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
2015-04-16 - 2014 was a year full of celebrations for Canada and Mexico. It marked the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the countries, the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the 40th anniversary of the Canada-Mexico Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP).
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.
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.
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.
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).
Goal 2: Addressing insecurity and advancing freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law
Latest Featured Stories - Goal 2
2015-04-16 - Canada and Mexico are strategic, North American partners with strong economic, political, social and cultural ties. Reinforcing this partnership, a pair of Canadian judges spent a week advising and working alongside their counterparts in the Mexican criminal justice system.
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.
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
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
2014-01-15 - 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.
Goal 3: Fostering lasting relationships
Latest Featured Stories - Goal 3
2015-06-12 - One of the wonderful elements of the Summit of the Americas is the inclusion of youth in the summitry process. Heads of State and Government from the Organization of American States (OAS) gather at the Summit every three years to discuss priorities and mandates for the Americas. Canada was proud to sponsor Martina Buchal's participation, as she represented Canada and spoke on two panels at the 2015 Young Americas Forum (YAF), held on the margins of the Summit of the Americas.
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).
2014-10-23 - For over 50 years, an original Canadian totem pole stands in the most emblematic park of Mexico City: the Chapultepec Park. In 2014 the Embassy of Canada decided to restore it. The restoration project was conceived as the flagship project of the 70th anniversary celebrations of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
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.
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.
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