CDF has launched its annual 'Tis the Season Online Auction, graciously sponsored by THE EXCHANGE®. Please help us spread the word among your contacts, friends and family!
Help CDF support international development by shopping at our annual holiday auction! There are many exciting items up for grabs ranging from two passes to the National Arts Centre, to a NOVICA alpaca sweater, and many other treasures in between! New items will be added throughout the week. Follow us on Twitter to be the first to know! @CDFcanada
Visit https://www.32auctions.com/cdftistheseason2015 to see the amazing items that are up for bid.
Bidding begins now, November 20th (noon EST), and will run until December 4th (noon EST).
BID TODAY, AND BID OFTEN TO WIN! All auction proceeds support CDF.
On Monday, November 2nd, CDF staff and volunteers embarked on a 5-day Study Tour to Peru. The group will be visiting Lima and Piura to visit co-operative projects that support and empower communities of producer farmers to build sustainable livelihoods for themselves and their families. Read more about CDF's work in Peru here.
CDF Study Tours are an opportunity for co-op and credit unions leaders from across Canada to learn about CDF's co-operative development projects around the world and to engage with co-op staff and members. In the spirit of Co-operative Principle 6 - co-operation among co-operatives - CDF Study Tours encourage knowledge exchange among credit unions and co-operatives internationally with the aim of strengthening the international co-operative movement.
This year's participants are:
Marketing & Communication Specialist, GROWMARK, Inc.
Executive VP Technology, Conexus Credit Union
COO, Conexus Credit Union
VP Operations, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative
CEO, Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Jim (James) Watt
Chief Governance Officer, United Farmers of Alberta (UFA)
Director of Engagement, Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF)
Alexa (Alexandrea) Creelman
CDF Contract Staff
The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) will soon be hosting its annual 'Tis the Season Online Auction. It is scheduled to run from November 20th - December 4th, just in time for the holiday season.
Due to the huge success of our recent auctions, our supply closet is once again running low! We need YOU - co-ops, credit unions and co-operators - to donate unique and interesting items to ensure the success of future events. CDF recognizes all contributors, so donating auction prizes is a great way to gain visibility while supporting co-operative development around the world!
Please contact Andrea Shillolo, Fundraising Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 866-266-7677 ext. 219 to donate an item or to obtain more information.
All auction proceeds support CDF.
The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) is a registered charitable organization that works to alleviate poverty by building and strengthening financial and non-financial co-ops in Canada and around the world. CDF works with the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and other organizations to implement development projects on its behalf.
For more information on CDF, visit: www.cdfcanada.coop.
On behalf of Credit Unions of BC and Credit Unions of Ontario Central 1 has pledged to generously support the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) to Build a Better World. The multi-year pledge of $100,000 will go a long way in helping to improve lives in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Credit Unions of BC and Credit Unions of Ontario have provided enormous support to CDF and the Build a Better World Campaign through financial contributions and time volunteered by their staff totalling a value of over $1.7 million dollars. This generous contribution brings the donation total to over $930,000 and 1,480 days of volunteer work, since 2012 from Credit Unions in the two provinces
"Our members and staff greatly value the work that CDF does to help alleviate poverty by strengthening and supporting international co-operative development around the world , " explained Don Wright, CEO of Central 1. He adds, "We believe profoundly in CDF's mission to help people bring themselves out of poverty by providing vocational training, and co-operative savings and loans that aid in building a foundation for a secure life."
The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) is hosting its annual banquet dinner in conjunction with the 31st Annual Directors’ Forum. This year's exciting event, A Mesmerizing Evening in Support of CDF, will take place on the Friday evening, October 2nd, at the Courtyard Marriott in downtown Toronto.
CDF is anticipating to host over 100 conference guests for an evening of delicious food, live entertainment by Mysterion, Canada’s foremost mentalist, magician and psychological entertainer, and both a silent and live auction. Proceeds will support domestic and international co-op and credit union development programs around the world. The event is a great opportunity for CDF to increase both awareness and necessary funds to continue its important work worldwide.
The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada will be hosting various auctions this fall, including both a silent and live one during the 31st Annual Directors’ Forum in Toronto from October 1 - 3rd, and one online to mark Co-op Week in mid-October.
Due to the great success of our recent auctions, our supply closet is running low! We need YOU - co-ops, credit unions and co-operators - to donate unique and interesting items to ensure the success of future events. CDF recognizes all contributors, so you can show your support for CDF and also gain visibility at these events.
Please contact Andrea Shillolo, Fundraising Coordinator, at email@example.com or at 888.266.7677 ext. 219 to donate an item or to obtain more information.
All auction proceeds support CDF and our programs in Canada and around the world.
This prize, generously donated by Arctic Co-ops, Calm Air, Inns North, Kissarvik Co-op and Naujat Co-op is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to discover Canada’s North! Enter to win at CMC Congress or the CDF Rooftop Rendezvous event!
The lucky winner will receive:
- Airfare for two from anywhere in Canada to Winnipeg where your journey to the North will being (overnight stay in Winnipeg)
- Flight to Rankin Inlet where you will stay for 2 nights at the Inns North
- Flight to Repulse Bay where you will stay for 2 nights at the Inns North
- Return flight to Winnipeg and overnight hotel stay
- Flight home to anywhere in Canada
- Trip must be taken within 12 months, some dates excluded
- Activities and meals are not included in the prize and will be at winner’s own expense
About Rankin Inlet
Also known as 'Kangiqlitiniq' in Inuktitut, which means ‘deep inlet,’ the busy, modern community of Rankin Inlet is the centre of government for Kivalliq. It is located on the large, deep inlet for which it is named, on the mainland of Canada at the northwestern corner of Hudson Bay. Rankin Inlet is well known for its artworks, especially Inuit ceramic arts. Visitors can experience a wide variety of fun outdoor activities that are very popular locally, including dog sledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, kite skiing, hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, fishing and berry picking (activities at your own expense). In addition, there are some beautiful ancient archaeological sites to visit nearby at the Meliadine River in Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park, which has a well-marked walking trail. Local marine wildlife species to view include seals, walruses and beluga whales. On land you will find arctic foxes, marmots ('siksik') and caribou, plus many species of birds and, sometimes, a wandering polar bear. You are also cordially invited to participate in the local celebrations: In the spring, Rankin Inlet celebrates 'Pakallak Tyme' with traditional games, competitions, snowmobile races, dancing and community feasts to enjoy!
About Repulse Bay
The hospitable hamlet of Repulse Bay is situated on the Canadian mainland at the northwestern limit of Hudson Bay near Foxe Basin. It is located right on the Arctic Circle, at the north end of Repulse Bay on the southern shores of Rae Isthmus. The Inuktitut name of this community is 'Naujaat' ('seagull nesting place') for a cliff area nearby where fledgling seagulls are born each June. Its people are the Aivilingmiut ('people of the walrus place'), direct descendants of the ancient Thule people, known for their excellent dog teams and walrus hunting skills. It's a great place for viewing polar bears and for whale watching excursions, plus it is located close to beautiful Ukkusiksalik National Park, which is a 15-minute plane ride away.
The most anticipated event of the Co-operatives and Mutuals of Canada Co-operative Congress in Saskatoon (June 16-18th) is Rooftop Rendezvous: A Fundraiser for CDF presented by Federated Co-operatives Limited. The event will take place on Wednesday, June 17th from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the roof top patios of Affinity Credit Union. Co-operators from across Canada will gather for a truly Saskatchewanian experience, including co-op and locally-inspired dishes and cocktails by Canada’s Top Chef winner and the man behind Ayden Kitchen and Bar, Dale MacKay, a live auction, and live entertainment by Hot Club Saskatoon featuring Shelley Ewing. The evening will be hosted by Affinity Credit Union, and co-sponsored by Concentra Financial and Conexus, Cornerstone, Innovation, and Synergy Credit Unions.
Tickets are $150, with all proceeds going to CDF. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, or donating an item for CDF’s silent auction at Congress, please contact Andrea Shillolo, Fundraising Coordinator, at (866) 266-7677 ext. 219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.