Independent, private, and non-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality, and operates following principles of non-discrimination, transparency, according to its core values: responsibility, impact, enterprising-spirit and inspiration. ACTED is committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity, while co-creating longer term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential.

ACTED endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential. We go the last mile: ACTED’s mission is to save lives and support people in meeting their needs in hard-to-reach areas. ACTED develops and implements programs that target the most vulnerable amongst populations that have suffered from conflict, natural disaster, or socio-economic hardship. ACTED’s approach looks beyond the immediate emergency towards opportunities for longer term livelihoods reconstruction and sustainable development.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a non-profit international development agency, working in Asia and Africa to find sustainable solutions to the complex problems causing global poverty.  Established in 1980, AKFC is a registered Canadian charity and an agency of the worldwide Aga Khan Development Network.

La Fondation Aga Khan Canada (Fondation) est un organisme de développement international sans but lucratif qui oeuvre en Asie et en Afrique en vue de trouver des solutions durables aux problèmes complexes qui causent la pauvreté dans le monde. Mise sur pied en 1980, la Fondation est un organisme de bienfaisance canadien enregistré qui fait partie du Réseau Aga Khan de développement.

Alinea is a global international development consultancy with a corporate presence in Canada, the UK, Europe and Australia. “Alinea” refers to “introducing new ideas,” which is how we approach the world’s evolving challenges, providing technical and management expertise that help people improve their lives. Hand in hand with governments, investors, companies and communities, we have delivered over 500 projects in 88 countries over the past 34 years.

Please visit our new website where you will learn more about our service areas and how we apply ourselves every day as catalysts of change and opportunity.

Amnesty International is a global movement of over 7 million people in more than 150 countries working together to protect and promote human rights. Our vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments. Our mission is to conduct research and generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated. 

We believe that we are at our most powerful when we stand together for human rights.  Each person, no matter who or where they are, can make change happen by acting in concert with others who share their vision of a world where everyone lives in dignity. People are the strength of our organization.  It is because so many people speak out for justice that Amnesty International is able to achieve remarkable things. 

Canada for Africa Group

Established in 1996, CANADEM is a not-for-profit Canadian agency dedicated to advancing international peace and security around the world through the rostering, rapid mobilization, and mission management of experts committed to International Service with the UN, other IGOs, NGOs and governments. CANADEM’s 1325 roster currently has 18,601 women, 8,184 of which are from the global south including Africa and the Middle East – many supporting protection efforts against sexual and gender-based violence and promoting women’s greater participation in post-conflict political, economic and civil reconstruction processes.

The Canadian Coalition for Youth, Peace & Security (CCYPS) is a network of individuals and organizations working or interested in Youth, Peace and Security with the primary purpose of uplifting each other’s work, advocacy and research. The CCYPS platform fosters a collaborative space for young people living in and connected to Canada and allies to share and exchange resources and opportunities to better engage in the United Nations’ Youth, Peace and Security Agenda locally, nationally and globally.

Canadian Federation of University Women is a non-partisan, voluntary, self-funded organization of close to 9,000 women university graduates, students and Associate Members in 110 Clubs across Canada that works to improve the status of women and human rights, education, social justice, and peace. CFUW holds special consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC) and belongs to the Education committee of the Canadian Sub-Commission to UNESCO. CFUW is the largest of the 61 affiliates of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW).

The Canadian Peace Initiative (CPI) is committed to the establishment of a Department of Peace within the Government of Canada. The Department of Peace would work towards building a new architecture of peace by establishing and supporting a culture of peace and assertive non-violence in Canada and the world.

We are part of a growing international movement that includes citizens from some 50 countries represented in the Global Alliance for Ministries & Infrastructures of Peace. Four governments have already established Ministers of Peace: the Solomon Islands (2005), Nepal (2007), Costa Rica (2009), and most recently the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.

Our Initiative has chapters and contacts across Canada and is endorsed by more than 30 national organizations and eminent individuals. Supporters of the CPI include such prominent Canadians as the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy and Senators Doug Roche and Dr. Anne Pearson. The CPI is also supported by several organizations that together represent 2 million Canadians, such as the Council of Canadians, the World Federalist Movement-Canada, and Physicians for Global Survival.

Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace provides a means for women to exercise responsibility for the promotion of world peace and justice, through education of themselves and others to take an equal part in the democratic process of decision making; and to cooperate with women throughout the world to create the mutual respect and understanding necessary for the peaceful resolution of international conflict.

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is a federally registered non-profit organization that has been committed to the education of girls and women in Afghanistan since 1998. We believe that the best prospect for building sustainable peace and human development is through quality, gender equitable education that will empower women and girls as change makers. In Afghanistan we educate, engage and work in solidarity with people of both genders to overcome barriers to girls’ education and to ending the oppression of women. In our advocacy work, we promote the centrality of women’s voices, experiences and skills to peacebuilding, specifically in the context of the ongoing Intra-Afghan peace talks initiated with the Taliban in 2020. We do this by amplifying the voices of Afghan women’s rights and peace activists in international platforms, specifically in their calls for a true ceasefire and the protection of women’s rights, amid rising concerns around the vulnerability of the right to education and other basic rights for women during this peace process. We also engage Canadians as global citizens to support our campaigns  and wider goals of empowering women through education. Our mission is: Canadians taking action, in partnership with Afghan women, towards improving conditions of human rights, ending women’s oppression, and providing opportunities for Afghan women to live their lives with dignity, certainty and purpose.

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE develops solutions alongside women and girls in developing countries to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty and out of crisis. CARE stands with women and girls around the world in economic empowerment. We bring women, girls, and their communities together to challenge inequality while facing issues like food insecurity, climate change, and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster. CARE works in 100 countries around the world.

Coady Institute, St. Francis Xavier University

The Equality Fund is a Canadian-led, international fund designed to support gender equality around the world. The groundbreaking initiative will deliver new momentum for women’s movements across the globe. The Equality Fund (formerly The MATCH International Women’s Fund) will shift power and resources to local organizations and leaders on the frontlines of building and sustaining a more gender equal world. We will mobilize philanthropic and investment capital, in Canada and beyond, and build a brighter, more equitable future for everyone, everywhere. The Equality Fund is made possible in partnership with the Government of Canada.

The Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) is a national organization committed to the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians and to the promotion of the well-being of women both in the medical profession and in society at large since 1924. For more information, please visit: www.fmwc.caThe Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC) is a national organization committed to the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians and to the promotion of the well-being of women both in the medical profession and in society at large since 1924.

The Grandmothers Advocacy Network (GRAN) is a dynamic network of volunteers from across Canada working together to influence policy change and stimulate effective action in Canada and internationally to promote and protect the human rights of grandmothers, children and youth of sub-Saharan Africa.

GRAN’s work is grounded on a firm commitment to social justice, equality and human rights. Older women and the children they support are at the centre of our advocacy.  
We take action in four key areas:

  • The Right to Health
  • The Right to Education and Life-long Learning
  • The Right to Freedom from Violence
  • The Right to Economic Security and Social Protection

Founded in 2013, The Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba, Inc. builds on the history and work of previous community groups, like UNIFEM and UN Women (Winnipeg Chapter), that worked to support women’s equality and women’s rights, locally and globally. Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, IIWR-MB is founded to generate education, awareness, and action to promote women’s human rights. IIWR-MB is a community focused organization, reaching out to diverse individuals and organizations in Manitoba that are working in the general area of women’s rights. 

Inter Pares – which means among equals – is a feminist organization that believes in solidarity, not charity, as an approach to international cooperation. For over 40 years, we have worked closely with courageous activists and more than a hundred inspiring organizations throughout the world to build peace, advance justice and globalize equality. Our programs largely focus on six global issues: food sovereigntywomen’s equalitypeace and democracyeconomic justicehealth, and migration. We work with long-term counterparts – local and national activist organizations – in AsiaAfricaLatin America and Canada. We are dedicated to empowering people in Canada and around the world to be at the center of their own development and to assert their own agency. By supporting the work of our counterparts, we help communities confront injustice, implement locally adapted solutions, spark innovative initiatives and occupy the political space that belongs to them. We are also committed to engaging Canadians in the struggles for justice and equality that people face around the world, and to offer ways to take action. Inter Pares strives to change the overall systems that perpetuate inequality, poverty and injustice.

The International Women’s Rights Project (IWRP) was founded in 1998 to strengthen the capacity of women’s NGOs in Canada and internationally to advocate for women’s human rights. The IWRP works to influence the implementation of international human rights standards through collaboration, participatory research and evidence-based advocacy. IWRP operates on a project-by-project basis, with support from universities, funding from private donors, foundations, individuals and government sources. We work with a team of student interns, volunteers, and international associates. Our model is to work in partnership with civil society organizations, research institutions, donors, universities, and individuals. IWRP works in partnership with Canadian and international NGOs, by invitation, to provide research, capacity-building, and an exchange of knowledge and learning. IWRP believes strongly in “femtorship” and we have had the privilege of ‘femtoring’ students from several disciplines. IWRP is incorporated as an independent non-profit organization in Canada and in South Africa. As of 2013, the IWRP is based in Vancouver, B.C.

Established in 2005, Islamic Relief Canada is an international organisation that works with communities to strengthen their resilience to calamities, providing vital emergency aid when disasters occur. We help the impoverished access basic services such as education, water and sanitation, as well as healthcare. We provide lasting routes out of poverty through our sustainable development schemes and tackle the root causes of poverty in making sure that the world’s most vulnerable have a real influence both in our programs and advocacy. 

KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives is a social justice organization of eleven national churches and religious organizations in Canada, joining with people of faith and conscience in action for social transformation and justice around the world. Launched in 2010, the KAIROS Women of Courage program focuses on developing responses to gender-based violence in the global South and in Canada by strengthening partners’ capacity to defend and promote human rights, building awareness about human rights violation and violence against women and strengthening networking and mobilization. The program is rooted in the understanding that while women around the world face many injustices, they can be agents of change when given the opportunity to speak out and be heard.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) works in over 50 countries around the world. We partner with local churches and organizations with similar values to amplify our impact. Together we work in these three areas:

Relief – We help meet people’s immediate needs for survival during times of crisis, like during a hurricane or war. We also focus on helping communities prepare for and respond to disasters.

Development – We work to strengthen people’s long-term access to food and water, health care and education. Our programs also help people find ways to support their families.

Peace – We work with partners to teach conflict transformation skills, and support peace education. We advocate for justice and encouraging people to work together despite their differences.

Mines Action Canada (MAC) is an international leader working to eliminate the serious humanitarian, environmental and development consequences of indiscriminate weapons.

MAC is a committed global advocate working to alleviate the impact that these weapons have on the rights, dignity and well-being of civilian populations through humanitarian disarmament. MAC does this by engaging the public; supporting domestic and international partners; researching and monitoring the performance and compliance levels of disarmament and humanitarian laws; and by developing and disseminating resources.

Oxfam Canada is an affiliate of the international Oxfam Confederation. Together we are networked in over 90 countries, as part of a global movement for change.  Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.  Oxfam’s goals include sustained, widespread changes in attitudes and beliefs about gender power relations in order to further women’s rights and gender justice. We are determined to change that world by mobilizing the power of people against poverty.

The Peace Track Initiative (PTI) was founded  to support the peace process in Yemen and MENA region.  It was incubated in Geneva at the Geneva Center for Security Policy in 2017 and then incorporated in Canada as a non-profit incorporation (Registration No.: 1046074-5) on 22nd October 2017. The PTI also has a cooperation agreement with Yemen Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MOPIC) to operate in Yemen. The PTI is hosted at the Human Rights Research and Education Center, at Ottawa University in Canada and has an office which is hosted at To Be Foundation for Rights and Freedom in Aden, Yemen. The PTI also has an ECOSOC special status with the UN.  The PTI is hosted at the Human Rights Research and Education Center, at Ottawa University in Canada and has an office which is hosted at To Be Foundation for Rights and Freedom in Aden, Yemen. It is chaired by Rasha Jarhum. 

The Peace Track Initiative (PTI) aims at localizing and feminizing the peace process through promoting inclusion and enhancing feminist knowledge leadership in the Middle East and North Africa with focus on Yemen. PTI has positioned itself as a Track II partner promoting feminist peace processes. PTI working areas focuses on promoting inclusion of women and marginalized groups in the peace and political processes, as well as, promoting the protection of women’s rights, and amplifying feminist knowledge leadership. PTI  employs a human-rights based approach to our programs. The PTI operations are guided by the CEDAW, UNSC 1325 resolution and its relevant subsequent resolutions on Women, Peace, and Security, and internationally agreed human rights frameworks.

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Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children, delivering programs and improving children’s lives in more than 120 countries worldwide. We believe every child deserves a future. Around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach and in 2015, our programs directly reached more than 62.2 million children. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Sisters Trust is a feminist non-profit that provides support to women human rights defenders in exile in Canada. By giving resources to these women, Sisters Trust rejects the gender stereotypes and violence that invalidate women defenders’ important work and role as catalysts for social change.

Sudan Women Rights Action

Sustainable Human Empowerment (SHE) Associates Inc. is a boutique international development consulting firm dedicated to empowering humanity one solution at a time. It engages in the thematic areas of peace and security, gender, human rights and justice with a dedication to impacting meaningful change in the pursuit of human development and success. We focus on empowerment as a key element in our practical solutions. SHE Associates employs contextually relevant and focussed tools and methods in all of our engagements.  From strategic planning, to building institutional and community knowledge and capacity, to research, program and project design, management and evaluation, at SHE Associates we use cutting-edge expert approaches to realize your initiative’s objectives. 

SHE Associates Inc. is federally registered in Canada.

The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is an historic, national charitable organization providing the leading policy voice on multilateralism in Canada. Our mission is to educate and engage Canadians in the work of the UN and the critical international issues that affect us all. We believe that a strong and effective United Nations is essential if we are to secure a future based on equality, dignity and justice for all.

UNA-Canada engages citizens and decision makers at every level of Canadians society. We invest across generations, bringing empathy-based educational resources on health, citizen education, diversity, peace and the environment to both the best and the brightest and to most marginalized youth within Canada and in the world’s poorest countries.

The World Federalist Movement – Canada (WFMC) is a not-for-profit research, education, and advocacy organization dedicated to achieving more just and effective global governance through the application of the principles of democratic federalism to world affairs. Our world faces many challenges, including climate change, mass migrations, pandemics, pollution, financial crises, failed states, the wealth-poverty gap, etc. There is an urgent need for the world’s people and governments to join in achieving a new level of global cooperation, one that can only be sustained by a commitment to the planet as a genuine community. These are large goals, that will be achieved over many years. Each step makes another step possible.

World Vision is a global relief, development and advocacy organization, working in nearly 100 countries worldwide. World Vision Canada works across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, adapting to the changing context on the ground and shifting seamlessly from meeting immediate humanitarian needs to addressing root causes of poverty and injustice that transform communities and help them thrive. In doing so, we partner with children, families and their communities to reach their full potential. Critical for this vision to be realized is a world where girls and boys, and women and men are treated equitably and able to contribute to and experience gender equality. To this end, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of religion race, ethnicity or gender. 

The WPS Group is a Canadian company specializing in advancing gender equality and the women, peace and security agenda within the context of peace and security. We work with organizations to conduct gender assessments and develop gender mainstreaming strategies, we advise on the integration of gender perspectives and the WPS agenda as part of institutional policies, guidelines, programmes and projects, and we develop innovative training solutions tailored to the specific needs of our partners. We are based in Ottawa, Canada.

WREN – Women Veterans Research and Engagement Network