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Find out what Cooperation Canada has to say about the latest issues of importance to international development.
As part of shared efforts to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, Cooperation Canada acknowledges the historic and ongoing violence committed against Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island in the name of ‘development’ and the abuse and trauma inflicted by colonization, including through residential schools, on children, their families, and communities.
*Guest article by Leigh Raithby, Results Canada More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, its impacts on communities are still emerging, as the world copes with the loss of millions of lives and livelihoods. While the world rethinks what victory over the...
Cooperation Canada has a long history of partnering with members and beyond to deliver thought-provoking events. We are excited to announce that several key partners from the international cooperation sector have joined us to make the festival a huge success.
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.
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.
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Cooperation Canada is pleased to release its International Cooperation Futures Festival Partnership Package.
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)
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.
As global food insecurity increases throughout the world, Cooperation Canada is pleased to see the Government of Canada respond with $250 million in new funding to address the global hunger crisis.
Cooperation Canada held a webinar on June 9th, following the 100 days of War in Ukraine. Using a feminist lens, the panel discussed the needs of displaced persons and broader, media coverage, humanitarian response and foreign policy.
Last week, Cooperation Canada held a meeting with its members for the first time since the pandemic began. The event provided an opportunity for informal exchanges, reinforcing the close ties that unite people in our sector.
70 Canadian humanitarian and global development organizations call on the Government of Canada to amend the Budget Implementation Act (BIA)
Cooperation Canada, along with 70 Canadian humanitarian and international development organizations, urges the Government of Canada to amend the Budget Implementation Act (BIA) to reflect the spirit of Bill S-216, the Effective and Accountable Charities Act.