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These stories tell us about some of Canada’s international efforts for development, trade and foreign policy. They introduce the projects and partners that drive change. We meet people from all over the world and learn how our actions can make lives better in families, their communities, and sometimes an entire nation.

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2019-03-12 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

7shifts helps restaurants and staff manage shift work

Jordan Boesch started a new company, 7shifts, which now employs close to 90 people and sells its scheduling software to 10,000 restaurants in more than 20 countries around the world.

Publication date: 2019-03-12
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-06-07 Belgium, India

A diamond from the Northwest Territories that is a cut above the rest

The Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories has serious bragging rights for producing the biggest and brightest.

Publication date: 2019-06-07
Country(s): Belgium, India
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe
Category(s): Trade diversification

2019-07-29 China, Japan, Asia-Pacific, Europe
The Inuit-owned Saputi is a large 76-metre multi-species factory freezer trawler

Asian and European markets teem with opportunity for Canada’s northern fisheries

The Fisheries Division of Qikiqtaaluk Corporation is a major player in the Canadian offshore cold-water shrimp and turbot industries.

Publication date: 2019-07-29
Country(s): China, Japan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe
Category(s): Trade diversification, Fish and Seafood

2019-05-16 France, Germany

Béké-Bobo, a therapeutic teddy bear with a mission to soothe children in pain.

If you have a child younger than eight years old in Quebec, chances are you have come across the soothing powers of the Béké-Bobo therapeutic teddy bear.

Publication date: 2019-05-16
Country(s): France, Germany
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Children, Health, Trade diversification

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

BI Pure Water keeps water primed for a better future

Scott Foster has an abiding love of nature and a saying he keeps close to his heart, “Money doesn’t solve problems, people solve problems.”
The president of Vancouver-based BI Pure Water is accustomed to solving water-treatment problems worldwide. It’s part of his passion for nature.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Biba technology makes playgrounds even more fun for children

Vancouver’s outdoor lifestyle has turned out to be a potent marketing tool for Biba Ventures Inc. (Biba), as the young, west coast company pitches its playground technology around the world.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-06-07 Canada, United States, China, North America, Asia-Pacific

Business introductions and market intelligence fuel consultancy’s growth

Marie-Josée Lavoie founded GreenCompete in 2008 to help companies market their green products or find green partners and suppliers. The company has expanded into the United States and China with assistance from Business Women in International Trade (BWIT).

Publication date: 2019-06-07
Country(s): Canada, United States, China
Region(s): North America, Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Professional Services, BWIT

2019-07-25 Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific, North America
Pillitteri family winery.

Canadian award-winning icewine pleases palates in world markets

When Gary Pillitteri’s wine won a gold medal at a local competition, he knew his dream to establish a winery could become a reality.

Publication date: 2019-07-25
Country(s): Republic of Korea, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, North America
Category(s): Trade diversification, Wine, Beer and Spirits

2018-09-15 United States, North America

Canadian company fuels future of flight

A Canadian Trade Commissioner Service fast-track client, Agrisoma Biosciences, based in Gatineau, Quebec, is revolutionizing the jet fuel industry with the world’s first partially plant-powered transatlantic flight.

Publication date: 2018-09-15
Country(s): United States
Region(s): North America
Category(s): Clean technologies, Trade diversification

2019-08-14 New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, North America
Three people holding a food sample

Canadian honey leaves its mark in space, and on Earth

Island Abbey Foods now employs about 100 people, making it one of Prince Edward Island’s largest and most prominent privately-owned businesses.

Publication date: 2019-08-14
Country(s): New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, North America
Category(s): Trade diversification

2019-02-27 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

CarbonCure Technologies strengthens concrete and the fight against global warming

CarbonCure Technologies is bringing a breath of fresh air, both literally and figuratively, to the global concrete industry.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-03-06 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Circle of life from Bangladesh to Canada leads to success in Prince Edward Island

The legacy of a village school teacher in Bangladesh has fueled a multi-million dollar biomedical venture in Prince Edward Island.

Publication date: 2019-03-06
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-07-05 France, Europe

Cirque Éloize: Its playground is the whole planet!

Combining circus arts with music, dance and theatre, Cirque Éloize has now done more than 5,500 performances in over 550 cities around the globe.

Publication date: 2019-07-05
Country(s): France
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Trade diversification

2019-09-06 Italy, Japan, France, Portugal, Spain

Clearwater Seafoods ships Atlantic Canada flavours to the world

Bedford, Nova Scotia-based Clearwater Seafoods has more than $600 million in annual sales, and some 1,900 employees in seven countries.

Publication date: 2019-09-06
Country(s): Italy, Japan, France, Portugal, Spain
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe
Category(s): CPTPP, CETA, Trade diversification

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Cypher Environmental looks to broaden its export reach to the world

Joseph Kurgat has made a remarkable journey. After qualifying as an accountant in his native Kenya, he came to Canada to further his studies and then joined Cypher Environmental Ltd. (Cypher), a Winnipeg, Manitoba-based manufacturer of environmentally friendly road-making materials. Today, at just 26 years old, Kurgat manages Cypher’s production plant.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-05-21 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam

Dr. Oetker’s $200-million investment in Canada spurs exports

Dr. Oetker employs almost 400 Canadians at an office and factory in Mississauga and a second factory in London.

Publication date: 2019-05-21
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Duha Group helps the world find its colours

When Rick Duha first went to Chile to expand his family business into a new market, he flipped through a phone book to find paint company listings. Duha wasn’t afraid to cold call businesses to establish trade partnerships for products like the paint colour cards found in hardware stores across Canada. He’s part of the Duha Group, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which manufactures colour marketing tools and colour systems.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Enbala helps the world energize efficiently

Canada and the United Kingdom threw out a challenge to their energy entrepreneurs last October: come up with a technology that can transform traditional electricity grids into energy systems that efficiently integrate power from diverse sources. Over the next two-and-a-half years, six teams from the two countries will receive up to $3 million each to devise such a system, with the winner collecting another $1 million.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-07-15 France, Germany, United Kingdom, Europe
Man working in woodworking shop.

eSight designs and manufactures electronic eyewear for people with severe vision loss.

eSight designs and manufactures electronic eyewear for people with severe vision loss.

Publication date: 2019-07-15
Country(s): France, Germany, United Kingdom
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Trade diversification

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Family-owned cherry producer Jealous Fruits is exporting sweetness to the world

Not unlike highly coveted truffles or the anticipated Beaujolais nouveau, Jealous Fruits’ cherries are a seasonal luxury that lifts the spirits of consumers, whether in grandma’s homemade pie or as a coulis used as a garnish at Michelin-star restaurants around the word.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2018-08-31 United States, North America

First-ever Canadian LGBTQ2 trade mission

The Philadelphia conference in August was the largest gathering of LGBT chambers of commerce and LGBT-owned businesses in the world.

Publication date: 2018-08-31
Country(s): United States
Region(s): North America
Category(s): Human rights, Trade diversification

2019-03-14 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Fredericton’s C-Therm Technologies helps NASA and the U.S. Navy measure heat

C-Therm Technologies developed an innovative product that’s used by NASA and the United States Navy and large corporations such as Adidas and the 3M Company.

Publication date: 2019-03-14
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-06-07 Canada, United Kingdom, North America, Europe

Funding programs help entrepreneur expand to Europe

The business has adopted the motto “better is absolutely possible”. It’s this ambitious approach – coupled with support from Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) – that fuelled the company’s international growth.

Publication date: 2019-06-07
Country(s): Canada, United Kingdom
Region(s): North America, Europe
Category(s): Consumer Products, BWIT

2019-07-29 Brazil, China, Israel, United Kingdom, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa
Roadway lights lighting up the road at night.

Halifax company helps illuminate the world with smart streetlights

LED Roadway Lighting began as a lighting company but has transformed itself into a clean-technology business with a global reach.

Publication date: 2019-07-29
Country(s): China, Israel, United Kingdom
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Trade diversification, Clean Technologies

2019-03-06 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Halifax photo booth finds international success in a snap

Halifax-based Sue Siri is the founder and CEO of Iris Booth, the world’s first professional photo booth.

Publication date: 2019-03-06
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-07-08 Australia, New Zealand, Peru, United States, United Kingdom

HUDSON Boat Works rides wave of success in global markets

Based in London, Ontario, HUDSON Boat Works designs and manufactures elite racing shells for Olympic and World Rowing Championship teams.

Publication date: 2019-07-08
Country(s): Australia, New Zealand, Peru, United States, United Kingdom
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America
Category(s): Trade diversification, CETA, CPTPP

2019-03-14 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Kayak Distribution sees opportunities in turbulent trade waters

A Canadian kayak maker is proving how smart ideas can beat trade protectionism.

Publication date: 2019-03-14
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-05-08 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Laipac connects the world with its locator devices

Though it employs only 20 people, Laipac has sold its GPS-enabled monitoring and tracking devices in more than 100 countries around the world.

Publication date: 2019-05-08
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-05-08 Asia, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific, Europe

Laughing Lichen introduces northern Canada wildcraft products to overseas markets

Amy Maund established her company, Laughing Lichen, in 2011 to create products such as soaps, salves and seasonings in an ecological way.

Publication date: 2019-05-08
Country(s): Asia, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP, CETA

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Manitoba pork exporter sets sights on expanding Asian trade success

Turning a $500,000 investment into a $750-million business that exports Canada’s largest amount of pork to Japan isn’t something HyLife could have done without having access to international trade.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Masitek Instruments taps Canada’s diversity when going global

Masitek Instruments is one of many exporters that have come to realize the benefits of harnessing Canada’s rich diversity.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s):Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-02-27 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Measurand sensors help keep people safe across the globe

It’s no exaggeration to say that the movement sensors of Measurand Inc. have prevented a host of deadly and costly disasters in mines, dams, tunnels and buildings around the world.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-03-12 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Metamaterial Technologies finds sweet spot for science in Nova Scotia

Metamaterial Technologies Inc. is a pioneer in adapting the science behind some of the most intricate structures found in nature to create complex materials that can absorb, block or enhance light waves.

Publication date: 2019-03-12
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-03-20 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Montreal company’s portable water pumps help wildland firefighters around the world

WATERAX has become the gold standard for lightweight, high-pressure portable fire pumps used around the world.

Publication date: 2019-03-20
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Motion Metrics International detects further market opportunities abroad

Enter Motion Metrics International, a Vancouver-based company whose ShovelMetrics system uses high-resolution cameras and artificial intelligence to detect missing or worn shovel teeth. An alarm sounds if a tooth breaks off. The system also provides detailed particle-size analysis of the material loaded into the shovel bucket, which is valuable information for blasting engineers.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s):Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-06-07 Canada, United States, North America, Europe

Networking gives food business the sweet taste of success

Tara Bosch is helping consumers kick sugar and keep candy. The entrepreneur began testing recipes in her kitchen before dropping out of university at the age of 22 to pursue the venture at an incubator.

Publication date: 2019-06-07
Country(s): Canada, United States
Region(s): North America, Europe
Category(s): Consumer Products, BWIT

2019-02-27 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

New Brunswick company feeds pets around the world like royalty

The family business that started with a man and his dog now has 45 employees, including two of Corey’s four children, and a processing facility that spans five acres.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-03-26 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Northern Light Technologies illuminates global mining

Toronto-based Northern Light Technologies (NLT) is helping mines around the world stay in business by cutting costs and boosting productivity.

Publication date: 2019-03-26
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Pacific Rim Distributors brings tasty Canadian craft beer to thirsty Asian markets

Senez, vice-president of marketing at Vancouver-based Pacific Rim Distributors, tapped into Asia’s craft-beer market by connecting Canadian breweries to international buyers.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-06-07 Haiti, Rwanda, Afghanistan, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America

Perfume entrepreneur pays it forward

Barb Stegemann believes women can use their buying power for positive change. Her company’s award-winning fragrances are made with essential oils sourced in areas affected by war and strife.

Publication date: 2019-06-07
Country(s): Haiti, Rwanda, Afghanistan
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, North America
Category(s): Consumer Products, BWIT

2019-06-21 China, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Spain

Rackam’s solar thermal solutions warm up international industry

Rackam’s systems use automated, sun-tracking parabolic mirrors to collect and concentrate solar heat for thermal power.

Publication date: 2019-06-21
Country(s): China, Greece, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Spain
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Category(s): Clean Technologies, Trade diversification

2019-03-14 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Saskatchewan sisters take culinary camelina oil and gourmet chickpea snacks to new markets

Three Farmers began selling camelina oil in Canada, which proved to be a major market breakthrough for the product.

Publication date: 2019-03-14
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-02-19 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Shimco innovates to seek new international markets

Publication date: 2019-02-19
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

When Peter Voss met with Boeing, Airbus and other Shimco customers 10 years ago, their main concern was on-time delivery and top-notch quality. No longer.

2019-05-08 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Singapore’s Agrocorp seeds jobs in Canada with $50-million of direct investment

What began as one man’s idea to follow in his father’s footsteps later turned into one of the largest global trading companies in the world.

Publication date: 2019-05-08
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-05-08 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Small business export success charges battery development in Halifax

Although the first year and a half of business was a nail-biter, Novonix now has a small core team of 17 and has further hiring plans.

Publication date: 2019-05-08
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-05-30 Israel

SodaStream makes countertop bubbly water sustainable and healthy

SodaStream’s environmentally friendly home carbonation systems are centred on a sustainable circular return and reuse system.

Publication date: 2019-05-30
Country(s): Israel
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Consumer Products, Trade diversification

2019-06-10 Spain, Europe

Sous vide slow-cooker innovates with Spanish flair in Canada

Since opening its operations 10 years ago, Industrie Gastronomique Cascajares has seen growing demand for its high-end sous-vide cooking.

Publication date: 2019-06-10
Country(s): Spain
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Food, Trade diversification

2019-02-19 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

StackAdapt shows global reach with online advertising innovation

Vitaly Pecherskiy and co-founders Ildar Shar and Yang Han started StackAdapt in 2013 to apply data, analysis and machine learning to online advertising. They are now working with hundreds of companies globally and went from 56 employees in 2018 to 120 people only a year later. Exporting was directly responsible for this growth.

Publication date: 2019-02-19
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-05-17 Germany, Hong Kong, United States

Steamworks’ place at the European table proves that this Canadian company can hold its own in the international market.

It was while sipping beer in the mid-1980s in a centuries-old brewhouse nestled in the shadow of the imposing 13th-century Heidelberg Castle that Eli Gershkovitch first tasted the possibility of his future as the owner of Steamworks Brewing Company.

Publication date: 2019-05-17
Country(s): Germany, Hong Kong, United States
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America
Category(s): Consumer Products, Wine, Beer and Spirits, Trade diversification

2019-03-06 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Trade deals level out international playing field for Canadian produce

Van Dijk says the family enterprise has combined old-fashioned simplicity with a forward-thinking view of the world.

Publication date: 2019-03-06
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-06-07 Canada, United States, North America

Trade mission connects businesswoman with a multinational buyer

Piccola Cucina is a family-owned business that got its start selling homemade biscotti in 2009. The company has since developed a range of almond-based and glutenfree products.

Publication date: 2019-06-07
Country(s): Canada, United States
Region(s): North America
Category(s): Consumer Products, BWIT

2019-05-27 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam

Turning propane into plastics and creating jobs in Alberta

A $4.5-billion project will create jobs in Alberta by turning propane into plastic.

Publication date: 2019-05-27
Country(s): Jordan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-03-14 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Vancouver company leads clean energy movement for a better future

In the future, clean energy, including hydrogen, should become the method of choice to power anything that requires gas or electricity.

Publication date: 2019-03-14
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-02-11 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Vancouver’s Kryton helps to make buildings more durable around the world

Yuers’s company, Kryton International, already distributes its concrete hardening and waterproofing products in eight of the 10 countries that have joined Canada in signing the groundbreaking CPTPP. On December 30, 2018, Canada was among the first six countries in the group to ratify the agreement.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s):Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-06-13 United States

Vivo Team taps people-performance data to improve workplace soft skills

Let’s say you walk into a silent office and see sidelong glances and closed doors. These could be signs of a workplace in need of Vivo Team.

Publication date: 2019-06-13
Country(s): United States
Region(s): North America
Category(s): Trade diversification

2019-02-27 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Winnipeg company’s ‘weather in a box’ technology helps feed the world

Only about 15% of Conviron’s revenue comes from sales in Canada. The balance comes from selling equipment in almost 100 countries.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2019-07-10 United Kingdom, United States, Europe, North America
A bow tie from AbbyShot’s Doctor Who collection.

With Newfoundland’s AbbyShot Clothiers, you can dress like your favourite movie character

AbbyShot sells garments and accessories styled on popular movies, television shows and video game characters.

Publication date: 2019-07-10
Country(s): United Kingdom, United States
Region(s): Europe, North America
Category(s): Trade diversification

2019-05-31 Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam

Workplace explosions just another day at Powertech Labs

When your typical workday can involve exploding high-pressure gas tanks, you know you don’t have a regular 9-to-5 job.

Publication date: 2019-05-31
Country(s): Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Trade diversification, CPTPP

2014-10-10Nicaragua, Latin America and the Caribbean

Focusing on Nicaragua's next generation

Teaching young farmers in Nicaragua new farming methods helps them grow different crops and introduce environmental techniques.

Publication date: 2014-10-10
Country(s): Nicaragua
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Gender equality, Children, Women and girls, Humanitarian assistance, Health, Food, Education, Economic growth, Environment, Water, Youth

2015-05-13Egypt, Middle East and North Africa

Empowering women and youth in Egypt

Helping young Egyptians, especially women, get the job skills they need is essential to their wellbeing.

Publication date: 2015-05-13
Country(s): Egypt
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Women and girls, Youth, Education, Economic growth

2015-08-26Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

WASHing practices in Ghana improve family health

Having a dependable source of safe water improves the health of mothers and children throughout the developing world.

Publication date: 2015-08-26
Country(s): Ghana
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Environment, Water, Humanitarian assistance, Health, Children, Women and girls, Education, Youth

2015-11-10Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

Community initiatives feed school children in Kenya

School councils work with local growers and traders to buy food for the World Food Programme’s school feeding program. It also helps develop the local economy.

Publication date: 2015-11-10
Country(s): Kenya
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Food, Economic growth, Education, Environment, Youth, Children, Women and girls, Health

2015-11-24Ukraine, Europe

Restoring the lives of human trafficking survivors in Ukraine

The promise of a high paying job in another country can lure people into the trap of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

Publication date: 2015-11-24
Country(s): Ukraine
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Youth, Children, Economic growth, Peace, Security, Human rights, Food, Humanitarian assistance, Education

2015-11-24Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific

Canada supports Food for Literacy to empower young girls

In Afghanistan this food for literacy program encourages families to send girls to school.

Publication date: 2015-11-24
Country(s): Afghanistan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Gender equality, Elimination of violence, Children, Women and girls, Education, Youth

2015-12-22Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

Latrines and tippy taps help more girls attend school in Ghana

In many communities in Ghana, the lack of adequate latrines, hand-washing facilities and feminine hygiene products keeps girls from attending school during menstruation.

Publication date: 2015-12-22
Country(s): Ghana
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Children, Women and girls, Health, Education, Youth, Gender equality

2015-12-22Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific

Improving basic health care services in northern Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, support to provide proper handwashing stations with soap and safe water at targeted health centres help prevent diseases.

Publication date: 2015-12-22
Country(s): Afghanistan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Children, Women and girls, Humanitarian assistance, Health, Environment, Water, Youth

2015-12-22Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

Canada helps improve access to livelihoods and water for communities in northern Ghana

Having a dependable source of water helps local families to have safe drinking water throughout the year. This water is also needed to run businesses.

Publication date: 2015-12-22
Country(s): Ghana
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Youth, Water, Environment, Health, Children, Economic growth, Women and girls

2016-04-13India, Asia-Pacific

Reporting By and On Women – Media Workshops in India

A series of media workshops which discuss the role of women in media in the current global environment.

Publication date: 2016-04-13
Country(s): India
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Events, Women

2016-05-31Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific

Culturally sensitive health care for women in remote Afghanistan

Afghan women train to become midwives as part of the Family Health Houses project. They will then return to their communities to work at a Family Health House, often in a remote area.

Publication date: 2016-05-31
Country(s): Afghanistan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Gender equality, Children, Women and girls, Humanitarian assistance, Health, Youth, Human rights, Security, Education

2016-05-31Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

Raising voices for women and girls

Girls and women are particularly vulnerable in communities plagued with poverty and instability. In developing countries one in nine marries before the age of 15.

Publication date: 2016-05-31
Country(s): Kenya
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Elimination of violence, Children, Women and girls, Youth, Health, Education, Human rights, Peace, Security, Governance, Events

2016-06-07Haiti, Latin America and the Caribbean

Cooking up solutions in Haiti

Canada is helping tackle Haiti's extreme deforestation and air pollution problems.

Publication date: 2016-06-07
Country(s): Haiti
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Food, Environment, Security, Water, Humanitarian assistance, Health

2016-06-07Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Middle East and North Africa

Canada supports women in parliaments in the Middle East and North Africa

Canada supports efforts to see more women in leadership roles in the Middle East and North Africa. It is well known that having more women in decision-making roles improves the quality of life.

Publication date: 2016-06-07
Country(s): Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Elimination of violence, Children, Women and girls, Health, Education, Human rights, Youth, Events, Governance, Economic growth

2016-07-15India, Asia-Pacific

KASHISH - Canada supports South Asia's largest LGBT film festival

Mumbai International Queer Film Festival debuted in 2010 encouraging greater visibility of Indian and International queer cinema. The Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai has been an active participant of the festival for three consecutive years.

Publication date: 2016-07-15
Country(s): India
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Events, Gender

2016-08-25Senegal, Sub-Saharan Africa

Women honey producers in Casamance: The women of Saré Souma become self-sufficient through innovation

Involving women in beekeeping activates in the community helped men and women to work together and break down cultural barriers.

Publication date: 2016-08-25
Country(s): Senegal
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Women and girls, Education, Economic growth, Environment, Children, Youth

2016-08-26Senegal, Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to Textbooks in Senegal: A Challenge Overcome!

In West African countries, access to textbooks is a major challenge for education systems. The textbook is one of the most powerful tools for influencing the quality of learning.

Publication date: 2016-08-26
Country(s): Senegal
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Children, Youth, Women and girls, Education, Economic growth, Governance

2016-10-11Ukraine, Europe

Canada’s Commitment to Economic Development Efforts in Ukraine

The Maidan revolution (revolution of dignity) of 2013-14 provided Ukraine with a historic opportunity to make a real break with its Soviet-influenced past and transform itself into a country governed by democratic values and the rule of law. Ukraine’s new government has since committed to implementing additional, much-needed reforms to increase its prosperity.

Publication date: 2016-10-11
Country(s): Ukraine
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Events, Governance, Economic growth

2016-11-18Bangladesh, Asia-Pacific

When the child is healthy, the mother is happy

Free vaccinations programs in Bangladesh help immunize children in hard-to-reach areas of the country.

Publication date: 2016-11-18
Country(s): Bangladesh
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Youth, Health, Women and girls, Children, Humanitarian assistance

2016-11-18Ethiopia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Canada helps deliver childbirth education in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia health and survival rates improve with babies are delivered in health centres. Traditional birth attendants encourage mothers to deliver their babies in equipped health centres.

Publication date: 2016-11-18
Country(s): Ethiopia
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Youth, Children, Women and girls, Humanitarian assistance, Health, Education

2016-11-18Haiti, Latin America and the Caribbean

Help that is making a big difference

Canada is helping women and children in Haiti access health services. To make this possible, health care professionals need more training and health care needs to be affordable.

Publication date: 2016-11-18
Country(s): Haiti
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Children, Women and girls, Humanitarian assistance, Health, Education, Youth, Governance

2016-11-18Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa

Canada partners with the Government of Nigeria to improve maternal, newborn and child health

In Nigeria, improving access to health care for mothers includes providing bed nets to prevent malaria, anti-malaria drugs, blood builders and health education. Children younger than five benefit from products to improve their nutrition.

Publication date: 2016-11-18
Country(s): Nigeria
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Children, Women and girls, Humanitarian assistance, Health, Education, Youth

2016-11-18Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa

Registering birth days in Tanzania

As recent as 2012, 90% of Tanzanian children younger than five did not have birth certificates. In 2013, Tanzania, with Canada’s help, launched a massive birth registration campaign.

Publication date: 2016-11-18
Country(s): Tanzania
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Children, Women and girls, Governance, Education, Youth, Human rights

2016-11-28Taiwan, Asia-Pacific

Canada marches for LGBTI Pride in Taipei

Waving “Canada Pride” flags, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) joined over 80,000 marchers in Taipei’s fourteenth annual LGBTI Pride parade, the largest in all of Asia.

Publication date: 2016-11-28
Country(s): Taiwan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Human rights

2016-12-01Taiwan, Asia-Pacific

Sharing Canadian values and culture through cinema in Taiwan

The spotlight was recently on Quebec films in Kaohsiung and Taipei as the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT) collaborated with the Kaohsiung International Film Festival and Montreal-based Ciné Tapis Rouge,

Publication date: 2016-12-01
Country(s): Taiwan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Events

2016-05-04Taiwan, Asia-Pacific

Canadian film helps to promote marriage equality in Taiwan

Marriage equality is a central issue for the LGBT rights movement in Taiwan. According to a 2012 survey, more than half of the Taiwanese population supported same-sex marriage, yet despite the statistic

Publication date: 2016-05-04
Country(s): Taiwan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Events, Gender

2016-07-20Taiwan, Asia-Pacific

Canadian Media scholar talks about digital, social revolution in Taiwan, Korea, and Hong Kong

With a Facebook penetration rate of 65%, Taiwan has increasing their reliability on digital media (social media) to influence and stimulate political dialogue and decision making.

Publication date: 2016-07-20
Country(s): Taiwan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Economic growth

2017-02-24Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bridgette becomes president

Fourteen-year-old Bridgette lives in Kenya...Because I am a Girl...helping to create new school programs, like student governments, that enable youth to take active roles in their education, and feel safe and confident in doing so

Publication date: 2017-02-24
Country(s): Kenya
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Elimination of violence, Children, Women and girls, Humanitarian assistance, Education, Youth

2017-04-04Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean

Celebrating the International Day for Mine Awareness in Colombia

2017 is a year of remarkably positive change for Colombia.

Publication date: 2017-04-04
Country(s): Colombia
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Peace, Security, Health, Elimination of violence

2017-04-04Barbados, Latin America and the Caribbean

Call to action in Barbados – “How can you champion gender equality?”

Canada envisions a world where women and girls are valued and empowered, have control over their own lives, fully participate as decision-makers in their homes and societies, and contribute to and benefit from development and prosperity.

Publication date: 2017-04-04
Country(s): Barbados
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Gender equality, Elimination of violence, Children, Women and girls, Health, Education, Human rights, Youth, Events, Governance

2017-05-05Cuba, Latin America and the Caribbean

Cuban International Book Fair helps celebrate Canada 150

In celebration of our 150th anniversary of Confederation, Canada was invited to be the guest country of honour at this year’s Cuban international book fair.

Publication date: 2017-05-05
Country(s): Cuba
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Events

2017-05-05Kazakhstan, Europe

Canada 150 hockey days in Kazakhstan

To mark the 25th anniversary of Canada-Kazakhstan relations, the Embassy of Canada is drawing upon this shared tradition through its Canada 150 Hockey Days in Kazakhstan initiative.

Publication date: 2017-05-05
Country(s): Kazakhstan
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Events, Youth, Children, Gender equality, Education

2017-05-05Greece, Europe

Canada in Greece showcases Canadian films for Canada 150

A kickoff to anniversary celebrations in Greece, the Canadian mission in Athens presented a film festival to showcase Canadian films.

Publication date: 2017-05-05
Country(s): Greece
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Events, Education

2017-05-11Qatar, Middle East and North Africa

Canadians in Qatar celebrate Canada 150 and National Flag Day

On February 15 each year, we celebrate National Flag of Canada Day, in Canada and at our missions around the world.

Publication date: 2017-05-11
Country(s): Qatar
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Events

2017-06-09Denmark, Europe

The Incredible Journey: Canadian scientific instruments return home after drifting 8000 km through the Arctic Ocean

Arctic science just received a huge boost! After nine months drifting on ice floes through the Arctic Ocean and North Atlantic Ocean, two Canadian science stations have been successfully recovered off the East coast of Greenland by the Royal Danish Navy.

Publication date: 2017-06-15
Country(s): Denmark
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Water, Environment

2017-06-15Japan, Asia-Pacific

The Embassy of Canada to Japan joins Tokyo Pride in celebration of diversity

On May 6th and 7th, the Embassy of Canada joined in the celebrations of Tokyo Pride, Japan’s largest and best known celebration for the LGBTI community.

Publication date: 2017-06-15
Country(s): Japan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Events, Gender equality, Elimination of violence, Human rights

2017-06-27Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean

Celebrating Canada’s 150th across Brazil

Canada’s six diplomatic missions in Brazil partnered to launch the Canada 150 activities with a Trade Roadshow in Recife and Francofolies celebration in Brasilia.

Publication date: 2017-06-27
Country(s): Brazil
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Events

2017-07-06Kazakhstan, Europe

Kazakhstan celebrates 150 years of Canadian Confederation with star-packed Hockey Days

Canada and Kazakhstan share a love of hockey. On May 20 and 21, 2017, the Embassy of Canada to Kazakhstan (ASTNA) staged a hockey festival to honour that mutual passion and celebrate two milestones.

Publication date: 2017-07-06
Country(s): Kazakhstan
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Youth, Events, Children, Women and girls

2017-08-11Dominican Republic, Latin America and the Caribbean

The Dominican Republic commemorates Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Canada celebrated its 150th Anniversary in Santo Domingo with a reception and fireworks lighting up the sky, summer hockey event, a cooking workshop with youth, and a music concert.

Publication date: 2017-08-11
Country(s): Dominican Republic
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Youth, Events, Children

2017-08-28United States, North America

Canada celebrates Capital Pride in Washington, D.C.

Canadians in the area joined Embassy staff in raising signs to support the Parade’s theme, Unapologetically Proud, with sayings like “Excuse my Pride” and “Polite and Proud.”

Publication date: 2017-08-28
Country(s): United States
Region(s): North America
Category(s): Gender equality, Events

2017-08-28Iraq, Middle East and North Africa

First Canada Day in Iraq in 20 years!

On July 9, the Canadian Embassy in Baghdad celebrated the first Canada Day in Iraq in more than two decades.

Publication date: 2017-08-28
Country(s): Iraq
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Events

2017-08-29Mongolia, Asia-Pacific

Canada 150 celebrated in Mongolia

Mongolia’s annual Canada Day reception took place at the Choijin Lama Temple museum in the heart of the capital Ulaanbaatar.

Publication date: 2017-08-29
Country(s): Mongolia
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Events

2017-08-29Poland, Europe

Canada’s embassy in Poland transports virtual visitors at science show

Warsaw’s Canadian Embassy booth showcased a 360-video virtual reality kit.

Publication date: 2017-08-29
Country(s): Poland
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Events

2017-08-29Guatemala, Latin America and the Caribbean

Guatemala mission highlights CANADA 150 themes

Guatemala is embracing the themes of Canada’s 150 in a number of ways. All activities are designed to focus on youth, celebrate our diversity, establish a spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and strengthen our environmental awareness.

Publication date: 2017-08-29
Country(s): Guatemala
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Youth, Events, Environment, Humanitarian assistance, Children

2017-08-30Indonesia, Asia-Pacific

Indonesia pushes the boat out to celebrate Canada150

Cardboard cut-outs of Ryan Gosling, Drake, Celine Dion and other Canadian celebrities stood on guard to help Indonesia celebrate Canada150. Videos from Simple plan and Shawn Mendes played along to display even more Canadian talent.

Publication date: 2017-08-30
Country(s): Indonesia
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Events

2017-08-30Belize, Latin America and the Caribbean

Celebrating Canada in Belize

High Commissioner Chatsis and her team participate in a Belizean morning show to promote the exhibit and Canada150.

Publication date: 2017-08-30
Country(s): Belize
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Events

2017-08-30Spain, Europe

Canada 150 and Canadian Agrifood centre stage at leading Spanish trade show

In recognition of Canada 150 and the free-trade agreement between Canada and the European Union, Canada was named Country of Honour at Madrid’s Salón de Gourmets, one of the largest food shows in Europe.

Publication date: 2017-08-30
Country(s): Spain
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Events, Food

2017-09-21India, Asia-Pacific

Gifts that Give

MMBAI has made donations to two local schools for underprivileged kids. The donated funds were raised by auctioning gifts that the mission received from official events over the past year.

Publication date: 2017-09-21
Country(s): India
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Children, Education

2017-09-07Turkey, Europe

Taking action on World Environment Day: tree-planting in Ankara, Turkey

The Embassy of Canada in Turkey marked World Environment Day June 5 with the opening of a new park in Ankara’s Yenimahalle municipality.

Publication date: 2017-09-07
Country(s): Turkey
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Environment, Events

2017-10-19Jordan, Middle East and North Africa

Reproductive health care in Jordan - key to empowering women and girls

In the early morning hours, the Women’s Comprehensive Health Centre north of Amman, Jordan is already a hub of activity.

Publication date: 2017-10-19
Country(s): Jordan
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Children, Women and girls, Gender equality, Elimination of violence, Health, Youth, Human rights, Education, Humanitarian assistance

2017-10-24Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Thinking Green in Vietnam

Vietnam’s energy system is increasingly carbon-intensive, using coal, gas and petroleum products such as petrol and diesel. These fossil fuels are some of the biggest contributors to global climate change and contribute to problematic air, soil and water pollution.

Publication date: 2017-10-24
Country(s): Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Events, Economic growth, Environment, Water, Education

2017-10-25Mali, Ukraine, Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe

Canada contributes to increasing access to justice in Mali and Ukraine

Canadian efforts to improve access to justice in Mali and Ukraine, and many other countries around the world, are helping to strengthen the work of government institutions and processes, and civil society organizations.

Publication date: 2017-10-25
Country(s): Mali, Ukraine
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe
Category(s): Peace, Security, Elimination of violence, Gender equality, Humanitarian assistance, Governance, Human rights, Women and girls

2017-10-26Chile, Latin America and the Caribbean

The Embassy of Canada to Chile held the second annual Cool Canada film festival, August 16 to 27, 2017

The Embassy of Canada to Chile held the second annual Cool Canada film festival (August 16 to 27, 2017) building on the success of last year’s first edition.

Publication date: 2017-10-26
Country(s): Chile
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Gender equality, Events

2017-10-27Indonesia, Asia-Pacific

Preparing for a new reality – Indonesian fisherwomen adapt to the effects of climate change

Fisherwomen and their communities in East Java prepare for the effects of climate change with support from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.

Publication date: 2017-10-27
Country(s): Indonesia
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Gender equality, Economic growth, Environment, Water, Food, Women and girls, Education, Humanitarian assistance

2017-11-03Indonesia, Asia-Pacific

Protecting religious rights in Indonesia

Home to hundreds of ethnic groups, Indonesia is a country full of different cultures, languages, and religions.

Publication date: 2017-11-03
Country(s): Indonesia
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Human rights, Peace, Security, Elimination of violence

2017-11-07Pakistan, Asia-Pacific

Inclusive Democratic Participation in Pakistan

In Pakistan today, local activists have reported a change in dialogue when it comes to disability.

Publication date: 2017-11-07
Country(s): Pakistan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Women and girls, Health, Gender equality, Education, Human rights, Children

2017-11-14Peru, Latin America and the Caribbean

Indigenous youth share their stories

Community storytelling inspires Indigenous youth in Peru to produce films on cultural and traditional knowledge in their rural communities.

Publication date: 2017-11-14
Country(s): Peru
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Events, Youth, Children, Education

2017-11-28Bangladesh, Asia-Pacific

Canada awards Bangladesh officials in the battle against Child, Early and Forced Marriage

Canada is a firm defender of children’s rights including the right to live without the dangers of child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).

Publication date: 2017-11-28
Country(s): Bangladesh
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Gender equality, Elimination of violence, Children, Women and girls, Human rights

2017-12-08Indonesia, Asia-Pacific

Youth leaders tackle climate change at Model ASEAN

The impacts of climate change are becoming a reality for many Southeast Asians, as the region is highly vulnerable to rising sea levels, severe storms, and droughts.

Publication date: 2017-12-08
Country(s): Indonesia
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Events, Environment, Governance, and Youth

2017-12-12Lebanon, Middle East and North Africa

Canada Supports Strong Women through Education, Entrepreneurship

Mouna lives in Akkar with her husband and three children. She used to be an English teacher, but since becoming a mother has struggled to find suitable work.

Publication date: 2017-12-12
Country(s): Lebanon
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Women and girls, Education, Human rights

2017-12-13Finland, Europe

Canada and Finland mark Sámi National Day by discussing Indigenous education

The Embassy of Canada to Finland recently invited two prominent Sámi educational experts to share their experiences in indigenous education.

Publication date: 2017-12-13
Country(s): Finland
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Human rights, Education, Gender equality

2018-01-12Jordan, Middle East and North Africa

Empowering women and protecting the environment through waste management

Recently, Peter MacDougall, Ambassador of Canada to Jordan, and Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki, inaugurated the first environmentally friendly sanitary cell at Al-Akeider landfill in Irbid.

Publication date: 2017-12-28
Country(s): Jordan
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Human rights, Education, Gender equality

2018-01-25Canada, North America

Canadian cleantech companies expand profile and shrink environmental footprint

‘Time to brag’ as Canadian Trade Commissioner Service supports international innovators

Publication date: 2018-01-25
Country(s): Canada
Region(s): North America
Category(s): Clean Technologies

2018-03-01Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa

Passionate teen leads fight against FGM in Tanzania

The High Commission of Canada in Tanzania continues to support the work of Valerie Msoka as CEFM Champion as she empowers young women to fight against FGM.

Publication date: 2018-03-01
Country(s): Tanzania
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Children, Education, Women and girls, Health, Human rights, Youth

2018-03-05Iraq, Middle East and North Africa

Smashing tensions in Iraq, one volleyball tournament at a time

The first volleyball tournament held in Qamchugha, Iraq, was unlike other sports events: it broke barriers between Kurds and Arabs in the community.

Publication date: 2018-03-05
Country(s): Iraq
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Event, Youth, Health

2018-03-05Iraq, Middle East and North Africa

Language, the bridge builder in Iraq

Samira Muhammed Ali is a Kurdish mother living in a mainly Kurdish area of Chamchamal. When Sunni Arabs families relocated to her neighbourhood.

Publication date: 2018-03-05
Country(s): Iraq
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Women, Education

2018-03-05Iraq, Middle East and North Africa

From Iraq, with kisses

In 2004, a land dispute led to increasingly tense relationships between the three major tribes of a community in northern Diyala Governorate. Over a decade later,

Publication date: 2018-03-05
Country(s): Iraq
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Event

2018-03-14Iraq, Middle East and North Africa

Promoting social cohesion in Iraq

Since the beginning of the war in Iraq, in 2014, more than 3 million people—almost one Iraqi in 10—have been forced to leave their homes, becoming internally displaced persons.

Publication date: 2018-03-14
Country(s): Iraq
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Event

2018-04-06Iraq, Middle East and North Africa

Cleaning Up Daesh’s Explosive Legacy in Iraq

In August 2015, the Peshmerga drove the Daesh fighters out of Mosherfa. Almost all the families that had fled came back to settle in the village.

Publication date: 2018-04-06
Country(s): Iraq
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Mines, Security, Elimination of violence

2018-04-13Egypt, Middle East and North Africa

Empowering young Egyptian women to be entrepreneurs

The Embassy of Canada to Egypt continues to empower and encourage young women leaders to make a positive impact in their community.

Publication date: 2018-04-04
Country(s): Egypt
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Children, Economic growth, Education, Gender equality, Human rights, Women and girls, Youth

2018-04-13Jordan, Middle East and North Africa

From Isolation to Integration in Jordan

The Embassy of Canada to Jordan works with local partners to deliver comprehensive services for refugee and Jordanian children.

Publication date: 2018-04-04
Country(s): Jordan
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s):Children, Education, Human rights, Humanitarian assistance, Peace, Youth

2018-04-17Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean

Supporting Venezuelan migrants in Brazil

The Embassy of Canada to Brazil continues to support the most vulnerable of Indigenous Venezuelan migrants fleeing to Roraima, Brazil.

Publication date: 2018-04-17
Country(s): Brazil
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Children, Education, Gender equality, Health, Human rights, Humanitarian Assistant, Women and girls, Youth

2018-05-16Australia, Asia-Pacific

Papua New Guinea: Helping women – helping communities

Collaboration on building healthy families and communities leads the way towards better equality between men and women, and can reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence (GBV).

Publication date: 2018-05-16
Country(s): Australia
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Children, Economic growth, Education, Gender equality, Health, Human rights, Women and girls, Youth, Food

2018-04-17Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean

Colombian GBV survivors share their stories

Colombian GBV survivors share their stories

Publication date: 2018-04-17
Country(s): Colombia
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Education, Gender equality, Elimination of Violence, Human rights, Women and girls, Youth

2018-04-20Barbados, Latin America and the Caribbean

How can you champion women’s rights?

Three young leaders get to “Be High Commissioner for a Day” in recognition of their work advocating for gender equality.

Publication date: 2018-04-20
Country(s): Barbados
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Education, Gender equality, Elimination of Violence, Human rights, Women and girls, Youth

2018-05-28Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

M-SAWA project empowers small entrepreneurs: Gloria’s story

MEDA’s Maendeleo Sawa (M-SAWA) project is actively working to combat unemployment by empowering people through private equity investment and matching grants.

Publication date: 2018-05-28
Country(s): Kenya
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Women

2018-05-31Iraq, Middle East and North Africa

Shipping stability in a box to Iraq

In 2017, 100 communities in Iraq received an unusual gift: a “Police Presence Box”.

Publication date: 2018-05-31
Country(s): Iraq
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Peace, Security, Elimination of violence

2018-06-07India, Asia-Pacific

Turning words to action in India’s fight for transgender rights

Dhananjay Chauhan, one of North India’s most influential advocates, is fighting to improve transgender rights.

Publication date: 2018-06-07
Country(s): India
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Events, Gender Equality, Human rights, Women and girls

2018-06-14Burkina Faso, Sub-Saharan Africa

Food security in West Africa: a geographical issue

Burkina Faso is a country familiar with food insecurities. The nation is land-locked, situated south of Mali and North of Ghana, with the northern portion located in a region known as the Sahel.

Publication date: 2018-06-14
Country(s): Burkina Faso
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Agriculture, Economic growth

2018-06-19Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

M-SAWA project: Kwale coconuts

Coconut oil. You can find it in supermarkets across North America, but have you ever wondered where it comes from?

Publication date: 2018-06-19
Country(s): Kenya
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Economic growth

2018-06-21Colombia, Czech Republic, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe

Women activists fight to bridge the WikiGap

Of nearly six million English articles on Wikipedia, fewer than 20% of profiles are about women.

Publication date: 2018-06-21
Country(s): Colombia, Czech Republic
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe
Category(s): Events, Gender Equality, Human rights, Information and Communications Technologies, Women and girls

2018-06-26Lebanon, Syria, Middle East and North Africa

From Syria to the stage: Diana’s story

For a generation of refugees that was feared “lost,” a theatre program in Lebanon brings hope.

Publication date: 2018-06-26
Country(s): Lebanon, Syria
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Children, Education, Gender equality, Human rights, Humanitarian assistance, Peace, Women and girls, Youth

2018-06-30Côte d'Ivoire, Sub-Saharan Africa

Sowing seeds for gender equality through agriculture in Côte d’Ivoire

The Embassy of Canada to Côte d’Ivoire, along with local non-government organization (NGO) “La Pierre Angulaire,” is addressing gender equality and they’re starting by shifting the role of women in agriculture.

Publication date: 2018-07-17
Country(s): Côte d'Ivoire
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Agriculture and Processed Foods, Clean Technologies, Environment, Food, Gender Equality, Women and Girls

2018-07-03Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific

Building gender equality in the Afghanistan police force

Canada is committed to support Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces. Through its Peace and Stabilization Operations Program, Canada contributed US$26 million towards the construction of a Women’s Police Town (Phase 1) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Publication date: 2018-07-03
Country(s): Afghanistan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Women and girls, Gender equality, Elimination of violence

2018-07-04Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Helping local communities build trust in Mali

Aminatou is an active member of the local forum, the President of CAFO (Coordination des ONG et des Associations Feminine) in her commune and a leader of a local women’s mediation commission which is actively supported by the forum of Borem-Inaly.

Publication date: 2018-07-04
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Humanitarian assistance, Human rights, Women and girls

2018-07-20Taiwan, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Canada champions LGBTQ2 rights across Asia-Pacific

For Canadian offices in the Asia-Pacific region, advocating for LGBTQ2 persons means navigating strict laws, religious conventions, and local community organizations. But the goal is always the same: to honour Canada’s commitment to fight for the rights of LGBTQ2 people around the world.

Publication date: 2018-07-20
Country(s): Taiwan, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Elimination of violence, Events, Human rights

2018-08-10Chile, Latin America and the Caribbean

Canada Day celebration in Chile highlights Diversity and Inclusion

This year, the Embassy of Canada to Chile held its Canada Day celebration highlighting the importance of a key theme: Diversity and Inclusion.

Publication date: 2018-08-10
Country(s): Chile
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Events, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Environment

2018-08-10South Sudan, Sub-Saharan Africa

Promoting freedom of the press in South Sudan

Freedom of the press plays a fundamental role in the functioning of democracy. It fosters transparency, encourages public trust and participation, and promotes open discussion of public policy.

Publication date: 2018-08-10
Country(s): South Sudan
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Elimination of violence, Women and girls, Human rights, Events

2018-08-20Kazakhstan, Europe

Breaking down barriers to celebrate LGBTI rights in Kazakhstan

For members of the LGBTI community in Kazakhstan, gathering in-person is a rare opportunity. While Kazakhstan does not have anti-LGBTI legislation in place, LGBTI people still face discrimination and violence.

Publication date: 2018-08-20
Country(s): Kazakhstan
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Human rights, Elimination of violence

2018-09-18Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa

In Tanzania, film is a powerful tool to end FGM

In Tanzania and Canada, activists are promoting awareness of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) through screenings of In the Name of Your Daughter, a film about Tanzanian girls who run away from home to escape FGM.

Publication date: 2018-09-18
Country(s): Tanzania
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Women and girls, Gender equality

2018-11-01Côte d'Ivoire, Sub-Saharan Africa

It takes a village: Addressing child, early and forced marriage in Côte d’Ivoire

For the community of Bondoukou, a town in eastern Côte d’Ivoire, discussing child, early and forced marriage was taboo. Even those who did not approve stayed silent.

Publication date: 2018-11-01
Country(s): Côte d'Ivoire
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Children, Education, Elimination of violence, Gender equality, Health, Human rights, Women and girls, Youth

2018-11-20Bangladesh, Asia-Pacific

Something to smile and sing about

Child-friendly spaces for Rohingya refugees.

Publication date: 2018-11-20
Country(s): Bangladesh
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Children, Education, Elimination of violence, Health, Human rights, Youth

2018-11-21Niger, Sub-Saharan Africa

“This is one of my favorite moments of the day”: School meals in Niger

With Canada’s support, the World Food Programme distributes meals to school children in the Diffa region, Niger.

Publication date: 2018-11-21
Country(s): Niger
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Children, Food, Humanitarian assistance

2018-11-22Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific

“This is a new Afghanistan”: Women won’t be silenced

A post-Taliban generation of young women are fighting for equal participation in the future of their country.

Publication date: 2018-11-21
Country(s): Afghanistan
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Elimination of violence, Events, Gender equality, Human rights, Humanitarian assistance, Peace, Women and girls, youth

2018-12-10Lebanon, Middle East and North Africa

The women of the municipal police services of Lebanon are there to stay

Al Mina in North Lebanon is a historical city that personifies Lebanon’s diversity and potential for peaceful coexistence. But that is not the only thing that makes Al Mina stand out.

Publication date: 2018-12-10
Country(s): Lebanon
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Women and girls

2018-12-31Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean

The chance to be a kid: protecting Colombian children in armed conflict

Children deserve a life free of violence. The Embassy of Canada to Colombia is working to make that a reality.

Publication date: 2018-12-31
Country(s): Colombia
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Children, Elimination of violence, Human rights, Peace, Women and girls, Youth

2019-01-28Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to justice: A big step for Malian women

In Mali, few victims of gender-based violence have access to justice.

Publication date: 2019-01-28
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Women and girls, Elimination of violence, Gender equality, Human rights

2019-01-28Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

“Feere diyara” (marketing has been good) for Sabati

Today, these impressive women have a stable income and are sending all of their children to school, boys and girls alike.

Publication date: 2019-01-28
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Education, Agriculture and Processed Foods, Economic growth, Gender equality, Women and girls

2019-01-28Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Irrigation for food, better health, jobs and bringing people together

In Mali, farmers are on the front lines of a daily battle against food insecurity and poverty.

Publication date: 2019-01-28
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Agriculture and Processed Foods, Food, Health, Women and Girls

2019-01-28Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Family and community medicine: An asset in isolated regions of Mali

For most Malians, it is difficult to access sexual and reproductive health services.

Publication date: 2019-01-28
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Health, Women and girls

2019-01-28Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Dialogue, truth and reconciliation: The long road to peace in Mali

JUPREC has trained close to 1,400 women in leadership, conflict resolution and defending the rights of victims.

Publication date: 2019-01-28
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Peace, Human rights, Women and girls

2019-02-01Lebanon, Egypt, India, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa

#FemParl IV: Inspiring action from the Middle East to South and Southeast Asia!

Women leaders are building a more equal future, from Cairo to Beirut to Delhi!

Publication date: 2019-02-01
Country(s): Lebanon, Egypt, India
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Governance, Human Rights, Peace, Women and Girls, Youth

2019-02-11Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

Did you know mathematics can help cocoa farmers adapt to the changing climate?

Meet climate change scientist Dr. N’Datchoh Evelyne Touré, who is using the power of mathematics to look at the impact of climate change in Ivory Coast.

Publication date: 2019-02-11
Country(s): Kenya
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Agriculture and Processed Foods, Women and girls

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Building a National Textbook and Book Industry

Producing textbooks is very different from other books, particularly since textbooks must meet the strict requirements of educational programs and individual teaching approaches.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Education, Gender equality, Impact story

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Inclusive finance reaching financially excluded persons in Mali

The microcredit approach attempts to meet people’s financial needs through small loans with favourable terms, used to fund revenue-generating activities.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Economic growth, Gender equality, Impact story

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Textbooks for Malian students

Unfortunately, in many African countries, including Mali, textbooks are all too often a luxury that many students do not have.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Education, Gender equality, Impact story

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Local irrigation: Improving water management to boost agriculture and reduce poverty

In addition to providing food security for the community, irrigation can introduce off-season cultivation, thereby considerably extending the production period.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Agriculture and Processed Foods, Economic growth, Clean technologies, Gender equality, Health, Water, Impact story

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

In Mali: giving textbooks new life

After observing the textbook situation in Djibouti, a Canadian community college proposed the idea of creating a process to repair textbooks in Mali.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Education, Gender equality, Impact story

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

SOLAR: A high-quality cold chain to improve the health of Mali's mothers and children

SOLAR helps reduce the occurrence of birth-related accidents that result from lack of equipment.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Women and girls, Clean technologies, Health, Impact story

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Canadian Support for the National Policy on Gender: Improving the Lives of Mali’s Women

In Mali, women continue to have limited access to social services and production resources, their rights often go unrecognized and they exercise limited decision-making at all levels.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Women and girls, Governance, Peace, Impact story

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

SIGTAS: The Key to Modernizing Tax Administration in Mali

Through tax revenues, the Malian government obtains a significant portion of the financial resources it needs to carry out its essential functions and deliver public goods and services.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Governance, Economic growth, Gender equality, Impact story

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Office of the Auditor General of Mali

Canada has long provided Mali with general, ongoing and multifaceted support in its fight against corruption and has supported the Office of the Auditor General of Mali since its creation.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Governance, Economic growth, Gender equality, Impact story

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Grain commercialization by Malian cooperatives: A Market of the Future

Canadian support for strengthening farmer organizations and the cooperative grain commercialization system has significantly helped consolidate good governance in the sector.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Economic growth, Food, Gender equality, Impact story

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mali's university community health centres: A partnership between communities

The Government of Canada invested in an innovative initiative: the implementation of university community health centres in Bamako and in four other regions.

Publication date: 2019-02-27
Country(s): Mali
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Health, Gender equality, Impact story

2019-03-07Australia, Asia-Pacific

Indigenous health and well being: Youth lead call for change

Indigenous youth and leaders around the world are working together to improve Indigenous health and well‑being.

Publication date: 2019-03-07
Country(s): Australia
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Elimination of violence, Events, Health, Human Rights, Youth

2019-03-27Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean

Canada highlights women's work for gender equality in Colombia

Canada acknowledged and highlighted the work of three groups for their efforts in gender equality and women empowerment in Colombia.

Publication date: 2019-03-27
Country(s): Colombia
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Gender equality, Human rights, Women and girls

2019-03-28Sub-Saharan Africa

Standing together to end gender-based violence in Zimbabwe

Women, men, traditional rulers, faith leaders, and parliamentarians are coming together to end gender-based violence in Zimbabwe.

Publication date: 2019-03-28
Country(s): Zimbabwe
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Children, Elimination of violence, Gender equality, Governance, Human rights, Women and girls, Youth

2019-04-16Côte d'Ivoire, Sub-Saharan Africa

Diversity is strength: Creating space for peace and inclusion in Côte d'Ivoire

The Embassy of Canada to Côte d'Ivoire is working to promote peace and inclusion in Côte d'Ivoire through forums and symposiums.

Publication date: 2019-04-16
Country(s): Côte d'Ivoire
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Elimination of violence, Events, Gender equality, Peace, Women and girls

2019-04-25Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Combatting plastic waste in Vietnam: An action plan for a more sustainable future

The Embassy of Canada to Vietnam is partnering with activists, scientists and business leaders to take action against plastic pollution.

Publication date: 2019-04-25
Country(s): Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Clean Technologies, Environment, Health, Human rights, Ocean Technologies, Water

2019-04-29Georgia, Europe

Women in the media: Agents of peace in Georgia

The Embassy of Canada to Turkey is working with journalists and local organizations to foster peace in Georgia.

Publication date: 2019-04-29
Country(s): Georgia
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Elimination of violence, Events, Gender equality, Peace, Security, Women and girls

2019-05-03Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean

Vive la Educación! Improving access to education for Colombian kids

The Embassy of Canada to Colombia is working with international partners to improve access to education in Colombia.

Publication date: 2019-05-03
Country(s): Colombia
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Education, Events, Youth, Children, Gender equality, Security, Women and girls, Human rights

2019-05-06Netherlands, Europe

International leaders stand up for gender equality in The Hague

Ministers, ambassadors, CEOs and leaders of international organizations and civil society are committed to championing gender equality in their everyday work.

Publication date: 2019-05-06
Country(s): Netherlands
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Events, Gender equality, Women and girls, Human rights

2019-05-16Timor-Leste

Acceptance: Crucial for ending discrimination against Timor-Leste’s LGBTI community

Canada is working with local partners in Timor-Leste to end discrimination against LGBTI peoples.

Publication date: 2019-05-16
Country(s): Timor-Leste
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Elimination of violence, Human rights

2019-05-28Jordan

Composting towards equality: Women join the workforce in Jordan

Low-income and refugee women are building confidence and economic independence by working in a compost packaging facility.

Publication date: 2019-05-28
Country(s): Jordan
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Economic growth, Gender equality, Women and girls

2019-06-25Papua New Guinea, Asia-Pacific

Women driving buses? Why not?!

From driving buses to raising chickens, women across the island are breaking down gender stereotypes while building economic independence and security.

Publication date: 2019-06-25
Country(s): Papua New Guinea
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Economic growth, Education, Gender equality, Women and girls

2019-07-10South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

“I will vote one day”: Strengthening children’s voices in South Africa

South African children are learning about their human rights and the principles of democracy through hands-on, interactive learning.

Publication date: 2019-07-10
Country(s): South Africa
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Children, Education, Gender equality, Governance, Human rights, Women and girls, Youth

2019-07-15Ethiopia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Woman standing at desk.

Global Affairs Canada worked with RENEW to design and implement the Accelerating Business Growth project in Ethiopia.

Global Affairs Canada worked with RENEW to design and implement the Accelerating Business Growth project in Ethiopia.

Publication date: 2019-07-15
Country(s): Ethiopia
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Gender equality

2019-07-22Italy, Europe, North America
A group of students and their professor in a research center.

Sherbrooke University aims to turn cross-border research into business opportunities.

At Sherbrooke University, a research group specialized in converting biomass into fuel and chemical compounds creates partnerships with companies in Canada and in Europe.

Publication date: 2019-07-22
Country(s): Italy
Region(s): Europe, North America
Category(s): Education, Forestry and Wood Products

2019-07-24Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
A group of students and their professor in a research center.

Mexican students bring big benefits to Thunder Bay and Orillia

With its two campuses located in Thunder Bay and Orillia, Lakehead University is a leader in extensive English learning programs in partnership with Mexico.

Publication date: 2019-07-24
Country(s): Mexico
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Category(s): Education

2019-07-26China, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, Tanzania, Vietnam, Asia-Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa
Group of people with arms in the air.

Memorial University’s Marine Institute creates a virtuous cycle in Indonesia, and beyond

Memorial University’s Marine Institute has been involved in 250 projects in 50 countries.

Publication date: 2019-07-26
Country(s): China, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, Tanzania, Vietnam
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Education

2019-08-09Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Brazil, Madagascar, Nigeria, Peru
The Inuit-owned Saputi is a large 76-metre multi-species factory freezer trawler

Rosedale Academy takes Canadian high-school education around the world

The Rosedale Academy has awarded thousands of credits to students abroad pursuing the Ontario Secondary School diploma.

Publication date: 2019-08-09
Country(s): Brazil, Madagascar, Nigeria, Peru
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Education

2019-08-22Angola, Thailand, Ukraine, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa
Senior SAIT executives meet representatives of Ukraine’s Naftogaz and Beketov National University of Urban Economics in Kharkiv in April 2018

The world’s oil and gas industry beats a path to SAIT

The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is increasingly looking for other ways of reaping the benefits from the worldwide surge in cross-border education.

Publication date: 2019-08-22
Country(s): Angola, Thailand, Ukraine
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Education, Oil and Gas

2019-08-27Australia, Cambodia, India, Thailand, United Kingdom, Asia-Pacific, Europe
A young man holding a video camera and looking at the city shore

Canadian filmmaker gains eye-opening work experience around the world

International Experience Canada gives Canadians between the ages of 18 and 35 the chance to gain international work and travel experiences.

Publication date: 2019-08-27
Country(s): Australia, Cambodia, India, Thailand, United Kingdom
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe
Category(s): Education

2019-09-05Chile, Latin America and the Caribbean
•	A mural on the side of an apartment complex in Chile

Embracing diversity through artistic exchange: From Toronto to Valparaíso, Chile

Through street art, Chileans and Canadians are celebrating creativity and diversity.

Publication date: 2019-09-05
Country(s): Chile
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Arts and Cultural Industries, Tourism

2019-09-13Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Taiwan, United States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America
Baseball bats

Canada’s Sam Bat turns maple into winning baseball bats for pros

Sam Bat thrives as a small company producing maple baseball bats for more than 20,000 customers around the world, including 100 professional players.

Publication date: 2019-09-13
Country(s): Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Taiwan, United States
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America
Category(s): CPTPP, Trade diversification

2019-10-31Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa

Merry’s banana split

Merry Ulomi started her farm shortly after getting married to support her family and pay for her four daughters’ education.

Publication date: 2019-10-31
Country(s): Tanzania
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Agriculture and Processed Foods

2019-09-30Côte d'Ivoire, Sub-Saharan Africa

Women at the table: Peace and security in Côte d’Ivoire

The Embassy of Canada to Côte d'Ivoire is working alongside the Ivorian government and civil society to include women in peace and security measures.

Publication date: 2019-09-30
Country(s): Côte d'Ivoire
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Defense and Security, Gender equality, Human rights, Peace, Security, Women and girls

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