Online Co-op Governance Course

The Centre recently collaborated with Co-operatives First to create an online course titled Governance in Co-operatives. It initially ran for six weeks in the fall of 2017, attracting more than five hundred people. Due to the demand, we are offering the course again, the only difference being that it is now self-paced rather than in weekly increments. And it is still freely available to anyone in the world at

The six modules are as follows:

1. What Is Governance?

2. Governance in Business

3. Governance in Co-ops and Nonprofits

4. Working Together

5. A View of the Future

6. Legitimacy

Each module is based on a case study hand picked and prepared especially for this course.

We are also preparing to make the six modules freely available on our website for individuals and organizations wishing to delve more deeply into governance issues but may want to pick and choose which modules are most suitable for their particular purposes. The material will be useful for instructional purposes, workshops, education for any type of board, or simply for individuals wishing to learn more about the basics of governance. When the modules are ready, you can find them here.

For more information, contact Darcy Overland at or call 306.966.8502.