Board of Directors

2018/2019 Board Members

Fiona Duguid, Consultant Researcher, Duguid Consulting Inc. (President)

Fiona Duguid (PhD) is a researcher based out of Chelsea, Quebec. She previously worked for the Co-operatives Secretariat for the Government of Canada and the Canadian Co-operative Association. She conducts research focusing on co-operatives, social economy, sustainability and community economic development. She is a Research Fellow with the Centre of Excellence on Accounting and Reporting of Co-operatives, Saint Mary’s University (SMU), and an instructor in the SMU Co-operative Business Management program, as well as the MBA program (CED) at Cape Breton University.

M. Derya Tarhan, PhD Candidate, Adult Education and Community Development, University of Toronto (Vice-President)

Derya Tarhan is a PhD Candidate in Adult Education and Community Development at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. His research interests include co-operative economics, co-operatives in the energy sector, critical theory, transformative learning, and community development. Derya has also worked as the Project Co-ordinator for the People, Power, Planet (PPP) Partnership, a SHHRC-funded research initiative to assess, document and share experiences of community energy development across Canada and beyond. He also founded and is currently managing The Community Power Report, a global resource hub for community-owned renewable energy initiatives.

Isobel Findlay, Professor, University of Saskatchewan (Treasurer)

Dr. Isobel M. Findlay is professor emerita, Edwards School of Business; Fellow in Co-operatives, Diversity, and Sustainable Development, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, and University Co-Director, Community-University Institute for Social Research, University of Saskatchewan. She has published widely on Indigenous co-operatives; social economy; community-based research; decolonizing methodologies; decolonizing higher education; communications, cultures, and communities; diversity in organizations; partnerships and governance; performance indicators and reporting standards.

Claude-André Guillote, Director of IRECUS, Université de Sherbrooke

Claude-André Guillotte is assistant professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, Department of management and Human Resources. He acts as the Director of the Institut de recherche et d’éducation pour les coopératives et les mutuelles de l’Université de Sherbrooke (IRECUS).He teaches entrepreneurship, strategic management and cooperative law. His main researches focus on strategic management, cooperative and mutual value creation, cooperative governance and collective entrepreneurship.

 

Judith Harris, Associate Professor, University of Winnipeg

Dr. Judith Harris has an interdisciplinary background, having taught in the areas of
international development, economics, and urban and regional planning. Judith has been
a faculty member at the University of Winnipeg for the past 18 years, chaired the
department of International Development and is now faculty in Urban and Inner-City
Studies. She has co-chaired the Senate Curriculum Committee and is active in the
Experiential Learning Network. For the past 5 years she has taught university courses at
the Women’s Correctional Centre and now at Stony Mountain Institute through the
Walls-to- Bridges Program. She is a member of the Board for the Canadian Association
for Studies in Co-operation.Judith’s particular interest is in social learning and social
mobilization approaches to planning.

Darryl Reed, Professor, York University

Jayne Bergeron, International Development Research Center

Jayne Bergeron holds a Master’s in Public Administration, International Development from the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. Her research interests include gender, governance, small-scale agriculture, and co-operative development. She is the 2014 recipient of the CASC Amy and Tim Dauphinee Scholarship and has volunteered with the Canadian Co-operative Association as a Gender Advisor for the INVEST Co-op project in Mongolia. Jayne is a Program Management Officer with the Agriculture and Food Security Program at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa.

Sara Elder, University of British Columbia

Sara Elder is a Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellow at the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture researching opportunities for improved agricultural resilience to climate change. Sara has a PhD in Resources, Environment and Sustainability from UBC. Her research examined the governance of agrifood supply chains in Nicaragua and the consequences for smallholder farmer cooperatives and households. Sara also holds an MA in Resource Management and Environmental Studies, in which she studied the effects of Fair Trade certification on the livelihoods of Rwandan coffee producers, and a BA in International Relations from UBC. Sara’s professional experience includes international development work with communities in Canada, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Bolivia, and policy and technical work at the International Labour Organization in Geneva.

Paul Cabaj, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada

Paul Cabaj is Manager of Co-operative Development and Strategic partnerships at Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada. He has worked provincially, national and internationally on co-operatives development projects in almost every economic and social sector. His main focuses at present are

      • advancing financing and investment tools for co-operatives that lead to co-operative growth and
      • supporting Principle 6: Co-operatives Supporting Co-operatives particularly through encouraging cross coop business relations
      • Enhancing the role of co-operative federations in supporting new coop development.
      • Supporting the expansion of online platform co-operatives.

Kevin Morris, Credit Union Central of Canada

 

2017/18 Board Members

Fiona Duguid, Consultant Researcher, Duguid Consulting Inc. (President)

Mümtaz Derya Tarhan, PhD student, Adult Education and Community Development, University of Toronto (Vice-President)

Isobel Findlay, Professor, University of Saskatchewan (Treasurer)

Claude-André Guillote, Director of IRECUS, Université de Sherbrooke

Judith Harris, Associate Professor, University of Winnipeg

Marc-André Pigeon, Director of Financial Sector Policy, Credit Union Central of Canada

Darryl Reed, Professor, York University

Sara Elder, University of British Columbia

Jayne Bergeron, International Development Research Center

Marc-André Pigeon, Director of Financial Sector Policy, Credit Union Central of Canada

2016/17 Board Members

Fiona Duguid, Consultant Researcher, Duguid Consulting Inc. (President)

Mümtaz Derya Tarhan, PhD student, Adult Education and Community Development, University of Toronto (Vice-President)

Isobel Findlay, Professor, University of Saskatchewan (Treasurer)

Claude-André Guillote, Director of IRECUS, Université de Sherbrooke

Judith Harris, Associate Professor, University of Winnipeg

Alicia Lake, MBA in CED, Cape Breton University, and Coordinator, Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op

Marc-André Pigeon, Director of Financial Sector Policy, Credit Union Central of Canada

Darryl Reed, Professor, York University

2015/16 Board Members

Fiona Duguid, Consultant Researcher, Duguid Consulting Inc. (President)

Justin Ellerby, MBA in CED, Cape Breton University (Vice-President)

Isobel Findlay, Professor, University of Saskatchewan (Treasurer)

Claude-André Guillote, Director of IRECUS, Université de Sherbrooke

Judith Harris, Associate Professor, University of Winnipeg

Alicia Lake, MBA in CED, Cape Breton University, and Coordinator, Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op

Marc-André Pigeon, Director of Financial Sector Policy, Credit Union Central of Canada

Darryl Reed, Professor, York University

Mümtaz Derya Tarhan, PhD student, Adult Education and Community Development, University of Toronto

2014/15 Board Members

Darryl Reed, Associate Professor, York University (President)

Isobel Findlay, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan (Treasurer)

Fiona Duguid, Consultant Researcher, Duguid Consulting Inc. (Program Chair)

Alli Floroff, Green Campus Co-operative, York University

Claudia Sanchez-Bajo, Chair in Co-operative Enterprises, University of Winnipeg

Claude-Andre Guillote, Director of IRECUS, Université de Sherbrooke

Justin Ellerby, graduate student, Cape Breton University (Vice-President)

Marc-André Pigeon, Director of Financial Sector Policy, Credit Union Central of Canada (joined January 2015)

 

Previous boards:

2013/14 Board Members

Darryl Reed, Associate Professor, York University (President)

Erin Hancock, Manager of Research and Education, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (Vice President)

Isobel Findlay, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan (Treasurer)

Fiona Duguid, Consultant Researcher, Duguid Consulting Inc. (Program Chair)

Marcelo Vieta, Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Economy Centre, OISE/University of Toronto

Alli Floroff, Green Campus Co-operative, York University

 

2012/13 Board Members

Darryl Reed, Associate Professor, York University (President)

Erin Hancock, Manager of Research and Education, Canadian Co-operative Association (Vice President)

Monica Adler, Instructor, University of Winnipeg

Ana Maria Peredo, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and Community-based Economy, University of Victoria

Fiona Duguid, Research Officer, Canadian Co-operative Association

Marcelo Vieta, Postdoctoral Fellow, Social Economy Centre, OISE/University of Toronto

Isobel Findlay, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan

 

2011/2012 Board Members

Darryl Reed, Associate Professor, York University (President)

Monica Adler, Instructor, University of Winnipeg (Vice President)

Tanya Gracie, Canadian Co-operative Association

Fiona Duguid, Senior Policy Research Analyst, Rural and Co-operatives’ Secretariat

Marcelo Vieta, Social Researcher, York University

Isobel Findlay, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan

 

2010/2011 Board Members

Darryl Reed, Associate Professor, York University (President)

Doug Lionais, Assistant Professor, Cape Breton University

Joy Emmanuel, Co-operative Researcher and Practitioner (Vice President)

Isobel Findlay, Associate Professor and Co-operative Researcher, Univeristy fo Saskatchewan (Secretary-Treasurer)

Tanya Gracie, Canadian Co-operative Association

Marcelo Vieta, Communication Researcher, York University

Fiona Duguid, Canadian Co-operative Secretariat

Catherine Leviten-Reid (ex-officio)

 

2009/2010 Executive Board

Joy Emmanuel, Co-operative Researcher and Practitioner

Tanya Gracie, Canadian Co-operative Association

Catherine Leviten-Reid, Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan (President)

Doug Lionais, Assistant Professor, Cape Breton University

Robin Puga, Practitioner, CanTrust Hosting Co-operative and Vancouver Co-op Radio

Darryl Reed, Associate Professor, York University

Luc Thériault, Professor, University of New Brunswick (Vice-president)

 

2008/2009 Executive Board

Leslie Brown, Professor, Mount Saint Vincent University

Tanya Gracie, Canadian Co-operative Association

Catherine Leviten-Reid, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan (President)

J.J. McMurtry, Assistant Professor, York University (Interim Secretary/Treasurer)

Robin Puga, Board Member, Vancouver Co-op Radio and Co-host of Each for All: The Co-operative Connection (Vice-president)

Janel Smith, Research Coordinator/Social Economy Student Network Coordinator, British Columbia Institute for Co-operative Studies, University of Victoria

Luc Theriault, Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick

 

2007/2008 Executive Board

Ellen Goddard, President

Sonja Novkovic, Vice-President

J.J. McMurtry, Executive Member

Getu Hailu, Treasurer

Michael Gertler, Past President

 

2006/07 Executive Board

Ellen Goddard, President, ellen.goddard@ualberta.ca

Sonja Novkovic, Vice-President, s.novkovic@smu.ca

J.J. McMurtry, Executive Member, mcmurtr@yorku.ca

Getu Hailu, Treasurer, ghailu@uoguelph.ca

Michael Gertler, Past President, gertler@sask.usask.ca

 

2005/06 Executive Board

Michael Gertler, President, gertler@sask.usask.ca

Sonja Novkovic, Vice-President, s.novkovic@smu.ca

Brian T. Oleson, Executive Member, olesonbt@ms.umanitoba.ca

Getu Hailu, Treasurer, ghailu@uoguelph.ca

Fiona Duguid, Student Member, duguid@oise.utoronto.ca

Jason Heit, Student Member, jah639@mail.usask.ca

Jorge Sousa, Past President, sousa@ualberta.ca

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