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The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF), in partnership with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC), has established a scholarship fund in memory of the late Ian MacPherson.
Dr. MacPherson, known internationally for his role in the 1995 revision of the co-operative principles and his work linking co-operatives to peace and social cohesion, died on November 16, 2013 at the age of 74.
As a scholar, educator and co-operative activist, Dr. MacPherson personified the relationship between Canadian co-operative academics and co-op practitioners. He served as president of both the Canadian Co-operative Association and Credit Union Central of British Columbia (now part of Central 1 Credit Union), as well as on the boards of various consumer, financial and health care co-operatives. He has written dozens of articles and books about co-operatives, including A Century of Co-operation, the commemorative book marking the 100th anniversary of Canada’s organized co-operative movement in 2009.
Recognizing Dr. MacPherson’s commitment to education, the purpose of the Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund is to provide university students with support for conference travel, research and engagement with the co-operative sector. A committee representing CDF, the Canadian co-operative movement and the academic community will oversee disbursements from the fund.
DONATE TO THE IAN MACPHERSON LEGACY FUND
Click here to make a donation online. To designate your donation to the Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund, scroll down to the “Donation Designation” section and choose this option in the drop-down menu.
You can also mail your donations to:
Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada
275 Bank Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2P 2L6
Be sure to note Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund on your cheque.