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Find out what Cooperation Canada has to say about the latest issues of importance to international development.

 

 

Statement: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 30 Sep 2022

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.

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All Eyes on Canada to #FightForWhatCounts

All Eyes on Canada to #FightForWhatCounts

*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...

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Decriminalizing humanitarian aid in Afghanistan

Decriminalizing humanitarian aid in Afghanistan

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.

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Partnering for the International Cooperation Futures Festival

Cooperation Canada’s International Cooperation Futures Festival 

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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2022 CSO-GAC Dialogue on International Assistance and Development: A conversation on fostering an enabling environment for civil society 

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)

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Cooperation Canada’s Ukraine webinar follow up

Cooperation Canada’s Ukraine webinar follow up

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.

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Meeting our members in Ottawa

Meeting our members in Ottawa

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.

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