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Canada Atlantic Canada Support Association

Why Support Associations?

Oikocredit Canada’s Support Associations are groups of volunteers whose members are engaged in promoting Oikocredit’s mission. Volunteer associations are part of a long-standing tradition in Oikocredit’s work. In addition to being active volunteers for Oikocredit, Support Associations are members of the Oikocredit International co-operative.

Oikocredit has two Support Associations in Canada – Oikocredit Canada and Oikocredit Canada Atlantic. Click on the regions to learn more about how you can get involved in your local Support Association.

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About Oikocredit Canada

Formed in 2016 from local support associations in Ontario and western Canada, Oikocredit Canada is one of about 30 support associations around the world. Our mandate is to educate Canadians about the value of investment and development, and the work of Oikocredit. As a Support Association of Oikocredit, we are a proud member of the Oikocredit international co-operative. We participate in the international Annual General Meeting and have contributed to international working groups and committees. We receive our funding from Oikocredit International and from fees from our members.

We are a non-profit association incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act and have been operating in this capacity for more than a decade. But our volunteers have been active in Oikocredit for much longer. In the past 30 years, several of our volunteers have served with distinction as Directors of the International Board.

Please contact us if you would like one of our volunteers to come and speak to your group. We love to share our Oikocredit story!

The current Board members are:

  • Heather Keachie, Director/President, Toronto
  • Abhishek Bhasin, Director/Vice President, Toronto
  • Michelle Peterson, Director/Secretary Treasurer, Vancouver
  • Karl Braun Director, Waterloo
  • Joseph Howse, Director, Halifax
  • Andrew Nicholls, Director, Victoria
  • Arlene Tober, Director, Toronto
  • Jack Vanderkooy, Director, Collingwood

Our office:

  • Aysha Dawood, Event and Volunteer Coordinator
  • Brigid McQuaid, Administrative Assistant and Book Keeper

Get in touch

Oikocredit Canada Support Association
283 Danforth Ave #114
M4K 1N2 Toronto