At the Vanguard of Canadian Innovation: Compilation of Co-op Case Studies

Sep 10, 2014
Compilation of Co-op Case Studies Report

On October 9, 2014, Julie Cafley, Vice President of Canada's Public Policy Forum, will present a diversity of recent innovations based on the following thematic pillars: innovation in business, community development, governance, sustainability and technology. Learn more about the case studies and the forum.

With the support of Desjardins Group, Industry Canada, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, and the 2014 International Summit of Cooperatives, Canada’s Public Policy Forum explored innovations in the coop sector to identify game-changing products, services, and practices. Building on the cross-country discussion series, Innovation through Cooperation, this research showcases the impact of the coop model in Canada and provides key lessons for advancing a culture of innovation across sectors.

Rather than an exhaustive compilation of case studies, the intention is to present a diversity of recent and enduring innovations across sectors and regions based on the following thematic pillars: innovation in business, community development, governance, sustainability, and technology. In addition to profiling transformative ideas, the report highlights key challenges, best practices, and further opportunities to expand successful innovations in the coop sector.