CASC Member Karen Miner Elected to Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada’s Board of Directors

We would like to share with the co-operative community that CASC member Karen Miner has been elected to the board of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada. With a career focused on governance, strategy, business management, and sustainability within co-operatives, non-profits, profit-oriented organizations, and government, Karen; addition to the CMC board is an excellent move forward for the co-operative movement in Canada.

Karen Miner


About Karen Miner

Karen has degrees in business and planning along with being a Certified Management Consultant and a Certified Director (ICD.D) through the Institute of Corporate Directors. For the past five years, she has been the Managing Director of Co-operative Management Education in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Her focus is on building global relationships and partnerships with co-operative and credit union professionals. As a result, Karen’s knowledge of and scope of involvement in the co-operative movement continues to evolve.

Karen’s work has given her the opportunity to teach about co-operative innovation, lead an International Symposium on Governance (2013), co-write an International State of Co-operative Business Education report (2014), co-edit a global governance report for the International Co-operative Alliance (2015), and be part of the UN Expert Group Meeting on the role of co-operatives in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (2016).

Furthermore, Karen has a history of being engaged in the national co-operative movement. For example, she joined the Board of Mountain Equipment Co-op (2006 to 2012), served on the Board of CCA (2010 to 2013), and have sat on the Board of Credit Union Atlantic since 2013.

Karen’s other passions include: innovation, nature, community, relationships, local food, outdoor recreation, and family. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband Dan, and her two children (Isabel and Luke).

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