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Learn what's new at Windmill Microlending - from our news coverage to a range of informational events for

skilled newcomers

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Opinion: Having Immigrant Engineers and Physicians driving Ubers is a National

Disgrace (Featured in The Globe and Mail)

This article first appeared in The Globe and Mail’s February 25 issue and has been duplicated below for the

Windmill Microlending community to access.

February 26, 2024

Outcomes X Announces Innovative Pilot Transaction between Windmill Microlending and

ATB Financial


We are delighted to participate in a new pilot transaction enabling us to attract more flexible and scalable

funding. This pilot was brought to life with the help of Impact Genome’s robust verification methodology and

signals an exciting shift in how social investment can be more transparent and efficient.

January 31, 2024

Inspirit Foundation Partners with Windmill Microlending for the new Cost+ ZERO Loan

The Inspirit Foundation (Inspirit) has partnered with Windmill Microlending (Windmill) through a Community

Bond investment of $250,000. The funds will support newcomers who are using Windmill’s new Cost+ ZERO


January 11, 2024

New $1.1 million partnership with the Definity Insurance Foundation

Windmill is delighted to announce a new $1.1 million partnership with the Definity Insurance Foundation.


January 9, 2024

Windmill Microlending Featured in The Globe and Mail

Many newcomers to Canada require financial support to achieve their personal or professional goals. It can

be overwhelming, as a newcomer, to understand all of the lending options available and how to apply for a

loan. The Globe and Mail has created a Newcomer’s Guide to Finances series to inform newcomers about

the best financial products and lenders on the market right now.

November 15, 2023

Windmill Microlending welcomes Lori Sterling as Chair of its Board of Directors

Windmill Microlending (Windmill) is pleased to announce that Lori Sterling has been appointed Chair of its

Board of Directors, effective September 22, 2023. Lori will succeed Carsten Jensen, Windmill’s Chair since

2019, whose term expires in September.

September 25, 2023


Windmill and Prep Doctors partnership featured in The Globe and Mail

Read about Windmill Microlending and Prep Doctors' featured collaboration in The Globe and Mail, driving

success for internationally trained professionals

August 16, 2023

Winner of The Windmill Empowerment Award Announced at the Top 25 Canadian

Immigrant Awards 2023

Discover the inspiring winner of the 2023 Windmill Empowerment Award announced during the prestigious

Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Awards.

August 16, 2023


CEO Message: Supporting Clients in a Period of Economic Uncertainty

Supporting Clients in a Period of Economic Uncertainty

August 8, 2023

Windmill Microlending and Prep Doctors Launch Innovative Loan Program

Windmill Microlending and Prep Doctors have partnered to introduce Cost+ ZERO Financing, a new loan

product designed to ease the financial burden on internationally-trained dentists to get their license to

practice in Canada. The new loan will be available to Prep Doctors students and will provide a consistent

and affordable repayment schedule, and greater peace of mind during a period of rising interest rates.

July 27, 2023


Windmill Microlending CEO Featured in The Globe and Mail

Windmill Microlending CEO Claudia Hepburn writes an article for the Globe and Mail about helping

internationally-trained immigrants use their skills.

June 15, 2023

Bill Young, social finance leader, on why he’s a donor and investor in Windmill


As one of Canada’s leading voices on social finance, Bill Young supports Windmill Microlending as a donor

and a community bond investor.

June 14, 2023


Windmill Microlending Recognized as the Fastest-Growing Charity

Windmill Microlending was honoured to attend the Veritas Foundation Awards and receive recognition as the

top-performing charity in the Relieving Poverty sector.

February 10, 2023

Windmill Microlending provides inflationary relief with a 5.95% fixed interest rate for new


I am often struck by the bravery and resilience of our clients, but the stories that awe me the most are always

the stories of parents.


January 13, 2023

Le Moulin Microcrédit aide à combattre l’inflation avec un taux d’intérêt fixe de 5,95 % sur

les nouveaux prêts

I am often struck by the bravery and resilience of our clients, but the stories that awe me the most are always

the stories of parents.

January 5, 2023

Capital One doubles down on supporting Windmill clients

A champion for equity and inclusion issues, Shamira Madhany is also a member of Windmill’s Board of

Directors and Chair of Windmill’s Loan Committee.

November 1, 2022


Changing newcomer lives in Quebec with help from our friends

Dan Robichaud, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Diagram Ventures and Myriam Dumont Robillard,

doctoral (DCL) candidate at McGill University, speak about raising funds for Windmill's work in Quebec.

August 10, 2022

Record investment set to transform 500 newcomer lives

In May, Windmill/Le Moulin received a transformative $5 million investment from Lucie and André Chagnon


August 10, 2022


A new virtual meeting place to strengthen newcomer connections

The Windmill Community Success Hub offers a variety of employment resources and a job board.

August 10, 2022

CEO Message: Your Help Empowers Newcomers to Reach Higher, Faster

If Windmill could reach immigrants sooner it could have a real impact not only on their lives but also on

Canada’s prosperity.

August 10, 2022


Windmill to collaborate with other organizations to support Afghan refugees

Learn about how Windmill Microlending took action and became a founding partner of Lifeline Afghanistan to

support Afghan refugees.

June 16, 2022

The GTAA invests in community building through Windmill

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) saw an opportunity to help newcomers who work at the

airport gain skills, training and career development.

June 16, 2022


Shamira Madhany talks about how organizations can foster inclusive and diverse


A champion for equity and inclusion issues, Shamira Madhany is also a member of Windmill’s Board of

Directors and Chair of Windmill’s Loan Committee.

June 16, 2022

Sandra Odendahl talks about Scotiabank’s transformational partnership with Windmill

Learn about the partnership between Windmill and Scotiabank in this interview with Sandra Odendahl, VP,

Social Impact and Sustainability at Scotiabank.

June 16, 2022

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