Purpose, Values & Principles

To get people back into life by providing world-class social care services and supports

1. Voluntary and Open Membership

  • No barriers to gender, social, racial, political or religious affiliations


2. Democratic Member Control

  • Controlled by members

  • One member, one vote


3. Member Economic Participation

  • Members contribute equitably

  • Part of the capital is common property to the cooperative


4. Autonomy and Independence

  • Not controlled by government or other firms


5. Education, Training and Information

  • Provide education and training for members, employees, directors

  • Inform the public about co-operative businesses


6. Co-operation among Co-operatives

  • Coops work with other coops to strengthen the movement


7. Concern for Community

  • Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities

TCL's Purpose

Cooperative Values

TCL’s  purpose is to  create and maintain sustainable jobs and generating wealth, to improve the quality  of life of our worker-members, dignify human work, allow workers’ democratic self-management and promote community and local development.


Our purpose is very important to us and is part of our co-operative rules  which provide direction for the co-operative . They are referred to as Objectives:


  • Best practice in-home care services for frail or aged persons and persons living with physical, developmental or psycho-social disability,

  • Care, therapeutic and allied cultural or social services to communities, and

  • Secure and well-resourced employment, training and ownership opportunities for workers engaged in the delivery of care, therapeutic and allied services.

1. Self Help

2. Self – Responsibility

3. Equality

4. Equity

5. Solidarity

Co-operative Principles