Numerous studies have shown that while the co-operative model resonates with teachers, teenagers and young adults, very few of them are learning about our sector in the classroom. Co-operative Minds fills this need by outfitting educators and community partners with the tools necessary to educate and inspire the next generation of co-operative leaders.
Projects with real-world outcomes hold some of the greatest potential for helping students become driven, empathetic and engaged citizens.
Through project-based learning, students develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. Project- based learning unleashes a dynamic, creative energy among students and teachers.
Bring the real-world into your classroom and motivate your students to become collaborative and creative problem solvers! We offer a dynamic teaching tool complete with curriculum-linked, real-world problems for your students to solve and a comprehensive delivery guide.
Connect with youth in your community while introducing co-operative values to classrooms. We are seeking "challenge partners" to bring co-operative learning to classrooms across Ontario, while helping students become driven, empathetic and engaged citizens.
If you are a Provincial Co-operative Association, summer camp, or youth organization, you can be a part of the Co-operative Minds experience. Provide leadership and team-building opportunities for youth, and connect with co-operative businesses in your community.
We strive to create innovative, dynamic and user-friendly teaching tools and to facilitate a co-operative learning journey for youth.
To build a deeper understanding of co-operative values and principles among youth, and explore how co-operatives can solve social, economic and environmental challenges.
We believe in the co-operative principles of Education, Training and Information and Concern for Community, and are committed to citizenship values such as collaboration, inclusivity and equity.
The Co-operative Minds team is a passionate group of Ontario certified teachers, co-operative educators and professionals working within the sector.