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
2014-01-30 - Canada is facilitating a skills training project to help improve the economic and financial outlook of thousands of residents in the Peruvian districts of Quiruvilca, Usquil and Sanagoran.
2014-01-13 - The Government of Canada proudly supports climate change initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean that focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and that help countries adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change.
2013-12-13 - A Canada supported project that is aiming to show how alliances between civil sector organizations and private companies are possible, and how such partnerships can maximize the impact of development projects in support of motivated, yet often neglected, populations.
2013-09-16 - The Canadian Embassy in Peru coordinated the visit of Mr. Glenn Nolan, mining entrepreneur and indigenous leader, to talk about integration of local communities into mining activities.
2013-04-02 - Canada trained farm workers and updated equipment for 150 small-scale family farms to increase food security and meet the new Caribbean Community standards.
Goal 2- Strengthening Security and Institutions
Latest Featured Stories - Goal 2
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.
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.
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.
2013-06-21 - Marking Canada's accession to the presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Canada, Argentina and Paraguay launch a year-long programme of events to stimulate dialogue to fight racism and intolerance.
2013-06-06 - The Canadian Embassy in El Salvador teamed up with international leading experts in Gender and Reproductive Health to develop a three day workshop for key Salvadorian government employees who work with gender violence survivors on a daily basis.
Goal 3- Fostering Lasting Relationships
Latest Featured Stories - Goal 3
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.
2014-02-25 - While the Embassy of Canada to Sweden celebrated the Nobel award ceremony in Stockholm, the Embassy in Lima hosted a celebration of Munro’s achievement to showcase Canada as a world-class destination for education.
2014-01-29 - As they celebrate their nation’s 47th year of Independence, students in Barbados are also learning about human rights, the rule of law and protection from discrimination through new school workbooks.
2014-01-16 - EsArts is helping young boys and girls from the municipality of Suchitoto dream of a better life. More importantly, it is empowering them to pursue one.
2014-01-14 - Canada’s volunteer and internship programs engage Canadians in effective development activities overseas, strengthen relations between Canadians and citizens in the Americas, and raise awareness of international development issues in Canada.
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