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 - June 25 & 26, 2018, London, UK - Call for Experts

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, London, UK.  The Symposium will be focused on leading practices for co-operative accounting and reporting. View our Call for Experts for details on submitting a conference paper.

Social and Environmental Key Performance Indicators

CEARC is working with the co-operative sector to develop social and environmental indicators. We are currently looking for up to 50 additional pariticipants in our pilot project. If you would like to contribute to this exciting new project, please contact Fiona Duguid or Daphne Rixon. Visit our Performance Reporting page for more information.

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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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