Presentation on theme: "Canadian Co-operative Association Resources from nation-wide organizations Tanya Gracie ACE Institute August 7, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Canadian Co-operative Association Resources from nation-wide organizations Tanya Gracie ACE Institute August 7, 2013
2 What are their services? How do they and can they contribute to public education about co-operatives and the growth within their economies?
CCA history and mission Est as Co-operative Union of Canada 1987: Merged with Co-operative College to form CCA Mission: To promote, develop and unite co-operatives and credit unions for the benefit of people in Canada and around the world.”
co-ops 18 million memberships $370 billon in assets
PROMOTE Government relations Communications (publications, website, media relations, social media, etc.) Outreach to other stakeholders, broader public
DEVELOP Co-op development in Canada –Aboriginal co-op development program –National Co-op Investment Fund –Research and education/training International co-op development –Currently working in 18 countries Coaching programs Technical co-operants Study missions Women’s Mentorship International Youth Internships –Funded by CIDA, CDF and other funders –One of three co-op ID organizations: others are DID and SOCODEVI
UNITE Member engagement/ Common table –Congress –Institute of Co-operative Leadership –Member delegates –Co-op awards –Special committees: e.g. environment, National Young Co-operators –CCA/CCCM Unity discussions –Links with international organizations (ICA, WOCCU, etc.)