As a scholar, educator and co-operative activist, Dr. MacPherson personified the relationship between Canadian co-operative academics and co-op practitioners. He served as president of both the Canadian Co-operative Association and Credit Union Central of British Columbia (now part of Central 1 Credit Union), as well as on the boards of various consumer, financial and health care co-operatives. He has written dozens of articles and books about co-operatives, including A Century of Co-operation, the commemorative book marking the 100th anniversary of Canada’s organized co-operative movement in 2009.

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF), in partnership with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC), established a scholarship fund in memory of Ian MacPherson to commemorate his lifelong contributions to the study and promotion of co-operatives. Click here to learn more.

Contribute to the Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund

To make a donation to the Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund, visit the CDF web site (cdfcanada.coop) and follow the donate link to make a secure online donation. You can also mail your donations to:

Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada
275 Bank Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2P 2L6

Be sure to note Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund on your cheque.