Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada offers educational resources, seminars and webinars. These activities and events cover a wide range of topics aimed at guiding and supporting co-operative representatives (directors, managers, employees and members) in their co-operative’s continued growth, broadly contributing to the vitality of the co-operative sector in Canada.


Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada administers three scholarships:

  • Alexander Fraser Laidlaw Fellowship (graduate students only) sponsored by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada;
  • Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship (graduate students only) sponsored by the Ontario Credit Union Foundation;
  • Lemaire Co-operative Studies Award (undergraduate or graduate students).

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is March 31 of every year.

To learn more about the 2022 scholarships and winners, click here.

The Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund

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), has established a scholarship fund to commemorate Ian MacPherson and his outstanding contribution to the study and promotion of co‑operatives.

This fund supports student participation in research conferences, co-operative research, and co-operative involvement.

Students at post-secondary institutions under the age of 35 will be given priority, with a preference for those studying or researching co-ops and presenting at an event. Applications are accepted year-round, but we recommend that you apply at least 60 days prior to the date of an event you wish to attend.

Emerging Co-operators Education Fund (ECEF)

The ECEF is accepting applications! Canada’s Emerging Co-operators (CEC), a committee created by CMC, is coordinating this project.

University Programs in Co-operatives

An up-to-date list of certificate and degree programs in Canada specializing in co-operatives.


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