Posted on May 10, 2021

Cooperation Canada, alongside CanWaCH and social justice advocates across the country, urges Canada to do more in supporting mechanisms crucial to fight COVID19 and foster a fair global recovery. Read our letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the TRIPS waiver, cosigned by Julia Anderson, CEO of CanWaCH, and our Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Moyer.

Posted on May 7, 2021

Cooperation Canada’s Board is composed of 14 Directors, elected to represent the diversity of our membership. At our AGM in June, members will be called upon to renew the mandates of some directors who seek re-election at the end of their two-year mandate. In addition, members will also be asked to elect new members of the Board to fill vacancies.

Posted on April 30, 2021

Global Affairs Canada and Cooperation Canada are co-Chairs of the Civil Society Policy Advisory Group (CPAG), which aims to advance to achievement of objectives outlined in Canada’s Feminist International Assistance […]

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Posted on April 19, 2021

Keeping Canadians safe is the most important role of the government. That means eradicating COVID-19 from around the world, urgently addressing the climate crisis, and ensuring an equitable pandemic recovery. Our economy is global, our population is multicultural, and we cannot solve global challenges in isolation. Canada will not recover until the world recovers.

Posted on March 25, 2021

In a virtual town hall on foreign policy on March 16, Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole shared his vision for Canada’s engagement on the international stage. Cooperation Canada welcomes his reversal during this event of a Conservative Party election platform policy during the last federal election to cut Canada’s official development assistance (ODA). Canada is already contributing less than its fair share globally: Canada’s ODA levels are below those of other peer countries, currently at their lowest point in 50 years.

Posted on March 22, 2021

Cooperation Canada is proud to announce the launch of the Anti-Racism Framework for Canada’s International Cooperation Sector, developed by our independent advisory group after months of consultations.

Posted on March 9, 2021

Cooperation Canada is proud to announce it is a recipient of the 2021 Employer Excellence Award by Hire Immigrants Ottawa.

Posted on February 19, 2021

This is an invaluable investment as historically disadvantaged countries which are disproportionately affected by the pandemic struggle to access vaccines. It is essential that vaccines be made available on the basis of need and prioritize the most vulnerable, wherever they are.

Posted on February 11, 2021

February 11, 2021, OTTAWA – Cooperation Canada announced the recipients of the 2020 Cooperation Canada Awards at its awards ceremony tonight: Zaida Bastos, Kehkashan Basu and Développement international Desjardins (DID).

Posted on February 8, 2021

As Canadians celebrate the impact of those working to help people in developing countries this International Development Week (IDW), Cooperation Canada is urging Justin Trudeau’s government to significantly increase assistance to developing countries devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a global recovery.

Posted on January 21, 2021

Cooperation Canada is proposing below an analysis of the new supplementary letters and what they might signal to the international cooperation sector. The below is a summary analysis by Cooperation Canada from the perspective of the international cooperation sector and should by no means be understood as a comprehensive summary of policy priorities of the current Government.

Posted on January 20, 2021

Cooperation Canada convened an advisory group beginning in summer 2020, following a survey shared among its 90 member organizations. Since then, this advisory group has aimed to provide a platform from which our collective approaches to anti-racism can take shape. We have engaged in this work from a place of empathy but also the recognition that our sector must effectively prioritize deliberate anti-racist efforts.

Posted on January 8, 2021

The ambitious objectives outlined in Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) can only be achieved in consultation with international and local civil society.

Posted on December 8, 2020

A new report calls on the government to increase spending on official development assistance to support the global recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic   OTTAWA, ON, 8 December 2020 – […]

Posted on December 1, 2020

Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy must adopt a human-rights based approach that amplifies the voices of feminist actors and marginalized groups in multilateral and bilateral decision-making arenas. Canada should aim for transformative change, which addresses deeply rooted norms and core causes, as informed by local contexts.

Posted on November 19, 2020

On November 17, as part of its Greening CSOs initiative, Cooperation Canada convened civil society organizations to examine the intersection of baseline environmental assessments, green teams and improved operations and programming. Our webinar explored CARE Canada’s experience with a baseline environmental impact assessment of its operations and programs and the role of its green team. Focused on peer learning and exchange, the webinar showcased the ins and outs of these greening tools, challenges, successes and lessons learned.

Posted on November 9, 2020

On October 22nd, Cooperation Canada convened civil society organizations to examine links between faith and greening as part of its Greening CSOs initiative. Our webinar sought to explore the intersection of faith-based mandates and sustainable operations and programs. For those of you that missed it, here are our takeaways from the lively discussion.

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Posted on October 28, 2020

Localization, as a global objective, is not new. At the turn of the century, global discussions on the future of international cooperation, led by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Bank and the United Nations (UN) have recognized the importance of abandoning the ethnocentric and imperialist practices whereby donors and experts from the Global North impose questionable solutions to historically disadvantaged and donor-dependent countries and communities.

Posted on October 21, 2020

Thinking of greening your building? Here are our top 5 certifications from our repository!

Posted on October 19, 2020

Over the past six months, Canada’s international cooperation sector has watched with concern the evolving media coverage and investigations regarding the WE Charity and its related organizations. As a sector, we have refrained from any statements that might interfere with ongoing investigations into a charity whose internal operations remain unknown to most.