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Posted on May 6, 2022

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.

Posted on April 26, 2022

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. 

Posted on April 7, 2022

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.

Posted on March 17, 2022

In the lead-up to the event, coalitions consulted members on key priorities and concerns for Canada’s international cooperation. This brief presents a summary of the key issues that emerged during the conversation with the Minister, punctuated by reflections on sector expectations and concerns raised during the conversation, as well as implications for Cooperation Canada’s members and other actors in the sector.

Posted on March 16, 2022

2022 is a time of renewal and Cooperation Canada welcomes several new members to its team. Together, they bring a wealth of experience in the sector and will contribute significantly to our ability to bring our stakeholders together and improve communications, government relations and capacity building efforts.

Posted on February 23, 2022

This report, the sixth edition of Progressing National SDGs Implementation, aims to provide useful insights and recommendations to inform these discussions and help guide improved implementation and reporting. The review of the 42 VNR reports submitted to the HLPF in 2021, as well as the analysis of 17 VNR-related civil society reports, show both positive and concerning trends.

Posted on February 17, 2022

Following an extensive round of consultations with partners and stakeholders, Cooperation Canada and Climate Action Network – Réseau action climat Canada (CAN-Rac) welcome the government of Canada’s announcement on the next steps in the fight against climate change.

Posted on February 10, 2022

The Cooperation Canada Awards recognizes excellence and merit in the field of international cooperation by awarding prizes to individuals or organizations that have distinguished themselves in the past year.

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.