Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation

Association #92
Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC)
Conference dates: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to Friday, June 1, 2018
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CASC #92 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

Co-operative enterprises are where diverse groups of individuals gather and work towards a common goal. Research has shown that this diversity of voices, backgrounds, and perspectives comes with challenges, but can also be a significant strength for co-operatives. This co-operative advantage can be maximized in cases where governance structures enable inclusive and meaningful engagement from members. In this conference, we will reflect upon the interplay of diversity, inclusion, and social justice with co-operative enterprises in Canada and beyond.

We invite proposals on any of the following broad themes of the conference. Please note that proposals on other topics involving co-operatives and co-operation are also welcome: Co-operatives and social inclusion/justice; Co-operatives and Indigenous communities; Co-operative governance and member engagement; Co-operatives and environmental sustainability; Co-operatives and the Sustainable Development Goals; The political economy of co-operatives; Co-operative media and publishing; and Building a co-operative movement: Local to global.


Check back in spring 2018

Updated: 2018-05-24
Call-for-papers deadline: 
January 19, 2018
President's Reception: 
May 31, 2018
Program Chairs: 

Mumtaz Derya Tarhan, University of Toronto

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

JoAnn Jaffe, University of Regina