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Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada)

Base of operations (headquarters)

Ottawa, Canada

Who we are

CDF Canada is a global social impact partner that allies with local communities, build their capacity to achieve sustainable economic and social development through cooperative models. We work with local partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to establish and grow community-owned cooperatives to help people achieve more prosperous, self-reliant lives.

What we do

  • In order to build sustainable communities for better tomorrow, we use three cross-cutting themes across our overall approach:
  • Gender inequality and socio-economic differences so that communities can create truly inclusive and empowering spaces.
  • Financial inclusion provides financial assistance via credit unions to the most vulnerable population with limited or no credit access.
  • With changing climatic conditions, we apply resilience & environmental sustainability lens to build better communities for a better tomorrow.

Geographic scope

Americas – Colombia, Peru

Europe – Ukraine

Asia-Pacific – Myanmar (Burma), Vietnam, Mongolia, Indonesia, Philippines

Africa – Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Senegal, Uganda, Rwanda


Bilateral Aid/Government agencies: Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Multilateral Aid: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Year of foundation


General Contact

Contact Name: Benoit André

Title or Position: Executive Director | CDF Canada

Email: bandre@cdfcanada.coop

Phone: 613 238 6711 ext. 210

Development Contact

Contact Name: Sanjeev Singh

Title or Position: Director, Program Development | CDF Canada

Email: ssingh@cdfcanada.coop

Phone: +1 437 333 2181