Andre and Anastasie Samvora and their children enjoy much better nutrition after planting a new kitchen garden in their yard. They’ve improved their farming operation and now market their rice through the co-op. They and 18,000 other farm households in Rwanda are members of 15 co-operative enterprises that have adopted new farming, crop storage, business management and gender equality techniques through our Rwanda project.

Women farmers like Luisa Fernando Padilla (left, with her father and mother) are finally earning income for their labour. Luisa, who pioneered the production of an artisinal cheese for her cattle ranching association, is one of a growing number of trailblazing women entering the workforce in rural Colombia, aided by our IMPACT project.

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  • When I got back from Nepal I wanted to do what I could to help contribute to CDF Canada. There are many ways that all of us can contribute to making the co-op system a better system in our world. Watch my video to learn the one simple way I do it.

    Garth Herman

  • Gay Lea employee donations have been put to excellent use in Rwanda. I’ve seen first-hand how our support has resulted in higher crop yields and better quality food, directly improving the lives of co-op families. It was also evident to me that our partner families are healthier and their communities are stronger because of the project’s strong gender equality training.

    R. Caldara

    Gay Lea Foods

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Legacy Donations

When you include CDF Canada in your estate plan you are committing to lasting change. It’s a wonderful way to leave behind a legacy that will build an even stronger global co-operative community. If a legacy donation is of interest to you, please contact Chris Chung, Manager, Fundraising at: or 866.266.7677 x 241. He will be happy to work with you and your financial representative to ensure you receive the greatest possible tax benefit and recognition for your generosity and support.

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Donor Hall of Fame

Thank you to our supporters for their generous gifts in the past year. For a listing of all the donors who believe in a world where self-reliant communities flourish, click here.

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  • Access Credit Union
  • Arctic Co-operatives Limited
  • Assiniboine Credit Union
  • Cambrian Credit Union
  • Collabria Financial Services Inc.
  • Credential Financial Inc.
  • Criterium Group
  • Entegra Credit Union
  • Everlink Payment Services Inc.
  • G&F Financial Group
  • GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Innovation Credit Union
  • Servus Credit Union
  • Steinbach Credit Union
  • The Millett New Minas Recreational Trust

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  • Biggar & District Credit Union
  • Canadian Credit Union Association
  • Credit Union Central of Manitoba
  • Dodsland and District Credit Union
  • East Kootenay Community Credit Union
  • Enterprise Holdings Foundation
  • Niverville Credit Union
  • Noventis Credit Union
  • Pierceland Credit Union
  • Prairie Centre Credit Union Ltd.
  • Rosenort Credit Union
  • SaskCentral
  • Strathclair Credit Union
  • Stride Credit Union
  • Sunrise Credit Union
  • Synergy Credit Union
  • Tofino Consumers Co-operative Association
  • Unity Credit Union
  • Winnipeg Police Credit Union

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