Top Co-op Issues 2019 – Is the social economy overtaking the co-op model?

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Top Co-op Issues 2019 – Is the social economy overtaking the co-op model?

There are some surprising results in the 2019 Top Co-op Issues survey conducted by the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at The University of Saskatchewan.

For the first time, a growing number of respondents are voicing concerns about the co-operative sector getting lost in the renewed interest around the social economy. And once more, public awareness of the co-operative model is top-of-mind for those surveyed.

This is the fourth year of the annual Top Co-op Issues survey, a tool that helps the Centre hold up a mirror to the world of co-ops and reflect back what’s happening. We discussed the results with Darcy Overland, research manager at The Centre.

For further information about the Top Co-op Issues survey, other studies, blogs and resources available to co-operators check out usaskstudies.coop
 
This episode aired on February 19, 2019.
By |2019-04-10T09:56:29+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Show|2 Comments

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I love radio and pursue stories about people and communities working together to solve challenges creatively and often, with a lot of heart. It's the human side of the co-op model that intrigues me. That and any chance to travel, especially to smaller locales, where folks seem to know that co-operating just makes good sense!

2 Comments

  1. John Richmond April 3, 2019 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Such a great show. We’ve lost a number of co-ops in Ontario – wondering if you could do a “lessons” learned program?

    • Sandy Goldman April 10, 2019 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Thanks for that idea John!

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