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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.




  1. Innovative investment needed to eradicate energy poverty

    March 2, 2017 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments


    The goal to eradicate poverty in the developing world will take more than just money. It will also take energy to cook food, heat and light homes and power computers and cellphones.

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  2. Improving lives and communities through co-operative action and organic certification

    July 14, 2016 - by Jean-Francois Bonin - 0 comments

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    Part 2 of a 2 part series on Oikocredit’s recent study tour in Ecuador

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  3. Microfinance at work in the poor corners of Ecuador

    July 12, 2016 - by Jean-Francois Bonin - 0 comments


    Part 1 of a 2 part series on Oikocredit’s recent study tour in Ecuador

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  4. The high price tag behind the SDGs and why investors need to get behind them

    May 13, 2016 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments

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    Up to £4.8 trillion will be needed every year to achieve the sustainable development goals on infrastructure, clean energy, water, sanitation and agriculture. Governments alone won’t be able to handle this.

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  5. The divestment dilemma

    December 1, 2015 - by David Woods - 0 comments


    Last year Oikocredit signed the 2014 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change as part of the UN’s climate summit in New York. This was just a small step to show that we’re serious about acting on climate change. Now, one year on, the UN’s climate conference, COP21, begins in Paris today. Since signing the statement, we’ve been doing more as an organization to combat the effects of climate change (although we must acknowledge that on a global scale Oikocredit’s influence is limited) and have been following what others are doing around the world as well.

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