Andre and Anastasie Samvora and their children enjoy much better nutrition after planting a new kitchen garden in their yard. They’ve improved their farming operation and now market their rice through the co-op. They and 18,000 other farm households in Rwanda are members of 15 co-operative enterprises that have adopted new farming, crop storage, business management and gender equality techniques through our Rwanda project.

Women farmers like Luisa Fernando Padilla (left, with her father and mother) are finally earning income for their labour. Luisa, who pioneered the production of an artisinal cheese for her cattle ranching association, is one of a growing number of trailblazing women entering the workforce in rural Colombia, aided by our IMPACT project.

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  • Gay Lea employee donations have been put to excellent use in Rwanda. I’ve seen first-hand how our support has resulted in higher crop yields and better quality food, directly improving the lives of co-op families. It was also evident to me that our partner families are healthier and their communities are stronger because of the project’s strong gender equality training.

    R. Caldara

    Gay Lea Foods

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Legacy Donations

When you include CDF Canada in your estate plan you are committing to lasting change. It’s a wonderful way to leave behind a legacy that will build an even stronger global co-operative community.

If a legacy donation is of interest to you, please contact David Dern, Manager, Fundraising at: or 866.266.7677 x 219.

He will be happy to work with you and your financial representative to ensure you receive the greatest possible tax benefit and recognition for your generosity and support.

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Donor Hall of Fame

Thank you to our supporters for their generous gifts in the past year. For a listing of all the donors who believe in a world where self-reliant communities flourish, click here.

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  • Affinity Credit Union
  • Atlantic Central
  • Central 1 Credit Union
  • Conexus Credit Union
  • The Co-operators
  • The CUMIS Group Limited
  • Everlink Payment Services Inc.
  • Servus Credit Union

5,000 +

  • A&T Dauphinee Fund
  • Access Credit Union
  • Arctic Co-operatives Limited
  • Assiniboine Credit Union
  • Cambrian Credit Union
  • Celero Solutions
  • Collabria Financial Services Inc.
  • Credential Financial Inc.
  • Credit Union Central of Manitoba
  • CUDO
  • FirstOntario Credit Union
  • GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Innovation Credit Union
  • Manitoba Council for International Cooperation
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • Steinbach Credit Union
  • SunRise Credit Union
  • Synergy Credit Union

500 +

  • Accent Credit Union
  • Andres Consulting
  • Aon Benfield Canada
  • Biggar & District Credit Union
  • Canadian Credit Union Association
  • Cape Breton Credit Union
  • Carpathia Credit Union
  • Catalyst Credit Union
  • Central Alberta Co-op Limited
  • CGI
  • Cheticamp Co-operative Ltd
  • Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada
  • Cornerstone Credit Union
  • Crocus Credit Union
  • Crossroads Credit Union
  • Diamond North Credit Union
  • Dodsland and District Credit Union
  • Eagle River Credit Union
  • East Kootenay Community Credit Union
  • Foam Lake Credit Union Limited
  • Kerrobert Credit Union Limited
  • Lafleche Credit Union Ltd.
  • Macklin Credit Union
  • Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada
  • National Young Leaders Committee
  • Niverville Credit Union
  • North Valley Credit Union
  • Noventis Credit Union
  • Ontario Co-operative Association
  • Pierceland Credit Union
  • Portage Credit Union
  • Prairie Centre Credit Union Ltd.
  • Rosenort Credit Union
  • Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation
  • Saskatoon City Employees Credit Union
  • SaskCentral
  • Sherwood Co-operative Association
  • Strategic Charitable Giving Foundation
  • Strathclair Credit Union
  • Swan Valley Credit Union Ltd.
  • The Diebold Company of Canada Ltd
  • Unity Credit Union
  • Vanguard Credit Union
  • Weyburn Credit Union
  • Windsor Family Credit Union
  • Winnipeg Police Credit Union

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