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. The event is sponsored in part by the Ministry of Trade and Export Development.
The 2019 Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Award recipients
The 2019 Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards ceremony and banquet took place on October 15, 2019. For the 40th anniversary of the Merit Awards, the Saskatchewan co-operative sector honoured recipients
- Morley Doerksen (Lifetime Co-operative Achievement Award),
- Fran Moran (Co-operative Young Leaders Award),
- Affinity Credit Union (Co-operative Enterprise Award) and
- Conexus Credit Union (Co-operative Enterprise 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.
Affinity Credit Union
Conexus Credit Union
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.
Deadline to nominate an individual or an organization for the 2020 Co-op Merit Awards is May 1, 2020. Details about the award nominations will be posted soon. 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.
The Sample Nomination Form is currently inactive.
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.