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Call for Applications: 2015 CASC Scholarships

Apply for 2015 CASC Scholarships!

Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) is calling for applications (available in English and French) for the three CASC scholarships administered by CMC:

  • Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship (graduate students only);
  • Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship (graduate students only);
  • Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award (undergraduate or graduate students).

In addition to the monetary awards, winners of all three scholarships will be awarded a free one-year membership in the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) as well as free registration at the 2016 CASC conference.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2015.

Career opportunity with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

CMC is currently looking for candidates for its Manager, Research & Education position. See below for the job description.

Manager, Research & Education

The position provides leadership in Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada’s (CMC) programming concerning research and education including, but not limited to educational/research conferences, educational materials and publications, training events, the Community-University Research Alliance (CURA), special research projects, consulting and project management contracts as well as CMC’s participation in strategic research events and networks. The position oversees all aspects of the design, development, promotion, execution, financing and management of the above program areas. More


CMC est présentement à la recherche de candidats pour le poste de Gestionnaire, recherche et éducation. La description de poste est inclue ci-dessous.

Gestionnaire, recherche et éducation

Le poste consiste à orienter et diriger les programmes de recherche et d’éducation de Coopératives et mutuelles Canada (CMC), y compris, sans toutefois s’y limiter, les conférences en matière d’éducation ou de recherche, le matériel pédagogique, les publications, les activités de formation, les bourses de recherche, ainsi que les contrats de consultation et de gestion de projets. Un volet clé de ce poste est le soutien accordé à la participation de CMC à des réseaux et événements associés à la recherche stratégique. Le poste comporte une supervision de tous les aspects liés à la conception, à l’élaboration, à la promotion, à l’exécution, au financement et à la gestion des programmes mentionnés ci-dessus. Plus

Five young scholars win CASC scholarships

Five students were selected among several applications for the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation scholarships this year.

• Jayne Bergeron from Carleton University received the $3,000 Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship to support her research on women’s empowerment through the production of fair trade coffee in agricultural co-operatives in Tanzania.

• Caterina Bettin from Saint Mary’s University received the $1,000 Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship for her research on women in executive positions in the co-operative financial sector

• Kenji Tokawa from the University of Ottawa received the Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award for his contribution towards advancing the study of co-operative law.

• Chantal Hanson from the University of Ottawa received the second Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award for her involvement with the NORANDINO co-operative in Peru.

• Kiran Pal-Pross from the University College of Cork in Ireland received the third Lemaire Award for her application of the co-operative model to the provision of medical marijuana in Canada.

Congratulation to all the winners! To access the full article, follow this link.

The call for applications for the 2015 CASC Scholarships will be launched in January 2015. For more information, contact Brendan Denovan at

Seeking Research and Communications Assistant (summer student)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Research and Communications Assistant (Temporary) with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Research and Communications Assistant (RCA) will work with the Manager of Research and Education to communicate new knowledge about co-operatives and community development. The position will support the major dissemination initiatives of a 5 year research project measuring the impact of co-operative businesses on communities across Canada. The RCA will take leadership in developing web content, supporting the development of webinars, print materials, infographics and other communications materials.

Full details and how to apply found here

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Call for nominations/volunteers for CASC board

Nominations for the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation board invited

At CASC’s next AGM (May, 2014), they will be holding elections for members of the board.  On the board, CASC tries to ensure that a balanced representation across various lines (including geographically, sector and academic).  If you would like to nominate someone (or indicate interest yourself) for the Board, please send names to

Serving on the CASC Board

As a board member, you are a steward of the organization. You participate in decision-making and organizing around such activities as the annual conference, building the network of co-operative researchers, and other related activities. The CASC board typically meets monthly by phone/skype. Upon being elected, you could consider a role such as President (who convenes and chairs meetings and oversees all projects of the board), Vice-President (accountable for the website), Program Chair for the conference (prepares call for proposals, reviews submissions, organizes program and logistics with a small team), Program Committee Member or other roles as needed by the organization.


Candidates must be:

  • A member of CASC at the time of election
  • An individual who supports the goals of CASC (academics, practitioners and students are all eligible)
  • Able to commit the time to attending meetings and participating in select projects between meetings

More information: If you are interested in putting your name forward or you would like to nominate a colleague, you may contact Darryl Reed, President at