Would you like to help build a thriving Co-op sector in Alberta and Canada? As someone with an interest in and passion for Community Economic Development and Co-ops, I would like to invite you to an upcoming professional development opportunity. This coming June, the Canadian Poverty Institute at Ambrose University in partnership with CoopZone is pleased to offer the following intensive course in Co-op Development:
Co-op Development for Poverty Reduction.
June 4 – 8. Instructor: Eric Tusz-King, CoopZone
This one week course provides an overview of co-operative enterprises and co-operative development as an effective approach to poverty reduction. Learn about the co-operative movement, its history in Canada and internationally, and the values and principles of co-operatives and their contribution to resolving social, environmental, and economic challenges.
Through this course we are aiming to build up a strong cadre of skilled co-op developers who can help create a thriving co-op sector in Alberta.
This course is being offered as part of the annual Poverty Studies Summer Institute, KNOW Poverty. The Summer Institute brings together a diverse learning community of service practitioners, policy makers, university students and persons with a lived experience of poverty to reflect on the causes, impacts and solutions to poverty. Last year we had a dynamic group of over 100 learners from the social service, government, faith and academic sectors who shared, learned and connected with each other.
Other courses being offered this year that may be of particular interest to you and your staff include:
- Working with Vulnerable Populations.
- Intersections Between Poverty and Government Policy.
- Human Rights and Poverty
- Collaborative Leadership for Social Change.
- Sociology of Poverty
Please find attached a program guide for more information about the courses being offered. Courses are available for university credit or professional development. A discount rate is available to organizations that would like to register 3 or more staff.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the program further, please do not hesitate to contact Derek Cook at 403-410-2913.