Special International Development Week Issue
Talk it up, Canada!
It's International Development Week (IDW) in Canada, a time each year to shine a light on the work Canadians are doing to end global poverty, and, in particular, empower women and girls to be full and equal members of their families and communities.
Co-operatives, credit unions and their members are at the vanguard of this effort. They share their skills, time and money to help local co-operatives in developing countries build inclusive, lasting prosperity.
Most of all, International Development Week is about Canadians talking to Canadians about the role we as individuals can play in this important endeavour.
This week, International Dispatch puts a human face to the remarkable headway co-operatives are gaining every day of the year ̶ her name is Gladys Adamu. We offer up some exciting ways you can share your own stories with others, and with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), which leads the Government of Canada's fight against world poverty. Plus, we're sending our Twitter followers daily tweets about cool videos to watch.