What is CASC?

CASC is:

A multidisciplinary network of researchers whose work involves co-operatives and co-operation.

Key activities include:

  • Promoting research on and education about co-operatives and co-operation
  • Facilitating partnerships and linkages with other organizations, governments, institutions, co-operatives, and individuals interested in co-operatives and co-operation
  • Promoting inclusivity and diversity in research and education about co-operatives and co-operation

General concentrations of current research:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Sustainability, circular economy, SDGs
  • Gender and women
  • Indigenous and Aboriginal Communities
  • Community economic development
  • Member participation
  • Rural and urban
  • Agricultural economics and agri-business (marketing; policy and institutions)
  • Management and Business Administration History
  • Interdisciplinary themes: role of state, women in co-ops, membership and organizational democracy, international development
  • Co-operative Education, Adult Education, Teaching and Learning
  • Civil Society
  • Social Cohesion
  • Community Building
  • Credit Union Movement
  • Co-operative Leadership
  • Healthcare
  • Social Economy
  • Research Methodology
  • Types of co-operatives: Worker, Solidarity, Producer, Consumer