NEWS and UPDATES
Find out what Cooperation Canada has to say about the latest issues of importance to international development.
Over the Labour Day long weekend, the Debate Broadcast Group announced the topics for the official Federal Leaders debates set to take place Wednesday and Thursday evenings this week. Conspicuously absent from the English debate is any discussion of foreign policy and all it encompasses.
Cooperation Canada urges Canada and the international community to mobilize all the necessary resources to address the human rights crisis in Afghanistan. Following the expedited withdrawal of American and NATO forces after 20 years of military intervention in the country, the Taliban have swiftly taken over major cities across Afghanistan, resulting in the collapse of the Afghan Government. Civilians, including human rights defenders and humanitarian workers, who had supported Canadian and other international actors are now disproportionately targeted, with the safety and security of their families on the line.
Cooperation Canada, CanWaCH and the Humanitarian Coalition applaud the Government of Canada’s early response to avert the looming famine catastrophe
Today, the Government of Canada announced the allocation of $155 million CAD to support countries at the brink of famine. This decision is critical: right now, 11 people are dying every minute due to hunger and 41 million people are at risk of starvation. By acting now, before famine is declared, the Government is helping to prevent a catastrophe.
Your guide to the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act: Protecting the Legislative Environment of Canada’s International Cooperation
Canada’s international assistance is legislatively outlined in the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (ODAAA). In force since 2008, ODAAA sets the terms for the eligibility of funding considered as the Official Development Assistance (ODA) and applies to all relevant federal departments. As such, the ODAAA is of instrumental value for all Canadian organizations engaged in international cooperation, many of which were a part of the co-construction process that led to the bill’s adoption.
The international cooperation sector’s Anti-Racism Task Force for Accountability launched its first baseline report on anti-racism today.
Cooperation Canada is delighted to announce the addition of five new Board Members elected on June 22, 2021 at the annual general meeting during the Cooperation Forum.
Today Prime Minister Trudeau took bold action in support of a global feminist economic recovery by announcing $100 million in new international assistance funding dedicated to paid and unpaid care work at the Generation Equality Forum, the largest multi-sector gathering on women’s rights in the world. This is the first targeted global investment in the care economy by a donor government.
June 17, 2021 – Ottawa – During last weekend’s G7 Summit, Canada committed $5.3 billion over five years in new funding for international climate finance, doubling Canada’s earlier commitments. This is a welcome announcement that recognizes the urgent action needed to address the climate crisis and biodiversity loss that has disproportionately affected the poorest and most vulnerable across the globe. These much-needed funds will help vulnerable countries and their communities adapt to the climate crisis even as they continue the fight against COVID-19.
Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Waiver
Cooperation Canada, alongside CanWaCH and social justice advocates across the country, urges Canada to do more in supporting mechanisms crucial to fight COVID19 and foster a fair global recovery.
Read our letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the TRIPS waiver, cosigned by Julia Anderson, CEO of CanWaCH, and our Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Moyer.
Cooperation Canada’s Board is composed of 14 Directors, elected to represent the diversity of our membership. At our AGM in June, members will be called upon to renew the mandates of some directors who seek re-election at the end of their two-year mandate. In addition, members will also be asked to elect new members of the Board to fill vacancies.
Global Affairs Canada and Cooperation Canada are co-Chairs of the Civil Society Policy Advisory Group (CPAG), which aims to advance to achievement of objectives outlined in Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) and the related GAC CSO Partnership...
Keeping Canadians safe is the most important role of the government. That means eradicating COVID-19 from around the world, urgently addressing the climate crisis, and ensuring an equitable pandemic recovery. Our economy is global, our population is multicultural, and we cannot solve global challenges in isolation. Canada will not recover until the world recovers.