find suppliers, resources, partners and solutions
- Engage a trusted, diverse and inclusive community both online and in person
- Improve your productivity and profits while reducing wasted time and distractions
- Vote for the co-op board of directors and policies that best represent your interests
- Learn, produce, participate, collaborate, innovate and celebrate!
What Our Members Say
“Wayfinders is life-affirming, all-inclusive endeavor. At its core, serves communities and individuals by placing people at the centre of its technology, while contributing to the growing tapestry of new and emerging IT business in Edmonton.”
Yvonne Chiu, Executive Director, Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative
“Kindness and generosity is fundamental to the company culture of collaborative and cooperative team work, while respecting all and embracing everyone with the sense of belonging.”
Ahmad Sabetghadam, PhD. University of Alberta
“In an economy driven by knowledge and networks, businesses that collaborate will survive and thrive. Yet, this process of collaboration takes time and effort. Wayfinders solves that problem. By linking and leveraging the assets across small businesses, Wayfinders provides a path forward for its members. It’s the best example I’ve seen of the type of co-op that every community and region needs.”
Ed Morrison, Consultant, Trainer
Director, Agile Strategy Lab, University of North Alabama
Author, Strategic Doing: Ten Skills for Agile Leadership
This is one of the things we do best!
Wayfinders Business Co-operative is a member-based organization to support small and medium sized businesses, entrepreneurs, managers, self-employed professionals and non-profit organizations. Each member owns one voting share of the company and has access to a variety of support services.