The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program is a core program of the Saskatchewan
Co-operative Association. Saskatchewan Co-operative Association (SCA) is a provincial coalition of co-operatives that collaborates to support and promote the co-operative model for community and economic development.
To contribute to the personal development of youth and encourage their active involvement in community and co-operative organizations.
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES
The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program contributes to the personal development of youth and encourages their active involvement in community and co-operative organizations. The uniqueness of the Program stems from its ability to provide a co-operative, participatory learning experience for young people, co-op staff and volunteers, within a positive, enjoyable environment.
The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program has a fundamental respect for people. We honour the uniqueness of the individual and the value of groups. Respect fosters openness and authentic self expression which, in turn, builds trust. We enhance this trusting atmosphere through sharing, listening and respecting confidentiality.
The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program values co-operation and democratic practices. We value the input of each individual, and through teamwork, we effectively achieve our goals. Through group decision making and communication we generate a spirit of co-operation and sense of community.
The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program respects the equality of people. We believe in social responsibility, justice and economic empowerment through co-operatives. We welcome a diversity of beliefs, cultures and values in our program and we act to include this diversity.
The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program values the growth and development of people and their co-operatives. We contribute to personal growth through education, participation and skill development which, in turn, benefits co-operatives. Our program serves as an information link between youth and co-operatives in Saskatchewan.
The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program believes in the interdependence of people. We build a social bond between individuals through understanding, consideration and interaction. We act with a responsibility to care for others.