Are your students getting the full picture?

The future of the economy in BC – and the rest of Canada – rests on our ability to be innovative, adaptive, and responsive to changing conditions.

This is where the co-operative business model has the advantage and why we want to help you adapt your business programs to include co-ops as part of your curriculum.

BCCA’s Co-ops in Schools (CIS) Program aims to advance awareness and engagement around the co-operative model among youth as they pursue post-secondary educations, enter future careers, and become the next generation of leaders.

Working in partnership with educators and institutions, we are building towards a future where every student graduating from a post-secondary institution in BC (especially a business, economics, social studies, or resource management program) has a basic understanding of the co-operative business model as an alternative to business as usual and has access to opportunities to pursue a career or further studies in the co-operative economy.

The CIS program provides post-secondary educators with content, resources, and curriculum supplements designed to introduce post-secondary students to the co-operative model and business practices and spark interest in further involvement in the sector.

These offerings are designed to address course objectives and enrich student’s understanding of course materials by providing a new perspective and examples of co-operatives at work in today’s context.

Some of our popular offerings include:

  • Co-ops 101 workshops and webinars
  • Co-ops 101 teaching packages for educators
  • Assignment templates
  • Reading lists
  • Co-op case studies
  • And much more!

Topic areas include:

  • Introduction to the Co-operative Model
  • History, Present, and Future of the Co-operative Movement
  • The Seven Co-operative Principles
  • Comparison to other Business Models
  • The Co-operative movement in BC, Canada, etc.
  • Growing Opportunities in the Co-operative Sector
  • Many custom modules available depending on your program focus!

Co-ops in Schools Contact Form

Use this contact form to request more information regarding the Co-ops in School program.

For further information on how you can build co-ops into your program, please contact Iva Jankovic, our Co-operative Education Coordinator, by email or call 604-365-9884.