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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. Investment in small farmers key to feeding the world and reducing poverty

    September 28, 2017 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments

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    According to UN estimates, the world population is expected to grow from about seven billion currently to more than nine billion by 2050. This means that farmers around the world are going to have to produce a lot more food, while limiting their impact on land, water and the global climate.

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  2. Innovative investment needed to eradicate energy poverty

    March 2, 2017 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments

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    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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  3. 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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  4. Microfinance at work in the poor corners of Ecuador

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

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

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  5. 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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