Cooperatives in Canada

Event date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, at 4:00 PM
Location: 246 Bloor St. W., Room 548

 - A brief report on this presentation has been prepared by Sophie Leblanc, Work-Study student: link
 - The presenters have generously provided the PowerPoint file shown at the event available for all to share:

The changing pattern of non-financial co-operatives in Canada, 1955 to 2005
Jennifer Hann & Jack Quarter
Social Economy Centre, OISE, University of Toronto

A seminar sponsored by the Cities Centre’s Community Development Collaborative Program & the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work’s Chow Yei Ching Chair in Housing

This presentation analyzes the changing pattern of non-financial co-operatives in Canada using as data sources the annual summaries of the federal government agency, the Co-operatives Secretariat.

The presentation looks at changes by types of co-operatives using as criteria for each type: number of co-operatives, memberships, revenues, and assets. The presentation will attempt to explain the rural bias in Canada’s co-operatives. The presentation is based upon a forthcoming book chapter, “Non-financial Co-operatives in Canada: 1955 to 2005,” by Jack Quarter, Laurie Mook, and Jennifer Hann.

Jack Quarter is a professor and codirector of the Social Economy Centre at OISE, University of Toronto, and Jennifer Hann is an MA student and SSHRC fellowship holder at OISE, University of Toronto.