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      Lori SandersLori Sanders

      My name is Lori Sanders and I am currently the President of Sherwood Co-op in Regina.

      I was born into the Cooperative Retailing System, and my husband worked for the Sask Wheat Pool, so we are a cooperative family. During this unprecedented time of COVID 19, our kids have a saying that you “shop Co-op, or don’t shop”.

      I have been the president of Sherwood for 10 years, and education is a key priority for our board, and our directors are urged to attend any FCL or other training courses available. We have been looking for further training, particularly in the area of governance, so we were pleased to see this course become available.

      I look forward to information taught and shared in this forum and to working with all of you.

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      Paul HamesPaul Hames

      Hi Lori

      Nice to see that you are part of the group….

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      Jen BudneyJen Budney

      Hi Lori,

      Welcome to the course! I love the co-op values have become family values. I have seen that many times in Saskatchewan…

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the Good Governance Matters course offered by Co-operatives First. The course provided a solid background on governance generally and specific examples of good governance practices in co-operatives. It is uncommon to find governance training specific to co-operatives so this was refreshing.”

Janet Taylor (Corporate Secretary)

Libro Credit Union

“The Good Governance Matters Course was a valuable course. I shared it with the [Arctic Co-operatives Limited] Senior Leadership Team. If it ever comes up again, I highly recommend others to take it.”

Mary Nirlungayuk (Corporate Secretary and Vice-President, Corporate Services)

Arctic Co-operatives Limited

“The online course, Good Governance Matters was very informative, easy to navigate and discussed issues relevant to our needs as a Board of Directors. This course is a great tool for boards to build their knowledge to become strong, strategic boards.”

Lori Sanders (President)

Sherwood Co-op

“This course has greatly increased my understanding of what good governance could/should look like and how each part (boards, management, members) plays a vital role in the co-operative’s success.”


“This course was highly enjoyable, and relevant to working in not only the co-op space, but with any group that needs to make decisions.”