The Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards honour individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to co-operatives and credit unions in Saskatchewan.
The Merit Awards ceremony and banquet, organized by a committee of co-operative sector representatives, takes place during Co-op Week each October. The event is sponsored in part by the Ministry of Trade and Export Development.
2019 Award Nominations
The deadline for nominations has closed for 2019. The Awards will be presented on October 15, 2019 during the Merit Awards banquet and ceremony.
Awards may be presented in some or all of these four categories:
LIFETIME CO-OPERATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
For long, varied and meritorious service by individuals in volunteer and/or elected positions within co-operatives and credit unions.
CO-OPERATIVE CONTRIBUTION AWARD
For those who inspire others as a role model, leader and mentor through the development and expansion of co-operatives and credit unions, or increasing awareness and understanding of co-operatives and co-op principles.
CO-OPERATIVE ENTERPRISE AWARD
For leadership, innovation and achievement in co-operative business and member service initiatives for the social and economic development of the co-operative sector.
CO-OPERATIVE YOUNG LEADERS AWARD
For outstanding contribution by a young person to co-operatives and credit unions in Saskatchewan.
Please feel free to review the sample nomination form before starting your online submission. You may also submit nominations by email or mail if required. Self-nominations are accepted.
More information about the Award categories, eligibility requirements, nominations and selections processes:
The 2018 Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Award recipients
The 2018 Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards Ceremony and Banquet took place on October 15, 2018. The Saskatchewan co-operative sector honoured recipients Marianne Jurzyniec (Co-operative Young Leaders Award), Gordon Young (Lifetime Co-operative Achievement Award), and Brett Fairbairn (Co-operative Contribution Award). Find out more about them through their video profiles below.
Thanks to Access Communications Co-operative Limited for helping us produce these videos, the Ministry of Trade and Export Development for helping sponsor the program, and The Co-operators, who printed the programs for us.
Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Award Archives
To view the Co-operative Merit Awards video profiles for past years, please visit our Co-operative Merit Awards Archive.