Circular economy and cooperation – exploring three related approaches (cooperatives, commons and the tree of cooperation) for a just and sustainable economy


The project aims to study different ways of thinking about cooperation in Québec and Canada (which are far from being circular but still have a strong tradition of social economy) in an effort to shed new light on the challenge.

Three variants of cooperation that are similar and different in their own ways and important in the Québec context will be explored: cooperatives and the cooperative movement, the tree of cooperation and First Nations, common goods and degrowth.


  • Common goods
  • Cooperation
  • Cooperative
  • Cooperative movement
  • Degrowth
  • First Nations
  • Social and solidarity economy
  • Social economy
  • Tree of cooperation

Affiliated research axes

Axis 1: Change and Transition Management


  • Yves-Marie Abraham

    Adjunct Professor


Karine Awashish

Université Laval

Amount granted

The RRECQ is supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
Fonds de recherche - Québec