Join our Board

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) and the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) are looking for individuals who are passionate about international development and co-operatives to serve on the Board of Directors of a newly amalgamated organization, beginning in July 2017.

Since the formation of Co-operatives and Mutuals of Canada (CMC) in 2014, the international development division of the previous Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and the Co-operative Development Foundation (CDF) have been working towards an amalgamation into one international development organization. Recently, CCA’s member, CMC, approved this amalgamation in the form of a charitable foundation. The new Board of Directors will now lead a charitable organization that raises funds for international development projects and plans and supports the delivering of those projects.

Candidates should have a strong connection to Canadian co-operatives and/or credit unions, as well as interest/experience in international development and a belief in supporting co-operative programs in developing countries as a means of reducing poverty on a sustainable basis.

We are looking for individuals with skillsets in the following areas:

  • business development
  • change management
  • communications
  • fundraising
  • human resources
  • leadership
  • financial management
  • risk management
  • marketing
  • strategic planning
  • governance and ethics

Board member duties and responsibilities will include:

  • representing CDF/CCA to stakeholders and the public
  • careful stewardship of the organization’s resources
  • due-diligence relating to programs and projects
  • ensuring that CDF/CCA operates with ethics and integrity


Interested candidates should submit the following documents:

1. Completed Application Form
2. Cover letter and Resume
3. A letter of support from a senior executive or Board Chair of your organization


The application package outlined above must be submitted in confidence by email to no later than 4:00 p.m. EST Friday, May 19, 2017.

For more information, please review the Nomination Kit.