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Centre for the Study of Co!

Annual Report
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The Centre for the Study of Co!operatives is an interdisciplinary

teaching and research institution located on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon. Contract partners in the co-operative sector include

Credit Union Central of Saskatchewan Federated Co-operatives Limited Concentra Financial The Co-operators

The centre is also supported by Enterprise Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan. The university not only houses our offices but provides in-kind contributions from a number of departments and units Bioresource Policy, Business, and Economics, Management and Marketing, and Sociology, among others as well as nancial assistance with operations and nonsalary expenditures. We acknowledge with gratitude the ongoing support of all our sponsoring organizations. Our objectives are:

A list of selected centre publications is included on the last two pages of this report. To order please contact: Centre for the Study of Co-operatives 101 Diefenbaker Place University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon SK Canada S7N 5B8 Phone: 3069668509 / Fax: 3069668517 E-mail: coop.studies@usask.ca Website: http://www.usaskstudies.coop

to develop and offer university courses that provide an understanding of cooperative theory, principles, development, structures, and legislation to undertake original research into co-operatives to publish co-operative research by centre staff and other researchers to maintain a resource centre of co-operative materials that support the centres teaching and research functions

2010 Centre for the Study of Co-operatives / Photographs courtesy Heather Acton; Communications Branch, Government of Saskatchewan; Alison Cooley; Credit Union Central; Federated Co-operatives Limited; Luke Sather; Picture Perfect Portraits; and University of Saskatchewan / Writing, editing, and layout by Nora Russell / Printed and bound in Canada / This report covers the 200910 scal year, and was prepared in the fourth quarter of 2010 / Board members and their positions are those as of 1 January 2010

Board members, left to right: Tony Baumgartner, Enterprise Saskatchewan; Mary Beckett, Concentra Financial; Mary Buhr, Dean, Agriculture and Bioresources; Brent Cotter, Dean of Law; Jo-Anne Dillon, Dean, Arts and Science; Brooke Dobni, Acting Dean, Edwards School of Business; George Keter, Affinity Credit Union; and Marilyn McKee, Federated Co-operatives Limited.

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Report from the Board

It has been an honour and a privilege to serve on the Management Advisory Board for the past eight years. Since 1984 the Centre has made signicant contributions to the University of Saskatchewan, the local community, and especially to the co-operative movement. Reading this annual report, you will discover the Centres on-going commitment to excellence and achievement over the past twenty-six years. We congratulate the Centres team of fellows, staff, and scholars for their service and dedication. Education and research are vital to co-operatives. The priorities of every co-operative organization must be based on education, training and information of its administrators, employees and members. Every year, the network invests an average of $1.5 million dollars in the training of its employees and volunteer administrators (from www.acadie.com). The Centre has contributed by providing courses for students, making presentations and facilitating conferences in Canada and internationally, publishing research ndings, and making resources available both within the Centre and on its websites. The board thanks Dr. Lou Hammond Ketilson, director since 2004, for her leadership and management expertise. We especially appreciate her ability to attain the sixth, ve-year contract (20092014) with the partnership of four co-operatives and the university. She has also made special efforts to keep the Government of Saskatchewan informed of the Centres contributions to the objectives of Enterprise Saskatchewan. We are hopeful that nancial support from the province will resume next year. We celebrate the Centres continued success in obtaining major research grants. The $1.75 million CURA on the Social Economy will be completed in August 2011. This year, in partnership with CCA and three universities, the Centre received a grant to measure the social and economic impacts of credit unions and housing co-operatives.
Karl Baumgardner Acting Board Chair The Co-operators

The ability to generate externally funded research grants of more than $2.4 million over the past ve years is remarkable. These projects have enhanced the development of a network of co-op scholars and created scholarships and employment for students. We are proud of the Centres contributions to the community. A major highlight this year was the launch of the exhibition titled Building Community: Creating Social and Economic Well-Being in partnership with the Diefenbaker Canada Centre. The exhibit has enabled students, teachers, and the public to experience how co-operatives and social enterprises help build communities. Though it has concluded its six-month run in Saskatoon, the entire exhibit is now available in virtual format on the Centres website. The Centres seminar series, with presentations by our students, visiting international experts, and Centre Fellows and Scholars, gives members of both the university and the community the opportunity to expand their knowledge about co-operatives. The Centres assistance to co-operatives is another major outreach service, including workshops, training sessions, hosting international visitors, and preparing youth for co-op internships in other countries. The Centres commitment to leadership development is evident in its signicant involvement with The Cooperators upcoming youth conference on sustainability leadership. Centre faculty and staff are also involved with local, national, and international co-operative organizations in a variety of roles and make a point of attending many co-op AGMs. The Centre has been fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers on its advisory board. We thank those whose terms concluded in the past year for their leadership, counsel, and efforts to advance the Centre Brent Cotter and Brooke Dobni from the University of Saskatchewan, and Marilyn McKee and George Keter from the co-operative sector. We will miss them. We congratulate Lou, who has been awarded sabbatical leave in 2011. Her skills, talents, and hard work have led the Centre to greater recognition in Canada and abroad. We know she will be sharing her vast knowledge of co-operatives during her well-earned sabbatical. And the board welcomes Dr. Michael Gertler, a Centre Fellow, who will lead us in the capacity of acting director.
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Directors Report
As I look back on 20092010 I realize that a major focus of the past years research centred on how co-operatives and other social economy organizations contribute to strong and vibrant communities. Centre faculty, staff, scholars, and students reected on how to dene community. What holds a community together? Lou Hammond Ketilson How can individuals be interdependent while believing they are independent organisms? Can communities be built? How? We wondered how best to reect different cultural experiences and if it was even possible to nd a singular image to capture the great diversity a community represents. What has our research revealed? We have found that strong communities exhibit four central characteristics. They are enterprising, providing employment opportunities through innovation that springs from identifying resources available within the community and enabling existing capacity. Strong communities utilize sustainable strategies environmental, organizational and individual with an emphasis on renewing social, human, nancial, and physical resources. Community members have access to becoming engaged through cooperative organizations that facilitate involvement, actively seek citizen input, and enable them to feel they have control over their future. Finally, strong communities are inclusive, making space and providing opportunities for everyone. Our research has demonstrated that co-operatives and credit unions, social enterprises and nonprots the social economy play a central role in building, developing, and sustaining communities not only in Saskatchewan but across Canada and around the world. We are proud to be sharing our research outcomes through a museum exhibit titled Building Community: Creating Social and Economic Well-Being. Launched in May 2010, the exhibit was an opportunity to celebrate the twenty-fth anniversary of the Centres establishment. It also gave us the chance to honour the vision of those founders who came together thirty years ago to fulll a dream of creating space on the University of Saskatchewan campus for faculty, students, and community members to reect on the signicance of cooperatives not only in our province, but nationally and globally. This year marks thirty years of partnership among the University of Saskatchewan, the co-op sector local, regional, and national and the Province of Saskatchewan, a partnership central to the achievement of that dream. The strength of this partnership was demonstrated anew with the signing of the sixth, ve-year funding agreement in the fall of 2009, despite the economic hardships of the recession. The ongoing support of our funders is critical to the achievement of our mandate of teaching, research, and outreach. The signicance of our partners contributions cannot be overstated. We were granted a one-year extension to our SSHRC-funded research project on the social economy Linking, Learning, Leveraging: Social Enterprises, Knowledgeable Economies, and Sustainable Communities. The past year focussed on nishing research projects and the coming year will be devoted to writing nal reports and producing publications, sharing the research outcomes in as many diverse forms as possible. We have received more SSHRC funding to begin a new ve-year study to measure the co-operative difference, in partnership with the Canadian Co-operative Association, Saint Marys and Mount Saint Vincent Universities in Halifax, the University of Victoria, and many co-operative and credit union partners. This past year saw many changes to the composition of our Management Advisory Board. We welcomed Dean Mary Buhr, Acting Dean Brooke Dobni, Herb Carlson and Tony Baumgartner, while saying farewell to Acting Dean Graham Scoles, Dean Brent Isaac, Dion McGrath, George Keter, and Marilyn McKee. I would like to thank each member of the board for their valued contributions and guidance. The Centre benets tremendously from their diversity of opinion and wisdom. We were particularly pleased to welcome staff member Heather Acton back to the Centre in February. We missed her terribly and wish her continued good health. We said a reluctant goodbye to Postdoctoral Fellow Catherine Leviten-Reid, with us for eighteeen months, who took up a position at Cape Breton University. January 2011 will see Dr. Michael Gertler assuming the role of acting director as I take a sabbatical leave. It has been a privilege to lead the Centre for the Study of Cooperatives for the past six years. I wish to thank Centre staff, fellows, scholars, and students for their contributions to another successful year and for making my term as director a genuine pleasure.


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Honours for Sponsors

Centre Research Finds New Homes

We are proud to acknowledge the honours bestowed on all four of our co-operative sector sponsoring organizations this past year. Concentra Financial achieved Platinum status by being named one of Canadas fty best-managed companies for the sixth consecutive year. The Co-operators was named one of the fty best employers in Canada. Federated Co-operatives Limited won the Saskatoon Achievement in Business Excellence award in the category of Environmental Sustainability. And SaskCentral was named one of the seventy-ve Best Workplaces in Canada for 2010. The existence of the Centre depends upon the good will, guidance, and nancial support of its sponsors. It is wonderful to see them honoured for their invaluable contributions to the broader community.

Although the Centre is well known in the international co-op world, every now and then we make interesting new contacts and nd our research being disseminated in places we might not have imagined. Below are two examples, as well as one closer to home. The Nonghyup Economic Research Institute of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation in South Korea has translated Co-operative Conversions, Failures, and Restructuring: Case Studies and Lessons from U.S. and Canadian Agriculture, edited by Murray Fulton and Brent Hueth, which the Centre recently co-published with the Wisconsin Centre for Cooperatives. The Siberian University of Consumer Co-operatives in Novosibirsk, Russia, which has been engaged in co-operative education and research since the 1950s, is launching a new journal covering current trends and issues in global co-operation. They have requested permission to reprint one Centre publication in each issue. The reprint will appear in both English and Russian. Bill Turners Co-operative Membership: Issues and Challenges will appear in the rst issue. As a component of its research strategy, Credit Union Central of Canada is interested in developing research that supports innovation for the credit union system and has requested a copy of Centre graduate student Wu Hao Taos PhD dissertation, An Economic Analysis of Microcredit Lending, which explores why credit unions are able to undertake microcredit programs and make them work, while the chartered banks choose not to engage in this activity.

A New SSHRC Research Grant

We are delighted to announce our participation in a new Community-University Research Alliance initiated by the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In partnership with four Canadian universities, CCA has been awarded funding of $1m over ve years to conduct research on the social, economic, and environmental impact of co-operatives in Canada. Research at the Centre, which is already underway, will focus on two projects. The rst Measuring the Impact of Credit Unions on Wealth Building in Communities aims to better understand the precise benets that credit unions provide their members and communities, and the specic ways that credit unions help their members create wealth, nancial stability, well-being, and skills. The second project The Impact of Cooperative Housing on Household Income, Skills, and Social Capital will examine the economic and social impact of co-operative housing compared to other forms of affordable housing. Other partners include Saint Marys University, the University of Victoria, and Mount Saint Vincent University, plus more than a dozen co-operative associations, co-ops, credit unions, and other academic researchers.

New CURA Management Board (from left): Quintin Fox, Canadian Co-operative Association; Centre Director Lou Hammond Ketilson; John Anderson, Canadian Co-operative Association; Minister Gary Goodyear; Carmen Charette, Executive VP, SSHRC; and Sonja Novkovic, Saint Marys University

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Centre fellows, scholars, and grad students teach thirteen classes with co-op content, including one special topics class (see page 15) Centre fellows and scholars are supervising seventeen students working on co-op topics

Research Activities

Linking, Learning, Leveraging the Social Economy Project Houses and Communities: A Case Study of Co-op Assisted Home Ownership in SK Cognition and Governance in the Social Economy: Innovation in Multistakeholder Organizations Co-ordination, Identity, and Success in a Federated Marketing System: Retail Co-operatives in Western Canada co-operative conversions Adapting to New Environments: Agriculture and Rural Economies in the 21st Century the impact of credit unions on communities The Impact of Co-operative Housing on Household Income, Skills, and Social Capital a gender analysis of research conducted within the Canadian Social Economy Research Partnerships Food Sovereignty in the Canadian Context: Issues, Initiatives, and Opportunities co-operatives and care services executive compensation in the public and co-op sectors analysis of co-op legislation in Canada that enables the development of social co-operatives an evaluation of Crocus Co-op a study of health services in Duck Lake, SK methods and indicators for evaluating the social and co-operative economy

Catherine Leviten-Reid, a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for eighteen months, left us in August for a position in the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University Ann Hoyt, a professor in the Department of Consumer Science at the University of WisconsinMadison, spent two weeks at the Centre in March/April as a Visiting Scholar Jessica Gordon Nembhard, last years Visiting Scholar, returned twice for follow-up work with Centre colleagues congratulations to Monica Juarez Adeler, a PhD student in the Co-op Concentration and winner of the 2010 Fredeen Scholarship Rochelle Smith defended her PhD dissertation titled The Relationship of Saskatchewans Co-operative Community Clinics with the Government of Saskatchewan: Towards a New Understanding in March Zhao Jun, who began his PhD studies at the Centre, defended his dissertation titled The Political Economy of Farmer Co-operative Development in China in May MA student Kama Soles defended her thesis titled Empowerment through Co-operation: Disability Inclusion via Multistakeholder Co-operative Development in August PhD candidate Mitch Diamantopoulos published his rst book this spring, an edited collection titled -30-: Thirty Years of Journalism and Democracy in Canada, The Minie Lectures,
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Faculty/Staff/Student News

our librarian and SSHRC-project co-ordinator Heather Acton is back with us full time after many months on medical leave congratulations to Lou and Murray, who received long-service awards this past year in recognition of their twenty-ve years at the University of Saskatchewan

Maria Basualdo is spending the year with the Canadian International Development Agency in Peru, where she will pursue eld work for her dissertation titled Indigenous Womens Community Development: A Comparison of Canada and Latin America last years summer research student, Norma Brunanski, who assisted in preparing materials for the Building Community exhibit, returned to the Centre for two weeks in April to help with gathering artifacts Skye Ketilson joined us briey to assist with research on the Social Economy exhibition and we have a new PhD student in the Co-op Concentration; Annette Johnsons dissertation is


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titled Finding a Way Out: An Investigation into the Amalgamation of Worker Co-ops and Canadian Unions

A Co-operative Dilemma: Converting Organizational Form (book, forthcoming) Re-Thinking Social Enterprises: Co-op Renewal in Canadian Communities (book, forthcoming) reprints of ten titles

Dr. Ann Hoyt, a professor in the Department of Consumer Science at the University of WisconsinMadison, spent time with us during March-April 2010 as a visiting scholar. She worked with Catherine, M i c h a e l, and Lou developing a course focussed on consumer co-operatives. At her home university, Dr. Hoyt is the coprincipal investigator on a grant to measure the direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts of US co-operatives, a topic that fits well with the Centres new research initiative studying the economic, social, and environmental impact of co-operatives in Canada, a project developed in partnership with the Canadian Co-operative Association.

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The Seminar Series

Agricultural Co-operatives in the Philippines and Canada: Opportunities and Challenges Empowerment through Co-operation: Disability Solidarity in the Social Economy Can Worker Co-operatives Reduce Recidivism? Italian Worker Co-operatives and Offender Rehabilitation The Performance of Financial Co-operatives in the Financial Crisis: The European Experience


Centre newsletter social economy newsletter ten nal reports from the Social Economy project Building Community: A Conference Reecting on Co-operative Strategies and Experience, report The Impact of Retail Co-operative Amalgamations in Western Canada, research report with Greg Marchildon, School of Public Policy (Regina), and the Canadian Plains Research Centre, collaborating to produce a revised and expanded edition of Stan Randss Privilege and Policy: A History of the Community Clinics in Saskatchewan (book, forthcoming)

Louise Clarke made one co-op based presentation; attended both the Ontario and Saskatchewan region workshops for the Social Economy project; took part in the Centres strategic planning retreat; and is on committees for ve students working on co-op topics Isobel Findlay taught two classes with co-op content; is on committees for six students working on co-op topics; is the PI for ten Social Economy projects; attended the Ontario and Saskatchewan region workshops for the Social Economy project; made three presentations on co-op topics; participated in the Centres strategic planning retreat; and is on the executive of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation Len Findlay is on committees for two Co-op Concentration students and took part in the Centres strategic planning retreat Ellen Goddard is Co-operative Chair in Agricultural Marketing and Business, Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta; teaches one class with co-op content; and published one article with co-op content Ian MacPherson made seven presentations on coop topics; published one book and two articles on co-op topics; and is PI of the Canadian Social Economy Hub Sheryl Mills made one presentation on co-op learning and participated in the Centres strategic planning retreat Brian Oleson is University of Manitoba Agribusiness Chair in Co-operatives and Marketing; a co-investigator on two co-op projects; and attended two co-oprelated conferences Jorge Sousa is a co-investigator with the southern Ontario and BC-Alberta nodes of the Social Economy project; has ve co-oprelated publications forthcoming; made seven presentations on co-op topics; and is working with a student group at the University of Alberta to build co-op housing Isobel, Louise, Len, Brian, Ellen, Ian, and Morris Altman are co-applicants in the Social Economy project
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Exhibit Launch and Reception

Building Community: Creating Social and Economic Well!Being

On 18 May 2010, after eighteen months of intensive and often challenging work, the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and the Diefenbaker Canada Centre proudly launched the much-anticipated exhibition Building Community: Creating Social and Economic Well-Being, based on research results from the Social Economy project. Designed to be suitable for all ages, and to align with relevant school curriculum, the exhibit consisted of almost a hundred illustrated panels, artifacts in display cases, videos, and interactive multimedia presentations. His Honour, the Honourable Dr. Gordon Barnhart, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, was joined by other dignitaries representing the university, the co-operative sector, and the Government of Saskatchewan in providing opening remarks. This was a unique undertaking for the Centre and a signicant test of the skills and experience, not to mention patience, of those involved. And while everyone at the Centre, and several people at the Diefenbaker Centre, lent their time and expertise to the task along the way, a few individuals need to be singled out. Roger Herman (left) was the project coordinator and it was largely his vision that informed the exhibit. It was Roger who identied the themes and subthemes around which we built the exhibit, and Rogers logistical skills that brought everything together into a coherent whole. Summer student Norma Brunanski contributed enormously by distilling content from nal project reports, creating rst-draft text for dozens of panels, and doing countless hours of photo research. Nora Russell (right) had oversight of all editorial and production aspects of the exhibit, editing and condensing text so no panel exceeded its 125-word limit and proofreading all the panels. And, like Roger, she wrote text for many of the subthemes. This exhibition would not exist without the expertise of staff at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre. Curator Teresa Carlson did a fabulous job

creating the overall look for the exhibit and designing the panels. Manager Terresa Ann DeMong kept us on task, revising timelines and schedules more times than she cares to count. And student tour guides brought the enthusiasm of youth to interpreting the exhibition for close Research assistant Norma to two thousand school Brunanski, left, and curator Teresa Carlson children and hundreds of members of the public during its six-month run in Saskatoon, which concluded at the end of October 2010. The exhibition was the centrepiece of the Centres twenty-fth anniversary celebrations and also served to acknowledge thirty years of generous support from the co-operative sector, the provincial government, and the University of Saskatchewan. The reception following the launch was a truly joyous affair attended by about sixty people, many of whom had come from points across Canada, and some from the US, to join the festivities and attend the conference organized around exhibit themes the following day. We were particularly pleased to have so many representatives from our sponsoring organizations in attendance.

Museum interpreter Michal Janus

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Although no longer on display in a physical location, the entire exhibit, including the multimedia presentations, is available at http://usaskstudies.coop/exhibit. Plans are also underway to have it travel to local co-operatives and credit unions, regional museums, schools, and some of our sponsoring organizations. The photographs on these pages capture moments from the formal opening of the exhibition and the reception that followed.

Former and current FCL Presidents (from left) Vern Leland and Glen Tully, with former Centre board members Bill Turner and Gary Storey in the background

Centre Director Lou Hammond Ketilson introducing platform guests

Above, the Centres office manager, Patty Scheidl (left), and Vicki Herman; right, graduate students Rob Dobrohoczki and Monica Juarez Adeler Above, the Honourable Dr. Gordon Barnhart, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, provided opening remarks; left, FCL President Glen Tully brought greetings from the co-operative sector as University Provost and Centre Fellow Brett Fairbairn looked on

From left: Centre Fellow Michael Gertler, community partner Brendan Reimer, and Centre Fellow Murray Fulton

Nora Russell and Teresa Carlson in the gallery with student Alison Cooley, one of the interpreters for the exhibition, who also took many of the photographs on these pages

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Conferences and Workshops

The Social Economy Regional Workshop

The Community Economic and Social Development unit, Algoma University, and the NORDIK Institute hosted the third regional Social Economy Workshop in Sault Ste. Marie, 2829 April 2010. Titled Government That Works for People: Policy Development and the Social Economy, it aimed to initiate a dialogue among researchers, communities, and policy makers regarding policies that support the social economy, and to allow participants to share knowledge regarding the process of policy development. There were research presentations, small group discussions, and plenary sessions in which participants worked on recommendations to take forward to various levels of government. It was attended by approximately forty-ve people from across the three provinces.

also featured joint sessions with the Association for Nonp r o t and Social Economy Research and CIRIEC-Canada, which broadened the discussion base signicantly.

The Building Community Conference

On 19 May 2010, the Centre hosted a large enthusiastic crowd at a conference based on themes arising from the Building Community exhibition launched the previous day. Titled Building Community: A Conference Reecting on Co-operative Strategies and Experiences, it drew almost a hundred participants. Presenters, including co-op leaders and academics from Saskatchewan, Ontario, and the US, addressed issues such as sustainability, co-operative identity, the changing nancial landscape, engaging Aboriginal communities, multistakeholder co-ops, building healthy communities, and co-operative development. During the lunch break, the Diefenbaker Canada Centre offered tours of the Building Community exhibit. All in all, it was a stimulating and inspiring day.

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Drummers welcoming participants to the regional Social Economy Workshop in Sault Ste. Marie, 28 April 2010.

The CASC Conference

The annual CASC conference took place 14 June 2010 at Concordia University in Montreal and was well attended by Centre faculty, staff, students, and scholars. It also attracted international scholars from the US, the UK, Japan, Argentina, and Austria. Titled Community Building through Co-operative Research: Challenges and Opportunities at Home and Abroad, the conference featured more than fty presentations on topics such as governance and social responsibility, co-operatives and inclusive communities, community-based research, community-university collaborations in education, co-ops and Aboriginal communities, and co-ops in relation to youth, food, women, and globalization. It

A small but dedicated group of researchers, students, and community partners gathered for the Saskatchewan Provincial Social Economy Workshop, co-ordinated by our local project partner, the Community-University Institute for Social Research, on 19 November 2010 at Wanuskewin Heritage Park just outside Saskatoon. The intent was to provide a forum for participants to share practical lessons learned during the research process; to make presentations on research ndings; and to review project goals and dene directions for future research. The wonderful poster presentations and the discussions they inspired were particularly memorable.

Saskatchewan Co-op Association staff Carla Paul, Alieka Beckett, Fred Khonje, and Executive Director Victoria Morris, Social Economy Workshop, 19 November, in Saskatoon

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Barbara TurleyMcIntyre of The Co-operators Group, a Centre sponsor, during her presentation at the Building Community Conference in May

Other Conferences, Workshops, and Meetings

Former Centre board member Marilyn McKee and FCL President Glen Tully at the May conference

Students Macrina Badger and Kayleigh Kazakoff at the Building Community conference

Centre Director Lou Hammond Ketilson puts the day in a building community context

Centre board member Karl Baumgardner and Saskatoon Community Clinic administrator Patrick Lapointe chat during a break

Saskatchewan Co-operative Associations Co-op Developer Training Seminar, December 2009, Saskatoon Federated Co-operatives Limiteds AGM, March 2010, Saskatoon Saskatchewan Economic Development Association conference, March, Saskatoon Credit Union Central of Alberta AGM, April, Edmonton The Co-operators AGM, April, Regina Credit Union Central of Canada AGM, May, Winnipeg Arctic Co-operatives Limited AGM, May, Winnipeg The 2010 National Summit on a People-Centred Economy, June, Ottawa Canadian Co-operative Associations AGM, June, Vancouver Saskatchewan Co-operative Association AGM, June, Saskatoon Association of Co-operative Educators Institute, July, Cleveland National Ambassadors Committee 2012 International Year of Co-operatives meeting, August, Ottawa The Co-operators Impact! Conference on Youth Sustainability Leadership conference steering committee meetings, August, Guelph ICA Committee on Co-operative Research Conference, September, Lyon, France Confrence internationale coopratives, mutuelles et territoires: Enjeux, dees, et alternatives, September, Lvis, PQ Co-operative Research Co-ordination Project steering committee meeting, October, Ottawa Regional Co-operative Policy Forum hosted by Rural and Co-operatives Secretariat, October, Winnipeg A Special Kind of Business: The Co-operative Movement 19502010 and Beyond, October, Milan, Italy Co-op Week, October 2010: Regina Co-op Network Luncheon; Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards, Regina; Concentra Co-op Week lunch meetings, Regina and Saskatoon; Saskatoon Co-op Network Luncheon; Manitoba Co-op Merit Awards, Winnipeg 2010 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering, October, Winnipeg Saskatchewan Economic Development Association conference, October, Saskatoon Federated Co-operatives Limited Leadership Development Program, October, Saskatoon
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Outreach Presentations "# % #

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The Resilience of the Co-operative Business Model in Times of Crisis, to the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association Conference, March Saskatoon Centre for the Study of Co-operatives: Overview and Accountability Report, presented to Credit Union Central of Saskatchewans AGM, April, Saskatoon Linking, Learning, Leveraging: Project Overview and Looking Forward, presented to annual regional conference for the Social Economy project, April, Sault Ste. Marie as host of the Building Community exhibit launch, May, Lou provided welcome and opening remarks, introductions and thanks to guest speakers, and concluding remarks

operative Research Conference, September, Lyon, France

Discussant, A Special Kind of Business: The Cooperative Movement 19502010 and Beyond, October, Milan, Italy The Future of Co-operatives, to Co-op Week Luncheon, October, Regina participant, Cultivating Co-operation, the 2010 Manitoba CD/CED Gathering, October, Winnipeg Are We Walking the Talk? Evaluating the Impact of the Co-operative Retailing System on Community and Developing an Index for Measuring Impact, to Federated Co-operatives Limited Leadership Development Program, October, Saskatoon; Lou also co-ordinated and facilitated the days program Linking, Learning, Leveraging: Initiatives and Achievements, to Saskatchewan Provincial Social Economy Workshop, November, Saskatoon

Putting the Day in a Building Community Context, to Building Community Conference, May, Saskatoon resource person for Enterprise Development Workshop, 2010 National Summit on a People-Centred Economy, May, Ottawa Building Community: Partnering to Mobilize Knowledge of the Social Economy, to Association for Nonprot and Social Economy Research (ANSER) Conference, June, Montreal If Small Is Beautiful, Big Is Spectacular, to Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) Conference, June, Montreal Building Inclusive Communities: Social Economy Enterprises and Their Role in Community Economic Development, CASC Conference, June, Montreal Moderator for Co-operatives and Aboriginal Communities session, CASC Conference, June, Montreal Co-op Development Workshop facilitator, Crossroads: Choosing Cooperation, the 2010 Ace Institute, July, Cleveland Greetings from the Executive for opening panel and chaired two sessions, ICA Committee on Co%#

Lou Hammond Ketilson and Centre Founder Vern Leland cutting our twenty-fifth anniversary cake, made by Greystone Co-op, at the reception following the launch of the Building Community Exhibit

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Brett Fairbairn

Why Bother Building Community? keynote address to the Building Community exhibit launch, May, Saskatoon What Is Good Governance in Federated Systems? to Federated Co-operatives Limited Leadership Development Program, October, Saskatoon
Murray Fulton

with Konstantinos Giannakas, Horizon and FreeRider Problems in Co-operatives, to AJAE, CJAE & WAEA Annual Meetings, July, Denver with Nicoleta Uzea, Increasing Returns, Patronage Payments, and Co-operative Membership, to AJAE, CJAE & WAEA Annual Meeting, July, Denver Co-op Conversions, Failures, and Restructurings: Case Studies and Lessons from U.S. and Canadian Agriculture, to Crossroads: Choosing Cooperation, the 2010 Ace Institute, July, Cleveland with Michael Atkinson, A Cognitive Approach to Conict of Interest: Policy Responses in the Canadian Sponsorship Scandal, September, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and also at the JohnsonShoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan and University of Regina Strategies for Encouraging Co-operation and Coordination in the Co-operative Retailing System, to Federated Co-operatives Limited Leadership Development Program, October, Saskatoon
Michael Gertler

Panels and a display unit for the Ohpahow Wawesecikiwak Arts Marketing Co-operative from Big River, SK, in the gallery at the Building Community exhibit

Catherine Leviten!Reid

interview with Canada World Youth for a video on health co-ops interview with the Association of Cooperative Educators on health co-ops for a newsletter Multistakeholder Co-ops: When Theory and Practice Collide, to Building Community Conference, May, Saskatoon

Conference, June, Montreal Catherine was conference chair and also chaired the AGM; provided Welcoming Remarks; presented High Transaction Costs or Successful Co-ordinating Mechanisms: A Look at Multistakeholder Cooperatives; and moderated the Nonprot and Social Co-operatives session

co-moderator, Building Community Conference, May, Saskatoon Co-operative Knowledge: Research as a Co-op and Community Development Strategy, CASC conference, June, Montreal Sustainable and Sustaining Communities: What Do We Need from Governance and Governance Research? to Learning Local Governance: Reimagining Sustainable Communities workshop, June, Saskatoon. with Eric Leviten-Reid and Jane Dimnik, Houses and Communities: Learning from a Case Study of Co-operative Assisted Home Ownership in Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Provincial Social Economy Workshop, November, Saskatoon

chair, Opportunities and Future Directions session at the ANSER conference, June, Montreal
Roger Herman

The Art and Science of Knowledge Mobilization, to CASC conference, June, Montreal Reconciling the Contradictions: Living Our Values While Sustaining our Core Business, and Revisiting Retail Amalgamations Using a Strategic Thinking Approach, to Federated Co-operatives Limited Leadership Development Program, October, Saskatoon Knowledge Mobilization: Demystifying Research, Co-op Week presentation to Concentra Financial and SaskCentral in Regina and to Concentra Financial in Saskatoon, October
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Centre People
Lou Hammond Ketilson, Director

Associate Professor, Management and Marketing BA Hon., MBA, PhD (Sask.)

Lou holds an appointment in Management and Marketing in the Edwards School of Business. Her research interests include management in co-ops and other democratic organizations, women in co-operatives, Aboriginal co-op development, and diversity on co-operative boards and governance bodies. Lou was associate dean of Commerce from 1999 to 2004 and then served as acting director at the Centre for a number of months. She was formally appointed to the directorship in April 2005.
Brett Fairbairn, University Provost and VP Academic

College of Agriculture and Bioresources to the JohnsonShoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, where he serves as graduate chair. Murrays research interests include the economic theory of co-ops, agricultural and resource markets, and agricultural policy, focussing recently on structural changes in agriculture and the responses of organizations to these changes.
Michael Gertler, Associate Professor

Department of Sociology BES (Waterloo), MSc (McGill), PhD (Cornell)

Adjunct Professor, Department of History BA (Sask.), BA Hon., DPhil (Oxford)

Brett was director of the Centre from July 2000 to June 2004, when he left to become head of the Department of History. His research interests include co-op history, focussing particularly on Canada and Germany, and the development of participatory democratic cultures. Brett has served as president of the Saskatoon Community Clinic and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation. He became University Provost and VP Academic in July 2008.
Murray Fulton, Professor, Johnson!Shoyama Graduate

Michael has been a member of the Department of Sociology since 1987, where he teaches the sociology of communities, rural sociology, and the sociology of agriculture. He joined the Centre in 1996. His research interests include co-operatives and sustainable development, co-op membership and new forms of regional integration, and the roles of co-operatives in agricultural and local food systems. Michael is academic co-lead of the Community Economic Development Module, Community-University Institute for Social Research, and serves on numerous boards and committees in Canada and the US.
Nora Russell, Publications and Communications

BA Hon., DipEd (Sask.)

School of Public Policy BSA (Sask.), MSc (Texas A&M), BA, MA (Oxford), PhD (Calif.)

Murray directed the Centre from July 1995 to June 2000, when he became head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and then acting associate dean of Graduate Studies and Research. In January 2003 he became director of the Centre for Studies in Agriculture, Law, and the Environment, and in July 2008 his university appointment moved from the

Nora spent a number of years in the publishing industry prior to coming to the Centre in 1997. She is responsible for the Centres communications and publishing activities promotional materials, directors reports, the annual report, newsletters, books, occasional papers, research reports, booklets, and other writing, editing, and research projects as they arise. She also designs the Centres publications and communications materials and oversees all aspects of prepress and printing activity. Nora is a member of the Editors Association of Canada and the Saskatchewan Publishers Group. She is also the Centres representative to the Co-op Network of Saskatoon.


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Roger Herman, Research Officer

BA, BEd, MA (Sask.)

Following several years with the Canadian Co-operative Association, Roger joined the Centre as a research officer in 1998. His current research is connected with the Social Economy project, although he also has interests in the diffusion of innovation in organizational forms, New Generation Co-operatives, and organizational conversion. Roger is the Centres graduate student liaison and also co-ordinates the Centre Seminar Series and the activities of Centre visitors. He spent three years on the board of the Saskatoon Community Clinic and is currently a board member with the Association of Cooperative Educators, where he served as president from 2007 to 2009. Roger is also the Centres representative at the meetings and events of a number of local community-based organizations.
Patty Scheidl, Office Manager

social co-operatives. While at the Centre she served on the board of the Saskatoon Community Clinic and as president of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation. Catherine left us in August 2010 for a position in the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University. We wish her all the best.
Karen Neufeldt, Secretary

Patty joined us in January 2001 following twenty years with the College of Education. Her broadbased administrative and nancial skills are invaluable to the Centres operations. Patty manages the office, which includes not only the general nances but also all the research accounts. She also lends her organizational skills to the special events undertaken by the Centre, including conferences, workshops, study tours, and numerous meetings. She deals with travel and accommodation arrangements for Centre personnel and the myriad of details involved in accommodating our many foreign visitors, contract researchers, student assistants, and the Centres graduate students.
Catherine Leviten!Reid, Postdoctoral Fellow

Karen worked part time for the Centre for ten years and became a full-time employee in September 2005, when the Centres research activities increased dramatically. She provides support in general office duties to Patty, faculty, staff, and students, and a great deal of assistance in the library, where she prepares books for cataloguing, maintains the vertical les, routs new serials, and assists with circulation, shelving, and searches. In addition, Karen manages the office xeroxing, phone and fax bills, library and publication orders, and the mail-outs for the annual report, newsletters, conferences, scholarship notices, and the seminar series.
Heather Acton, Librarian

Heather joined us in September 2007 after nineteen years experience in a special library setting and at the university. She was the librarian for a Saskatoon law rm and prior to that, an editorial assistant and research co-ordinator in the Chemistry Department on campus. Heathers duties with the Centre include development and maintenance of the library, providing research support to Centre Fellows and Scholars, staff, students, and community partners, maintenance of the Centre blog, and research and administration for our SSHRC grant focussed on the Social Economy.
Duy Hoang, IT Specialist

BA (York), MSc (Guelph), PhD (Wisconsin)

Catherine joined us as a postdoctoral fellow in January 08, having recently completed her PhD in human ecology at the University of WisconsinMadison, where she was a research assistant at the Center for Cooperatives and a Graduate Research Fellow with the Institute for Research on Poverty. Catherines research interests lie in

Duy is employed by the universitys Information Technology Services Division and works for us on a parttime basis. He looks after all our technology needs, including managing the server, dealing with upgrades and new software, and elding endless IT queries from faculty and staff. We would be lost without him. Duy began his studies in computer science, acquiring Apple Certication along the way, and then switched into ne arts, where he is pursuing a degree in studio art.

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Statement o f Revenues, Expenditures, a n d Fund Balance for the Year Ended & # June " # % #
200910 Budget Revenues Co-op Sector Contribution $339,637 University of Saskatchewan Contribution 633,778 Government of Saskatchewan Contribution 75,000 Office Space In Kind 24,349 Publications 2,500 Visiting Scholars and Special Projects Funds 35,000 Miscellaneous 3,000 Overhead Revenue 0 Equipment Grant U of S 40,000 Total $1,153,264 Expenditures Salaries Academic Academic In-Kind Support Staff Sessional Support Director Compensation Fringe Benets Office Space Material and Supplies Printing Postage, Courier Telephone Travel Equipment & Maintenance Library Acquisitions Miscellaneous Public Relations Research Visting Scholors & Special Projects Fund Interfund Transfer Dues and Memberships Total Excess of Revenues over Expenditures Fund Balance, Beginning of Year Fund Balance, End of Year Balance Sheet for Year Ended 30 June 2010 Assets Cash Prepaid Expense Accounts Receivable Total Liabilities and Fund Balance Accounts Payable Fund Balance Total 2010 $374,688.74 0.00 49,460.41 $424,149.15 $15,821.37 408,327.78 $424,149.15 2009 $380,154.57 0.00 3,471.90 $383,626.47 $15,620.15 368,006.32 $383,626.47 200910 Actual $339,637.00 634,657.96 75,000.00 24,348.96 777.16 0.00 0.00 1,542.56 40,000.00 $1,115,963.64 200809 Actual $326,636.16 597,742.64 75,000.00 24,204.00 2,636.14 0.00 10,603.22 2,655.95 0.00 $1,039,478.11

$457,700 302,938 12,000 48,307 137,834 24,349 5,000 8,500 2,500 2,500 25,000 14,000 7,000 2,000 6,500 25,000 35,000 0 3,000 $1,119,128 $34,136

$457,701.28 276,758.63 11,811.00 48,307.00 126,866.02 24,348.96 4,071.18 7,964.82 1,591.43 2,826.15 24,341.22 13,865.76 6,844.96 2,160.11 6,178.66 23,236.36 27,960.14 6,300.00 2,508.50 $1,075,642.18 $40,321.46 368,006.32 $408,327.78

0.00 $417,901.17 291,312.12 11,467.00 48,019.00 122,754.86 24,204.00 4,543.62 6,189.15 2,077.31 1,998.25 25,170.43 13,898.79 7,882.03 11,059.47 6,464.44 48,010.70 82,500.02 7,150.00 2,875.99 $1,135,478.35 ($96,000.24) 368,006.32 $368,006.32


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C o urs es Taug ht b y C e ntre Fac ult y

Bioresource Policy, Business, and Economics +'"-&:

Agricultural Market Organizations

Develops a conceptual framework to analyze organizations, their behaviour, their interactions with other rms, and their impact on an industry. Reviews literature on organizational theory, industrial organization, and contract theory, especially as they focus on co-operatives, crown corporations, and other forms of organization. Instructor: Murray Fulton
Bioresource Policy, Business, and Economics +(%-&:

and decision making to illustrate the special requirements of the Canadian environment, and examines the roles of various participants in the process. Instructors: Catherine LevitenReid and Peter Phillips
Public Policy +%#-&: Qualitative Methods

and Research Design

Agricultural Policy

Examines the inquiry processes for conducting qualitative research, including issues, collection methods, analysis, and how to combine qualitative and quantitative data. Instructor: Catherine Leviten-Reid
Public Policy +&#-': Decision Making in Organizations

Focuses on an economic analysis of agricultural policies in Canada. Discusses general economic policy in terms of how it impacts trade, investments, economic growth, and efficiency. Instructor: Murray Fulton
Economics "&%-&: Economics of Co!operatives

Examines the manner in which decisions are made in organizations, with a particular focus on policy. Uses a variety of behavioral theories such as policy traps, framing, unwarranted optimism, and group think. Instructor: Murray Fulton
Public Policy +'$-&: Social Economy and Public Policy

Examines the historical background, philosophy, and development of co-operatives, with special reference to the experience and problems of the Prairie economy. Also analyses the economic problems particular to co-operative organizations. Instructor: Murray Fulton
Interdisciplinary Studies +$+-&: Organizations,

Communities, and Social Change

An overview of the social and economic effects of organizations such as co-ops and other forms of social enterprise. Focuses on the characteristics of social economy organizations, the nature of economic and social development, and the conceptualization and measurement of social impacts. Gives particular attention to new forms of community and cooperative enterprises and their roles in a knowledge-based economy. Instructors: Michael Gertler and Isobel Findlay
Law ')"-&: Co!operative Law

Course focuses on how nonprots, community-based organizations, and co-operatives interplay with the public policies of different levels of government. Looks at how the social economy is funded, evaluated, and held accountable, as well as at community capacity building and partnership development. Includes a eld trip and guest lectures from both researchers and practitioners. Instructor: Catherine Leviten-Reid
Sociology "#'-&: Rural Sociology

Analysis of social change in rural areas with emphasis on links between the social organization of resource-based industries and the social characteristics of rural communities. Focus is mainly rural Canada, but also considers international rural development issues. Instructor: Michael Gertler
Sociology "#)-&: The Community

A study of the co-operative corporation as a business form and the theory of co-operative enterprise. Topics include incorporation, members rights, directors duties and obligations, and taxation. Also considers co-operatives in a broader, social perspective. Instructor: Rob Dobrohoczki
Public Policy +#(-&: Economics for Public Policy Analysis

Examines communities as forms of social organization, and community as a particular kind of social relationship. Through research problems and case studies, examines power, politics, and resistance in contemporary communities. Instructor: Michael Gertler
Sociology &+)-&: Selected Topics in Caribbean Sociology:

Provides an economic framework for the analysis of public policy; examines when and how the government should intervene in the economy and the circumstances under which this is most likely to be desirable; pays particular attention to how people are likely to respond to policy instruments. Instructor: Murray Fulton
Public Policy +#)-&: Public Policy Analysis

Cuba, Revolution, and Social Change

Analyses the processes whereby public policies arise and are enacted in Canada. Compares theories and models of policy

Provides an intensive, insider introduction to Cuba and its unique social, economic and political revolution. Course includes daily eld trips to places such as museums and historical sites, community-based organizations, and organic urban farms. Lecture topics include Cuban history and revolution, rural life and agriculture, women in Cuban society, Afro-Cuban traditions, and contemporary transformations in Cuban society. Instructors: Michael Gertler and Rodolfo Pino
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Selected Centre Publications

Occasional Paper Series

Financing Aboriginal Enterprise Development: The Potential of Using Co-operative Models. Lou Hammond Ketilson and Kimberly Brown (2009, 92pp. $12) The Agriculture of the Middle Initiative: Pre-mobilizing Considerations and Formal Co-operative Structure. Thomas Gray (2008, 60 pp. $10) Social Cohesion through Market Democratization: Alleviating Legitimation Decits through Co-operation. Robert Dobrohoczki (2007, 68pp. $10) The Case of the Saint-Camille Care and Services Solidarity Co-operative and Its Impact on Social Cohesion. Genevive Langlois and Patrick De Bortoli (2006, 96pp. $10) Data Collection in the Co-operative Sector and Other Business Statistics in Canada and the United States. Angela Wagner and Cristine de Clercy (2006, 224pp. $25) Canadas Co-operative Province: Individualism and Mutualism in a Settler Society, 19052005. Brett Fairbairn (2005, 76pp. $12) Co-operatives and Farmers in the New Agriculture. Murray Fulton and Kim Sanderson (2003, 60pp. $10) Adult Educators in Co-operative Development: Agents of Change. Brenda Stefanson (2002, 102pp. $12) An Educational Institute of Untold Value: The Evolution of the Co-operative College of Canada, 19531987. Jodi Crewe (2001, 66pp. $10)

Research Reports

(available on website and in our library)

Portrait of Community Resilience of Sault Ste. Marie. Jude Ortiz and Linda Savory-Gordon (2010, 80pp.) Building Community: Creating Social and Economic WellBeing: A Conference Reecting on Co-operative Strategies and Experiences. Conference report prepared by Mark McCulloch (2010, 60pp.) Municipal Government Support of the Social Economy Sector. Jenny Kain, Emma Sharkey, and Robyn Webb (2010, 96pp.) Community-Based Planning: Engagement, Collaboration, and Meaningful Participation in the Creation of Neighbourhood Plans. Karin Kliewer (2010, 72pp.) Self-Determination in Action: The Entrepreneurship of the Saskatchewan Northern Trappers Association Co-operative. Dwayne Pattison and Isobel Findlay (2010, 79pp.) Adult Education and the Social Economy: The Communitarian Pedagogy of Watson Thomson. Michael Chartier (2010, 114pp.) Eat Where You Live: Building a Social Economy of Local Food in Western Canada. Joel Novek and Cara Nichols (2010, 72pp.) Exploring Key Informants Experiences with Self-Directed Funding. Nicola S. Chopin and Isobel M. Findlay (2010, 122pp.)

South Bay Park Rangers Employment Project for Persons Living with a Disability: A Case Study in Individual Empowerment and Community Interdependence. I. Findlay, J. Bidonde, M. Basualdo, and A. McMurtry (2009, 46pp.) Enabling Policy Environments for Co-operative Development: A Comparative Experience. M. Juarez Adeler (2009, 42pp.) Culture, Creativity, and the Arts: Achieving Community Resilience and Sustainability through the Arts in Sault Ste. Marie. Jude Ortiz and Gayle Broad (2009, 133pp.) Northern Ontario Womens Economic Development Conference Report. Prepared by the PARO Centre for Womens Enterprise (2009, 66pp.) The Role of Co-operatives in Health Care: National and International Perspectives. Proceedings of an International Health Conference, Saskatoon, 30 October 2008. Catherine Leviten-Reid, ed. (2009, 23pp.) The Importance of Policy for Community Economic Development: A Case Study of the Manitoba Context. B. Reimer, D. Simpson, J. Hajer, and J. Loxley (2009, 48pp.) Evaluation of Saskatoon Urban Aboriginal Strategy. Cara Spence and Isobel Findlay ( 2008, 44pp.) Urban Aboriginal Strategy Funding Database. Karen Lynch, Cara Spence, and Isobel Findlay ( 2008, 22pp.) Social Enterprises and the Ontario Disability Support Program: A Policy Perspective on Employing Persons with Disabilities. Gayle Broad and Madison Saunders (2008, 41pp.) A New Vision for Saskatchewan: Changing Lives and Systems through Individualized Funding for People with Intellectual Disabilities. K. Lynch and I. Findlay (2008, 138pp.) Community Supported Agriculture: Putting the Culture Back into Agriculture. Miranda Mayhew, Cecilia Fernandez, and Lee-Ann Chevrette (2008, 10pp.) Algoma Central Railway: Wilderness Tourism by Rail Opportunity Study. Malone Given Parsons Ltd. for the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains ( 2008, 82pp.) Recovery of the Collective Memory and Projection into the Future: ASOPRICOR. Jose Reyes, Janeth Valero, and Gayle Broad (2008, 44pp.) Measuring and Mapping the Impact of Social Economy Enterprises: The Role of Co-ops in Community Population Growth. Chipo Kangayi, Rose Olfert, and Mark Partridge (2008, 42pp.) Financing Social Enterprise: An Enterprise Perspective. Wanda Wuttunee, Martin Chicilo, Russ Rothney, and Lois Gray (2008, 32pp.) Financing Social Enterprise: A Scan of Financing Providers in the Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario Region. Wanda Wuttunee, Russ Rothney, and Lois Gray (2008, 39pp.) Government Policies towards Community Economic Development and the Social Economy in Quebec and

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Manitoba. John Loxley and Dan Simpson (2008, 66pp.) Growing Pains: Social Enterprise in Saskatoons Core Neighbourhoods. Mitch Diamantopoulos and Isobel Findlay (2008, 70pp.)

Three Strategic Concepts for the Guidance of Co-operatives: Linkage, Transparency, and Cognition. Brett Fairbairn
(2003, 38pp. $5)

The Role of Farmers in the Future Economy. Brett Fairbairn

(2003, 22pp. $5)

Books and Other Publications

Walking Backwards into the Future. George Melnyk (2009, 6 x 9, 22pp. $5) Co-operative Youth Education in Saskatchewan: Co-op Schools and the Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program. Chassidy Puchala and Breeann Heggie (2009, 130pp. $20) The Social Economy in Quebec: Lessons and Challenges for Internationalizing Co-operation. Marguerite Mendell (2008,
6 x 9, 30pp. $5)

Between Solidarity and Prot: The Agricultural Transformation Societies in Spain (19402000). Cndido Romn Cervantes (2007, 6 x 9, 26pp. $5) Co-operative Membership: Issues and Challenges. Bill Turner (2006, 16pp. $5) Innovations in Co-operative Marketing and Communications. Leslie Brown (2006, 26pp. $5) Cognitive Processes and Co-operative Business Strategy. Murray Fulton and Julie Gibbings (2006, 22pp. $5) Co-operative Heritage: Where Weve Come From. Brett Fairbairn (2006, 18pp. $5) Co-operative Membership as a Complex and Dynamic Social Process. Michael Gertler (2006, 28pp. $5) Cohesion, Adhesion, and Identities in Co-operatives. Brett Fairbairn (2006, 42pp. $5) Revisiting the Role of Co-operative Values and Principles: Do They Act to Include or Exclude? Lou Hammond Ketilson (2006, 22pp. $5) Co-operative Social Responsibility: A Natural Advantage? Andrea Harris (2006, 30pp. $5) Globalization and Co-operatives. Will Coleman (2006, 24pp. $5) Leadership and Representational Diversity. Cristine de Clercy (2006, 20pp. $5) Synergy and Strategic Advantage: Co-operatives and Sustainable Development. Michael Gertler (2006, 16pp. $5) Farmers Association Training Materials (part of the ChinaCanada Agriculture Development Program). Roger Herman and Murray Fulton (2006, 134pp., available on website) International Seminar on Legislation for Farmer Co-operatives in China: A Canadian Perspective. Daniel Ish, Bill Turner, and Murray Fulton (2006, 22pp., available on website) Living the Dream: Membership and Marketing in the Co-operative Retailing System. Brett Fairbairn (2004, 288pp. $20) Building a Dream: The Co-operative Retailing System in Western Canada, 19281988. Brett Fairbairn (2004, 352pp. $20) Cohesion, Consumerism, and Co-operatives: Looking ahead for the Co-operative Retailing System. Brett Fairbairn (2004,
26pp. $5)

Up a Creek with a Paddle: Excellence in the Boardroom. Ann Hoyt (2003, 26pp. $5) A Report on Aboriginal Co-operatives in Canada: Current Situation and Potential for Growth. Lou Hammond Ketilson and Ian MacPherson (2002, 400pp. $35) Against All Odds: Explaining the Exporting Success of the Danish Pork Co-operatives. Jill Hobbs (2001, 40pp. $5) Rural Co-operatives and Sustainable Development. Michael Gertler (2001, 36pp. $5) An Economic Impact Analysis of the Co-operative Sector in Saskatchewan: Update 1998. Roger Herman and Murray Fulton (2001, 64pp., available on our website) Interdisciplinarity and the Transformation of the University. Brett Fairbairn and Murray Fulton (2000, 48pp. $5) The CUMA Farm Machinery Co-operatives. Andrea Harris and Murray Fulton (2000, 46pp. $5) Farm Machinery Co-operatives in Saskatchewan and Qubec. Andrea Harris and Murray Fulton (2000, 42pp. $5) Farm Machinery Co-operatives: An Idea Worth Sharing. Andrea Harris and Murray Fulton (2000, 48pp. $5) Canadian Co-operatives in the Year 2000: Memory, Mutual Aid, and the Millennium. Brett Fairbairn, Ian MacPherson, and Nora Russell (2000, 356pp. $20) Prairie Connections and Reections: The History, Present, and Future of Co-operative Education. Brett Fairbairn (1999, 30pp. $5) A Car-Sharing Co-operative in Winnipeg: Recommendations and Alternatives. David Leland (1999, 26pp. $5) The SANASA Model: Co-operative Development through MicroFinance. Ingrid Fischer, Lloyd Hardy, Daniel Ish, and Ian MacPherson (1999, 6 x 9, 80pp. $10) Networking for Success: Strategic Alliances in the New Agriculture. Mona Holmlund and Murray Fulton (1999, 48pp. $5) Balancing Act: Crown Corporations in a Successful Economy. Brett Fairbairn (1997, 16pp. $5) Credit Unions and Community Economic Development. Brett Fairbairn, Lou Hammond Ketilson, and Peter Krebs ( 1997, 32pp. $5) New Generation Co-operatives: Responding to Changes in Agriculture. Brenda Stefanson and Murray Fulton (1997, 16pp. $5) Making Membership Meaningful: Participatory Democracy in Co-operatives. The International Joint Project on Cooperative Democracy (1995, 356pp. $20) New Generation Co-operatives: Rebuilding Rural Economies. Brenda Stefanson, Murray Fulton, and Andrea Harris (1995, 24pp. $5) These publications are all available for sale directly from the Centre. Please contact us at the address on the inside front cover. Many of these publications are also available online at www.usaskstudies.coop/publications/index.html.
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Co-operative Membership and Globalization: New Directions in Research and Practice. Brett Fairbairn and Nora Russell, eds. (2004, 320pp. $20)