October 6th, 2014 - At the Vanguard of Canadian Innovation: A Compilation of Co-op Case Studies

10/03/2014

This study explored innovations in the co-op sector to identify game-changing products, services, and practices. Building on the cross-country discussion series, Innovation through Cooperation, this research showcases the impact of the co-op model in Canada and provides key lessons for advancing a culture of innovation across sectors.

Rather than an exhaustive compilation of case studies, the intention is to present a diversity of recent and enduring innovations across sectors and regions based on the following thematic pillars: innovation in business, community development, governance, sustainability, and technology. In addition to profiling transformative ideas, the report highlights key challenges, best practices, and further opportunities to expand successful innovations in the co-op sector.