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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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Oikocredit Joins OCIC's Transformations Exhibit

Oikocredit Joins OCIC's Transformations Exhibit

eugene transformationsMarch 04 | 2019

Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change is an award-winning collaborative photojournalism initiative intended to increase dialogue and further understanding of international partnerships that address complex global challenges.

The Ontario Council for International Coorporation's (OCIC) Transformations 2019 exhibit profiles over 60 individuals that work intentionally to build bridges between communities like Sarnia and Hawkesbury, Ontario, with those in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Dakar, Senegal. These everyday actors of social, economic and environmental change are connected to diverse civil society organizations and institutions across our province that are contributing to universal sustainable development. Their lived experiences and reflections on feminist and transformative change, community-led action, decolonization and the importance of localizing global issues are a part of collective efforts to “leave no one behind,” articulated since 2015 through the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.

Among those profiled are Eugene Ellmen, former National Director, Oikocredit Canada, who comments, “Not a lot of people are thinking about whether they are fundamentally making a change.”

See the online exhibit here or in person from March 4 to 7 at Metro Hall, Rotunda, 200 Wellington Street West, Toronto.

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