Research Reports

2017    Examining Success Factors for Sustainable Rural Development through the Integrated Co-operative Model. B. Anastase, S. Chambo, J. Jaffe, S. Javan, C. Hanson, G. Habiyameye, L. Hammond Ketilson, A. Mchopa, J. Mugisha, D. Namwanje, M. Nimusiima, B. Obaa, V. Rutaremara, and E. Towo (8 1/2 x 11, 577pp., Research Report). This report is available in the sections shown below.

Section One: Synthesis of Country Research Results
Section Two: Comparative Policy Analysis for Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania
Section Three: Uganda Country Research Report
Section Four: Tanzania Country Research Report
Section Five: Rwanda Country Research Report
Section Six: Canada Country Research Report
Section Seven: Annexes 1–12

2017    Co-operative Membership Models That Empower Women: Findings from Western Canada. Sasha Hanson Pastran (8 1/2 x 11, 37pp., Research Report) PDF

2016    Co-op Films in Canada, 1940–2015. George Melnyk (8 1/2 x 11, 178pp., Research Report) PDF

2016    The Fifth Co-operative Principle in Action: Mapping the Co-operative Educational Initiatives of Canadian Co-operatives. Erin Hancock and Annabelle Brault (8 1/2 x 11, 72 pp., Research Report) PDF

2015    Positive Aging for All: Is the Co-operative Model the Best Option for the Delivery of Elder-Care Services? Adegboyega Kazeem Lawal (34pp., Research Report) PDF to come

2014    “Together We Can Do So Much”: A Case Study in Building Respectful Relations in the Social Economy of Sioux Lookout. Sean Meades, Astrid Johnston, and Gayle Broad (8 1/2 x 11, 100pp., Research Report) PDF

2014    Labour Market Study: A Community-Based Research Report. Prepared for Mamaweswen: The North Shore Tribal Council, Naadmaadwiiuk, Saulteaux Enterprises, and the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Agreement. Christine Sy, Gayle Broad, Natalie Waboose, and Heather Schmidt (8 1/2 x 11, 120pp.,  Research Report) PDF

2014    Engaging Youth in Community Futures: The Rural Youth Research Internship Project. David Thompson and Ashleigh Sauvé (8 1/2 x 11, 58pp., Research Report) PDF

2014    A Profile of Community Economic Development in Manitoba. Janielle Brooks-Smith and Brendan Reimer (8 1/2 x 11, 46pp., Research Report) PDF

2014    Subverting the Local Food Economy Status Quo: The Intrinsic Relationship of Regionalized Ethics to the Practice and Discourse of Food Sovereignty. Maximilian Aulinger (8 1/2 x 11, 56pp., Research Report) PDF

2014    International Students in Saskatchewan: Policies, Programs, and Perspectives. Joe Garcea and Neil Hibbert (8 1/2 x 11, 92pp., Research Report) PDF

2014    Awareness of and Support for the Social Economy in Saskatoon: Opinion Leader Views. Emily Hurd and Louise Clarke (8 1/2 x 11, Research Report) PDF

2014    Worker Co-operative Development in Saskatchewan: The Promise, the Problems, and the Prospects. Mitch Diamantopoulos and April Bourgeois (8 1/2 x 11, 80pp., Research Report) PDF

2014    A Global Market in the Heart of Winnipeg: Measuring and Mapping the Social and Cultural Development of Food in the Central Market for Global Families. Kaeley Wiseman, Jino Distasio, and Raymond Ngarboui (8 1/2 x 11, 84pp., Research Report) PDF

2014    Relying on their Own Resources: Building an Anishinaabek-Run, Sustainable Economy in the East Side Boreal — Waabanong — of Lake Winnipeg. Alon Weinberg (8 1/2 x 11, 40pp., Research Report) PDF

2014    The Reality of the Social Economy and Its Empowering Potential for Boreal Anishinaa­bek Communities in Eastern Manitoba. Alon Weinberg (8 1/2 x 11, 40pp., Research Report) PDF

2014    Penokean Hills Farms: Business Analysis and Strategic Plan. Brandon Lawrence and Gayle Broad (8 1/2 x 11, 100pp., Research Report) PDF

2013    Models for Effective Credit Union Governance: Maintaining Community Connections Following a Merger. Lou Hammond Ketilson and Kimberly Brown (8 1/2 x 11, 84pp., Occasional Paper/Research Report) PDF

2013    Self-Directed Funding: An Evaluation of Self-Managed Contracts in Saskatchewan. Isobel M. Findlay and Anar Damji (8 1/2 x 11, 84pp., Research Report) PDF

2013    Through the Eyes of Women: What a Co-operative Can Mean in Supporting Women during Confinement and Integration. Isobel Findlay, James Popham, Patrick Ince, and Sarah Takahashi (8 1/2 x 11, 116pp., Research Report) PDF

2013    Health in the Communities of Duck Lake and Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation. Julia Bidonde, Mark Brown, Catherine Leviten-Reid, and Erin Nicolas (8 1/2 x 11, 53pp., Research Report) PDF

2012    Individualized Funding: A Framework for Effective Implementation. Marsha Dozar, Don Gallant, Judy Hannah, Emily Hurd, Jason Newberry, Ken Pike, and Brian Salisbury (8 1/2 x 11, 25pp., Research Report) PDF

2012    Mapping Social Capital in a Network of Community Development Organizations: The South West Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Organizational Network. Jason Heit (8 1/2 x 11, 70pp., Research Report) PDF

2012    Participatory Action Research: Challenges, Complications, and Opportunities. Patricia W. Elliott (8 1/2 x 11, 54pp., Research Report) PDF

2012    Community-Based Regional Food Distribution Initiatives. Colin Anderson and Stéphane McLachlan (8 1/2 x 11, 12pp., Research Report) PDF

2011    “A Place to Learn, Work, and Heal”: An Evaluation of Crocus Co-operative. Julia Bidonde and Catherine Leviten-Reid (8 1/2 x 11, 64pp., Research Report) PDF

2011    An Economic Analysis of Microcredit Lending. Haotao Wu (8 1/2 x 11, 208pp., PhD Dissertation/Research Report) PDF

2011    Empowerment through Co-operation: Disability Inclusion via Multistakeholder Co-operative Development. Kama Soles (8 1/2 x 11, 138pp., MA Thesis/Research Report) PDF

2011    Economic Impact of Credit Unions on Rural Communities. Fortunate Mavenga (8 1/2 x 11, 133pp., MA Thesis/Research Report) PDF

2011    Building a Federal Policy Framework and Program in Support of Community Economic Development. Kirsten Bernas and Brendan Reimer (8 1/2 x 11, 56pp., Research Report) PDF

2011    Understanding and Promoting Effective Partnerships for CED: A Case Study of SEED Winnipeg’s Partnerships. Gaelene Askeland and Kirit Patel (8 1/2 x 11, 43pp., Research Report) PDF

2011    The Management of Co-operatives: Developing a Postsecondary Course. Leezann Freed-Lobchuk, Vera Goussaert, Michael Benarroch, and Monica Juarez Adeler (8 1/2 x 11, 37pp., Research Report) PDF

2011    Co-operative Marketing Options for Organic Agriculture. Jason Heit and Michael Gertler (8 1/2 x 11, 136pp., Research Report) PDF

2011    Mining and the Social Economy in Baker Lake, Nunavut. Warren Bernauer (8 1/2 x 11, 32pp., Research Report) PDF

2011    Enhancing and Linking Ethnocultural Organizations and Communities in Rural Manitoba: A Focus on Brandon and Steinbach. Jill Bucklaschuk and Monika Sormova (8 1/2 x 11, 68pp., Research Report) PDF

2011    Community Resilience, Adaptation, and Innovation: The Case of the Social Economy in La Ronge. Kimberly Brown, Isobel M. Findlay, and Rob Dobrohoczki (8 1/2 x 11, 73pp., Research Report) PDF

2010    Municipal Government Support of the Social Economy Sector. Jenny Kain, Emma Sharkey, and Robyn Webb (8 1/2 x 11, 68pp., Research Report, co-published with the BC-Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance) PDF

2010    Portrait of Community Resilience of Sault Ste Marie. Jude Ortiz and Linda Savory-Gordon (8 1/2 x 11, 80pp., Research Report) PDF

2010    Community-Based Planning: Engagement, Collaboration, and Meaningful Participation in the Creation of Neighbourhood Plans. Karin Kliewer (8 1/2 x 11, 72pp., Research Report) PDF

2010    Eat Where You Live: Building a Social Economy of Local Food in Western Canada. Joel Novek and Cara Nichols (8 1/2 x 11, 72pp., Research Report) PDF

2010    Cypress Hills Ability Centres Inc.: Exploring Alternatives. Maria Basualdo and Chipo Kangayi (8 1/2 x 11, 76pp., Research Report) PDF

2010    Exploring Key Informants’ Experiences with Self-Directed Funding. Nicola S. Chopin and Isobel M. Findlay (8 1/2 x 11, 122pp., Research Report) PDF

2010    Adult Education and the Social Economy: The Commu­nitarian Pedagogy of Watson Thomson. Michael Chartier (8 1/2 x 11, 114pp., MA Thesis/Research Report) PDF

2010    Self-Determination in Action: The Entrepreneurship of the Northern Saskatchewan Trappers Association Co-operative. Dwayne Pattison and Isobel M. Findlay (8 1/2 x 11, 64pp., Research Report) PDF

2009    South Bay Park Rangers Employment Project for Persons Living with a Disability: A Case Study in Individual Empowerment and Community Interdependence. Isobel M. Findlay, Julia Bidonde, Maria Basualdo, and Alyssa McMurtry (8 1/2 x 11, 46pp., Research Report) PDF

2009    Enabling Policy Environments for Co-operative Development: A Comparative Experience. Monica Juarez Adeler (8 1/2 x 11, 40pp., Research Report) PDF

2009    Culture, Creativity, and the Arts: Achieving Community Resilience and Sustainability through the Arts in Sault Ste. Marie. Jude Ortiz and Gayle Broad (8 1/2 x 11, 133pp., Research Report) PDF

2009    The Importance of Policy for Community Economic Development: A Case Study of the Manitoba Context. Brendan Reimer, Dan Simpson, Jesse Hajer, John Loxley (8 1/2 x 11, 47pp., Research Report) PDF

2009    Northern Ontario Women’s Economic Development Conference Report. PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise (8 1/2 x 11, 66pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Evaluation of Saskatoon Urban Aboriginal Strategy. Cara Spence and Isobel Findlay (8 1/2 x 11, 44pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Urban Aboriginal Strategy Funding Database. Karen Lynch, Cara Spence, and Isobel Findlay (8 1/2 x 11, 22pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Social Enterprises and the Ontario Disability Support Program: A Policy Perspective on Employ­ing Persons with Disabilities. Gayle Broad and Madison Saunders (8 1/2 x 11, 41pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    A New Vision for Saskatchewan: Changing Lives and Systems through Individualized Funding for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Karen Lynch and Isobel Findlay (8 1/2 x 11, 138pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Community Supported Agriculture: Putting the “Culture” Back into Agriculture. Miranda Mayhew, Cecilia Fernandez, and Lee-Ann Chevrette (8 1/2 x 11, 10pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Algoma Central Railway: Wilderness Tourism by Rail Opportunity Study. Prepared by Malone Given Parsons Ltd. for the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (8 1/2 x 11, 82pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Recovery of the Collective Memory and Projection into the Future: ASOPRICOR. Jose Reyes, Janeth Valero, and Gayle Broad (8 1/2 x 11, 44pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Measuring and Mapping the Impact of Social Economy Enterprises: The Role of Co-ops in Community Popula­tion Growth. Chipo Kangayi, Rose Olfert, and Mark Partridge (8 1/2 x 11, 42pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Financing Social Enterprise: An Enterprise Perspective. Wanda Wuttunee, Martin Chicilo, Russ Rothney, and Lois Gray (8 1/2 x 11, 32pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Financing Social Enterprise: A Scan of Financing Provi­ders in the Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Northwestern Ontario Region. Wanda Wuttunee, Russ Rothney, and Lois Gray (8 1/2 x 11, 39pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Government Policies towards Community Economic Development and the Social Economy in Quebec and Manitoba. John Loxley and Dan Simpson (8 1/2 x 11, 66pp., Research Report) PDF

2008    Growing Pains: Social Enterprise in Saskatoon’s Core Neighbourhoods. Mitch Diamantopoulos and Isobel Findlay (8 1/2 x 11, 70pp., Research Report) PDF


2006    Networking Diversity: Including Women and Other Under-Represented Groups in Co-operatives. Myfanwy Van Vliet (8 1/2 x 11, 24pp., Research Report)


2003    Beyond Beef and Barley: Organizational Innovation and Social Factors in Farm Diversification and Sustainability. Michael Gertler, JoAnn Jaffe, and Lenore Swystun (8 1/2 x 11, 118pp., Research Report, $12) PDF

2003    The Role of Social Cohesion in the Adoption of Innovation and Selection of Organizational Form. Roger Herman (8 1/2 x 11, 58pp., Research Report) PDF