About SCA

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
Feb 10
2017

VictoriaWebReady 7 editVictoria Morris (Executive Director)

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Victoria joined SCA in 2006, managing the Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program and co-operative education programming for several years. In 2008, she was appointed SCA's Executive Director.

With almost 20 years experience in community economic development (CED) and co-operatives, she has worked in northern, rural, and urban communities in many parts of Canada. Prior to joining SCA, she held several positions with CBC focusing on communications, managed a small non-profit in BC, and coordinated a two-year, Saskatchewan-wide multicultural youth project that reached 2,000 young people in 20 communities. The project led to policy changes in Saskatchewan high school curriculum and in ethno-cultural and multicultural groups.

Victoria is a board member of Affinity Credit Union and Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada. She sat on the Board of Directors of the Canadian CED Network for 12 years, serving as Treasurer for several years and she continues to serve on their Finance and Audit Committee. She is former Chair and a founding member of both Canada's Emerging Co-operators Committee of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and the Emerging Leaders Committee of the Canadian CED Network, and is former Treasurer and Vice-Chair of Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op.

Victoria holds a Master of Business Administration in CED from Cape Breton University, with a specialization in Strategic Leadership. Her Master's research focused on youth involvement in Irish credit unions, and it has subsequently been published as a book by the Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan. She is involved in several performing and visual arts endeavors, and when not at the office, can be found playing with fire, sparkles, clay, and pyrotechnics.

IMG 4422 sq smJamal Tekleweld (Program Officer)

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Jamal joined the SCA team in April 2013. A Saskatonian born and raised, Jamal has a diversified professional background involving positions within international development, public finance, marketing, education and business development, with his most recent position based out of Bangkok, Thailand working with the United Nations. There, Jamal worked in multi-lateral public financial management thematically focused on climate change and environmental development, exclusively in least developed countries and communities within Asia and Africa. While a student in Montreal, Jamal avidly volunteered and worked with multiple community-based organizations focusing on youth development as he completed his Bachelor of Commerce within the John Molson School of Business, Commerce and Administration faculty of Concordia University.

As SCA's program officer, Jamal is responsible for SCA’s youth programming, including the Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program. His passion for the co-operative sector will benefit the youth of Saskatchewan and SCA as a whole. When not engaging in legendary Co-op Camp activities, Jamal is an avid environmentalist and who enjoys martial arts, cycling, anything related to music and everything related to good food.

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