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Youth protesting against the military’s attempted coup in Inle Lake, Burma. Credit: R. Bociaga


Support activists' work in Burma and send a letter to your Member of Parliament!

Find your MP and their contact info and use the text we provide to email your Member of Parliament asking that the Government of Canada impose sanctions targeting gas and oil revenue and aviation fuel.

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Eat Think Vote

Make food an election issue! Join the Eat Think Vote campaign and ensure food is a central issue in the 2019 federal election.

Food Secure Canada is organizing events across the country to bring Canadians and federal candidates together to talk about food insecurity, healthy school food, Indigenous food sovereignty, and more. Learn more

My Retirement, Not at the Price of Human Dignity!

Quebec and BC’s pension funds have land investments in Brazil that are forcing peasants off their land through violence and fraud. Inter Pares and other Canadian organizations have conducted research that shows that some of this land has been acquired from a person accused of forcibly displacing local people, and even assassinating one farmer who refused to sell, and through falsifying documentation to claim ownership. The fund is also evading local laws that were designed prevent speculation that drives farmers off their land.

As part of the campaign "My Retirement, Not at the Price of Human Dignity!", Inter Pares is encouraging people to write to the CEOs of the pension funds to express their indignation. Both pension funds have made a commitment to invest in businesses that respect human rights as well as Canadian and international standards for environmental regulations. Hold these funds accountable. Learn more 

Open for Justice: Increasing corporate accountability in Canada

Canada dominates the global mining industry, with active projects in 100 countries. The budgets of these companies are often bigger than the budgets of the countries in which they mine. Yet there are virtually no regulations in Canada to prevent unscrupulous companies from taking advantage of weak environmental and labour laws, lax oversight of health and safety regulations, or lack of protection for human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples.

Canada can do its part. Work with us to make Canada Open for JusticeRead more about this issue.

Up for Debate 2015

Over 175 women's organizations - including Inter Pares - sought to create a national conversation on gender equality and women's rights for the 2015 federal election.

Thirty years have passed since Canada held its first and only leaders' debate on issues identified by women during a federal election. Much has changed since that time - yet women in Canada are still grappling with many of the same problems, and inequality remains.

The Up for Debate campaign called on Canadian federal political parties to make meaningful commitments to change women's lives for the better, at home and around the world.

Just Work? A solidarity tour in support of migrant workers' rights

With the help of our supporters, Inter Pares strengthened the connection between movements for migrant workers' rights in Canada and in Guatemala. In October 2012, Inter Pares brought three activists working for justice for migrant workers for a learning and strategizing exchange to Canada. The three delegates came on a 16-day tour that visited 9 cities in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta.

Inter Pares continues to work, with its counterparts, on the issue of migration. Read more about this issue.