Posted on January 18, 2022

The Board of Directors of Cooperation Canada is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Higgins as its new Chief Executive Officer. Kate will take on her new role on April 4, 2022.

Posted on December 13, 2021

Cooperation Canada commends the Senate of Canada for approving the private member’s Bill S-216: Effective and Accountable Charities Act, proposed by the Honourable Ratna Omidvar. We applaud the leadership of Senator Omidvar, as well as non-partisan support from Canada’s Senators, who have shown dedication to equitable and effective social justice. We look forward to advocating alongside our members and allies as the bill heads to the House of Commons.

Posted on November 29, 2021

On Tuesday, Mary Simon, Canada’s first indigenous Governor General, delivered a forward-looking Speech from the Throne designed to move Canada forward, for everyone. Leading the country through the pandemic has not been easy and will only become harder as we move towards our recovery. Rooting difficult decisions in a commitment to “increasing Canada’s foreign assistance budget each year, and investing in sustainable, equitable, and feminist development that benefits the world’s most vulnerable and promotes gender equality” is the best way to support Canadians and build the future we all deserve.

Posted on November 23, 2021

Our four main priorities for making tangible progress of Canadians continue to be: protecting public health, ensuring a strong economic recovery, promoting a cleaner environment, and standing up for fairness and equality. We cannot deliver on these promises in isolation – we must be working with our global partners to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Posted on November 9, 2021

In June, Cooperation Canada held a session dedicated to the sector-wide efforts to address the outdated regulatory framework of ‘direction and control’ which imposes significant barriers to establishing equitable relationships with communities and organizations without a charitable status. As the sector gears up for a new season of efforts of legislative change, we hope this Q&A will help.

Posted on October 30, 2021

Today, the Government of Canada showed clear intention to support multilateral efforts to end COVID-19 everywhere and address the mounting economic crisis of global proportions.

Posted on October 29, 2021

This Tuesday, 38 political leaders swore to serve in the 44th Federal Cabinet under the leadership of the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Parliament will recommence on 22 November 22nd. While we wait for the Throne Speech and the Mandate letters, here is an overview of cabinet leaders the sector will be looking to re-connect with and meet.

Posted on October 27, 2021

Cooperation Canada congratulates the members of Canada’s 44th Cabinet under the leadership of Justin Trudeau who were sworn in yesterday.

Posted on October 14, 2021

Orange Shirt Day derives from the story of residential school survivor, Phyllis Webstad, from the Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation.

Posted on September 28, 2021

Cooperation Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of two interim CEOs, following former CEO Nicolas Moyer’s departure.

Posted on September 21, 2021

Cooperation Canada congratulates the Liberal Party of Canada for winning the 2021 federal election, resulting in a Liberal minority government.

Canada Votes 2021

Posted on September 8, 2021

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.

Posted on August 18, 2021

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.

Posted on August 16, 2021

We are pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, entitled Next Generation of Knowledge Partnerships for Global Development, dedicated to a collaboration between Cooperation Canada and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID). The Next-generation models for Canadian collaboration in international development project (2017-2020, henceforth NextGen) was funded through the IDRC Foundations for Innovation program.

Posted on August 13, 2021

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.

Rescue mission after a building collapse

Posted on July 27, 2021

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.

Posted on July 8, 2021

The international cooperation sector’s Anti-Racism Task Force for Accountability launched its first baseline report on anti-racism today.

Posted on July 6, 2021

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.

Posted on June 30, 2021

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.