About P5

Yorkshire Co-operative Resource Centre

Education, Training and Information
Co-operatives provide education and training for their members, elected
representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively
to the development of their co-operatives. They inform the general public –
particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and
benefits of co-operation.
(Principle 5 of the International Statement of Co-operative Identity)

International Statement of Co-operative Identity


An accessible co-operative learning and information resource for all.

Lending Library

Co-operative archive

Co-operative information resource

Talks, study groups, visits and film screenings

Engagement with other co-operatives and libraries

Co-operative News both current and back issues
always available for readers


P5 leaflet

Principle 5 Services


Download statement about Principle 5

About Principle 5

Supporting the global co-operative marque


Principle 5 article in Co-operative News 2


Become a member of Principle 5

download form here;

P5 membership form


A visual approach to documenting

            and analysing co-operative


Principle 5 launches software for developing co-op diagrams

Principle 5 Membership Subscriptions

P5 Membership


The 2017 AGM will be held on the 2nd November 2017

AGM minutes 20161122

For approval by P5 AGM 2017(5)

Message to Principle 5 Members


AGM 2016 Tuesday 22nd November 2016



Minutes of AGM 2015


Directors Report 2015



Directors Report 2016



Directors Report 2017


Principle 5 Rules (Articles)


Purposes, Aims and Secondary Rules


Principle 5 Directors




Dennis Chambers


Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook


Chris Olewicz


 Lisa Banes


Principle 5 Volunteers

Steve Thompson. Library and Archive

Steve Wagstaff. Co-opMaps