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Opportunity In Action - India Insight Trip

by Andrea Sinclair

Note: Andrea Sinclair gave her first gift to Opportunity International in 2011. Presently, she is generously committed to supporting our work in Bihar, India. Andrea has just returned from her first Insight Trip, to India, with Opportunity. She wrote a beautiful letter about her experiences during this trip. I have just returned from a 16-day trip with Opportunity International to see first-hand what this organization is doing to help empower women in remote villages in India. It was a truly memorable…

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Winnipeg Dinner

by Doris Olafsen

MORE PHOTOS \"Aiming for the Stars\" was the theme for the evening as 45 people joined together for dinner to learn more about the work of Opportunity. The theme resonated with the location which was the Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg. Izzy Asper, the visionary behind the creation of the Museum was often quoted to say, that “Canadians have a tendency to aim for the middle, not the top, but here, in this place we are aiming for the stars.” Appropriate words for the location chosen and the theme…

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Edmonton Dinner

by Kim Buller

MORE PHOTOS October 12th we had a wonderful lunch in Edmonton at the Art Gallery! David Stiller, the founder of Opportunity International Canada spoke and shared the roots of how out of personal tragedy, he and his wife Evelyn took their grieving and transformed it into creating global change.  Larry Reed then shared the model of microfinance and why this powerful tool is the way we are going to eradicate global poverty.    Together,  we raised $12,064 on this day! At an average $166 to impact…

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Calgary Lunch

by Kim Buller

MORE PHOTOS A special thanks to all of you in Calgary for making the October 11th lunch at the Hyatt such a memorable and impactful time.  Together we shared discussion, met new and old friends and enjoyed time together, all while enjoying delicious Colombian tastes!   The great news is that together we were able to raise over $150,000 net!  What an amazing day – and what a gift as all of that money will go directly to our clients working hard to grow their businesses and work their way…

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Toronto Evening Reception

by Alison Chapman

MORE PHOTOS On Tuesday, October 3rd, following lunch at the National Club, we gathered for the evening at McLean House. We are so grateful for our friends of Opportunity who came to share the evening with us. We enjoyed wine and delicious snacks while hearing from David Stiller, founder of Opportunity International Canada, and Janelle Lassonde, former chair of Opportunity International's Education Finance Campaign.  We were delighted to hear from David about the story of Opportunity International…

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Toronto Luncheon

by Alison Chapman

MORE PHOTOS Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 3rd at the National Club for lunch. It was such a pleasure to have both old and new friends come together to celebrate Opportunity International Canada's 20th Anniversary.  We were honoured to hear the story of Opportunity Canada's start from our founder David Stiller. We were moved by the motivation and experiences that lead to this organisation. We were energized and engaged by Larry Reed as he shared the power of Microfinance, and…

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London Luncheon

by Stefanie Joseph

MORE PHOTOS On Tuesday, October 2nd we enjoyed a wonderful lunch hour celebrating Opportunity International Canada’s 20th Anniversary!   Meeting at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn new and old friends were inspired by Opportunity International Canada Founder, David Stiller, and speaker, Larry Reed. They both shared the interesting theme of ‘risking for the right reasons’.  David inspired us as he shared his and wife, Evelyn’s, personal journey out of which birthed Opportunity International…

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Celebrating 20 Years of Opportunity International Canada

by Opportunity International

Opportunity International Canada was founded in 1998, and that makes 2018 a very special year for us. It marks our 20th year of unleashing opportunities! Throughout this year, we have been leveraging this very important important year to meet a $10 million goal that will go on to touch the lives of 600,000 entrepreneurs. Throughout the fall and winter, we have been hosting a line-up of events accross Canada. The founder of Opportunity International Canada, David Stiller, travelled west from London,…

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6 Recipes From Our Clients' Tables

by Opportunity International Canada

Nothing brings people together like food! Across the world, people gather around dishes cooked with diverse ingredients and seasoned with local spices. In different regions, the same foods are cooked in ways that yield such a variety of unique culinary traditions. In the Caribbean and Central America, they enjoy foods that combine local staples such as plantain and maize. While other parts of the world are known for their preparation of meats rich in an assortment of spices. Let us introduce you…

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A Day of Opportunity

by Opportunity International

Today, October 17th, our corporate partners are embracing the “spirit of giving”. The Day of Opportunity is an inspiring day for companies, management, and staff to get together and lead the change towards ending poverty. This day of action was started just four years ago by Opportunity advocate and owners of Advance Canwest Flooring, Paul and Stephen Verhoeff. Over the last 7 years, they have generously supported Opportunity International Canada by raising up to $250,000. Since the first day…

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