Publications

Ukraine Crisis! Donor Response to CDF Canada’s Call to Action!

27 April 2022

As the crisis continues in Ukraine, we would like to thank you for supporting CDF Canada’s Ukraine campaign efforts. Canadians have a history of quickly stepping up when disaster strikes in the world, and it’s committed and caring donors like you who make our work possible. As the crisis evolves amidst the war in Ukraine, […]

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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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CDF Canada and the University of Saskatchewan to develop Climate-Smart Cooperative Projects 

4 April 2022

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) and University of Saskatchewan (USask) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to serve as a foundation for future collaborations that support co-op communities in addressing climate change. This new MOU aligns well with CDF’s mission of partnering with communities to achieve sustainable economic and social development, and USask’s […]

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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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UKRAINE CRISIS! Call to Action!

25 February 2022

The situation in Ukraine is becoming increasingly dire! As the conflict escalates, so does the impact on millions of innocent people as they helplessly watch their country rapidly deteriorate. CDF Canada is actively raising much-needed funds for the people of Ukraine and calling on the cooperative community across Canada to help. The money raised will be disbursed through CDF Canada and its main partner and there will be no CDF Canada fundraising cost. The first funds received will be sent to our partner Vyhoda Credit Union who opened a refugee support group in its own branch to support families in need.

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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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