|Because of ideological or economies of scale reasons, the organisational structure of a productive viable enterprise does not always follow the individualistic model of private enterprise. This is why we have productive or marketing cooperatives as well as savings cooperatives and credit unions.This page lists and rates electronic resources related to cooperatives and credit unions.|
Last updated February 27th 2012
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Canadian Co-operative Association|
The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is a national association for co-operatives in Canada, representing more than nine million co-operative and credit union members from over 2,000 organizations. CCA's mission is to promote and develop the co-operative model in Canada and abroad and to unite them around a common co-operative identity, a common sense of purpose, and a common voice to government. Excellent and very rich site. Do not miss the Tools and Guides for different types of co-ops.
University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
COPAC is a partnership between representatives of the cooperative movement together with farmers' and workers' organizations, and the United Nations and its agencies. Its objectives are to promote and coordinate sustainable cooperative development through policy dialogues, technical cooperation and information, and concrete collaborative activities. Very rich and excellent site. Do not miss the sections on Publications and on Policy and Legislation.
International Co-operative Alliance
World Council of Credit Unions
The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan is an independent research and teaching institute devoted to the study of co-operative organizations world-wide.A very good and interesting site Do not miss the Research Publications section and also the Social Economy Governance Portal and the Online Exhibit on Building Community.