The Coady International Institute is a training center specializing in leadership development. It operates from a complex of facilities located on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The CCO (Conseil de la Coopération de l'Ontario) is an organisation of promotion, research, development and socio-economic intervention, devoted to furthering the economic and social empowerment of the Francophone community, through co-operation.
The Plunkett Foundation is an educational charity, based near Oxford in the UK, which supports the development of rural group enterprise world-wide. The Foundation draws on 80 years' practical experience of working with partners from the private sector to promote and implement economic self-help solutions to rural problems.
SOCODEVI was founded by some Quebec cooperatives and mutual societies that actively contribute to cooperation projects. The ongoing commitment of its member institutions is characterized by participation in the Société's management, technical assistance for development projects and education and information activitives for members to favour a better understanding of aspects of sustainable development.
The objectives of the Centre are: to develop and offer university courses that provide an understanding of co-operative theory, principles, development, structures, and legislation; to undertake original research into co-operatives; to publish co-operative research, both that of Centre staff and that of other researchers; and to maintain a resource centre of co-operative materials that supports the Centre's teaching and research functions.