About Us

Building sustainable and self-reliant cooperative communities

Who Are We

Founded in 1947, The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada) is a global social impact partner that allies with local communities, build their capacity to achieve sustainable economic and social development through cooperative models.

Governed by the cooperative principle, we work together with our partners, we combine research with data to build and enhance knowledge and provide information services. In addition, we help strengthen capacity and initiate dialogue with governments to influence
coop laws and regulations.

For over 75 years, through our wide variety of knowledge and financial know-how, we have helped build community-owned cooperatives that support people to have more prosperous, self-reliant lives across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

We will continue to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals — from building clean economic growth to promoting the health and rights of women and children. Our projects will endeavor to bridge agriculture and financial access, close the gap on gender inequality, promote financial inclusion, and strengthen resilience and sustainability.

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