Canada in Action

Canada, through its Strategy for Engagement in the Americas, is committed to the Americas and is working with its partners to increase mutual economic opportunity, strengthen security and institutions and foster lasting relationships.

Goal 1 - Increasing Canadian and hemispheric economic opportunity

Latest Featured Stories - Goal 1

  • Canadian Extractive Expertise in Ecuador

    2014-12-01 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) and Ecuador’s Instituto Nacional de Investigación Geológico Minero Metalúrgico [national institute of geological, mineral and metallurgical research] (INIGEMM) to support its geological survey project with Canadian expertise.

  • Canada and Chile Conclude New Chapter in Free Trade Agreement

    2014-11-10 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Heraldo Muñoz, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that the two countries have concluded a new technical barriers to trade (TBT) chapter within the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). The chapter also includes two annexes to address TBT issues for ice wine and organic products. The ministers made the announcement during a bilateral meeting on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting in Beijing, China.

  • Canada's leadership in the extractive resource sector is helping to fight global poverty

    2014-10-06 - Today, on the occasion of the CEO Summit of the Devonshire Initiative, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, re-affirmed Canada's commitment to promoting responsible oil, gas and mining development to help move the world's most vulnerable from poverty to prosperity.

  • Canada and Honduras Mark Latest Milestone in Implementing Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement

    2014-09-15 - Erin O’Toole, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, (left) and Sofia Cerrato, Honduras’ Ambassador to Canada, today signed the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Uniform Regulations for the Interpretation, Application and Administration of Chapter Five, Customs Procedures, of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

  • Applying Great Lakes Knowledge to Help Preserve Lake Titicaca

    2014-09-02 - The experience of Canada and the United States managing the North American Great Lakes can help reverse the environmental damage being done to Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world.

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Goal 2 - Addressing insecurity and advancing freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law

Latest Featured Stories - Goal 2

  • Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

    2014-11-21 - On November 20, Universal Children’s Day is being celebrated in countries around the world. In Canada, the day is called National Child Day, marking Canada’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991.

  • Canada Helping to Save the Lives of Women and Children in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Canada Helping to Save the Lives of Women and Children in Latin America and the Caribbean

    2014-05-25 - The Canadian Fund for Civil Registration for Latin America and the Caribbean will help accelerate the collection of vital statistics and the allocation of health services

  • Uniting for Women’s Rights

    Uniting for Women’s Rights

    2014-02-26 - Canada was one of the first countries to sign and ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which set international standards for the elimination of gender discrimination

  • Improving Public Security in Haiti

    Improving Public Security in Haiti

    2014-01-15 - Increased the capacity and skills of the Haitian National Police (HNP) through the Canadian support to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), enabling Haitian to progressively take full responsibility for the security of the country in a variety of police functions, including in good management practices, on human rights and creating processes that are more sensitive to victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

  • Canada’s Transitional Shelters Help Haiti Weather Any Storm

    Canada’s Transitional Shelters Help Haiti Weather Any Storm

    2013-11-01 - In the months following the devastating Haiti earthquake in 2010, shelter was one of the most urgent needs for displaced populations. Many found shelter in makeshift camps but further natural disasters such as hurricanes and tropical storms continued to destroy homes and batter Haiti.

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Goal 3 - Fostering lasting relationships

Latest Featured Stories - Goal 3