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 three Support Associations in Canada – Oikocredit Canada West, Oikocredit Canada Central and Oikocredit Canada Atlantic. Click on the regions to learn more about how you can get involved in your local Support Association.
08/01 In 1987, church activist Heather Johnston established the first Canadian support association of Oikocredit. Through fierce determination and dogged enthusiasm Heather and a core of volunteers worked to build up the Oikocredit movement in Canada. Today, there are three Support Associations with a total membership of over 900, and about $7 million invested. Here, long-time friend John Shields remembers Heather's work for Oikocredit on the occasion of her funeral, Jan. 2, 2015. full story