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Decriminalizing humanitarian aid in Afghanistan

Decriminalizing humanitarian aid in Afghanistan

Following the retreat of NATO forces and the subsequent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan one year ago, living conditions have deteriorated for people in Afghanistan. In part, the current humanitarian crisis stems from long-standing issues: natural disasters, climate change, conflict, and bad governance.

Cooperation Canada’s International Cooperation Futures Festival 

Cooperation Canada’s International Cooperation Futures Festival 

On October 17-20, 2022, Cooperation Canada will host the International Cooperation Futures Festival at the Shaw Centre, located on the unceded and unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation, colonially known as Ottawa, Canada. The festival’s ambition is to inject new ideas and energy into Canada’s international cooperation ecosystem by re-connecting us while also providing opportunities to learn from and connect with Canadian and global change-makers.

2022 CSO-GAC Dialogue on International Assistance and Development: A conversation on fostering an enabling environment for civil society 

2022 CSO-GAC Dialogue on International Assistance and Development: A conversation on fostering an enabling environment for civil society 

On June 30, Cooperation Canada and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) co-hosted the annual CSO-GAC dialogue on international assistance and development issues. At the dialogue, co-chairs of the Civil Society Policy Advisory Group (CPAG) launched a High-Level Narrative Update on Canada’s progress in implementing Canada’s Policy for Civil Society Partnerships for International Assistance – A feminist approach (the Policy)

Cooperation Canada Statement – Response to BIA 1 amendments (Bill C-19)

Cooperation Canada Statement – Response to BIA 1 amendments (Bill C-19)

With the Budget Implementation Act (Bill C-19) receiving royal assent on June 23, 2022, Cooperation Canada and its members are pleased to see that the clauses regarding the charitable sector address some of the concerns raised by Canadian charities and equity-seeking organizations working with non-charities at home and abroad.