The Cooperatives Gateway aims to promote access, development and the sharing of knowledge on cooperatives and mutuals in the digital age.


In partnership with the cooperative community, the Institute organizes knowledge transfer and training activities on cooperatives management.


The Institute ensures the development of leading research primarily in the field of financial services cooperatives and mutuals.


Les Midis de la recherche: A new strategy to support research on cooperatives

Coming up on November 14, 2018 - The Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives will present at the Midi de la recherche of HEC Montréal.

An article by Ann Langley and Joëlle Basque published in Organization Studies

October 2, 2018 - The Institute is pleased to announce that an article by Professor Ann Langley (HEC Montréal) and Professor Joëlle Basque (TELUQ) has been published in the academic journal Organization Studies.

Executive Training with Sicredi Uniao

October 17, 2018 - The Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives welcomed a group of executives credit union managers from Sicredi Uniao, a credit union from the southern region of Brazil.


Business models survey

As part of a new study project on innovation and cooperative enterprise by and for millennials, the Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins International Institute for Cooperatives is launching a survey on the knowledge and perceptions of business models. The study will be conducted in partnership with Coop HEC Montréal. Its main objective is to confirm the values, perceptions, expectations of millennials and their knowledge of cooperative enterprises in a perspective of innovation in the era of the digital and sharing economy.

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Cooperatives Innovation Circle (CIC)

The CIC gathers innovation leaders within cooperatives and mutuals, and encourages and organizes exchanges between them, as well as knowledge transfers from the academic world. The Circle fosters understanding of new challenges and the sharing of ideas to develop new solutions.

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