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The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada

Building a Better World

For nearly 70 years, the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) has been mobilizing resources — mostly from Canadian co-ops and credit unions — to make the world a better place. For much of that time, CDF has worked with the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and other partners to help poor communities fight poverty and create more secure lives through community-owned co-ops in Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The needs in the developing world are great, but CDF has an effective solution to offer – locally owned and managed co-operatives and credit unions. Canadians and Canadian co-ops are working hand-in-hand with co-operators in developing countries to bring services and opportunities to communities in need.

CDF and CCA combine the power of co-operative know-how, volunteers, and fundraising to help smallholders come together, start co-operative businesses, achieve collective strength, grow incomes and support wellbeing. Co-operatives improve family income which means better education for children, food, nutrition, shelter, savings, equality and hope. Your donations of time, talent, and treasure create new opportunities for thousands of families the world over.

CDF is building a better world through cooperation. Be part of this important movement. Every donation matters!

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