The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is starting the International Year of Co-operatives with a new executive director.
Denyse Guy, who had served for more than 10 years as executive director of the Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op), began her new job on January 2.
Ms. Guy has nearly 30 years experience as a manager and educator/trainer in the co-op sector; prior to her arrival at On Co-op, she was the coordinator of Windfield Co-operative Homes, a co-op housing project in Guelph, Ontario. She also has experience in international development, having worked as a group leader and community organizer with Canada World Youth.
Ms. Guy, who is fluently bilingual in English and French, holds an honours bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Waterloo, as well as a diploma in computer business applications from Humber College.
She replaces Carol Hunter, who left CCA on November 1 to become executive-vice-president, Member Relations and Corporate Services, for the insurance co-operative The Co-operators.