SCA Events

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
Feb 10

Co-op Week is a time to reflect on the contributions the co-operative sector has made to the lives of Canadians and celebrate the impact that co-operatives have in our communities. 

Co-op Week activities are held all across the country. Saskatchewan co-ops and credit unions are strong supporters of Co-op Week and don't hesitate to show their co-op pride. We use the week to celebrate our unique business model, as well as the contributions of co-op members -- and to proudly promote ourselves. 

Co-op Week has been proclaimed across Canada every October since 1982. International Credit Union Day has been celebrated worldwide on the third Thursday of October since 1948.

Many Co-op Week events and activities in Saskatchewan are sponsored in part by the Ministry of Trade and Export Development.

Co-op Day: The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Co-operatives is observed on the first Saturday of July each year. Some of the day's goals are to increase awareness on cooperatives, as well as strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other supporting organizations including governments.


CO-OP WEEK 2019: OCTOBER 13 - 19, 2019

Co-op Week dates each year are from the Sunday to the Saturday of the week in which International Credit Union Day falls. (ICU Day is always the third Thursday of October).

Co-op Week is a uniquely Canadian phenomenon. The USA designates October as Co-op Month, while the International Co-operative Alliance and United Nations celebrate an International Day of Co-operatives on the first Saturday in July.



  • Flag Raising Ceremony, Saskatchewan Legislature. October 15. Details to be announced. 
  • Co-operative Merit Awards banquet and awards ceremony. October 15. Details to be announced. 

Please send information about your Co-op Week and Credit Union Day events to SCA so that we can help promote them. Tag @CoopNewsSK in your social media posts and use the hashtags #CoopWeek or #ICUDay so that we can amplify your messages.


These are some of the activities we were part of during Co-op Week 2018:

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Click HERE to read  Co-op Week 2018 publications and news stories. 

A number of newspapers, including co-op owned Prairie Dog and Planet S, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and the Regina Leader Post included features and co-op profiles to help celebrate Co-op Week.




Everett Hindley, Legislative Secretary for the Ministry of Trade and Export Development (left), presents the province’s Declaration of Co-op Week to Jim Deane, Chair of the SCA Board of Directors, during the provincial Flag Raising Ceremony at the Saskatchewan legislature on October 15th.



MLAs Laura Ross (Regina Rochdale) and Muhammad Fiaz (Regina Pasqua) joined co-op guests and media on October 15th during the Flag Raising Ceremony at the Saskatchewan legislature to launch Co-op Week.




The Co-operative Council of Regina presented its annual Co-op Week luncheon on October 15th, this year hosted by Doug Alexander. The guest speaker was Jim Deane, President and CEO of Access Communications Co-operative Limited.


Invitation: Co-op Week Flag Raising Ceremony and Co-op Council of Regina Co-op Week Luncheon
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Flag Raising Invite 2018

Invitation: Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards Ceremony and Banquet
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Click HERE to learn about our Co-operative Merit Award Recipients. 

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The October 17th screening of "A Silent Transformation"was sponsored by Affinity Credit Union and hosted by SCA and the Co-op Network of Saskatoon. Following the film, Marc-Andre Pigeon (Centre for the Study of Co-operatives), Dave Palibroda (Saskatoon CarShare Co-operative) and Audra Krueger (Co-operatives First) took part in a panel discussion, moderated by Paul Thompson (Centre for the Study of Co-operatives).


Invitation: Saskatoon Co-op Network and SCA Film Screening of A Silent Transformation
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Watch the film trailer here:



Co-operative Resources

National Co-operatives Week is a great opportunity to promote the co-operative sector and tell Saskatchewan co-operative success stories. If you need some information or inspiration, download our information booklets.

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Our co-operative information booklet, Saskatchewan Co-operatives: Supporting Economic Growth and Sustainability includes:

• general information about co-operatives
• local, national and international co-operative statistics
• co-operative success stories and opportunities
• information about SCA, our services and our members.

SCA's Co-op Week Toolkit is your guide to creating a memorable, successful celebration. The toolkit includes information on what co-op week is, why it is celebrated, ideas for community involvement, building membership, educating youth, advertising your event and more.