Co-operative College of Canada
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2576

Abstract:  In 1955, the first centralized co-operative training institute was formed in Western Canada. Its purpose was to develop more comprehensive training and educational programmes for co-operatives and credit unions.

This venutre provided successful enough that the CO-OPERATIVE COLLEGE OF CANADA was incorporated in 1973, and its structure decentralized in 1979 into six regions: B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Atlantic.

The COLLEGE's principal objectives are to advance research on the theorgy and practices of co-operation, to develop research-based educational programmes to meet members' needs, and to effect optimum use of education and training resources.


This organization has changed its name to the Canadian Co-operative Association.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.

To this end the COLLEGE offers courses focussing on management models and skills, communictions, co-operative principles, interviewing and marketing. Courses earn credit at the undergraduate as well as masters level.

At present, the COLLEGE is managing the "Co-operative Resource Materials." Originally held by the Manitoba Government, the collection contains elementary and secondary school resource materials that explore the notion of co-operation and co-operatives.

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