CASC Practitioner Day Schedule Announced

The Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operatives has released its practitioner day schedule for June 4th, 2015, at the University of Ottawa.

This event brings together Anglophone and Francophone co-operative practitioners, administrators, educators and researchers to reflect on the practice of the sector and how they can collaborate more successfully in supporting co-operatives in meeting the needs of their (existing and potential) members.

In line with the theme of the conferences, the day will be organized around the different capital resources that are an essential part of all well-functioning co-operatives. Sessions will explore: Financing co-op development, strengthening human capital, sustainability and community engagement. There will be ample time for networking and creating new linkages.

For more information or to register for the practitioner’s day, please visit the registration site.

CASC Call for Papers – Deadline January 16, 2015

Edited: the deadline has been extended until Monday, January 26th. 

This is a friendly reminder that the call for papers for the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) conference closes next Friday, January 16th. The conference will be held June 2nd-4th in Ottawa.

The call details are available in both English and en Français.

As well this year, CASC is soliciting proposals for case studies in its Call for Papers.  Prize money in the amount of $5000 has been secured for the best cases thanks to the Measuring Co-operative Difference Research Network (MCDRN) through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Community University Research Alliance (CURA).

In addition, CASC will be hosting a workshop on case study competitions at the conference, with support from the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan. For more details please visit the CASC website.

CASC new board members named and acknowledge previous

Here are a few key points about the AGM elections from the CASC conference held in St Catherines on May 27-29.

Retiring board members:

  • Ana Maria Peredo (University of Victoria)
  • Marcelo Vieta (OISE at the University of Toronto)
  • Isobel Findlay (University of Saskatchewan (will continue on the board, as the representative of the Centre for Co-operative Studies))

Newly elected (and re-elected) board members:

  • Erin Hancock (who served last year as our Vice-President) and Fiona Duguid (who was our conference program chair) were re-elect to the board.  
  • Newly elected members include: Claudia Sanchez Bajo (University of Winnipeg), Claude-Andre Guillote (the Director IRECUS, at the University of Sherbrooke) and Justin Ellerby (Cape Breton University).
  • Darryl Reed and Alli Floroff have one year remaining on their terms.

Officers:

All officers were re-elected, namely Darryl Reed as President, Erin Hancock as Vice-President, and Isobel Findlay as Secretary Treasurer.

Next Year’s Conference:

At the AGM, the membership also voted to have the conference next year at the University of Ottawa.

 Finally, pictures of the CASC conference are now available on their website

The Winner of the 2014 CASC Award of Merit is…

At its annual banquet held May 29 2014 in St. Catharines, Ontario,  the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation recognized a member of the association who has made significant contributions to research on the co-operative economy over the years. To find out the winner of the 2014 CASC Award of Merit, follow the link!

CASC/ACEC Conference Program

The Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation’s annual conference runs May 26-29 in St. Catharines, Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Co-operative Association, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and the Canadian Co-operative Research Network. If you have to miss it, see the program here so you stay informed as to the new research activities.

FULL PROGRAM

CASC conference proposal deadline extended

The Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation call for papers for its annual Conference (Brock University, May 26-29) has been extended to Jan 20th.  This year, we will again be holding joint sessions with other organizations (Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development and the Canadian Association for Food Studies), so do consider submitting your proposal for consideration in a joint session where appropriate. Please submit your proposals on-line at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mRKKiU_RJflzOVRNSYa0mYuyRD33g6nz0M_JiRk1UO0/viewform

-Darryl Reed, President

Call for papers: CASC Conference (Niagara Falls, May 2014)

The call for papers is now open for the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation which will be held May 26-29, 2014 at Brock University, in St. Catharines Ontario (15 minutes from Niagara Falls).  This year, we will again be holding joint sessions with other organizations (Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research, Canadian Association for Studies in International Development and the Canadian Association for Food Studies), so do consider submitting your proposal for consideration in a joint session where appropriate.  Also this year we are moving to an on-line application form. Find the full details and the form to submit your abstract at – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mRKKiU_RJflzOVRNSYa0mYuyRD33g6nz0M_JiRk1UO0/viewform

-Darryl Reed, President of CASC