Youth

Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
Feb 10
2017

The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program is a core program of the Saskatchewan
Co-operative Association. Saskatchewan Co-operative Association (SCA) is a provincial coalition of co-operatives that collaborates to support and promote the co-operative model for community and economic development. 

AIM

To contribute to the personal development of youth and encourage their active involvement in community and co-operative organizations.

VALUES AND PRINCIPLES

The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program contributes to the personal development of youth and encourages their active involvement in community and co-operative organizations. The uniqueness of the Program stems from its ability to provide a co-operative, participatory learning experience for young people, co-op staff and volunteers, within a positive, enjoyable environment.

Respect

The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program has a fundamental respect for people. We honour the uniqueness of the individual and the value of groups. Respect fosters openness and authentic self expression which, in turn, builds trust. We enhance this trusting atmosphere through sharing, listening and respecting confidentiality.

Co-operation

The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program values co-operation and democratic practices. We value the input of each individual, and through teamwork, we effectively achieve our goals. Through group decision making and communication we generate a spirit of co-operation and sense of community.

Equality

The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program respects the equality of people. We believe in social responsibility, justice and economic empowerment through co-operatives. We welcome a diversity of beliefs, cultures and values in our program and we act to include this diversity.

Development

The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program values the growth and development of people and their co-operatives. We contribute to personal growth through education, participation and skill development which, in turn, benefits co-operatives. Our program serves as an information link between youth and co-operatives in Saskatchewan.

Interdependence

The Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program believes in the interdependence of people. We build a social bond between individuals through understanding, consideration and interaction. We act with a responsibility to care for others.

HISTORY

2008 marked the 80th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program. Here are a few highlights and a timeline from the book, Co-operative Youth Education in Saskatchewan: Co-op Schools and the Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program, written by Saskatchewan youth, celebrates the essence of the program and documents its history, development, and achievements through archival research, personal interviews, and information gleaned from internal documents. To order your own copy of this awesome and informative book for only $20, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..