Regional Support Associations

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Why Support Associations?

Oikocredit Canada’s Support Associations are groups of volunteers whose members are engaged in promoting Oikocredit’s mission. Volunteer associations are part of a long-standing tradition in Oikocredit’s work. In addition to being active volunteers for Oikocredit, Support Associations are members of the Oikocredit International co-operative.

Oikocredit has two Support Associations in Canada – Oikocredit Canada and Oikocredit Canada Atlantic. Click on the regions to learn more about how you can get involved in your local Support Association.

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In Focus sheets

Putting sustainability into practice

Environment in focus

Protection of the environment is a key objective for Oikocredit. As part of its drive to achieve this, Oikocredit adheres to an environmental policy. This policy aims to contribute positively to a balanced ecosystem and increase environmental protection through the projects of the partners Oikocredit finances.

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Client Protection Principles

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Oikocredit believes microfinance is a valuable tool to empower people to create a better future, so long as clients' needs and wellbeing are the focus of its services. Microfinance investors play a special role in ensuring the protection and promotion of client benefit and welfare, and Oikocredit takes this responsibility seriously. To ensure that the MFIs in which we invest maintain client welfare as a priority, we promote the Smart Campaign’s Client Protection Principles (CPPs).

Oikocredit endorsed the CPPs in September 2008 and has since collaborated with other investors to put the principles into practice and help MFIs ensure their operations become fully compliant.

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