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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Governance training strengthens co-operative, bolsters women leadership

1 June 2023

Volunteers support governance and leadership systems and enhances inclusion of women in leadership positions at the Mikoko Co-operative in the southern region of Malawi.

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Bicycles go a long way!

30 May 2023

Farmers' lives and finances in Kenya have been greatly improved with bicycle donations, which is part of a partnership between the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada and the Canadian insurer, The Co-operators.

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HealthPartners and CDF Canada team up to mitigate climate change in Africa

25 May 2023

A new international development partnership between Minnesota-based HealthPartners and CDF Canada is focusing on reducing the negative effects of climate change in Africa. At the same time, both organizations will promote gender equality and human rights while strengthening health care services and health financing in the health and co-operative sectors.

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A Legacy of Generosity, Leadership, and Partnership

6 April 2023

It is with a heavy heart we share the news of Reginald John Penner’s passing. Reg was a remarkable individual who profoundly impacted the Steinbach community, the co-operative movement and was a valued supporter of the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada). His legacy of generosity, leadership and partnership will continue to inspire people […]

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VOICE Women and Girls Program: Opportunity of Learning and Engagement

7 October 2022

The VOICE for Women and Girls project is a gender and economic empowerment initiative collaborating with women-led and women-focused co-operatives in five African countries. The aim is to send volunteers abroad to assist in responding to the needs identified and to increase and support more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient growth. Volunteers Lois Ifekwe and Garth […]

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