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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.


Oikocredit appoints new managing director

Thos Gieskes V2.jpgTuesday 07 February 2017

Thos Gieskes will be welcomed as managing director of Oikocredit on 3 April 2017.

Gieskes brings nearly 30 years of experience in international business and finance to Oikocredit. He spent the majority of his career in leadership positions at Rabobank, a global cooperative bank based in the Netherlands. His most recent roles included CEO of Rabobank Australia for six and a half years and CEO of Rabobank Chile for seven years.

“We are confident that Thos’ passion and experience in successfully leading cooperative entities will be a great asset to Oikocredit’s future,” said Jacinta Hamann de Vivero, chair of Oikocredit’s supervisory board. 

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