Inter Pares, which means "among equals" in Latin, is dedicated to promoting international social justice. In Canada and overseas, we support people's struggles for peace, justice, and equality; their efforts to challenge structural obstacles for change; and their alternative development approaches.
|A Gift for the Future|
"I'd like to know my life has touched people outside of my personal circle, my neighbourhood, and my country." - Carla, Inter Pares donor since 1990
May is Leave a Legacy Month, a national public awareness program designed to encourage people to leave a gift through their will to a charity of their choice.
|Will human rights and poverty reduction continue to matter?|
This past April, the Canadian government announced a merger of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). At this time, it appears that the amalgamation will have little immediate impact on Inter Pares. However, given the significance of CIDA as a donor to Inter Pares, we are also taking steps to increase our public fundraising.
Inter Pares will continue to work with others to call on the Canadian government to maintain CIDA's core mandate of responding to the needs of the poor and marginalized. More »
|Watch the conversation|
On April 22, 2013 at our Annual Speaker Series in Ottawa, Ahnan from the Burma Rivers Network and Jennifer from MiningWatch Canada discussed how they are advocating for just and sustainable development.
Both women are supporting communties who are affected by large-scale natural resource projects, in a context of displacement and human rights violations. Together they shared strategies and reflections on how to promote justice for affected peoples.
If you missed it, watch it online today!
|Inter Pares in solidarity with Idle No More|
Inter Pares expresses its solidarity with Indigenous peoples throughout Canada in support of the rising global Idle No More movement.
The unprecedented public mobilizations inspired by Idle No More, at the heart of which have been many courageous Indigenous women and youth, has served as a clarion call regarding the dire conditions which many First Nations peoples and communities face ... More »
Canada and the South: What Unites Us?
Inter Pares Annual Report 2012
All around the world, Inter Pares collaborates with people and organizations who are struggling to build more just societies and create change.
Here are some of this year’s examples of how we do what we do.
We raise money and political support for counterparts from the Canadian public and government:
In 2012, Inter Pares raised $1.4 million from over 6,000 individuals and organizations, and $3.5 million from the Canadian government.
We support women’s leadership, and bring a feminist perspective to the work we do:
In 2012, our collaboration with the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) enabled women leaders to participate directly in local and national councils, and take decisions on issues affecting their communities.
We offer our experience and financial and technical support to counterparts to help them strengthen their organizations and advance their strategies:
In 2012, Inter Pares assisted key Canadian coalitions in the areas of food sovereignty, healthcare, corporate accountability, and civil liberties to improve and expand their capacity for fundraising and media engagement.
We link individuals and organizations to others addressing similar issues in different countries so that we can all learn from each other and collaborate:
In 2012, Inter Pares brought civil society groups from Burma to India to meet farmer movements that are resisting corporate control of agriculture and promoting biodiverse, locally controlled food production. The Burmese groups learned about the opportunities and threats to agriculture that will arise as their country opens up to foreign investment.
|Reviewed April 24, 2013||Publishing Policies|