International Centre for Co-operative Management

International Centre for Co-operative Management

Education and Research that Fits the Co-operative Business Model

We are leaders in rigorous and dynamic research and education focused on co-operative management and governance. We cultivate a deep understanding of co-operatives, credit unions and mutuals within a globalized education curriculum (with on-line and in-person options) and research programs. If you're looking for a different type of targeted and advanced education and research that recognizes the unique co-operative approach to business, our programs are for you. 

 Online, part-time programs 

In-person, short courses

International Co-operative Study Tours

  • Co-operative Tours to Italy - Postponed and more details to come once the Covid-19 situation has settled
  • International Co-operative Study Tour - October 2021 (Location to be confirmed)

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Our promotional video

Wondering what type of impact our programs have? What are alumni and the wider community saying? View our Impact Report (as well as the 2 pager Impact Report which was updated in October, 2019).

Other Events 

Co-operative Governance

Engage with us in research and education that is focused on elevating the understanding and practice of governance in co-operatives. Learn more.

Strategic Co-operative Leadership - Free Webinars

We host free webinars offered by sector leaders on special topics in co-operative business, management, governance, economics and social movements. See recordings here: enjoy the recordings of the 2019-20 webinars. Register now for the Fall 2020 Series!

Another Way? How about Business Conversions to Co-operatives (hosted by Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada) featuring two of our faculty members - Dr. Marcelo Vieta and Dr. Fiona Duguid (Find the recording and the slides here) (was held September 9)

The Co-operative Model - Its Contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and New Economic Paradigms with Sonja Novkovic (hosted by the ICA Coop Academy #coops4dev) (Find the recording here) (was held October 2)

October 15, 1pm ADT (12pm EDT): Co-operatives and New Economic Paradigms with Sonja Novkovic (Find the recording here)

November 3, 1pm ADT (12pm EDT): The Co-operative Advantage with Dr. Daniel Côté (Register here)

November 18 1:30-3pm EST (2:30pm AST): Passing the Torch - Propelling Co-ops Forward with Erin Hancock, Iva Jankovic (Master's student), Josh Noble (Graduate Diploma graduate), Tim Ross (This webinar is hosted by Canada's Emerging Co-operators, Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada) (Register here)

November 23, 2:00-3:15pm AST (1pm EST): Indigenous Rights and Inclusion in Co-operatives with Dr. Priscilla Settee & Dr. Isobel Findlay (Register here)

November 30, 1-2:00pm AST (12pm EST): Indigenous Rights and Inclusion in Co-operatives with Mary Nirlungayuk (Arctic Co-operatives Ltd.), Joanne Stone-Campbell (Vancity Credit Union) and Lisa Clatney (Saskatoon Community Clinic). (Register here)

Informational webinar - Learn about programs and opportunities 

Attend one of our online webinars to get a better understanding of our programs and opportunities from the comfort of your own office, anywhere in the world. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The next webinar will take place:

View a webinar recording here if you want to view it on your own time.

If you would like to be informed about upcoming webinars or to set up a one-on-one session over the phone, please contact cme@smu.ca 

Support the Bursary Fund

If you would like to support the co-operative system with a contribution to the bursary fund, please click this link to make a charitable donation today.

Stay informed with the E-News

Subscribe here. The International Centre for Co-operative Management E-News provides the latest highlights on our co-op education, research and other exciting developments. View our May E-News ' Stay calm, co-op on!'.