CMC offers educational resources, events, seminars and webinars. Historically, these have covered a wide range of topics aimed at helping co-operative and mutual participants establish and maintain thriving enterprises in Canada. 

Co-operative Education Programs in Canada

The following educational institutions offer programs or research centres specifically related to co-operatives:

Centre for the Study of Co-operatives (University of Saskatchewan)

Co-operative Management Studies, Saint Mary's University

Co-operative Management Certificate Program (Schulich School of Business, York University, in partnership with the Ontario Co-operative Association)

IRECUS: Institut de recherche et d'éducation pour les coopératives et les mutuelles (Université de Sherbrooke)

The Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University offers programs related to international co-operative development and microfinance.


Non-academic training programs related to the Canadian co-operative sector are offered by:

CMC Institute of Co-operative Leadership

CUSOURCE® Credit Union Knowledge Network/ Credit Union Institute of Canada (CUIC®)

CoopZone Developers' Network Co-operative

Other Canadian research centres and networks deal with co-operatives within the broader context of the social economy:

Social Economy Centre (University of Toronto)

BALTA: BC-Alberta Research Alliance on the Social Economy

ARUC-ÈS: l'Alliance de recherche universités-communautés en économie sociale (Université de Québec à Montréal)

Primary Canadian academic associations for the study of co-operatives and the social economy:

Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC)

CIRIEC - Canada: Centre interdisciplinaire de récherche et d'information sur les entreprises collectives

Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER)

ACE: Association of Cooperative Educators (North America)

Co-operative Education Programs Outside Canada

Centre for Co-operative Studies (University College Cork, Ireland)

The Co-operative College (UK)

UK Society for Co-operative Studies

University of Wisconsin Center for Co-operatives (US)

NASCO: North American Students of Cooperation


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