CDF is reaching out to co-operatives and credit unions across Canada to solicit financial support in aid of families affected by a tropical storm that struck the Philippines over the weekend. At last count, more than 927 people were dead, many were still missing, and tens of thousands displaced.
After an impactful two week journey through Sri Lanka, Paul Kelly, President and CEO of First Calgary Financial is working with ten co-operative enterprises from around Canada to raise funds and mobilize community support around the issues of poverty in that country. First Calgary Financial is proud to support these efforts through a donation of $10,000 to CDF.
First West Credit Union today announced a $25,000 donation to CDF in support of the Canadian Co-operative Association’s (CCA) Women’s Mentorship Program. Since 2001, First West has contributed close to $155,000 to the CCA’s Women Mentorship Program in an effort to reduce poverty and support the development of co-operatives and credit unions in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.