Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives

Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives

The Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) was created based on the understanding that the co-operative business model, with its unique business purpose, values and principles, is not adequately served by the same approach to accounting used by investor-driven firms. CEARC grew out of the needs of the Co-operative Management Education program at Saint Mary's University for research and curriculum materials suitable for educating co-operative managers.

2nd International Symposium on Accounting and Reporting: Co-operative Socio-economic Transformation - POSTPONED - Stay tuned for a new date

The Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting (CEARC) and the Co-operative Management Education (CME) program will be co-hosting the 2nd International Symposium on Accounting and Reporting, at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  The Symposium will be focused on leading practices for co-operative accounting and reporting. Symposium dates will be announced in the coming months.

Social and Environmental Key Performance Indicators

CEARC is working with the co-operative sector to develop social and environmental indicators. A pilot project is starting in May 2017. If you would like to participate in this exciting new project, please contact Fiona Duguid or Daphne Rixon. Visit our Performance Reporting page for more information.

Co-operative Accounting e-News

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CEARC Published Papers and Reports

To view a list of working and discussion papers, reports and co-authored papers, visit our webpage Published Papers

Support CEARC

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