UKSCS works in co-operation with CASC to develop and distribute the Journal of Co-operative Studies in Canada. The network promotes research on co-operatives in Canada around a variety of themes, including agricultural economics, co-operative education, credit unions, co-operative leadership, worker co-ops and solidarity co-ops.

2024 Conference Theme: Sustaining shared futures – the cooperative way

The Annual Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) conference will be held in person as part of the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, from June 12 to 14, 2024, at McGill University.

Submission Guidelines 

CASC invites researchers, students and practictioners to submit any of three types of proposals:

(1) The Individual Paper provides the presenter with the opportunity to present on a topic for approximately 15-20 minutes. They will join 1-3 other presenters of a similar theme. Proposals for both empirical (including case studies) and theoretical papers are invited.

(2) The Panel Proposal creates a space for a group (3) of presenters who have a common theme in their presentations to self-select to present together. Panels can be proposed to showcase and discuss recent ground-breaking research. Presenters will have approximately 20 minutes each to present.

(3) The Roundtable is an opportunity for moderated discussion. A panel of discussants will be posed ideas or questions on a topic by a moderator and the audience. Discussants are not expected to and should not deliver formal papers.

All abstracts and proposals are due on January 26, 2024. Proposals may be submitted either in English or French. No more than two presentations per person will be permitted. All proposals are subject to peer review. Applicants will be informed of acceptance by February 23, 2024. Please submit your abstract using the following link:


  • Participants in the CASC Conference should register through the Congress website
  • Registration, which includes the early bird prices, begins in January, 2024
  • Participants must register for Congress as well as paying for the CASC conference.
  • Note that CASC conference fees include a one-year membership in CASC.

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Past conferences

Annual MacPherson Talk 

The annual talks are held in honour of Professor Ian MacPherson, one of the leading lights of the international co-operative movement. Historian, educator, author, and passionate co-operator, Ian personified the relationship between Canadian co-operative academics and co-op practitioners. 

The 9th Annual MacPherson talk in December 2023 featured Morris Altman, Dean of the University of Dundee School of Business and Chair Professor of Behavioral and Institutional Economics and Co-operatives at the University of Dundee. He is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and a research fellow at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives.                   

Click to access past annual and public talks at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives

UK Society for Co-operative Studies is registered in England and Wales as a charitable incorporated organisation Number 1175295. Our registered office is Holyoake House, Hanover Street, Manchester, M60 0AS.
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