Asia-Pacific Working Group


The Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) is one of three geographic working groups of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC).

The APWG brings together NGOs, faith-based organizations, unions and solidarity groups from across Canada that have a specific interest in development, social justice, and human rights in Asia.

The APWG’s purpose is  threefold:

  • to improve the impact of its members through collaborative reflection and analysis,

  • to include input from southern partners,

  • through the coordination of policy development, dialogue and learning.


Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Canadian Labour Congress / Congrès du travail du Canada

Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Union of Public Employees

CARE Canada

Children Believe Fund

Development and Peace / Développement et paix

ECTASE – Études contemporaines et transdisciplinaires de l’Asie du Sud-Est

Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights – Education

Humanité & Inclusion

Inter Pares


Leger Foundation / L’œuvre Léger


Oxfam Canada

Pacific People’s Partnership

Plan International Canada

Presbytarian World Service and Development



United Church of Canada

World University Service of Canada / Entraide universitaire mondiale du Canada

World Vision Canada / Vision mondiale Canada




  • Monitor and share analysis and information on Canada’s international cooperation and foreign policy agenda in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Provide a space for exchange of information and collaboration among members for policy dialogue and learning
  • Promote the experience and perspectives of voices from Asia in policy dialogue and development
  • Facilitate the sharing of lessons and good practice in policy and program work


In addition to the annual members’ meeting, the APWG organizes many activities such as symposiums, roundtables and webinars with guest speakers as well as meetings with government representatives. The APWG also produces a bulletin with news and events on international cooperation, Asia and Canada.




Membership is open to CCIC organizations with a policy and/or programme interest in Asia. Other organizations may also become members upon approval of the APWG Coordinating Committee.

Asian Pacific Working Group Publications

APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report
APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report

  It has been an amazing year for the Asia-Pacific Working Group and its members. As such, we are proud to present the APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report to its 24 members. It includes the group's main activities, list of members and financial report.  Among all the...

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APWG-Phillipines shocked by the Sagay 9 massacre

The CCIC Asia Pacific Working Group (APWG) - Philippines, comprised of NGOs, faith-based organizations, unions, solidarity groups, and concerned citizens in Canada with relationships in the Philippines, were shocked to learn of the massacre of 9 farm...

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