The International Research Center on Cooperative Finance  aims to develop research in the field of financial services cooperatives and to promote a sustainable financial system with a particular emphasis on the role of financial services cooperatives.


The Centre for Expertise and Knowledge Transfer on the Management of Cooperatives mission is to create an international discussion and networking hub in partnership with the cooperative community.


The Cooperatives Gateway aims to contribute to the development of the scientific analysis of cooperatives and their environment by providing academic and institutional researchers with access to existing knowledge and relevant data.


Participation of the Institute at the International Summit of Cooperatives

September 26, 2016 - From 11 to 13 October, the Institute team will participate at the International Summit of Cooperatives 2016. We will be playing a key role in several activities.

Conference: “The Role of Cooperative Banks in Promoting Financial Stability and Sustainable Economic Development”

July 29, 2016 - In collaboration with the IRCCF, the University of Victoria is organising a conference for the International Workshop on Financial System Architecture & Stability (IWFSAS), on August 26-27, 2016.

Survey – Access to knowledge on cooperatives and mutuals

June 15, 2016 - The Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives is conducting a survey to get your opinion on the Cooperatives Gateway, a collaborative initiative to promote access to knowledge on cooperatives and mutuals.