CCIC is the national focal point for civil society in the Community of Democracies (CoD), an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the promotion of democratic development and good governance. On June 25, CCIC joined a meeting of focal points from the Americas in Medellin, Colombia, on the margins of the Organization of American States Summit. This was the first regional meeting of focal points ever held by the Community of Democracies.  

The meeting provided an opportunity to share reflections on the CoD’s strategic objectives and the role of civil society. As part of this exchange, CCIC shared its experiences of dialogues with federal government counterparts, including with respect to Canada’s work as chair of the CoD’s Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society.