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.
24/04 This year Oikocredit will be hosting two study tours, with its first heading to the Dominican Republic. A group of volunteers, members and investors of Oikocredit in Canada and the USA will visit partners across the Dominican Republic from 27 April to 2 May 2014. The second tour heads for Bolivia in May. full story
May 22 19:00 Mariam Dao Gabala has been on the front lines of women-owned social enterprises in Africa for 20 years. This unique event outlines a new model of development helping to transform lives around the world. Reception included with registration.
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May 28 16:30 Mariam Dao Gabala is Oikocredit’s Regional Director for West Africa. In the twenty years she has been working for Oikocredit, Ms Dao developed the region’s microfinance and social enterprise portfolio, which include grass roots organizations with women engaged in food security.
Prior to joining Oikocredit, she worked as finance manager of CIGE and as an international consultant with the African Development Bank, the ILO and the World Bank. She is a graduate of the national business School ESCA in Ivory Coast and holds post-graduate degrees in finance from acclaimed institutions in Europe and Canada. An Ivory Coast national, she is particularly committed to promoting the financial inclusion of women and developing women leadership at all levels of African society. full story