Installment Two: Co-operative Practitioners and Academic Scholars
Following up on last month’s launch of the new “Co-operatives in a Time of Crisis Conversation Series", the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives (CCSC) has launched the second instalment of conversations. The first instalment featured perspectives of leaders from credit unions across Canada. This new instalment features perspectives from co-operative practitioners and academic scholars
Academic and Policy Perspectives
Jen Budney, Professional Research Associate, the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and former Chair, the Spadina Early Learning and Childcare Co-operative
Brett Fairbairn, President and Vice-Chancellor, Thompson Rivers University, and Research Fellow, Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives
Dionne Pohler, Associate Professor and Associate Director at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto
Co-operative Practitioners Perspectives
Colleen Christopherson-Cote, Coordinator, Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership, and Community Partnership and Facilitator, Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership
Hazel Corcoran, Executive Director, The Canadian Worker Co-operative Federation
Bob Fink, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd.
Pam Groat, Co-chair, the Bridge City Bicycle Co-operative Ltd.
Melissa Hoover, Founding Executive Director, Democracy at Work Institute
Audra Krueger, Executive Director, Co-operatives First
Carol Rollheiser, General Manager, Wildrose Co-op
Patrick Smith, Vice-President of Retail Operations at Federated Co-operatives Limited
Evan Toews, General Manager, Winkler Co-op
Len Usiskin, Executive Director, Quint Development Corporation
Rob Wesseling, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Co-operators Group Limited
Installment One: Co-operatives and Credit Unions
Conducted by Marc-André Pigeon, Director of the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and co-host Mamun Abudllah, Professor, Edwards School of Business, the following interviews feature key thinkers and drivers within the Credit Union sector.