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

  • Canada-Mexico Climate Change Cooperation

    Canada-Mexico Climate Change Cooperation

    2014-03-17 - Canada and Mexico share a strong record of collaboration on climate change, and have jointly implemented a number of climate change projects.

  • Fighting Poverty with Skills Training in Peru

    Fighting Poverty with Skills Training in Peru

    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.

  • Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas

    Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in the Americas

    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.

  • Building trust the old-fashioned way: by earning it

    Building trust the old-fashioned way: by earning it

    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.

  • Responsible Resource Management: Engaging Communities, Building Trust

    Responsible Resource Management: Engaging Communities, Building Trust

    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.

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Goal 2- Strengthening Security and Institutions

Latest Featured Stories - Goal 2

  • 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.

  • Remembering the Holocaust: Stimulating Dialogue in Argentina and Paraguay

    Remembering the Holocaust: Stimulating Dialogue in Argentina and Paraguay

    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.

  • Canada Trains Salvadorian Women to Help Others

    Canada Trains Salvadorian Women to Help Others

    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.

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Goal 3- Fostering Lasting Relationships

Latest Featured Stories - Goal 3

  • 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.

  • Inspiring Educational Excellence in Peru

    Inspiring Educational Excellence in Peru

    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.

  • Promoting Commonwealth Values in Barbados

    Promoting Commonwealth Values in Barbados

    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.

  • Youth in El Salvador Find a Future in Performing Arts

    Youth in El Salvador Find a Future in Performing Arts

    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.

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