Sponsor the 2024 Women’s Mentorship Program and make a lasting impact!

15 February 2024

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada is passionate about fostering empowerment and growth, particularly among women in our global credit union community. We are inviting you to participate in a uniquely transformative sponsorship opportunity that aligns with your values and objectives. Our Women’s Mentorship Program connects aspiring professionals from around the world with seasoned mentors […]

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Host a 2024 Women’s Mentorship Program Participant

5 February 2024

Canadian Savings & Credit Unions, Answer the Call! Empowering Women Across Continents Are you ready to leave an indelible mark on the landscape of financial co-operatives? Do you aspire to be a catalyst for positive change, sharing your wealth of knowledge and passion with women leaders from across the globe? If your answer is a […]

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Our approach towards Gender Equality

15 September 2023

At CDF Canada we support women and girls in strengthening their leadership skills and building their own agency. As we partner with community-owned co-operatives, our gender mainstreaming process begins by analyzing gendered issues of access and control, consulting with local stakeholders and developing strategies to overcome the barriers of women’s access to financial services, capacity for income generation, and control over decision-making.

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Gender Model Family – Training of Trainers

13 September 2023

Gender Model Family is an approach to enhance gender equality in co-operatives and their families. The VOICE for Women and Girls program, supported by Global Affairs Canada, is currently in year four-of-a-seven-year commitment. In total, CDF Canada and its Malawi partner, the Malawi Federation of Cooperatives, reached over 75 co-operative members.

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Embracing change: Caesar’s journey with small technology

30 August 2023

The 4R Nutrient Stewardship project provided 243 small, practical tools to farmers. These included planters that helped with planting in neat rows and dibbling fertilizer evenly, solar knapsack sprayers that simplified spraying, and tarpaulins that protected grains from debris.

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Volunteer experience transforms executive’s life

18 August 2023

“There is something about Africa that never leaves your heart.” For Karen McBride, her words reflect her love for the continent and her commitment to volunteerism. Over the last decade, she has committed herself to improving the lives of others through volunteering.

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Entrepreneur finds fulfillment in sewing career

20 June 2023

Yulia is a hockey player and a painter from Dnipro in eastern Ukraine who wasn’t happy with her employment. She decided her life needed to change course after taking a sewing course with her sister, Anna. They liked it and continued their tailoring education through the SEW Ukraine program.

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SEW project helps entrepreneur launch brand internationally

19 June 2023

Olha, a small business owner from Lviv, faced challenges, such as outsourcing and the inability to find a factory to stuff her company's down jackets. That’s when she turned to the SEW Ukraine program for assistance.

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Annual golf tournament a success

15 June 2023

CDF Canada thanks the Saskatchewan Co-operative Association, sponsors and golfers who participated in the 2023 Co-op Classic Golf Tournament. The Co-op Classic is a fundraiser with proceeds generously donated to CDF Canada’s global development.

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