Philippines PREMIUM

CDF is helping improve economic well-being, particularly for women micro-entrepreneurs, affected by Typhoon Haiyan Learn More »

Malawi: INVEST Co-op

CDF funds are enabling small holder farmers in Malawi improve their livelihoods Learn More »

Peru: INVEST Co-op

Improving livelihoods of coffee producers in North Eastern Peru Learn More »

Mongolia: INVEST Co-op

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Rwanda: Co-operative Agriculture Growth

Strengthening food security in Rwanda Learn More »

Myrna Bentley Memorial Fund

CDF has created a tribute fund in memory of Myrna Bentley. Learn More »

Indonesia: INVEST Co-op

Improving the livelihoods and food security of small-scale fishers in Indonesia. Learn More »

Ghana: Food Security through Co-operatives in Northern Ghana

This project will directly tackle four key areas of improving food security and sustainable economic growth for… Learn More »

Global: Women’s Mentorship Program (WMP)

The WMP provides international training to women credit union employees from Africa and Asia. Learn More »

Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund

CDF, in partnership with CMC and CASC, has established a scholarship fund in memory of the late Ian MacPherson. Learn More »

Sierra Leone: Credit Union Revival

CDF funds are helping to re-establish the credit union movement in Sierra Leone, which was nearly obliterated during… Learn More »

Colombia: Improving the Economic Performance of Agriculture Co-operatives (IMPACT)

CDF funds are helping men and women farmers in Colombia improve their incomes Learn More »

McEwen Scholarship

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Alexander Laidlaw Memorial Fund Bursary

This annual bursary enables a student from a developing country to participate in the co-operative programmes at… Learn More »

Robert Owen-Henri Lasserre Fund

This fund assists start-up and expansion of co-operatively owned businesses in Canada. Learn More »

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Co-operative Development Program

CDF funds assist aboriginal communities in Canada with start-up advice and counselling to initiate new co-operatives. Learn More »

Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF), in partnership with Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC), has established a scholarship fund in memory of the late Ian MacPherson.

Dr. MacPherson, known internationally for his role in the 1995 revision of the co-operative principles and his work linking co-operatives to peace and social cohesion, died on November 16, 2013 at the age of 74.

Ian MacPherson

As a scholar, educator and co-operative activist, Dr. MacPherson personified the relationship between Canadian co-operative academics and co-op practitioners. He served as president of both the Canadian Co-operative Association and Credit Union Central of British Columbia (now part of Central 1 Credit Union), as well as on the boards of various consumer, financial and health care co-operatives. He has written dozens of articles and books about co-operatives, including A Century of Co-operation, the commemorative book marking the 100th anniversary of Canada’s organized co-operative movement in 2009.

Recognizing Dr. MacPherson’s commitment to education, the purpose of the Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund is to provide university students with support for conference travel, research and engagement with the co-operative sector. A committee representing CDF, the Canadian co-operative movement and the academic community will oversee disbursements from the fund.


DONATE TO THE IAN MACPHERSON LEGACY FUND

Click here
 to make a donation online. To designate your donation to the Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund, scroll down to the “Donation Designation” section and choose this option in the drop-down menu.

You can also mail your donations to:

Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada
275 Bank Street, Suite 400
Ottawa, ON K2P 2L6

Be sure to note Ian MacPherson Legacy Fund on your cheque.