The Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards honour individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to co-operatives and credit unions in Saskatchewan.
The Merit Awards ceremony and banquet, organized by a committee of co-operative sector representatives, takes place during Co-op Week each October. The event is sponsored in part by the Ministry of Trade and Export Development.
The 2019 Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Award recipients
The 2019 Award recipients will be honoured at the Merit Awards banquet and ceremony taking place on October 15, 2019. Click HERE for details of the Awards banquet and ceremony.
Recipients of the 40th Annual Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards are:
- Lifetime Co-operative Achievement Award - Morley Doerksen
- Co-operative Enterprise Award - Affinity Credit Union and Conexus Credit Union
- Co-operative Young Leader Award - Fran Moran
2019 AWARD NOMINATIONS
The deadline for nominations has closed for 2019. Nominations were accepted in the following four categories:
LIFETIME CO-OPERATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
For long, varied and meritorious service by individuals in volunteer and/or elected positions within co-operatives and credit unions.
CO-OPERATIVE CONTRIBUTION AWARD
For those who inspire others as a role model, leader and mentor through the development and expansion of co-operatives and credit unions, or increasing awareness and understanding of co-operatives and co-op principles.
CO-OPERATIVE ENTERPRISE AWARD
For leadership, innovation and achievement in co-operative business and member service initiatives for the social and economic development of the co-operative sector.
CO-OPERATIVE YOUNG LEADERS AWARD
For outstanding contribution by a young person to co-operatives and credit unions in Saskatchewan.
2020 ONLINE NOMINATION FORM IS COMING SOON.
Details about the 2020 Award nominations will be posted early in the year. Please feel free to review the sample nomination form before starting your online submission. You may also submit nominations by email or mail if required. Self-nominations are accepted.
Sample Nomination form is currently inactive.
The 2018 Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Award recipients
The 2018 Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards Ceremony and Banquet took place on October 15, 2018. The Saskatchewan co-operative sector honoured recipients Marianne Jurzyniec (Co-operative Young Leaders Award), Gordon Young (Lifetime Co-operative Achievement Award), and Brett Fairbairn (Co-operative Contribution Award). Find out more about them through their video profiles below.
Thanks to Access Communications Co-operative Limited for helping us produce these videos, the Ministry of Trade and Export Development for helping sponsor the program, and The Co-operators, who printed the programs for us.
Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Award Archives
To view the Co-operative Merit Awards video profiles for past years, please visit our Co-operative Merit Awards Archive.