SCA Events

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
Feb 10
2017

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. Co-op Week is always held fom the Sunday to the Saturday of the week in which International Credit Union Day falls. (ICU Day is always the third Thursday of October.) Learn more about 2022 national Co-op Week activities from the Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada website

 

 

Co-op Week 2022: October 16 -22

Click here for Resources and Tips to Promote your Co-op and Credit Union during Co-op Week and all year long.

 

Here are some of the events that took place in Saskatchewan during Co-op Week 2022. Click on the title to learn more.
(SCA also promoted the Co-op Week activities of Saskatchewan co-ops and credit unions and our member organizations through our social media feeds. To have us promote your events year roound, send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and/or tag us in your social media feeds.) 

  1. Co op Week Twitter ENG 980x551Co-op Week theme: "Co-operation in the World of Tomorrow".  Dowloadable images and logos HERE
  2. Co-op Week Flag Raising Ceremony, Monday, October 17th
  3. Co-op Week luncheon, Regina, Monday, October 17th
  4. Co-operative Merit Awards dinner and ceremony, Monday, October 17th 
  5. #LocalCoopLove Scavenger Hunt, October 16 - 22
  6. International Credit Union Day, October 20, 2022

 

Co-op Week Flag Raising Ceremony

2022 Flag Raising IMG 3862Download the invitation HERE. Or click on the image below to view a full-sized image suitable for sharing or printing.

Date:               Monday, October 17, 2022

Time:               11:45 am

Location:         Flag Pole Area, outside the Legislative Building in Regina

Description:     An annual provincial event, which officially launches and proclaims Co-operatives Week in Saskatchewan.

Cost:                Event is free.

To attend the Flag Raising, you MUST RSVP.

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (306) 343-3582 

 

Regina Co-op Week Luncheon

marc andre pigeon 400x400Download the invitation HERE. Or click on the image at right to view a full-sized image suitable for sharing or printing. 

Date:                           Monday, October 17, 2022

Time:                           12:00 pm

Location:                     Atlas Hotel, 4177 Albert Street, Regina.

Guest speaker:            Marc-André Pigeon, Director of the Canadian Centre for Co-op Studies READ MORE ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Description:                 A lunch and learn session, with a guest speaker who will present on issues of interest to the co-operative sector.

Cost:                            Event is by donation.

To attend the luncheon, you MUST RSVP.

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (306) 343-3582

 

ANNUAL CO-OP WEEK FEATURE

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The Saskatchewan Co-operative Association and its partners Prairie Dog and Planet S magazines are pleased to present the annual Co-op Week feature, which promotes Saskatchewan co-operatives, credit unions and stakeholders to those who may already know about co-ops, and to those who don't. Click here to read (6 pages including photos)

Join us in celebrating our own homegrown co‐op sector here in Saskatchewan through these articles celebrating our province's co-operative diversity and innovation.

This special editorial feature appeared in the October 13th issues of Prairie Dog and Planet S magazines – the province’s only co-operative media outlets – just in time for Co‐op Week, October 16–22.


International Credit Union Day: October 20, 2022

ICU Day 2022 Banner Image 2The 74th anniversary of International Credit Union Day (ICU Day) is set for Thursday, October 20, 2022. This year, we will gather as a global movement under the theme: "Empower Your Financial Future with a Credit Union."

International Credit Union Day celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement. The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement's history, promote its achievements, recognize hard work and share member experiences.

International Credit Union Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. MORE


LOOKING BACK: The Government of Saskatchewan proclaimed October 17-23, 2021 as Co-operatives Week in Saskatchewan to recognize the importance of co-operative businesses for our province's economy and communities. Presenting Jim Deane, president of the SCA board of directors, with the 2021 plaque is Muhammad Fiaz, MLA for Regina Pasqua.

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RESOURCES AND TIPS TO PROMOTE YOUR CO-OP AND CREDIT UNION DURING CO-OP WEEK

Send information about your Co-op Week and Credit Union Day events to SCA so that we can help promote them. Tag us on social media @CoopNewsSK (Twitter), @SaskCoopAssociation (Facebook) and @coopcamprocks (Instagram).and we'll amplify your messages. Use the hashtags #CoopWeek, #CoopWeek2022 or #ICUDay. 

Co-op Week 2022 logos in pre-formatted proportions. Click on the text at right to download. Facebook and general use English. Twitter English. LinkedIn English. Bilingual Graphic image in PDF format by request. 

 We encourage co-operatives to sing their praises and contributions all year long. But, here are some of the things that your co-operative or credit union can do during Co-op Week:

  • Explain the various benefits of the co-operative business model for creating a sustainable economy in the province;
  • Celebrate the significant contributions of co-operatives in communities across Saskatchewan;
  • Promote the relevance of the co-operative model, its mission as a local and sustainable development tool, as well the values and principles that guide it. In other words, promote the Co-operative Identity – what makes us diverse and what unifies us;
  • Explore inter-co-operation through Principle Six: Co-operation among Co-operatives;
  • Develop a better understanding of the advantages of co-operation among the board, staff, members of the movement and the general public.*
  • Share the Canada co-op map which indicates the co-op head offices in Saskatchewan or other region; https://crm.canada.coop/en/map;
  • Show the Solving Challenges Together video to participants, and share it on your social media feeds; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b7n0zuEkp0&t=54s;
  • Leverage Co-op Week materiel and awareness for your government relations activities and other meetings with your municipal, provincial and federal elected representatives. 

Co-operative Resources

Co-op 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 or contact our office.

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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.

 

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.

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 co-operative movement and other supporting organizations including governments.

 

* Courtesy of the Ontario Co-operative Association