Women’s Mentorship - Canada

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Women’s Mentorship Canada

Project Details

  • Term: Annual (since 2002)
  • Direct Beneficiaries: 229 woman credit union managers
  • # of Credit Unions represented: 202
  • # of Countries represented: 21
  • Financial Partners: CDF Canada, Government of Canada

Since taking part in CDF Canada’s Women’s Mentorship Program, Obenewaa Yeboah has improved practices at the small credit union she manages in Kumasi, Ghana. The number of dormant accounts has been lowered by one-third and delinquent loans are down 60%. So far, 229 women from 15 countries have been mentored at credit unions across Canada.

CDF Canada’s Women's Mentorship Program is an annual training program that provides women credit union managers of overseas financial co-operatives with a unique opportunity for professional development; it is also a mutual learning opportunity for Canadians and international co-operators. Program participants are matched up with a credit union in Canada for 10 days. In those 10 days the woman becomes immersed in the credit union and community, receiving general leadership training and learning the ins-and-outs of day to day operations. Canadian credit union managers volunteer their time, training materials, transportation and accommodation for the overseas participants.

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Your support means that more women like Obenewaa can gain the confidence to take on more roles and change more lives in their local communities.

Since 2002, the annual CDF Canada’s Women’s Mentorship Program has enabled 229 women credit union managers from 19 countries to receive this unique professional development experience in 202 credit unions across Canada. Host managers volunteer their time, training materials, transportation and accommodation for the overseas participants.

Your support means that more women like Obenewaa can gain the confidence to take on more roles and change more lives in their local communities.

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