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New Publication: Empowering Electricity: Co-operatives, Sustainability and Power Sector Reform in Canada.
Empowering Electricity offers an illuminating analysis of these co-ops within the context of larger debates over climate change, renewable electricity policy, sustainable community development, and provincial power-sector ownership. It looks at the conditions that led to this new wave of co-operative development, examines their form and location, and shines a light on the promises and challenges accompanying their development.”
Keep an eye out for this exciting new piece in the upcoming weeks!
The program for the International Summit of Co-operatives 2016 has been released. Check it out here.
This book, written by the late Dr. Ian Macpherson and the late Dr. Yehuda Paz and edited by Joy Emmanuel, reveals the role of co-operatives in global peace building. The book is free to download here.
The University of Saskatchewan’s Center for the Study of Co-operatives has recently published Brett Fairbairns piece “Co-ops and Universities: Some Reflections.” Fairbairn notes the growing importance of a university education in the Candian economy and how co-operatives and universities can develop mutually-beneficial partnerships.
Read more here.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Co-operative Capital released this paper to highlight the complex issue of capital for co-operatives. It details how it relates to the fundamental values and how certain challenges can be overcome by co-operatives. The piece highlights a variety of global case studies, including Chapter 2: “The Co-operators Group Limited: A Canadian Perspective” by Frank Lowery and Wayne Schatz.