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Dr. Sonja Novkovic

Saint Mary’s University



Dr. Judy Haiven

Saint Mary’s University



Sub-node 5 currently has eight approved projects.

The following is a list of project titles and a condensed descriptions of each. For more information on specific SN5 projects (including persons responsible and outputs of the projects with hyperlinks), view the printable fact sheet by clicking on "Full Document" (pdf) after the project listing.

Project 5.1 Financing the social economy

In 2006, the Scan of Financing Providers was conducted as a preliminary study to a more comprehensive survey of the financing needs and challenges facing organizations in the Social Economy... Full Document


Project 5.2  Fogo Island Cooperative

This fishing company’s success is directly related to its relations with its shareholder fishermen, the employees, their union and the wider community.  The Labrador Fishermen’s Union Shrimp Company started in 1978 as a co-operative... Full Document


Project 5.3  Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Cooperative Accounting.

This project involves working with the Centre of Excellence in Accounting & Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) and Co-operative Management Education Co-operative (CMEC) along with its member co-operatives to develop a Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for Co-operative Reporting to guide co-operatives...Full Document 


Project 5.4  Halifax Independent School –Performance Measures

The purpose of the project is to develop a way to measure performance of this multi-stakeholder organization, in order to strengthen the school’s mission, organizational culture, and identity... Full Document 


Project 5.5  Diagnostic tool for co-operative firms

The aim of this project is to organize a workshop to further the development of a performance diagnostic tool for cooperatives... Full Document   


Project 5.7  Measuring the Co-op Difference

The purpose of this project is to develop indicators and measures of the “co-operative difference” and the work is being funded by the Southern Ontario node... Full Document  


Project 5.8  Guide to choosing an Enterprise Form

The purpose of this project is to distinguish between the various legal forms of business organizations and enterprises (for-profit and not-for-profit)...Full Document   


5.10 Employment Law for Canadian Worker Co-operatives

Worker co-operatives have a unique place under employment law.  The employees of the organization are also owners. Therefore workers can set the rules, and working conditions... Full Document

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