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

  • 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.

  • Minister Fast Visits Canadian Mining Services Company in Peru

    Minister Fast Visits Canadian Mining Services Company in Peru

    2014-08-15 - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, visits the Golder Associates laboratory to learn more about how Canadian expertise is helping mining companies be more efficient and environmentally responsible.

  • Canada Empowers Women Leaders of Rural Ecuador

    2014-04-22 - Canada has been supportive of women’s organizations in Ecuador since the late 1990s, and as opportunities arise to help women fulfill their roles in society and further participate in the democratic life of their country, Canada will be there to support them.

  • 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.

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Goal 2- Strengthening Security and Institutions

Latest Featured Stories - Goal 2

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Goal 3- Fostering Lasting Relationships

Latest Featured Stories - Goal 3

  • 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.

  • 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.

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