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

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

Focusing on Nicaragua's next generation

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

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

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

Empowering women and youth in Egypt

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

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

2015-08-26Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

WASHing practices in Ghana improve family health

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

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

2015-11-10Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

Community initiatives feed school children in Kenya

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

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

2015-11-24Ukraine, Europe

Restoring the lives of human trafficking survivors in Ukraine

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

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

2015-11-24Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific

Canada supports Food for Literacy to empower young girls

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

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

2015-12-22Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

Latrines and tippy taps help more girls attend school in Ghana

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

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

2015-12-22Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific

Improving basic health care services in northern Afghanistan

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

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

2015-12-22Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2016-04-13India, Asia-Pacific

Reporting By and On Women – Media Workshops in India

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

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

2016-05-31Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific

Culturally sensitive health care for women in remote Afghanistan

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

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

2016-05-31Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

Raising voices for women and girls

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

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

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

Cooking up solutions in Haiti

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016-07-15India, Asia-Pacific

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

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

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

2016-08-25Senegal, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2016-08-26Senegal, Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to Textbooks in Senegal: A Challenge Overcome!

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

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

2016-10-11Ukraine, Europe

Canada’s Commitment to Economic Development Efforts in Ukraine

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

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

2016-11-18Bangladesh, Asia-Pacific

When the child is healthy, the mother is happy

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

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

2016-11-18Ethiopia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Canada helps deliver childbirth education in Ethiopia

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

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

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

Help that is making a big difference

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

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

2016-11-18Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2016-11-18Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa

Registering birth days in Tanzania

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

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

2016-11-28Taiwan, Asia-Pacific

Canada marches for LGBTI Pride in Taipei

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

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

2016-12-01Taiwan, Asia-Pacific

Sharing Canadian values and culture through cinema in Taiwan

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

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

2016-05-04Taiwan, Asia-Pacific

Canadian film helps to promote marriage equality in Taiwan

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

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

2016-07-20Taiwan, Asia-Pacific

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

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

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

2017-02-24Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bridgette becomes president

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

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

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

Celebrating the International Day for Mine Awareness in Colombia

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

2017 is a year of remarkably positive change for Colombia.

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

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

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

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

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

Cuban International Book Fair helps celebrate Canada 150

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

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

2017-05-05Kazakhstan, Europe

Canada 150 hockey days in Kazakhstan

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

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

2017-05-05Greece, Europe

Canada in Greece showcases Canadian films for Canada 150

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

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

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

Canadians in Qatar celebrate Canada 150 and National Flag Day

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

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

2017-06-09Denmark, Europe

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

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

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

2017-06-15Japan, Asia-Pacific

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

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

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

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

Celebrating Canada’s 150th across Brazil

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

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

2017-07-06Kazakhstan, Europe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017-08-28United States, The North American relationship

Canada celebrates Capital Pride in Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

First Canada Day in Iraq in 20 years!

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

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

2017-08-29Mongolia, Asia-Pacific

Canada 150 celebrated in Mongolia

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

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

2017-08-29Poland, Europe

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

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

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

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

Guatemala mission highlights CANADA 150 themes

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

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

2017-08-30Indonesia, Asia-Pacific

Indonesia pushes the boat out to celebrate Canada150

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

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

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

Celebrating Canada in Belize

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

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

2017-08-30Spain, Europe

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

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

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

2017-09-21India, Asia-Pacific

Gifts that Give

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

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

2017-09-07Turkey, Europe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017-10-24Vietnam, Asia-Pacific

Thinking Green in Vietnam

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

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

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

Canada contributes to increasing access to justice in Mali and Ukraine

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017-10-27Indonesia, Asia-Pacific

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

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

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

2017-11-03Indonesia, Asia-Pacific

Protecting religious rights in Indonesia

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

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

2017-11-07Pakistan, Asia-Pacific

Inclusive Democratic Participation in Pakistan

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

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

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

Indigenous youth share their stories

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

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

2017-11-28Bangladesh, Asia-Pacific

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

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

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

2017-12-08Indonesia, Asia-Pacific

Youth leaders tackle climate change at Model ASEAN

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

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

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

Canada Supports Strong Women through Education, Entrepreneurship

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

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

2017-12-13Finland, Europe

Canada and Finland mark Sámi National Day by discussing Indigenous education

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

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

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

Empowering women and protecting the environment through waste management

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

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.

2018-01-25Canada, The North American relationship

Canadian cleantech companies expand profile and shrink environmental footprint

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

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

2018-03-01Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa

Passionate teen leads fight against FGM in Tanzania

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

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.

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

Smashing tensions in Iraq, one volleyball tournament at a time

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

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

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

Language, the bridge builder in Iraq

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

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

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

From Iraq, with kisses

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

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,

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

Promoting social cohesion in Iraq

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

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.

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

Cleaning Up Daesh’s Explosive Legacy in Iraq

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

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.

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

Empowering young Egyptian women to be entrepreneurs

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

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

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

From Isolation to Integration in Jordan

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

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

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

Supporting Venezuelan migrants in Brazil

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

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

2018-05-16Australia, Asia-Pacific

Papua New Guinea: Helping women – helping communities

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

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).

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

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

Colombian GBV survivors share their stories

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

How can you champion women’s rights?

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

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

2018-05-28Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

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

Shipping stability in a box to Iraq

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

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

2018-06-07India, Asia-Pacific

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

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

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

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

Food security in West Africa: a geographical issue

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

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.

2018-06-19Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

M-SAWA project: Kwale coconuts

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

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

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

Women activists fight to bridge the WikiGap

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

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

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

From Syria to the stage: Diana’s story

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

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

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

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

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

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.

2018-07-03Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific

Building gender equality in the Afghanistan police force

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

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.

2018-07-04Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Helping local communities build trust in Mali

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

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.

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

Canada champions LGBTQ2 rights across Asia-Pacific

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

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.

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

Canada Day celebration in Chile highlights 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

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

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

Promoting freedom of the press in South Sudan

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

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.

2018-08-20Kazakhstan, Europe

Breaking down barriers to celebrate LGBTI rights in Kazakhstan

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

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.

2018-08-31United States, The North American relationship

First-ever Canadian LGBTQ2 trade mission

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

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

2018-09-15United States, The North American relationship

Canadian company fuels future of flight

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

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.

2018-09-18Tanzania, Sub-Saharan Africa

In Tanzania, film is a powerful tool to end FGM

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

2018-11-20Bangladesh, Asia-Pacific

Something to smile and sing about

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

Child-friendly spaces for Rohingya refugees.

2018-11-21Niger, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2018-11-22Afghanistan, Asia-Pacific

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

2018-12-21Niger, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2019-01-28Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Access to justice: A big step for Malian women

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

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

2019-01-28Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2019-01-28Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2019-01-28Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2019-01-28Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2019-02-01Lebanon, Egypt, India

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

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

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

2019-02-11Kenya

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

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

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.

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

Masitek Instruments taps Canada’s diversity when going global

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

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

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

Motion Metrics International detects further market opportunities abroad

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

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.

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

Vancouver’s Kryton helps to make buildings more durable 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

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.

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

Family-owned cherry producer Jealous Fruits is exporting sweetness to 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

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.

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

Biba technology makes playgrounds even more fun for children

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

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.

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

BI Pure Water keeps water primed for a better future

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

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.

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

Cypher Environmental looks to broaden its export reach to 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

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.

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

Enbala helps the world energize efficiently

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

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.

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

Duha Group helps the world find its colours

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

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.

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

Manitoba pork exporter sets sights on expanding Asian trade success

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

StackAdapt shows global reach with online advertising innovation

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

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.

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

Shimco innovates to seek new international markets

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

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

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Building a National Textbook and Book Industry

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

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

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Inclusive finance reaching financially excluded persons in Mali

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

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

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Textbooks for Malian students

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

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

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

In Mali: giving textbooks new life

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

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

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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.

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

SIGTAS: The Key to Modernizing Tax Administration in Mali

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

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.

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Office of the Auditor General of Mali

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

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.

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

Grain commercialization by Malian cooperatives: A Market of the Future

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

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

2019-02-27Mali, Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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

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

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

CarbonCure Technologies strengthens concrete and the fight against global warming

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Brunswick company feeds pets around the world like royalty

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

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.

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

Measurand sensors help keep people safe across the globe

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

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.

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

Halifax photo booth finds international success in a snap

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

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

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

Circle of life from Bangladesh to Canada leads to success 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

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

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

Trade deals level out international playing field for Canadian produce

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

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

2019-03-07Australia

Indigenous health and well being: Youth lead call for change

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

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

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

Metamaterial Technologies finds sweet spot for science in Nova Scotia

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

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.

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

7shifts helps restaurants and staff manage shift work

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

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.

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

Vancouver company leads clean energy movement for a better future

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Kayak Distribution sees opportunities in turbulent trade waters

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

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

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