Michele Aasgard

Michele Aasgard

Test Michele Aasgard is the Vice-chairperson of the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada. Michele is a former Executive Director of the Alberta Community and Cooperative Association (ACCA) in Edmonton, Alberta. The ACCA seeks to foster a healthy and vibrant co-operative sector; to provide a forum for co-operatives to associate and network with other provincial and national co-operatives; to promote the co-operative model; to support the development of strong Alberta communities through co-operation; to foster the development of community leaders through education; to provide youth education and leadership; and, to foster a healthy agriculture sector through co-operation and education. Before joining the ACCA, Michele worked for the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division of the Alberta Government, developing and delivering training programs for staff and the private sector. Michele has extensive experience producing educational resource materials and has completed her Certificate of Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Alberta with distinction

Email Address maasgard@acca.coop

Level Allied Members

Start Date June 29, 2021

Phone Number 1 (780) 963-3766


Region Alberta

Expertise , Development, Worker co-ops

Services Co-operatives and credit unions are powerful tools that create long-term growth and prosperity in communities around the globe. With over 70 years of on-the-ground experience in international development, CDF Canada has helped local partners in over 40 developing countries create and strengthen co-operative enterprises and networks. Each creates jobs and opportunities, mobilizes savings and loans, reduces vulnerability, improves nutrition and livelihoods, helps women and men govern their co-operatives democratically, and access the opportunities and resources they need. We support co-op federations in providing services to member co-operatives and work with governments to enact co-op friendly laws and regulations. Our expertise resides in the lessons we carry forward from each project we undertake and in the individuals we mobilize from the Canadian co-operative sector and beyond. Our philosophy and approach integrate careful consideration of gender equality and women’s empowerment, the promotion of financial inclusion, and resilience and environmental sustainability. Each year, CDF Canada works with donors, partners and its team members to build a global co-operative community.

Languages English

Company Alberta Community and Co-operative Association

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