Impact stories

2021 CDF Canada Impact Report

20 April 2022

Every dollar counts! But did you know that whether you are a corporate donor making an annual gift or an individual giving for the very first time, every $1 you invest with CDF generates $8.70 of community impact? Since 1947, we have worked diligently to ensure that every dollar invested in CDF Canada brings us […]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

6 March 2022

This year's theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is Gender Equality for Sustainable Tomorrow. The aim is to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness and take action.  CDF Canada has been working with cooperative communities for over 75 years, and gender equality has been the core of our strategic framework. Over the years, we have seen that engaging women and men in cooperatives make communities more robust and resilient over the years.    Read the stories from the project offices that celebrate women's progress and how men within the community share and stand with their partners. #BreakTheBias. 

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I learn, I share, I stand: Tiwanban Nabilin

4 March 2022

The skies were blue with fresh warm air blowing from both ends of the village in Mbaupe community in Ghana. This time of the year, smallholder farmers are done with active farming activities, and women go to harvest tree branches for firewood.   Other women in the community use this time to bond with family and […]

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#BreakTheBias: Working together at Home and at Work

4 March 2022

Nigatua fikadu, a mother of three, lives in Sama community of Minjar Shenkora district, Ethiopia.  She has been engaged in a small trading business besides her family’s farming work for a long time now. However, she has been struggling to get her trading business successful.   Limited financial literacy, lack of market information, the formal mechanism […]

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Ukraine: We Fall and Rise Again

4 March 2022

There has been significant improvement in the role of women in Ukraine. Despite the challenges of patriarchal culture with a limited say in education work, women are rising to challenges and navigating towards success. Today, Ukraine ranks 12th in scientists among 41 countries, and a significant number of women entrepreneurs are growing in society. Currently, […]

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What does KUDS, Kenya, and STEADFIN, Uganda have in Common?

10 February 2022

Both organizations recently appointed women CEOs who are graduates of CDF Canada’s Women’s Mentorship Program (WMP). Both Mercy Tumukunde, STEADFIN Uganda, Evelyn Olunja, KUDS Kenya participated in CDF Canada’s WMP in 2018 and 2019. This meaningful program contains a segment where a Canadian credit union hosts participants. They benefit from mentorship and information sharing and […]

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International Development Week 2022

4 February 2022

Every year since 1988, we celebrate this week as our contribution to building a sustainable and inclusive world. Feb 6-12 gives us an opportunity to celebrate Canadian contributions to eradicating poverty and building a more peaceful, inclusive, more prosperous world.   Despite the progress made, the impact of COVID-19 has pushed the progress in building inclusive, […]

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Education and Training are helping Women in Ghana to find Voice in their Community

7 January 2022

Oyoun Enela is a mother of 7 children in the Mbawupe community of East Gonja in the Savannah Region of Ghana manages a household of 9.  Women in this community do not express their thoughts and opinions due to their beliefs and cultural norms. During community engagements, women maintain silence and keep their ideas to […]

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CDF Canada and MCTIC Efforts help to bring Cooperative Development Assessment under Cooperative Law

15 November 2021

In May 2021, the Parliament of Mongolia revised and approved the Law on Cooperatives of Mongolia. After many discussions and revisions, a favorable legal environment for the development of cooperatives is now built. Cooperatives have to conduct a development assessment every two years and providing management and information through cooperative associations is one of the […]

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