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International Development Review


GLOBAL force, global GOOD. WELCOME to the Face of Development,

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your annual window on the efforts of the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) and the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) to build a better world through co-operative action.


The past year rang in the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives (IYC), a special opportunity to raise awareness about the economic and social contributions the co-operative business model makes to global development. Our preparations to mark the year began with the launch of, a hub for all things related to the International Year of Co-operatives across Canada and beyond. CCA and CDF then set their sights on building a legacy that will continue to

deliver far-reaching benefits to communities in need long after the IYC flags and bunting are packed away. The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada launched its exciting Build a Better World campaign to raise $12 million in the next four years. It’s a target and mission worthy of Canadian co-operators who are eager to help families move out of poverty with co-operative tools they have seen work wonders both here at home and around the world. At the same time, CCA set out to broaden the reach and impact of its international development work – seeking out new projects and programs, welcoming other stakeholders to share in its mission, and honing its tools to better equip overseas partners to bring lasting prosperity to families in need.

“Co-operatives are a reminder to the international community that it is possible to pursue both economic viability and social responsibility.” – Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Cover photo: Lariba Gbande lives in Northern Ghana where she runs a small shop, a business she started and grew with loans from her credit union.

TOO MANY PEOPLE around the world

This dream is shared by hundreds of CCA and CDF volunteers and supporters across Canada. We are pleased to present highlights of our work from 2011-2012 to make that dream a reality.

• CCA programs reached out to

over 2.6 million households in 15 developing countries this year.

• CCA managed over $8 million

in funding from a wide range of supporters to deliver its program to co-operatives and credit unions in developing countries.

• CDF raised over $1.4 million

which in turn leveraged more than $8 million from other sources.

“Co-operatives offer a pathway out of poverty built on mutual self-help, equity and equality among the members.” – Jo-Anne Ferguson, Senior Director, International Development, CCA.

CCA’s 2012 calendar marking the UN International Year of Co-operatives made its way to 16,000 Canadian homes and offices.

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are just one illness, one flood, one theft or one drought away from going hungry or losing their home. Imagine a world where everyone can work, own, save and build the foundation for a better, lasting future. We at CCA and CDF envision that world every day. We see it in the jobs and opportunities co-ops create, in the loans that credit union members use to grow their small businesses, and

in the confidence women feel when they speak out at co-op meetings. We see it in the smiles of children heading off to school, and the satisfaction farmers feel as they set savings aside for the future.


We’re WORKING our way out of poverty... AROUND THE GLOBE, people are

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employing their co-operative enterprises to move out of poverty. They are pooling resources and working together to provide needed goods and services, create jobs, invest profits, reach out to vulnerable groups, train and educate members, and protect the environment.


The impact of this work is long lasting. We see families moving and staying out of poverty, households with improved health and nutrition, parents able to afford their children's school fees and uniforms, and families earning additional income through their small enterprises. This past year brought more results. In Sri Lanka, 7,700 persons of all ethnic and religious ties are moving forward in that

nation's new era of peace with skills and business training they received from the SANASA Development Bank Ltd. with help from CCA and the Canadian Red Cross. In the Philippines, nearly two million individuals and their dependants are less likely to fall back into poverty by illness, accident or the loss of a breadwinner—as they are protected by co-operative micro-insurance programs designed by CCA’s partner RIMANSI. Over $33 million in premiums have been mobilized and $8.3 million paid out in claims. Seven-of-ten policyholders are women. RIMANSI is also bringing mutual-based life insurance and credit-life insurance products to co-op movements in Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Fiji.

“Throughout the developing world, co-ops are supporting local economies by producing much-needed products and services while creating jobs and developing people’s skills. We’re pleased to lend our support, particularly during the International Year of Co-operatives, to help build a legacy that will make a real difference in people’s lives for many years beyond 2012.” – Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO, The Co-operators

...tapping a PASSION for success. PASSION FRUIT FARMERS in the village of Cikoro, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, made huge gains this year.

Afnizar Sabriaty samples a contestant's tilapia dish during a recent cooking contest in Aceh to promote co-op farmed fish. Aided by their marketing co-op, 94 fishers in six aquaculture co-ops produced two tons of fish last year.

supported co-op is improving livelihoods by growing and processing canola, and hosting tourists who come to enjoy local hot springs.

Not surprisingly, word of this marketing co-op’s success is spreading. Government technicians are noting how the project is promoting sustainable agriculture and are taking their story to other parts of Sulawesi. Delicious entry.

• Some 8,000 residents in Aceh,

Indonesia are earning income from the services of KOPEMAS, their new marketing co-operative.

• In Uganda, 6,000 farmers

are pooling and marketing their produce through their co-op. Members save at least 15% on inputs and have grown revenue by 30%.

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Trees yielded 33% more fruit than expected after farmers adopted ten new sustainable agricultural practices. When drought hit the next crop, farmers still met their targets. Alternative organic fertilizing, multi-cropping and higher prices won by their new marketing co-op are raising the incomes of the 800 farmer households in the project. The co-op is also improving their nutrition, issuing rice loans that help to keep food bowls full all year.

Women are participating at co-op meetings and men are sharing more of the housework as their attitudes and behaviour change through gender sensitivity training.

• High in the Peruvian Andes, a CDF


We OWN our co-ops and credit unions... THE ROAD OUT of poverty is built by ordinary

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people working through their co-operatives to make life better. Member owners are in the driver seat, shaping and directing their co-op enterprises together, sharing the risks and the results collectively. As efforts pay off, profits are shared and reinvested in the co-operative.


Co-operatives and credit unions spawn member-owned micro, small and medium-size enterprises, through micro-finance loans, business and skills training, and marketing support. These enterprises generate earnings, assets, experience and confidence – key markers on the road out of poverty.

On Sri Lanka’s east coast, Rajamalar is rebuilding her future with grit and the profits she earns from the brick business she started with a credit union loan. She speaks of family lost to war and possessions taken by tsunami waves, but mostly she talks about the future. Rajamalar bought bags of cement, sand, a mixer and molds, including the one she uses to make ventilation bricks to cool homes and offices. Her timing was good. Peace and a building boom have come to Sri Lanka.

“When we chose the slogan “The World is Our Community, Ontario is Our Home,” we were thinking about the poverty reduction work that CDF supports around the world. We are proud of the efforts our staff and members have made to support CDF. This is the International Year of Co-operatives – a good time to make a clear statement that as a co-operative Gay Lea is a committed participant in the co-operative effort to end poverty around the world.” – Mark Hamel, Chair, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd.


1. Voluntary and

open membership

2. Democratic

member control

3. M ember

economic participation

4. A utonomy and independence

5. Education, training and information

6. Co-operation

among co-operatives

7. Concern for community

...we EMBRACE the many and the few.

• 14 women credit union managers

from Asia and Africa enjoyed handson learning in Canadian credit unions through the Credit Union Women’s Mentorship Program.

• CCA and CDF brought

Clementine Umuriza manages this warehouse packed with rice from members of the Cooproriz Abahuzabikorwa in Rwanda.

PERHAPS the greatest mark of success is the voice and confidence co-operatives give to women, youth and those less heard in society. In Rwanda, women members of a rice milling and marketing co-operative report increased respect and status in their families and communities. This confidence is breaking the culture of dependency and the repressive cycle of poverty. Women’s membership in the Nyarubogo Co-operative alone increased from just 42 members at the start of the project to 463 members three years later. Women co-operative members are the community entrepreneurs in so many countries, building a better future for their daughters and sons.

• 440 persons with disabilities in

the Philippines found jobs and respect through their co-ops and national federation. One co-op is piloting a vermiculture organic fertilizer program to provide jobs when other contracts run out.

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20 women credit union leaders from nine African countries together in Botswana this year for the first-ever Africa Women's Forum. Four Canadian women credit union leaders attended and spoke at the event.


We’re SAVING for tomorrow...

LOANS are important financial tools but

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perpetual indebtedness is not a solution to poverty. Savings and assets are true empowerment because they are owned not owed by the household. Savings are a win-win proposition, helping members secure their future and enabling credit unions to finance lending products, which in turn generate revenue needed to keep their doors open.


Between 2007-2011, members of CCA-assisted co-operatives set aside over $140 million in savings. More than 60% of this was by women. Credit unions in Barbados implemented an on-line supported training program with the assistance of CCA and Dalhousie University, and with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank.

Families in 350 towns and villages in Ghana have a safe place to save and access to credit through their credit unions. Recent research shows that members of Ghana's credit unions feel more financially secure than non-credit union members, and are more likely to send their children to school. Because of their membership in savings and credit co-operatives, over 34,000 women in Nepal now have combined savings of $24.8 million. That’s $713 per woman. Women use these savings to improve the lives of their families, start up new businesses and ensure their children receive a good education. More than 60% of savings set aside by CCAassisted co-operatives were made by women.

...ACHIEVING TOGETHER what we cannot alone. PEOPLE can accomplish

High production standards at the Norandino Co-operative in Peru.

In Colombia, after years of instability, co-operatives are helping farmers achieve longterm sustainable incomes as well as family and community security. Eight hundred farmers have shifted from illegal crops to growing cocoa, fruit, vegetables, and raising cattle for the local market. Members can now focus on the future, educate their children and improve their operations. The progress of co-operatives can be stunted by too much or too little government support. CCA assists co-operative movements in developing countries to work with their governments to adopt co-op-friendly roles that regulate and enable co-operatives to grow and thrive. Valentine’s Day 2011 will be memorable for years to come for CCA and the Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Co-operatives Limited. That’s the day the Malawi Parliament enacted a longawaited bill governing financial co-operatives.

• CCA’s third Africa Region Partners Forum in Malawi deepened relationships among partners.

• Mongolia adopted long-awaited

credit union legislation in October.

• In Sierra Leone, traders who have

never had access to formal financial services are expanding their businesses and sharpening skills with small loans from their credit unions.

Credit union training in Sierra Leone.

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more working co-operatively with others than they can on their own. CCA helps develop leaders who are confident in guiding their co-operatives into the marketplace with products and services their members need. It links individual co-operative enterprises to networks of co-operatives, both in their own country and beyond, who share lessons learned and innovations for overcoming local challenges.


We're BUILDING a better world... CCA’S PROJECTS build on the

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experience of local partners and are strengthened by the expertise of hundreds of volunteers from Canada’s co-operative sector. This combined power helps us build strong and lasting co-ops, and a better world.


Connecting the dots in Uganda Co-op farmers in Uganda have achieved remarkable results since CCA and the Uganda Co-operative Alliance linked them with credit unions and marketing co-operatives through a project called Integrated Finance and Agriculture Production Initiative (IFAPI).

Uganda’s largest local brewery is now sourcing sorghum from farmer co-operatives thanks to a lucrative contract with the National Grains Union. As part of the Union, the IFAPI-established Mutundu Marketing Co-operative and its member farmer co-ops will grow sorghum and receive training and seeds from the brewery. Mutundu is also supplying the United Nations World Food Program with maize. Under that deal, Nyamahasa farmer co-op in Uganda’s Masindi District has already provided 200 tons of maize. This integrated approach to rural development is also now at work in Rwanda, Malawi and Ghana.

“Federated Co-operatives Limited is pleased to be part of the Build a Better World Campaign. Federated Co-operatives Limited and the Co-operative Retail System have made an enormous difference in the lives of people in the communities we serve throughout Western Canada. We are fortunate to live in a safe and prosperous country, and we are proud to share some of our good fortune to help people in other parts of the world work their way out of poverty.” – Glen Tully, President, Federated Co-operatives Limited we build a BETTER WORLD. THE CANADIAN CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION supports co-operative

CCA works hand-in-hand with local partners to create and strengthen co-operative enterprises that provide members with financial services, agricultural production and marketing support, and many other important services. Through training, coaching, short-term financial support, business strengthening and governance programs CCA builds business capacity, improves the skills of employees, and helps members to better govern the co-operatives they own. CCA volunteer credit union coach Bev Maxim (centre) shares a light moment with Itai Msiska, manager of Karonga Teachers Credit Union (2nd from left) and other CCA Women`s Mentorship Program alumnae in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Programs are designed to ensure the benefits are realized equally by women as well as men, to enable the participation of youth, and to strengthen the environment. To finance this work CCA uses funds raised by the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) to leverage resources from the Canadian International Development Agency and other funding bodies. CDF is a registered charity which has helped fuel CCA’s international development work for nearly 65 years. In addition to financial support through CDF, CCA’s Canadian members assist by providing thousands of volunteer hours from highly skilled employees and members.

• Canada’s credit unions contribute $1.7 million in time and funds each year to CCA to help developing countries.

• 100 Canadian volunteers donated over $1 million worth of their time over 1,600 days to CCA’s international program this year.

CCA volunteer Heidi Hyokki, Manager of Procedures, Interior Savings Credit Union, works on her coaching report in Malawi with Ezekiel Thindwa, Business Development Officer, Malawi Union of Savings and Credit Cooperatives.

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organizations in Africa, Asia and the Americas in their efforts to serve their members, alleviate poverty and bring prosperity to communities.

With CCA’s guidance and support, partners move forward, strengthening their businesses, creating stronger networks and apex organizations, and working with governments to create legislation that will allow co-operatives to thrive.


FUELING the ENGINE of DEVELOPMENT... REAL and lasting change requires a real and lasting commitment of resources. Our

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valued financial partners – The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF), the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank all recognize the critical role co-operatives and credit unions play in moving people out of poverty. CCA takes its development program to more communities with the help of the Irish League of Credit Unions Foundation (ILCUF), the World Council of Credit Unions and the Swedish Co-operative Centre.


Revenues by Source: FY 2011-2012 TOTAL: $8,259,782 Canadian Red Cross CIDA ILCUF $1,336,416 $4,377,015 $61,069




Disbursements by Sectors: FY 2011-2012 TOTAL: $8,259,782 Consulting $23,729



Canadian International Development Agency


IADB $197,046


World Bank $1,659,888


Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada

Agricultural Enterprise $3,002,607 (36%) Finance $3,776,055 (46%)

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise $1,481,120 (18%)

“The process of developing the co-op empowers and enables members and the community to develop socially and economically beyond the scope of the co-operative enterprise.” – Claude Gauthier, President, CCA

Agence canadienne de développement international

...covering THE WORLD. CCA and 25 partner organizations in 15 countries strengthened credit unions and co-operatives in Asia, Africa and the Americas this year. Here's where CCA worked:

• Indonesia • Malawi • Mongolia • Nepal

• Peru • Philippines • Sierra Leone • Sri Lanka

• Tanzania • Uganda • Vietnam

Canada’s credit unions continue to step up when asked to share their knowledge with women managers from credit unions around the globe. This year was no exception and we thank:

• Access Credit Union, Winkler, MB • Alterna Savings, Ottawa, ON • Bayview Credit Union, Sussex, NB • Community Credit Union, Grunthal, MB • Eagle River Credit Union,

Marsha Long (right) of Bayview Credit Union, NB, mentors credit union manager Vicential Amoako from Ghana.

CCA interns pictured in Ottawa on the eve of their six-month overseas assignments.

L’Anse au Loup, NFLD • First Ontario Credit Union, Hamilton, ON • Horizon Credit Union, Melville, SK • Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Invermere, BC • Ladysmith Credit Union, Ladysmith, BC • Oak Bank Credit Union, Oak Bank, MB • Progressive Credit Union, Woodstock, NB • Servus Credit Union, Edmonton, AB • Steel Centre Credit Union, Sydney, NS • Victory Credit Union, Windsor, NS

• 34 Canadian credit union

professionals coached local credit union staff in Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Mongolia.

• 15 technical co-operants

took up short and long term assignments in 11 countries.

• Fifteen Canadian interns worked

for 6-12 months with CCA partners in Peru, Philippines, Cambodia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Ghana through our International Youth Internship Program.

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• Barbados • Cambodia • Colombia • Ghana

Thank you Women’s Mentorship Program host credit unions


Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada

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FOR OVER 60 YEARS, the Co-operative


Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) has raised funds and awareness to help alleviate poverty by building and strengthening co-operatives in the developing world. True to the co-operative principles of co-operation among co-operatives (6th) and concern for community (7th), CDF offers a way for Canadian co-operators to reach out to their counterparts in Asia, Africa, and the Americas to help build resilient communities and provide economic stability.

Just as Canadian co-operatives have provided vital community services and built a strong legacy in this country, the projects that CDF funds and are delivered by the Canadian Co-operative Association’s (CCA) International Development Program serve to fill a need for essential services and improve the livelihoods of marginalized communities throughout the developing world.

Together, we can build a better world.

“There are many landmarks in one’s journey through life; we are celebrating landmark that recognizes Co-operative enterprises and the contribution to building a better world. We have an opportunity to pause, reflect and to create a legacy of co-operation that will transform the world.” – Michael Barrett, President, CDF


JOIN the

Build a Better World Campaign.

Co-operatives, co-op members throughout Canada can share the knowledge that joining together in a common purpose can build a better world. To leverage the growing awareness of co-operatives and their impacts on communities everywhere, CDF is taking its fundraising efforts to a new level. We’ve launched the Build a Better World Campaign to raise $12 million for global co-operative

development over the next four years. We’re reaching out to co-operatives, credit unions and individuals from coast to coast to coast and to the co-operative sector’s many friends.

– Myrna Bentley, John Harvie, Glen Tully, Build a Better World Campaign Co-chairs

These funds will enable CDF and CCA to pursue poverty reduction even more aggressively, using the co-operative model and working with highly committed local partners.

• The Co-operators kicked off the

This is a wonderful opportunity for the Canadian co-operative sector to celebrate the International Year of Co-operatives and leave behind a legacy that all Canadian co-operators can be proud of.

We hope you will join us.

Build a Better World Campaign with a generous donation of $500,000. (L-R) Denyse Guy, Executive Director,CCA, Kathy Bardswick, President and CEO, The Co-operators, and Michael Barrett, President, CDF.

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DURING the 2012 International Year of

“There are hundreds of worthy charities in Canada. We should be very proud and supportive of the one we own. CCA and CDF undertake ambitious and lasting projects with Co-operative partners throughout the developing world. With sufficient funding, we can help them reduce poverty and change their parts of the world for the better.”



AS THE CHARITY OF CHOICE for Canadian co-operators, CDF benefits from the generosity of the co-operative sector. Both individuals and co-operatives are helping CDF reach out to communities in need. Here are just a few ways you can help CDF reach its goal:

• Corporate donations

• Employee giving

• Director giving

• Personal donations

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Many co-operatives and credit unions make fundraising for international co-operative development a part of their commitment to co-operation among co-operatives.


We invite you and your board of directors to pass a resolution to forward a per diem or honorarium to CDF. Or, send your contribution directly to CDF.

Many co-operatives have started an employee giving program. Individual employees and employee groups have also initiated their own fundraising efforts to help raise funds for CDF. Your personal gift to CDF, either as a one time donation or through monthly giving, allows you to build a better world.

“I am committed to CDF and I donate monthly because I believe co-op development must be an ongoing program – not just responding to a natural disaster or when Canadians are feeling generous.” – Bryan Tudor The 2006 recipient of the CCA Global Co-operator Award, Bryan is a monthly donor, a convenient way to provide ongoing support to CDF.

• Honorary or Memorial Gifts

Celebrate someone who has made a difference in your life by making a gift in their honour. Or celebrate the life of someone who was dear to you by making a donation in their memory.

call (866) 266-7677, Ext. 605 e-mail us at or visit us on-line at: Cheques payable to the ‘Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada’ can be sent to: 400 – 275 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2L6 All donations over $10 will be issued a tax receipt. Charitable registration number: 11887 5517 RR0001


for CDF gave me the opportunity to teach my colleagues, family and friends about what CCA provides to developing countries. I grew so much personally and professionally – it was rewarding to know that I conquered my goal!” – Trish Rasmussen Trish participated in CDF’s first ever Journey Out of Poverty study tour to Sri Lanka in 2011 and raised $15,000 in support of CDF upon her return. Trish (left) with Samadani Kiriwandeniya, Chairperson of the SANASA Development Bank Ltd, Sri Lanka.

• On behalf of their members,

SaskCentral and Alberta Central make an annual contribution to CDF. At 15¢ per member, SaskCentral donated $76,200 in 2011 and Alberta Central gave a total of $65,200 at 10¢ per member.

• Fundraising begins at home. CDF

and CCA staff and board members have so far committed over $16,000 a year for the next four years!

• Golf tournaments sponsored

by the Saskatchewan Co-op Association and Westoba Credit Union raised $23,906 for CDF in 2011. CDF auctions raised $22,264.

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 ost a fundraising event H As an individual or with your family, friends or colleagues, host a fundraising event. Let us know if you have a creative fundraising idea or if you wish to discuss a fundraising event.






$100,000 and over The Co-operators Credit Union Central Alberta

Michael Barrett – Chair Chief Operating Officer Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited Gary M. Seveny – Vice Chair Principal, Seveny Consultants and Associates Jill Kelly – Secretary-Treasurer General Manager CCEC Credit Union Beryl Bauer – Vice-Chair Federated Co-operatives Ltd. Cheryl Byrne – CEO CUSource Credit Union Knowledge Network VP Knowledge Services of Credit Union Central of Canada Barry Delaney – Senior Vice-President Lines of Business Strategy First West Credit Union Claude Gauthier – Director of Operations Ontario Region Growmark Canada Wayne McLeod – President and CEO Westoba Credit Union Sandy Wallace – 1st Vice-Chair Credit Union Central of Manitoba

The CCA Global Co-operator Award was presented this year to Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd. for its extraordinary commitment to the international development work of CCA and the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada.

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$50,000 - $99,999 Federated Co-operatives Ltd. SaskCentral Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity)


Credit Union Foundation of BC The CUMIS Group First Calgary Financial Ann Mully Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation Saskatchewan Co-operative Association Westoba Credit Union

$25,000 - $49,999 CAW – Social Justice Fund $5,000 - $9,999 First West Credit Union Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd. Michael Barrett Manitoba Council for Myrna Bentley International Co-operation Communication Technologies Saskatchewan Council for Credit Union Ltd. International Co-operation Garth Herman $10,000 - $24,999 The KPMG Foundation Assiniboine Credit Union Oceanrock Investments Inc. Cambrian Credit Union Steinbach Credit Union Concentra Financial Swan Valley Credit Union Ltd. Services Association Glen Tully

...turning poverty into PROSPERITY. THANK YOU CCA VOLUNTEERS 2011-2012 Karen Howatson Robert Scott Hughes Heidi Hyokki Ramune Jonusonis Kamaljeet Kaur Raman Scott Kennedy Bill Knight Normand Lafreniere Lorri Anne Lochrie James Lowe Azmina Manji Dennis Matthies Beverley Maxim Karen McBride Nicholas Robert McGee Carolyn Andrea McPherson Carmelina Michalenko Mark Michener Bernadette Mitchell Nastaran Mohammadi Corey Munden Rodd Myers Anthony Okuchi Erica Parker Patrice Pratt

Trudy Rasmuson Penny Reeves Rocio Bonê Ritchot Erin Robinson Jacqueline Romero Dirk Sack Ed Sarnecki Brad Schultz Gary Seveny Garth Sheane Megan Sinclair Dave Sitaram Alicia Snushall David Steinback Rani Suleman Norma Tomiczek Michael Turner Simone Gabriele Ubertino Miriam Valois Kirsten Van Houten Mark Ventry Sheldon Wagner Sandy Wallace Harvey Wedgewood Janet Zukowsky

CCA INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2011-2012 Patrice Pratt, BC – Chair (after October 2011), Vice-Chair (until October 2011) Myrna Bentley, SK – Vice-Chair (after October 2011) Norma Tomiczek, NS – Chair (until October 2011) Michael Barrett, ON Dan Burns, BC Scott Kennedy, ON – (after June 2011) Penny Reeves, AB – (before June 2011) Dave Sitaram, ON Sandy Wallace, MB Janet Zukowsky, PQ

CCA and CDF volunteers are empowering communities around the globe. To join the team visit: or

Members of CCA’s International Program Committee visited Gestando, a CCA partner in Colombia helping farmerowned marketing co-ops make the shift from cultivating coca leaves to growing legal crops, such as cocoa (pictured).

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Alice Boatemaah Afram Craig Barclay Michael Barrett Myrna Bentley Brian Bentley Dale Boisclair Sophia Boutillier Dan Burns Barbara Dalzell Norm Davidson Rick Doerksen Ken Doleman David Domes Bruno Dragani Paul Duncan Noella Duncan Deborah Edwards Vanessa Elliott Sophie Ethier Jason Mark Frittaion Lisa Gaudry Elizabeth Geller Madeleine Gieysztor Lennie Hampton John Harvie Murray Hidlebaugh


Celebrate the International Year of Co-operatives 2012 "CO-OPERATIVE ENTERPRISES BUILD A BETTER WORLD"

Ordinary people doing

Les programmes de l‘Association des coopératives du Canada sont réalisés avec l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada accordé par l’entremise de l’Agence canadienne de développement international (ACDI).


Canadian International Development Agency

Agence canadienne de développement international

• GIVE back to others • SHARE your knowledge • LIVE the co-operative values

Canadian Co-operative Association programs are undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).


The Canadian Co-operative Association is a national organization for co-operatives and credit unions. We are a not-for-profit co-operative owned by our members. Our mission is to provide leadership to promote, develop and unite co-operatives in Canada and around the world.

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International Development Review 2011-2012  

International Development Review is a window on the Canadian Co-operative Association's international development work.

International Development Review 2011-2012  

International Development Review is a window on the Canadian Co-operative Association's international development work.