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Report looks at top issues of concern for Canadian co-ops

Based on an annual survey, the Top Co-op Issues 2020 report asked Canadian co-operative leaders and researchers for most pressing concerns facing co-operatives.

Respondents said the awareness problem started with the education system and curricula that largely ignore co-operatives, particularly in business schools.

The second biggest concern is governance. Respondents said that the demutualisation of the Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) had been viewed with caution by the sector. To address some of underlying demutualisation risks, they suggested offering co-op-specific training and education on board governance.

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