People

My CDF Canada Board Journey

14 July 2022

Patrice Pratt, Former Board Member, CDF Canada  My journey on the Board of Directors at CDF Canada began in 2005 and has been extremely rewarding since day one. The team was fantastic to work with, and I had the opportunity to participate in several key initiatives during my tenure, including his decision to restructure and […]

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Happy Anniversary for 75 years of Impact!

14 July 2022

Leroy Banda, MUSCCO  Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives (MUSCCO) wishes to congratulate the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) as you celebrate 75 years of meaningful contribution to member-based organizations. Enhancing their capacity to focus on member needs and uplift marginalized populations, has allowed them to take control of their destiny.    Through the […]

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Congratulations CDF Canada for 75 long years of Co-operative Service

14 July 2022

Mary Jean Roxas Partnership Advisor, Americas Liaison Office, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Congratulations CDF Canada for 75 long years of co-operative service to co-operators in various countries in the developing world! It was a pleasure to be a part of this journey from 2016-2020. May you continue to empower smallholder and subsistence farmers, […]

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CDF’s Unique Approach helps people Build a Better Future

14 July 2022

Jo-Anne Ferguson, former acting Executive Director, CDF Canada  First-hand accounts of CDF’s extraordinary work For 75 years, CDF Canada has been doing remarkable work in many countries. I had the pleasure of working for CDF for 20+ years and witnessed firsthand the value and impact they have on communities. With a base of experience and […]

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Women’s Mentorship Taught me to Lead

14 July 2022

Bat-Oyun Sanj Women Mentorship Program: 2009 Co-operation amongst Friends Three friends, including myself, initiated the idea of establishing a credit union in 2001  to support one another and improve our financial ability. We founded a credit union with ten members that same year. We were enthusiastic about running the co-op, though we had little operational  […]

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WMP: A Great Opportunity for Personal Development

14 July 2022

Amarjargal Bayanjargal Women Mentorship Program: 2018   I’ve been working at the Credit Union Mongol SCC for more than ten years and have been on a journey of growth and development ever since. In 2009 I enrolled in Incheon National University in South Korea to further my education and expand my knowledge, which led me […]

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Women Mentorship Program: Learning and Journey so Far!

14 July 2022

Bev Maxim has significantly contributed to shaping the Women’s Mentorship Program. We asked her to share her experience with the women participants, the training, her learnings, the impact to date, and what more we can do.   The Beginning  In 2002 I had the opportunity to volunteer on assignment in the Bahamas, to strengthen the cooperative […]

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CDF Canada: Why We Volunteer?

2 June 2022

Contributing to the success of the people has provided me with an opportunity to ‘give back’ Norman Campbell Davidson  I have participated both as a Coach and as a Technical Advisor for CDF Canada. Most notably, I have seen the positive outcomes that have been shown to benefit people with so little in comparison to […]

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My Eye-Opener, My Game Changer!

1 June 2022

CDF Canada’s Womens’ Mentorship Program (WMP) was my eye-opener, my game changer! WMP challenged me to move out of my comfort zone and try bigger things, with my newfound confidence. A big thank you to the Canadian credit union sponsors, CDF, and all my mentors. About Me I (Evelyn Olunja) was part of the training […]

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