About SCA

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
Mar 21

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association (SCA) is the apex organization for the province’s 800+ co operatives and credit unions and is part of a network of provincial and territorial co-operative associations in Canada.

SCA is incorporated as a community service co-operative and is owned by its members, many of which are co-op federations or associations. On behalf of the Saskatchewan co-operative community, SCA works to support and promote the co-operative model for community and economic development.

SCA is a member of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada. We are affiliated with co-operatives worldwide through CMC's membership in the International Co-operative Alliance.

Camp Kindling (formerly known as the Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program, SCYP or Co-op Camp), is a core program of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association. Click HERE to learn more about Camp Kindling.

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1. Be sustainable by:

  • having long term financial viability; and 
  • developing alternative funding sources 

2. Provide opportunities for the personal development of youth and encourage their active involvement in community-based and co-operative organizations.

3. Ensure our ongoing relevance and value to the co-operative community.

4. Increase awareness and support for the co-operative model by governments, the general public, and members of co-operatives.

5. Promote and support co-operative development and good governance for prospective and existing co-operatives.


All of SCA's work is framed within a co-operative vision, mission and set of values:

Our Vision

Leading a prosperous co-operative community in Saskatchewan

Our Mission

To promote, support, and unite co-operatives in Saskatchewan

Our Values

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association supports the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) statement on co-operative identity that says:

"Co-operatives are based on values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity" and "the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others" and "the co-operative principles are guidelines by which co-operatives put their values into practice."

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association values and demonstratives addition practices that include social responsibility; application of knowledge; productive action; respect; integrity; passion and enthusiasm; continuous learning; open communication; teamwork; and relationships that reflect a positive and innovative spirit of co-operative and mutual success.