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 Mutual 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- Strengthening Security and Institutions

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

  • 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.

  • Guatemalans’ Quest for a Better Future: Free from Malnutrition

    Guatemalans’ Quest for a Better Future: Free from Malnutrition

    2013-08-23 - In 2012, the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives contributed CAD$60,000 to Guatemalan efforts to reduce chronic malnutrition by 10% before 2015. CFLI supported three groups working with rural indigenous communities to attack the root causes of this scourge.

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Goal 3- Fostering Lasting Relationships

Latest Featured Stories - Goal 3

  • Towards a more peaceful world - Inauguration of a Library on the Shoah in Montevideo

    Towards a more peaceful world - Inauguration of a Library on the Shoah in Montevideo

    2014-11-05 - On September 16, 2014, representatives from the Canadian Embassy in Uruguay were present at the official opening ceremony of the Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Library, a project supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

  • Minister Fast Pleased to Announce New Education Agreements with Peru

    Minister Fast Pleased to Announce New Education Agreements with Peru

    2014-08-14 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today witnessed the signing of two agreements between Canadian research universities and the Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines that will strengthen skills development and build capacity in the extractives sector in Peru.

  • Canada Supports Anti-Discrimination with Playtime in Brazil

    Canada Supports Anti-Discrimination with Playtime in Brazil

    2014-06-23 - The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) joined with Amigos da Vida to provide funding to operate a series of educational activities in these play areas, intended to break-down the preconceptions and fear that affect thousands of HIV-positive children in Brazil.

  • Canadian Play Inspires Salvadorian Youth

    Canadian Play Inspires Salvadorian Youth

    2014-04-14 - Canada invited forty boys and girls to visit the Salvadorian National Theatre and watch the opening show of El Ogrito.

  • 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.

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