The Americas: Our Neighbours, Our Priority

Ministers Fast and Bernier Lead Trade Mission to Colombia and Peru

Applying Great Lakes Knowledge to Help Preserve Lake Titicaca.

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.

Ministers Fast and Bernier Lead Trade Mission to Colombia and Peru

Ministers Fast and Bernier Lead Trade Mission to Colombia and Peru

Six-day, two-country trade mission to promote Canada’s trade and investment in extractive industries, defence and security sectors.

Minister Fast Hosts Extractive-Sector Round Table with Canadian Companies in Colombia

Minister Fast Hosts Extractive-Sector Round Table with Canadian Companies in Colombia

The Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast, meets representatives of Canadian-owned oil, gas and mining companies with operations in Colombia.

Minister of State Bernier Tours Canadian Car Parts Manufacturing Facility in Colombia

Minister of State Bernier Tours Canadian Car Parts Manufacturing Facility in Colombia

Minister of State, Maxime Bernier, visits the production facility of APSA Group Automotive Plastics to learn more about how this company, a collaborative undertaking between Canadian and Colombian manufacturers, feeds into the automotive parts supply chain.

Canada Supporting Humanitarian Efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Canada Supporting Humanitarian Efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean Region

Canada’s contribution to OCHA is strengthening the international humanitarian system’s preparedness and response capacity in the region.

In 2007, Prime Minister Harper announced that reviving and expanding Canadian political and economic engagement in the Americas is a major foreign policy goal. Canada is a country of the Americas and as such we place great value in Canada’s relationships with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Canada's engagement in the hemisphere has never been stronger, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to play a bigger role in the Americas and to do so for the long term.

With a vision of a more prosperous, secure and democratic hemisphere, Canada is working with global, regional and local partners towards three goals of:

Increasing Economic Opportunity
Strengthening security and institutions
Fostering Lasting Relationships