Without further ado, here’s a few different types of videos that are great resources for introductory learning about co-ops:
- What is a Co-operative?
By Co-operatives for a Better World:
And by Co-operatives UK:
And by Federated Co-operatives Limited:
Co-operatives are everywhere! Take ownership, by the Co-operative Network:
- The Co-operative Difference – How Co-ops are Different from Other Types of Business
The Difference Between Banks and Credit Unions, by Larissa Walkiw
The Difference Between Banks and Credit Unions video was made by Larissa Walkiw as part of a youth engagement strategy by Commonwealth Credit Union (now Servus Credit Union). This video, took the credit union and co-op world by storm, creating a viral sensation before there were many of those. While Servus has moved on from the Young and Free Alberta program, the fun education content endures.
As a bonus, here’s Part 2 and Part 3 of Larissa’s video series, which explains more of the differences between credit unions and banks:
And the credit union/caisse populaire vs. bank difference explained by Desjardins:
- History and Purpose of:
A history and purpose of Affinity Credit Union:
The history, structure and purpose of Rural Electrification Associations(REAs):
- About the 7 Co-operative Principles
The 7 Co-operative Principles Song!, by It’s a Money Thing
The 7 Principles of Co-operation (and the values), by Irish Co-operative Learning Academy
Honourable mentions: these videos aren’t strictly about co-operatives… but they are about co-operation! Brought to you by the good folks at Sesame Street:
- A classic! Dig it! Co-operation Makes It Happen:
- And a more modern take by Big Bird and friends:
These videos are just a beginning. If you want to learn more about a specific type of co-operative, or a specific co-operative’s history, there is likely a video out there! If you’re not sure where to find educational videos about co-ops, there are quite a few videos, publications, and resource materials that you can find on: www.ed.coop.
What did I miss? Share your favourite co-op learning video links in the comments!
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