The Co-operative Difference in Canada

Research results from a community-university research alliance.

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 3.01.05 PMCo-operatives for Sustainable Communities e-book now available!

Tools to measure Co-operative Impact and Performance (e-book and soft cover copy available)

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference has commissioned a book exploring themes and tools related to measuring co-operative impact and performance. The book preamble, table of contents, free e-book downloads and ordering instructions, please visit the Co-operatives for Sustainable Communities page.

Measuring the Co-operative Difference Mailing List

The Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network is at the end of its five-year Community -University Research Alliance (CURA), supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

This website is being built to collect research on co-operative impacts, including new research through the CURA available on co-op impacts on the community, economy, environment, and workplace. It will also feature research on key sectors including natural resources, credit unions, housing, renewable energy, and retail co-operatives.

Infographics, webinars, videos, presentations, and paper summaries have been made available starting in August 2015. New content will be coming online every two weeks until December 2015 and then periodically after that. To stay in the loop on the latest in co-operative impact research, sign up for our email service below.