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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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  1. Plastic Waste: A call to action

    June 4, 2019 - by Rachel Gonsalves - 0 comments

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    With an island of plastic twice the size of Texas sitting in the North Pacific Ocean, plastic waste management is undeniably a problem both scientists and citizens alike need to be paying attention to. Although ocean pollution seems to dominate the news coverage, plastic pollution in freshwater is just as damaging. To put it in local context, there was found to be over a trillion plastic microfibers in Lake Ontario and, in certain fish that were tested, over 100 plastic microfibers were found in their digestive systems. Alarmingly, recent studies conclude that there are even microplastics found in our drinking water.

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  2. Values-based banking movement [Interview]

    May 27, 2019 - by Michelle Peterson - 0 comments

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    We had a chance to talk with Paula Martin, Advisor to the CEO at Vancity, and a Senior Advisor to the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) about the recent GABV Summit Vancity hosted in Vancouver, Canada.

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  3. Kindred Credit Union offers a unique AGM experience

    April 22, 2019 - by Karl Braun - 0 comments

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    Waterloo – Kindred Credit Union held their 55th Annual General Meeting on April 9th at Creekside Church in Waterloo

    Under the theme “Living our Purpose”, Credit Union members and guests learned about a strong year of earnings and growth, a new share offering, and welcomed their new CEO, Ian Thomas.  

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  4. Students engage on issues about sustainability and growth

    March 11, 2019 - by Ife Kolade - 0 comments

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    Ife Kolade participates at York University and University of Toronto events during IDW 2019

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  5. Discussing gender equality strategies

    February 18, 2019 - by Jack Bolland - 0 comments

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    Inspired by IDW 2019,  Jack Bolland digs into Canada's role and responsibilty in adressing gender equality and how Oikocredit is leading by example

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