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International Cooperation Futures FestivalOctober 17-20, 2022Become an International Cooperation Futures Festival Partner! You’ve marked your calendars already, and you’re getting excited for our Festival? Help us make it even better! Cooperation Canada is...
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.
Over 60 Canadian global development & humanitarian organizations are standing together to urge the Government of Canada to amend the Budget Implementation Act (BIA) so we can engage in more equitable partnerships with communities at the forefront of change in Canada and in the world.
Cooperation Canada’s Research and Policy Officer, Ana de Oliveira, joined colleagues from organizations around the globe to discuss how country-led evaluations play a role in assessing the progress of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
Cooperation Canada has just launched its 2022 Member Satisfaction Survey Report. The report is the result of an in-depth study based on responses to the survey distributed to members from October to December 2021.
The world is in intense turmoil. Day after day, the Ukraine crisis sends shocking reminders that peace and stability cannot be taken for granted. We must work collectively to uphold peace, democracy and human rights. Cooperation Canada urges Canada to deploy its feminist leadership in its response to the crisis resulting from the attack on the sovereign territory of Ukraine. We call on Canada to continue to address humanitarian needs, contribute to peace processes, and stand up for democracy and human rights.
Cooperation Canada is encouraged by the increase to international assistance in the 2022 federal budget
As conflict, humanitarian emergencies, COVID-19 and climate change wreak havoc across the globe, Cooperation Canada is encouraged by today’s 2022 federal budget which includes an increase in Canada’s international assistance and a willingness to address barriers to charitable activities in international cooperation.
This budget demonstrates that the government remains committed to international assistance as an effective way of enhancing health, security, prosperity and human rights around the world.