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2021-06-15 Victor Energy's “Current” Success in Europe

Victor Energy’s “Current” Success in Europe

Its parent company is based in Alberta, but Croatia-based Victor Energy is buzzing after establishing a foothold in the European market.

Publication date: 2021-06-15
Country(s): Canada, Croatia
Region(s): Europe, North America
Category(s): CETA, Trade diversification

2021-06-10 Morbern Inc. stitches its own success in Europe

Morbern Inc. stitches its own success in Europe

When it comes to designer-coated fabrics, Morbern is cut from a different cloth.

Publication date: 2021-06-10
Country(s): Canada, Netherlands, United States
Region(s): Europe, North America
Category(s): CETA, Clean Technologies, Trade diversification

2020-11-25 Europe, North America, Australia

How the Canada-EU trade agreement and CanExport funding helped bring Lac-Mac's personal protective equipment to the world

Thanks to CanExport funding, London, Ontario-based Lac-Mac has the world covered!

Publication date: 2020-11-25
Country(s): UK, Romania, Australia, New Zealand, Germany
Region(s): Europe, North America, Australia
Category(s):Canada-European Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trade diversification, Woman-owned

2020-11-10 Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, United States, United Kingdom

HUDSON Boat Works rides wave of success in global markets

The racing shell manufacturer has powered through the pandemic by adapting to demand and taking advantage of free trade agreements, such as the Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Publication date: 2020-11-10
Country(s): Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, United States, United Kingdom
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Category(s): Canada-European Union Economic and Trade Agreement, Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trade diversification

2020-10-01 Switzerland, Europe

How Vivo Team achieved European trade success during COVID-19

Operating online, seizing an opportunity and taking advantage of long-established relationships helped the Vancouver-based company establish itself in Europe.

Publication date: 2020-10-01
Country(s): Switzerland
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Trade diversification

2020-04-24 United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand

The "smart shirts" helping reduce the pressure COVID-19 is putting on hospitals

Hexoskin's high-tech shirts monitor vital signs at home, freeing up valuable space and time for health-care workers on the pandemic's frontlines.

Publication date: 2020-04-24
Country(s): United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand
Region(s): North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Health, Information and Communications Technologies

2020-02-11 Canada, United States, France

Women to watch

As female CEOs, Julie Angus and Luna Yu are often considered outliers, but that hasn't stopped them from building successful cleantech businesses.

Publication date: 2020-02-11
Country(s): Canada, United States, France
Region(s): North America, Europe
Category(s): Clean Technologies, BWIT, Women and girls

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

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.

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

2019-05-08 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 Kuwait, Middle East and North Africa

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): Kuwait
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
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

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, Development assistance - Global health, 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, Development assistance - Global health, 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, Development assistance - Global health, 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, Development assistance - Global health, 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, Development assistance - Global health, 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, Development assistance - Global health, 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): Development assistance - Global health, 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, Development assistance - Global health, 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, Development assistance - Global health, 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): Development assistance - Global health, 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, Development assistance - Global health, 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, Development assistance - Global health, 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

2020-01-07Peru, Latin America and the Caribbean

Indigenous Voices from Peru, Bolivia, and Canada: Protecting Lake Titicaca

Indigenous women lead a unique water-conservation project on the shores of Lake Titicaca.

Publication date: 2020-01-07
Country(s): Peru
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Clean Technologies, Environment, Gender equality, Governance, Development assistance - Global health, Health, Human rights, Water, Women and girls

2020-07-28Guatemala, Latin America and the Caribbean

Love from Canada is felt in Guatemala

The Embassy of Canada to Guatemala commemorated its Canada Day by sharing with those most affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

Publication date: 2020-07-28
Country(s): Guatemala
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Events

2020-10-19Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa

Technology brings pandemic solutions to the developing world

A variety of technologies are being used in different parts of the world to educate and inform communities.

Publication date: 2020-10-19
Country(s): Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States
Region(s): Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Education, Health

2020-11-26Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Serbia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa

The shadow pandemic: combatting violence against women and girls in the COVID-19 crisis

Experts and advocacy groups are reporting that incidences of domestic abuse have intensified under COVID-19, triggered by the social and economic impact of the public health emergency.

Publication date: 2020-11-26
Country(s): Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Serbia
Region(s): Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Children, Elimination of violence, Gender equality, Health, Human rights, Humanitarian assistance, Youth, Women and girls

2020-12-08Bangladesh, Asia-Pacific

For refugees, pandemic brings one emergency within another

When home is a shelter without electricity in the world’s largest and most densely populated refugee camp, adapting to the new reality is a particular challenge.

Publication date: 2020-12-08
Country(s): Bangladesh
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Children, Elimination of violence, Gender equality, Health, Human rights, Humanitarian assistance, Women and girls, Youth

2020-09-01Chile

Canada Day in Chile: Connecting and Celebrating While Apart

The Embassy of Canada in Chile developed a dynamic program of virtual events and communications to celebrate Canada Day under the 2020 theme of #LovefromCanada.

Publication date: 2020-09-01
Country(s): Chile
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Events

2020-08-27Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand

Canada contributes to crucial vaccinations during COVID-19 disruptions

Routine vaccinations improve the lives of children in developing countries because they can safely avoid preventable diseases.

Publication date: 2020-08-27
Country(s): Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Children, Development assistance - Global health, Health, Women and girls, Youth

2020-08-24Turkey

Accentuating the “local” in CFLI to advance gender equality in Turkey

Many organizations in Turkey are taking action to better understand and narrow the gender gap at the local level.

Publication date: 2020-08-24
Country(s): Turkey
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): Gender equality, Women and girls

2020-08-17Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Europe

Canada-EU free trade agreement provides stability and opportunities for businesses on both sides of Atlantic

It’s safe to say that the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement—one of Canada’s most ambitious and progressive trade deals—has benefited Canadian businesses from coast to coast to coast.

Publication date: 2020-08-17
Country(s): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
Region(s): Europe
Category(s): CETA, Trade diversification

2020-08-10Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific

Midwives save lives through thick and thin

Midwives are on the front lines, adapting their services so that women continue to get the care they need.

Publication date: 2020-08-10
Country(s): Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Myanmar
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Development assistance - Global health, Health, Women and girls

2021-01-07Guyana

Ending gender-based violence requires a collective effort

Ending gender-based violence requires a collective effort. Through strong partnerships, we can broaden the impact of the campaign.

Publication date: 2021-01-07
Country(s): Guyana
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Children, Elimination of violence, Gender equality, Health, Human rights, Humanitarian assistance, Women and girls, Youth

2021-02-01Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa

A career helping to chart Canada’s global path

Isabelle Bérard looks back on her career in international development punctuated by major events, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Publication date: 2021-02-01
Country(s): Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Mozambique, Rwanda
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Humanitarian assistance, Women and girls

2021-02-08Malawi, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe

Lessons from the field: Canadian doctor offers a global perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Adrienne Chan worked on the front lines of the SARS and Ebola epidemics and now uses her experience for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Publication date: 2021-02-08
Country(s): Malawi, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Development assistance - Global health, Health, Humanitarian assistance

2021-02-25Canada, France, Tunisia, United States

360Medlink takes healthcare to the masses – digitally!

Montreal-based 360Medlink is a software development company specializing in digital health platforms with a particular focus on scientifically tested solutions that address unmet needs or unique health conditions, and serve special or vulnerable populations.

Publication date: 2021-02-25
Country(s): Canada, France, Tunisia, United States
Region(s): Europe, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Development assistance - Global health, Health

2021-03-03Mozambique, Zambia

School’s out: Pandemic disruptions highlight challenges and solutions for learners everywhere

Almost a year into the COVID-19 crisis, innovative programming approaches supported by Canada are helping children and young people whose lives have been upended by disruptions in their schooling.

Publication date: 2021-03-03
Country(s): Burkina Faso, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Education, Global health, Health, Humanitarian assistance

2021-03-03Sri Lanka

Women’s Voice and Leadership: Standing up for an equal future in a COVID-19 world

For International Women’s Day, we profile four dynamic women whose efforts are supported by the Women’s Voice and Leadership program.

Publication date: 2021-03-03
Country(s): Honduras, Nigeria, South Africa, Sri Lanka
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Women and girls, Gender equality, Elimination of violence

2021-03-09Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa

Pandemic brings a crisis of care for women

The pandemic has brought to light the essential role of women as unpaid and paid care-providers and its effect on their well-being and economic prospects.

Publication date: 2021-03-09
Country(s): Bangladesh, Canada, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, Jordan, Kenya, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Development assistance - Global health, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Women and girls

2021-03-18Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Pandemic highlights water challenges and opportunities in developing countries

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, everyone around the world quickly began to learn when and how to wash their hands to avoid and contain the rapid spread of the virus.

Publication date: 2021-03-18
Country(s): South Sudan, Pakistan, Mozambique
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Development assistance - Global health, Environment, Gender equality, Health, Human rights, Humanitarian assistance, Water, Women and girls

2021-05-05South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North America, South America

Global lessons in mother and child health

Despite the fact that we have an abundance of tests and treatments and technology, more is not always better.

Publication date: 2021-05-05
Country(s): Canada, Colombia, India, Uganda, Tanzania, Bangladesh
Region(s): South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North America, South America
Category(s): Development assistance - Global health, Health, Women and girls, Human rights

2021-05-12Improving women’s rights starts with strong grassroots organizations in Nigeria

Improving women’s rights starts with strong grassroots organizations in Nigeria

ActionAid Nigeria directly supports at least 100 women’s rights organizations and their networks in 6 states across Nigeria.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Nigeria
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Women and girls, Governance, Human rights, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12Empowering vulnerable girls in Lesotho: Libuse’s Story

Empowering vulnerable girls in Lesotho: Libuse’s Story

Canada supports Help Lesotho in empowering vulnerable girls to fulfill their potential.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Lesotho
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Women and girls, Youth, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12Seeing child marriage through adolescent eyes

Seeing child marriage through adolescent eyes

Child marriage is most common in the world’s most impoverished areas and typically involves girls with limited employment opportunities and who do not attend school.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Niger
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Child, early and forced marriage, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12The island doctor: A role model for health care workers

The island doctor: A role model for health care workers

Dr. Ng’wasi Simiyu is just one of more than 400 health workers who have benefited from training and mentoring under the IMPACT Project.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Tanzania
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Health, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Women and girls

2021-05-12Hamida Abdallah Sebe: Volunteering to save her community in Kenya

Hamida Abdallah Sebe: Volunteering to save her community in Kenya

Hamida Abdallah Sebe now takes care of 109 children under the age of 5, ensuring they receive combined vitamin A and deworming treatment.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Kenya
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Health, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Women and girls

2021-05-12Delivering healthy futures in Bangladesh

Delivering healthy futures in Bangladesh

18-year-old Bithi works with groups of 20 girls aged 14 to 19 and leads monthly discussions about girls’ rights, healthy relationships, family planning and child marriage.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Bangladesh
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Education, Gender equality, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Women and girls

2021-05-12Helping young mothers return to school

Helping young mothers return to school

Monica thought that her dream of becoming a doctor was over. But with assistance from the Girls’ Education South Sudan initiative, she is back at school.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): South Sudan
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Education, Gender equality, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Women and girls

2021-05-12Creating better learning environments for children with disabilities in Jordan

Creating better learning environments for children with disabilities in Jordan

The Al Qadi Eyas School for Boys is one of the schools that has benefited from the Improving Learning Environments for Children project funded by GAC.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Jordan
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Education, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Youth

2021-05-12Dania’s story: Promoting inclusive education for children with disabilities

Dania’s story: Promoting inclusive education for children with disabilities

For children like Dania, born with Down Syndrome, non-formal education is a pathway to formal school.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Lebanon
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Children, Education, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Youth

2021-05-12Responding to Gender-Based Violence in the most vulnerable communities

Responding to Gender-Based Violence in the most vulnerable communities

Hundreds of awareness sessions took place inside safe spaces to enhance women and girls’ knowledge of SGBV, sexual harassment and women’s health-care issues.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s):
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Education, Elimination of violence, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Women and girls

2021-05-12Taking the lead in providing protection from gender-based violence in emergencies

Taking the lead in providing protection from gender-based violence in emergencies

Canada was able to bring some 87 partners together to use their collective voice to advocate for and effect change.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s):
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Elimination of violence, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Women and girls

2021-05-12Accelerating business growth in Ethiopia

Accelerating business growth in Ethiopia

With support from GAC, the Renew Strategies’ Accelerating Business Growth project has made waves in Ethiopia’s growing economy.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Ethiopia
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Economic growth, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12Supporting agricultural cooperatives as a tool for sustainable development in Peru

Supporting agricultural cooperatives as a tool for sustainable development in Peru

The PRODIVCOM project has helped producers working in family farming become more financially independent.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Peru
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Food, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12Empowering women farmers in Myanmar

Empowering women farmers in Myanmar

Through the training, Daw Mu Htoo learned about agriculture technologies that increased her yield from 45 to 58 baskets per acre per crop.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Myanmar
Region(s): Asia-Pacific
Category(s): Education, Food, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Women and girls

2021-05-12Using renewable energy to improve the health of mothers and children—and save lives

Using renewable energy to improve the health of mothers and children—and save lives

Solar-power systems provided by the Canada-funded SUSTAIN project have solved a major challenge at the Janda Health Centre in Buhigwe district, Tanzania.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Tanzania
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Clean Technologies, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Women and girls

2021-05-12Growing women’s leadership through agroecology in Guatemala

Growing women’s leadership through agroecology in Guatemala

In Guatemala, SeedChange and the Association of Organizations of the Cuchamatanes use a range of methods to promote women’s leadership and gender equality.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Guatemala
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Food, Gender equality, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12Building back better in the Caribbean

Building back better in the Caribbean

When the COVID 19 crisis struck, St. Lucia was able to make several quick fixes to its public financial management system to quickly respond to the pandemic.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): St. Lucia
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Economic growth, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12Providing a voice for diversity in Honduras

Providing a voice for diversity in Honduras

“We are not demanding new or special rights for people who identify as LGBT. We are just asking for the rights of all people to be respected.”

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Honduras
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Human rights, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12Supporting gender-inclusive municipal leadership in Tunisia

Supporting gender-inclusive municipal leadership in Tunisia

As agents of change in their communities, these women implement initiatives to increase gender equality where they live.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Tunisia
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12Supporting young civic journalists in Northern Armenia

Supporting young civic journalists in Northern Armenia

Through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, Canada is working with Peace & Dialogue to train young Armenians in disadvantaged regions on the fundamentals of journalism.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Armenia
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Education, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Youth

2021-05-12Ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence

Ending impunity for sexual and gender-based violence

With the support of UN Women, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic has documented the multiple rights violations against Syrian women, children and men.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Democratic Republic of Congo
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Elimination of violence, Gender equality, Human rights, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12Advancing gender inclusiveness in Iraq’s police force

Advancing gender inclusiveness in Iraq’s police force

RCMP Superintendent Marie-Claude Côté focused on 3 major areas: gender perspective in operational planning, gender training and strategic communications.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Iraq
Region(s): Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Gender equality, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Women and girls

2021-05-12Volunteers promoting Canada’s expertise in Senegal

Volunteers promoting Canada’s expertise in Senegal

The Volunteer Cooperation Program provides opportunities for Canadians to get involved internationally by volunteering their expertise and time.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Senegal
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Food, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance, Women and girls

2021-05-12Delivering reliable, cost-effective, live-saving medical oxygen to health facilities in Kenya

Delivering reliable, cost-effective, live-saving medical oxygen to health facilities in Kenya

To date, 18,547 women and children have received oxygen in the facilities served by Hewatele, resulting in 8,784 lives saved and an additional 9,841 lives improved.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Kenya
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Health, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-12Developing an Indigenous peoples’ professional experience program in Guatemala

Developing an Indigenous peoples’ professional experience program in Guatemala

Indigenous peoples continue to face significant barriers to getting the skills required to work for Canada, as well as other donors and partners.

Publication date: 2021-05-12
Country(s): Guatemala
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-13Supporting Senegalese women peacekeepers

Supporting Senegalese women peacekeepers

The Elsie Initiative allowed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to have a frank and open discussion with Senegalese women peacekeepers

Publication date: 2021-05-13
Country(s): Senegal
Region(s): Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s): Peace, Women and girls, Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada's International Assistance

2021-05-25Supporting Canadian artists and diversity advocacy

Supporting Canadian artists and diversity advocacy

Global Affairs Canada Visual Art Collection acquires new artworks in collaboration with the National accessArts Centre

Publication date: 2021-05-25
Country(s): Canada, England, Ghana, United States
Region(s):Europe, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s):Arts and Cultural Industries

2021-05-25Putting an end to period poverty

Putting an end to period poverty

On any given day some 800 million women and girls are menstruating. But they often do it in shame and secrecy

Publication date: 2021-05-25
Country(s): Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Kenya, Liberia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania
Region(s):Asia-Pacific, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s):Child, early and forced marriage, Development assistance - Global health, Gender equality, Health, Human rights, Women and girls, Youth

2021-05-27Changing attitudes on menstrual health

Changing attitudes on menstrual health

Even today our language is replete with negative stereotypes for anything having to do with menstruation.

Publication date: 2021-05-27
Country(s): Bangladesh, Canada, Indonesia, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania
Region(s):Asia-Pacific, North America, Sub-Saharan Africa
Category(s):Child, early and forced marriage, Development assistance - Global health, Gender equality, Health, Human rights, Women and girls, Youth

2021-06-09Stories of spirit, hope and charity: Vibrant Venezuelans in Canada

Stories of spirit, hope and charity: Vibrant Venezuelans in Canada

They are artists, activists, educators, scientists, academics and students, a mix of ages, backgrounds and views, all united in their love and concern for the country they left behind.

Publication date: 2021-06-09
Country(s): Canada, Venezuela
Region(s): North America, South America
Category(s): Human rights, Humanitarian assistance

2021-06-17Building Back, Giving Back: Refugees Model Compassion

Building Back, Giving Back: Refugees Model Compassion

For the refugees among us, resilience is an everyday fact of life, requiring strength, determination and even ingenuity.

Publication date: 2021-06-17
Country(s): Canada, Syria, South Sudan, Uganda
Region(s): North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa
Category(s): Human rights, Humanitarian assistance, Peace

2021-06-30Canada Fund empowers women to build back better in Guatemala

Canada Fund empowers women to build back better in Guatemala

The Embassy of Canada in Guatemala collaborated with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to implement a Canada Fund project. The project helped 7 rural women cooperatives have access to virtual platforms to improve their production by reaching out to new markets.

Publication date: 2021-06-30
Country(s): Guatemala
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Gender equality, Women and girls

2021-07-02“If you’re abroad, it’s time for you to come home”

“If you’re abroad, it’s time for you to come home”

As countries around the world were closing their borders to contain the spread of COVID 19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appealed to Canadians abroad to return to Canada.

Publication date: 2021-07-02
Country(s): China, Honduras, Japan, Pakistan, United States
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, North America
Category(s): Consular, Health, Transportation

2021-07-05Behind the scenes: How government employees stepped in to help stranded Canadians

Behind the scenes: How government employees stepped in to help stranded Canadians

Although dealing with the consequences of the pandemic was challenging and often emotionally charged, most employees felt pride in helping so many Canadians.

Publication date: 2021-07-05
Country(s): China, Japan, Peru, United States
Region(s): Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America
Category(s): Consular, Health, Transportation

2021-07-27Guyana - Choose to Challenge!

Guyana - Choose to Challenge!

The High Commission of Canada in Guyana joined the world in observing International Women’s Day 2021 under the theme #ChoosetoChallenge.

Publication date: 2021-07-27
Country(s): Guyana
Region(s): Latin America and the Caribbean
Category(s): Gender equality, Women and girls

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