Installment Two: Co-operative Practitioners and Academic Scholars

Following up on last month’s launch of the new “Co-operatives in a Time of Crisis Conversation Series", the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives (CCSC) has launched the second instalment of conversations. The first instalment featured perspectives of leaders from credit unions across Canada. This new instalment features perspectives from co-operative practitioners and academic scholars

Academic and Policy Perspectives

Jen Budney, Professional Research Associate, the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and former Chair, the Spadina Early Learning and Childcare Co-operative

Jen Budney, Professional Research Associate, the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and former Chair, the Spadina Early Learning and Childcare Co-operative

Brett Fairbairn, President and Vice-Chancellor, Thompson Rivers University, and Research Fellow, Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

Brett Fairbairn, President and Vice-Chancellor, Thompson Rivers University, and Research Fellow, Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

Dionne Pohler, Associate Professor and Associate Director at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto

Dionne Pohler, Associate Professor and Associate Director at the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto

Co-operative Practitioners Perspectives

Colleen Christopherson-Cote, Coordinator, Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership, and Community Partnership and Facilitator, Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership (coming soon)

Bob Fink, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd.

Bob Fink, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Ltd.

Pam Groat, Co-chair, the Bridge City Bicycle Co-operative Ltd.

Pam Groat, Co-chair, the Bridge City Bicycle Co-operative Ltd.

Melissa Hoover, Executive Director, Democracy at Work Institute (coming soon)

Len Usiskin, Executive Director, Quint Development Corporation

Len Usiskin, Executive Director, Quint Development Corporation

Installment One: Co-operatives and Credit Unions

Conducted by Marc-André Pigeon, Director of the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and co-host Mamun Abudllah, Professor, Edwards School of Business, the following interviews feature key thinkers and drivers within the Credit Union sector.

Regulatory and Policy Perspectives

David Losier, Management Consultant and Financial Expert, and former Chief Financial Officer, UNI Financial Cooperation

David Losier, Management Consultant and Financial Expert, and former Chief Financial Officer, UNI Financial Cooperation

Ian Glassford, Former Chief Financial Officer of Servus Credit Union

Ian Glassford, Former Chief Financial Officer of Servus Credit Union

Andy Poprawa, Regulatory Expert and Advisor, and former Chief Executive Officer at the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO)

Andy Poprawa, Regulatory Expert and Advisor, and former Chief Executive Officer at the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario (DICO)

Central/Credit Unions Perspectives

Elvy Del Bianco, Cooperative Portfolio Manager, Community Business & Investment, Vancity Credit Union

Elvy Del Bianco, Cooperative Portfolio Manager, Community Business & Investment, Vancity Credit Union

Eric Dillon, Chief Executive Officer of Conexus Credit Union

Eric Dillon, Chief Executive Officer of Conexus Credit Union

Mark Lane, Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Credit Union

Mark Lane, Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Credit Union

Garth Manness, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Garth Manness, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Union Central of Manitoba

Rob Paterson, Chief Executive Officer, Alterna Savings and Alterna Bank

Rob Paterson, Chief Executive Officer, Alterna Savings and Alterna Bank

Rob Wellstood, Chief Executive Officer of Kawartha Credit Union

Rob Wellstood, Chief Executive Officer of Kawartha Credit Union