About Cooperation Canada


Since 1968, Cooperation Canada (formerly the Canadian Council for International Cooperation) has brought together civil society organizations working in the international development and humanitarian sector. We advocate for these groups by convening sector leaders, influencing policy and building capacity. Together, we work with partners both inside and outside Canada to build a world that’s fair, safe, and sustainable for all.

We collaborate with various organizations, governments, citizens, and community groups, but every interaction is defined by one promise: higher human capacity to apply creative solutions and meaningful action to the world’s most complex development challenges.

We know we’re better together — this is why our mandate focuses on cooperation.

Our team are always learning and building expertise. They share insights, on-the-ground results, emerging research, and expertise with policy makers to ensure Canada’s international commitments are effective and meaningful.

We support our Working Groups and Communities of Practice, giving those who are passionate about solidarity, social justice, and human rights the space and connections they need to make a difference.

Lastly, we strengthen the efficiency and impact of humanitarian aid workers around the world by helping them work together, elevating their ability to respond to those affected by disasters and emergencies.

Through cooperation, we’re connecting people, amplifying voices, and driving change for a bold and sustainable development agenda.