Inter Pares - which means among equals – believes in solidarity, not charity, as an approach to international cooperation. For over 40 years, we have worked closely with courageous activists and more than a hundred inspiring organizations throughout the world to build peace, advance justice and globalize equality.
Our programs largely focus on six global issues: food sovereignty, women's equality, peace and democracy, economic justice, health, and migration.
We work with long-term counterparts – local and national activist organizations – in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Canada.
We are dedicated to empowering people in Canada and around the world to be at the center of their own development and to assert their own agency. By supporting the work of our counterparts, we help communities confront injustice, implement locally adapted solutions, spark innovative initiatives and occupy the political space that belongs to them.
We are also committed to engaging Canadians in the struggles for justice and equality that people face around the world, and to offer ways to take action.
When you support Inter Pares, you contribute to changing the overall systems that perpetuate inequality, poverty and injustice. Get involved today.
We see issues of equality as important elements of our political analysis. We value methodologies that promote collaboration, foster good process, and encourage the agency of those with less power.
We work with women and men who promote women’s leadership, economic well-being, health, and autonomy.
We help enable grassroots participation in peacebuilding efforts, and support those who challenge the power structures that lead to violence, displacement, poverty, and corruption.
We provide political, humanitarian, and financial assistance to refugees, displaced people, and those who support them through documenting abuses, providing health services, building livelihoods, and promoting peace and democracy.
We work with farmers and others to promote food systems that support small farmers, feed communities, and ensure a healthy planet.
We collaborate with groups promoting fair trade agreements, support communities affected by resource extraction, and help rural communities develop management plans to protect resources and livelihoods.
We see health as a political issue and fundamental to social justice. We promote an approach that addresses the nexus of health, poverty, equality and social conditions. We advocate for integrated, accessible, publicly funded healthcare systems.