Erin Hancock has participated in the co-operative movement in a variety of capacities over the past 20 years, including co-op developer, manager, board member, educator, consultant and volunteer. Erin serves as the Program Manager for the Co-operative Management Education team at Saint Mary’s University. She has served as the Manager of Research and Education for Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and the Canadian Co-operative Association. She has also managed the Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network, served as Vice President of the Canadian Association for Studies in Cooperation, served as chair for the Canadian Co-operative Research Network, and trained credit union boards for the African Confederation of Co-operative Savings and Credit Associations (as a volunteer with CCA/CDF).
Erin was a co-founder of the Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick and has served as staff or board member of several other co-op associations. Erin holds a MPhil (Public Policy & Co-operative Development) and a BPhil (Leadership Studies & International Development Studies).