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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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United Way To Opportunity

by Opportunity International Canada

Is your company leading a United Way campaign? Did you know that you can support our work through the United Way? Many companies across Canada team up with the United Way to launch an annual giving campaign. The funds raised during this campaign are used to support the projects of charities across Canada. The United Way is connected to a variety of charities and we are one of them! We think this is a great opportunity for our supporters. By working within your annual campaign, you can continue to…

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12 Books We Are Reading

by Opportunity International Canada

As the temperature heats up, all of us at Opportunity are excited to dive into our own books.  So, instead of sharing just 1 book for the summer with you, we've put together a list of what our team is reading that might inspire your own summer reading. If you want to dive a little deeper and share the experience with some friends, we've also put together a few book club book suggestions along with discussion questions.  Dale Patterson's Pick \"The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great…

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Book Club - We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families

by Opportunity International Canada

On April 7, 1994, an unimaginable genocide began in Rwanda. Over the course of 100 days, neighbors fought against neighbors and Rwandans brutally murdered their fellow citizens, leaving nearly one million people dead. It is a horrific and critically important piece of our global history and an event that impacted many of our current Opportunity International clients in East Africa.   WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT TOMORROW WE WILL BE KILLED WITH OUR FAMILIES BY PHILIP GOUREVITCH A #1 Bestseller, We…

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Book Club - Half the Sky

by Opportunity International Canada

Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn A #1 National Bestseller, Half the Sky serves as a “passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.” We are so excited to read this book that Publishers Weekly described as “Vitally important…Heartbreaking, galvanizing, and unforgettable” and Amazon says is “essential reading for every global citizen.” Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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