Who we work with in Canada
The Canadian Health Coalition has dedicated itself since 1979 to preserving and enhancing Canada's public health system. Comprised of groups across Canada representing unions, churches, seniors, women, students, consumers, and health care professionals, the Coalition's focus is to reverse the deregulation and privatization of health protection tools, including the erosion of the Food and Drugs Act. The CHC played a key role in educating and mobilizing Canadians in relation to the Romanow report.
GRAMA (Groupe de recherche sur les activités minières en Afrique, Research Group on Mining Activity in Africa) is a research group based at Université du Québec à Montreal. GRAMA undertakes research, analysis and policy development on issues related to mining in Africa.
La Ligue des droits et libertés (League of Rights and Liberties), based in Montreal, is an independent organization that defends and promotes human, social, political, economic, cultural and civil rights.
MiningWatch Canada grew out of discussions among social justice and environmental organizations concerned about the effects of mining on the environment, and the livelihoods and safety of people and communities in mining areas. Established early in 1999, MiningWatch brings together environmental groups, aboriginal organizations, legal specialists, and social justice activists from across Canada to help communities respond to the threats posed by mining policies and practices in Canada and around the world.
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is a member-driven farmers' organization that works to promote the family farm as the most appropriate and efficient means of agricultural production. The NFU works to achieve agricultural policies that will ensure dignity and security of income for farm families while enhancing the land for future generations.
The People’s Food Policy Project (PFPP) is a pan-Canadian network of citizens and organizations that is creating Canada’s first food sovereignty policy.
AQOCI (Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale, the Quebec Association of Organizations for International Cooperation) brings together 51 organizations working towards international solidarity. Its members are engaged in concrete actions and inspired by common objectives and principles, such as promoting autonomous and sustainable development, supporting grassroots organizations, defending and promoting human rights, and promoting egalitarian partnerships with Southern countries based on sharing, reciprocity and mutual respect.
The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network is a national organization made up of groups from across Canada that are concerned about genetic engineering. Its mission is to promote food sovereignty and democratic decision-making on science and technology issues in order to protect the integrity of the environment, health, food, and rural livelihoods.
The Canadian Council for International Cooperation is a coalition of about 100 Canadian organizations who seek to change the course of human development in ways that favour social and economic equity, democratic participation, environmental integrity and respect for human rights. The Council conducts research, disseminates information and creates learning opportunities for its members, coordinating their collective efforts to shape new models for world development, press for national and international policies that serve the global public interest and build a social movement for global citizenship in Canada. Inter Pares is actively involved in all of CCIC's working groups:
- Africa Canada Forum
The Africa Canada Forum brings together more than 40 NGOs, churches, unions and solidarity groups from across Canada that have a specific interest in development issues and social justice in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Americas Policy Group
The Americas Policy Group is a Canadian civil society policy group focused on development and social justice issues in the Americas. It brings together approximately 40 international development and humanitarian NGOs, human rights groups, labour unions, research institutions, church and solidarity groups.
- Asia Pacific Working Group
The Asia Pacific Working Group is a network of Canadian civil society organizations involved in human rights, democracy and development in the region. It brings together over 20 international development and humanitarian NGOs, human rights groups, labour unions, church and solidarity groups.
- Canadian Food Security Policy Group
The Canadian Food Security Policy Group examines the impact of international trade rules and overseas development assistance on agriculture and food security in developing countries.
The Canadian Council for Refugees is a non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada. The membership is made up of organizations involved in the settlement, sponsorship and protection of refugees and immigrants. The Council serves the networking, information-exchange and advocacy needs of its membership.
The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) is a group of non-governmental organizations, churches, trade unions and other civil society organizations who are concerned with the detrimental human rights and environmental impacts of Canadian companies operating abroad. The CNCA is calling for the Canadian government to move beyond voluntary corporate social responsibility measures and to enact regulation, particularly of extractive industries.
The Canadian NGO Committee (CNC) is a committee of Canadian NGOs that have a history of working on Burma. The CNC includes Inter Pares, Rights & Democracy, the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, Canadian Friends of Burma, and CUSO. These Canadian NGOs contribute expertise through linkage and networking opportunities, provision of internships, technical assistance where appropriate, and international and Canadian contacts.
Food Secure Canada (FSC) aims to unite people and organizations working for food security nationally and globally. FSC is a registered non-profit society with a wide membership which includes local and national organizations and unaffiliated individuals. It works for its members, facilitating collaborative activities by members to advance food security.
The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group is a coalition of Canadian organizations formed in 2002 to monitor the administration of Canadian domestic laws and foreign policy in regard to the protection and defense of the rights and civil liberties of citizens and organizations engaged in social, humanitarian or political action, including legitimate political dissent.
The Working Group on Canadian Science and Technology Policy monitors Canadian policy in the area of science and technology, specifically as it relates to the South. Recent work has focused on the implications of Canadian policy in the area of agricultural biotechnology, particularly genetically modified seeds, on farmers livelihoods, biodiversity and rural development. Membership includes farmers, human rights, church and international development groups.
|Reviewed July 15, 2011||Publishing Policies|