Impact stories

VOICE Volunteering: Meaningful Connections

16 September 2022

The language barrier, speed of communication, and tone were the few things I noticed at my first presentation in Ghana – The participants were finding it hard to understand. Looking at their expressions, I quickly slowed my pace of talking and adjusted my vocabulary and tone. I was amazed how this simple change helped me […]

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Menstruation is Normal: Women taking Control of their Health and Hygiene

7 July 2022

Females are vital to the development and well-being of their families, communities, and countries. However, most women in Malawi regularly miss up to 50 days of school and work each year due to their lack of access to affordable sanitary pads. While inexpensive, eco-friendly, and sustainable sanitary pads exist, distribution channels have not been expanded […]

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International Cooperatives Day!

27 June 2022

The International Day of Cooperatives is an annual celebration of the cooperative movement that has taken place on the first Saturday of July since 1923.   This year on July 2, 2022, we are celebrating #CoopsDay under the theme of Cooperatives Build Better World. The aim here is to increase awareness of cooperatives and promote the movement’s […]

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Ethiopia: Cooperatives Build Better World!

27 June 2022

Selam Bahiru, a single mother with two children, is a Saving And Credit Cooperative Organization (SACCO) member living in the Eranbuti community of Minjar Shenkora district. “Seven years ago, I started a street coffee and tea business with a small capital to support my family. However, I could not run the business due to the […]

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Ghana: 4R Cooperatives Building a Better World!

27 June 2022

“I will be lying If I said 4R cooperative has not benefited us and the entire community. Our lives have improved significantly.” – Cooperative Chairman Kito Nkwanta. Forming cooperatives is one of the approaches the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Project uses to engage smallholder farmers in Northern Ghana. These cooperatives consist of husband and wife, the […]

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Ukraine: Building a Sustainable Garment Industry

27 June 2022

Ukrainian garment businesses and all stakeholders involved in the industry face everyday risks along their supply chains. They are facing decreasing sales, lack of employees, and physical safety of their premises and teams. Nevertheless, the cooperative spirit of participatory garment industry projects is building a better future for the Ukrainian industry and, generally, the national […]

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Cooking towards Tasty and Nutritious Food

26 May 2022

It was a beautiful Wednesday morning; the sun smiled its “greeting” to the people of Nkanchina No 2, East Gonja, Northern region, Ghana at the cooking demonstration site in the project area.  Rural Commercial Women who are direct beneficiaries of the 4R dry season garden intervention were curious to learn the different cooking recipes.    […]

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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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