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Annual Banquet Dinner & Fundraiser

David Dern, Fundraising Manager with the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) addreseses the attendees at the Banquet Dinner and Fundraiser, held on September 28, 2017 at the Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown Toronto. Over 140 individuals representing Ontario co-operatives, credit unions and their stakeholders attended the special event!


    2018 Banquet Dinner & Fundraiser

    On Friday, October 12, 2018, the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) will host its fifth annual Banquet & Fundraiser at the Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown Toronto! Attendees can expect a fun evening of good food, entertainment and networking, all the while supporting an excellent cause.

    Celebrity Announcement for the CDF Banquet!

    We are very pleased to announce that James Cunningham, Comic, Actor, Author and TV Host, will be entertaining the Banquet delegates this year! James has been featured on many national and international network television shows including Last Comic StandingJust for Laughs, and Comedy Now, and is currently the host and producer of Eat St., which airs on the Canada Food Network as well as in other countries. He has shared the spotlight with former US President Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters, Andre Agassi, Suze Orman, and Hilary Swank.

    James is also passionate about financial literacy and is the founder of the Funny Money Program, which tours high schools across the province and empowers students with knowledge to make good financial choices. Meridian Credit Union is an exclusive supporter of the Ontario high school shows, and we would like to thank and recognize them for making James’ participation in the Banquet possible.

    Tickets are $115 per person, and all proceeds will support the tireless work of the CDF to alleviate poverty around the world. You do not have to be a delegate of the Directors’ Forum to attend, but pre-registration is mandatory. Seating is limited, so purchase your banquet tickets today!

    TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 BANQUET, CLICK HERE!

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    The CDF is seeking support for this year's Banquet in terms of sponsorships, and cash and/or items for the raffle basket and live auction. 

    View their sponsorship package, or contact David Dern, Fundraising Manager, at 1.866.266.7677 or by email at [email protected]

    Thank you to the following organizations who have confirmed their support of this year's Banquet!

    Entertainment Sponsor

    • Meridian Credit Union

    Silver Sponsor

    • FirstOntario Credit Union

    Bronze Sponsors

    • Kawartha Credit Union
    • Fiserv

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