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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. 2014 Oikocredit AGM Partner Tour – Cooperative Norandino Peru

    July 3, 2014 - by Penny Pattison - 0 comments

    Many of us are strongly drawn to fair trade, organic chocolate. But what do we know of the farmers who produce it?

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  2. Building a better banana for the world

    June 18, 2014 - by Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments

    A group of APPBOSA farmers meet with Oikocredit staff and volunteers.

    In the last few years, organic bananas have been popping up in Canadian grocery stores. No longer segregated to natural food outlets, organic bananas are now featured regularly in the nation’s mainstream food chains.

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  3. Turning investment into opportunity: why microfinance and impact investing matter

    June 16, 2014 - by Mariam Dao Gabala - 0 comments

    The Cocovico market

    Mariam Dao Gabala, thought leader on microfinance and impact investing in developing nations, took time out of her busy cross-Canada speaking tour to pen this op-ed for SEE Change on the role these financing strategies play in empowering women around the world.

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  4. Apartheid struggle transformed not just human rights, but our understanding of money

    December 20, 2013 - by Moira Hutchinson, Bob Walker, Eugene Ellmen - 0 comments

    As the world lays Nelson Mandela to rest, we are reminded of the huge contribution he made to the people of Africa and to the global cause of human rights. But the anti-apartheid struggle he led also helped to bring about a transformation in our notion of money, lifting the veil on the social and moral importance of investment.

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  5. The appalling silence of the investment industry on Rana Plaza

    October 25, 2013 - by Eugene Ellmen - 1 comment

    Six months ago, the eight-story Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people were killed and 2,500 were injured in the deadliest garment factory accident in history.

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