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Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
Feb 10
2017

Depending on whether you incorporate in Saskatchewan or federally, and what type of co-op your organization will become, there are different co-op and credit union acts to be incorporated under.


MODERNIZING THE SASK CO-OP ACT: YOUR INPUT WILL BE ESSENTIAL

The Government of Saskatchewan is planning to update and modernize the Saskatchewan Co-operatives Act. The timing of the review has been delayed, but is now expected to take place in 2024. This will give the Saskatchewan co-operative sector enough time to discuss the matter thoroughly and create proposals for what we need/want in new legislation.
 
Any Saskatchewan co-operative may provide feedback about the existing Act. Feedback can be sent directly to the Government (email address is below) and/or to SCA (email address also below) and we will compile it and send it in.
 
SCA encourages ALL Saskatchewan co-operatives to consider what feedback, ideas, and/or changes they would like to see with the Co-op Act.

 


TIPS ON HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK

Below are five suggestions on how you can consider what feedback and ideas your co-operative may have and how to get involved in the process:

  1. DISCUSS YOUR FEEDBACK/WHAT CHANGES YOUR CO-OP WOULD LIKE WITH YOUR BOARD AND MEMBERS.
    Please plan to discuss the Saskatchewan Co-operatives Act among your co-operative’s board of directors, and with members, as appropriate.

  2. TALK WITH OTHER CO-OPERATIVES LIKE YOURS.
    We invite you to consult with other co-operatives like yours - whether that is the same type of co-operative, the same geographic area, etc. – identifying common issues and changes you’d like to see will be helpful in this process.

  3. KEEP SCA IN THE LOOP ON THE FEEDBACK YOU SUBMIT TO THE GOVERNMENT.
    If your co-operative is planning to submit your own feedback/request for changes, we ask that you send a copy of your materials to Saskatchewan Co-operative Association, so that we can compile this information and help ensure that the co-operative sector is aligned on these requested changes. Please send your feedback, ideas, and requests to SCA at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  4. PARTICIPATE IN SCA-LED CONSULTATIONS.
    If your co-operative would like to participate in a group consultation, town hall, or other facilitated process by SCA, please contact us/ watch for announcements about these opportunities. SCA will be convening town hall type feedback and consultation sessions in the coming months.

  5. SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK DIRECTLY TO THE GOVERNMENT.
    Any feedback that you have/your co-operative has on the current Co-operative Act may be submitted at any time to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so the Government can consider this information.