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How Co-Ops Are Making a Difference in Nicaragua

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Business
Canadian Co-operative Association

Nicaragua is a land of extremes: a deeply scarred paradise with placid lakes and active volcanoes; warm, welcoming people, divided by class and polarized by politics. Yet, in this divisive environment, Canadian-assisted co-ops are a unifying force, bringing people together to work for the common good.

My Experience as a Trainer With the CCA Women's Mentorship Program

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Canadian Co-operative Association

It may be difficult for Canadians to imagine what it is like to be a woman manager of a financial institution in a developing country. I met 45 of the...

Life in Malawi as a CCA Intern

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

This really is a special time in my life and my career. While after seven weeks I haven't made many friends here, found anywhere to go dancing or taken any solo adventures outside the capital city of Lilongwe, I'm enjoying Malawian culture. If you'd like to pretend you're living here as a CCA volunteer, try this routine:

Co-ops Looking to Help Fill Leadership Void in Post-Conflict Uganda

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

Co-operatives have long been an effective way for impoverished and struggling communities to come together to lift themselves up and achieve greater prosperity. Today that same co-operative model is being put to use in countries throughout the developing world. Uganda is just one such example.

Co-operating for Peace

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Canadian Co-operative Association

The Canadian Co-operative Association is not, and has never been, a humanitarian relief effort. You won't often find us in the middle of a major human...

Growing Independent Co-operatives in Myanmar, One Person at a Time

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

In 2013 Moh Moh was the first woman ever from Myanmar to participate in the Canadian Co-operative Association's Women's Mentorship Program, a specialized training program for women credit union professionals from around the world. Her participation is all the more striking when one considers Myanmar's recent history.

Co-Operatives Supporting Ugandan Farmers Share the Wealth

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

Baina Omugisa means "the lucky ones," but the members of BOMIDO Co-operative Society in the Masindi district of Western Uganda are making their own luck by working hard and sharing the knowledge they have gained through IFAPI to grow their farms and increase the amount they earn from their produce.

Global Citizenship: A Matter of Balance

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

In my experience, the people who are most involved with international development are also very much involved in their communities, working for social justice wherever they are needed. I suppose it also has to do with the fact that, in my mind, the notion of global citizenship is inclusive. We are working against global poverty.

Co-operatives Are Changing Lives in Uganda

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

Have you ever watched a TV commercial for international aid and wondered how people's donations work in developing countries? Before I travelled to northern Uganda as part of a team of volunteers with the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA), I did. But on that trip I met many Ugandans whose lives are being improved with the help of generous Canadians, and my outlook was forever changed.

Co-operating Out of Poverty: How Co-ops Provide Support

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Canadian Co-operative Association

It may seem like an oxymoron, but co-operatives are profoundly local organizations, with worldwide reach and connections. Over the years co-operatives all around the world have linked to create economies of scale and support each other. That's what we do through the Canadian Co-operative Association.

Ask a Realtor: Should I Buy a Condo or Co-op?

Susanne Hudson | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada
Susanne Hudson

Perhaps you're thinking of downsizing since you don't need the four-bedroom house anymore. Sick of shoveling the snow? Want more time to travel? A hassle-free condo lifestyle might be what you're looking for. Condos and co-ops are both good alternatives to owning a house, but there are pros and cons to both.