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.