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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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Engaging Canadians to Achieve a Greater Social Impact

We are working to educate Canadians about investment, development, and Oikocredit's work around the world. At the heart of Oikocredit are the people who make it possible. Dedicated networks of professionals, volunteers and member organizations are key to Oikocredit's success. Please contact us if you're interested in being part of our network by having Oikocredit at your next event as a co-host, speaker, tabelling a booth, sponsor or any other ideas you may have.
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Past Events

On October 24 (UN Day and World Development Information Day), Oikocredit Canada hosted a panel conversation with Sustainalytics and Rally Assets to discuss the ins and outs of measuring impact aligned with the SDGs, the pitfalls of "impact washing" and to share and learn from Oikocredit's latest Impact Report. Speakers included Yolirruth Nuñez: Social Performance and Capacity Building Officer, Oikocredit, Peru; Trevor David: Manager - Client Relations, Sustainalytics; Kate Murray: Director, Impact Management, Rally Assets; and Abhishek Bhasin: Board Chair, Oikocredit Canada. 

Oikocredit Canada was pleased to support the Canadian Forum for Impact Investing and Development (CAFIID) with their Knowledge Exchange Series (KXS) on Innovative Finance, a series of workshops on new models of investment and financing in emerging markets.

The  CAFIID KXS provided information, learning and networking to members and invited guests in cities Montreal (May 8), Ottawa (Sept 10), Toronto (May27) and Vancouver (September 26). Innovative financing for development refers to initiatives that aim to raise new funds for development or to optimize the use of current funds. Blended finance is a leading form of innovative finance which seeks to improve the risk-return profiles of investment opportunities in developing countries to mobilize private sector investment in a project, company, portfolio, or country that they would otherwise not invest in. Key contributors to the series included ConvergenceFinDev Canada, Deetken ImpactMaRS, and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes).