Working Groups and Communities of Practice

Cooperation Canada’s working groups and communities of practice (CoPs) are collaborative spaces where members work together and connect to share learnings, develop best practice and maximize collective influence, drawing on member diversity to attain joint objectives.

Our working groups and CoPs convene virtually on our Members Portal. If you are a member of a working group or CoP and have trouble signing in or have not yet created an account, please contact Fanta Diaby, Member Services Liaison, at

About each group 

Afghanistan Crisis Exchange 

As you are all likely aware, the situation in Afghanistan is dire and rapidly deteriorating. Please use this group to share your statements, resources, questions, and to exchange with each other directly.


Africa-Canada Forum

Engage in dialogue with African counterparts and colleagues to improve the quality and impact of Canadian groups working in development coordination and social justice in sub-Saharan Africa.  




Asia-Pacific Working Group

Through collaborative reflection, policy analysis, dialogue and learning, help improve the impact of members that have a specific interest in development, social justice, and human rights in Asia.


CFO Working Group

Meet with other Chief Financial Officers to advance the interests of the international development and humanitarian sector as they relate to financial and administrative policies and practice. 


Communications Group

Convening Cooperation Canada’s members’ communications professionals.



Digna aims to contribute to organizational culture change within the Canadian international cooperation community by providing training, online resources and consultation services for the adoption of gender-responsive best practices with the ultimate goal of preventing sexual exploitation and abuse in operations and partnerships, particularly of women and girls.


Direction and Control


Emerging Leaders Network

Share your opinions and ideas and help shape the national development and humanitarian agenda alongside other young and promising professionals. 


Fundraising Working Group

Share and learn about great fundraising and professional development opportunities with other fundraising professionals within the international development and humanitarian sector. 


Human Resources


Humanitarian Policy Advocacy Group


Humanitarian Response Network


Innovative Finance Working Group 

Identify new financing mechanisms and models through discussing innovative financing sources outside of government funders and explore how the sector can best leverage government finance to facilitate new and additional financial sources. 


Localization Working Group

We hope to welcome colleagues directly or indirectly working to ensure our institutions, processes, and partnerships ensure that the organizations and communities in the Global South with whom our sector are collaborating, are also those in charge of agenda-setting, decision-making, and resource management.


ODA Advocacy


Youth Engagement Working Group

Share best practices, creative solutions and learnings around successes and failures and find out about great opportunities for partnerships and cooperation for youth engagement in the context of the international cooperation and humanitarian sector.  






To join or learn more, contact:  

Fanta Diaby

Member Services Liaison