Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives is an interdisciplinary teaching and research centre located on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Estab­lished in 1984, the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives is supported finan­cially by major pro­vincial and national co-op­eratives and the Uni­versity of Saskatchewan. Its goal is to provide people with conceptual and informational tools to understand co-operatives and to develop them as solutions to economic and social needs. 

The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives has been formally affiliated with the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy since 2013. The connection strengthens the capacity of both units to develop new course offerings and to provide career opportunities for both academics and co-op practitioners. Our most recent collaborative work has resulted in the new Graduate Certificate in the Social Economy and Co-operatives, which was offered for the first time in the fall of 2015.

In addition to its ties to the co-operative sector, the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives is also closely associated with the Edwards School of Business and the University of Saskatchewan's colleges of Arts and Science, Law, and Agriculture and Bioresources.