Oikocredit Canada Newsletter
January 2020

Oikocredit News and Updates


IDW’s 30th anniversary, let’s #GoForTheGoals!

Join us on February 6th during the 30th annual International Development week in Toronto as Canadian Feed the ChildrenCrossroads InternationalCuso InternationalIDRFOikocredit Canada, and  World Renew celebrate how we are working to achieve to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Green Sunday

It was an absolute pleasure to participate at the Green Sunday Holiday Market, presented by Collective Impact Journey and Wisebird. “Green Sunday” aims to challenge and offer an alternative to Black Friday and mass corporate consumerism by holding space for equitable, transparent and mindful consumption. A space where each item has a story and isn't contributing to the current climate crisis in the name of profit. 

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The future of Canadian impact investing in developing countries

Eugene Ellmen, former Oikocredit Director shares 6 recommendations emerging from a report conducted by CAFIID - Canada Forum for Impact Investment and Development, that "can help to develop a vibrant Canadian ecosystem for impact investment in developing countries".

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Looking back on a year’s journey and forward to 2020

Oikocredit International Managing Director, Thos Gieskes, reflects on the past year and what 2020 brings. He talks about “building a new house” for Oikocredit, the high points as well as low points. Oikocredit’s plans for 2020 include celebrating its 45-year anniversary.

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Tea: good prospects from great heights

Private and public stakeholders in the Rwandan tea sector join forces to empower rural farmers. “That’s just my cup of tea”, says Helmut Pojunke from Oikocredit’s support association in Bonn who visited Oikocredit’s partner Karongi in Rwanda (read Helmut’s story).

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Development Education and Public Engagement

We are working to engage with Canadians and Canadian organizations 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 an active part of our network by having Oikocredit at your next event as a co-host or speaker or to discuss any other ideas you may have.

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