Approaches

We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature

These four approaches define our work:

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Partnership

Partnership, for us, is a process and a relationship that requires a dialogue based on trust, mutuality, and respect.

We work in partnership with communities, local organizations, and social movements to promote alternatives to unjust structures and ensure real, systemic change.

We give particular attention to the interconnections of development work, humanitarian aid, and peacebuilding.

Women at the Heart of Change

We recognize the distinct way women are affected by poverty, oppression, and violence.

We also recognize the lasting benefits for families, communities, and countries when women actively participate in leadership and decision making.

We work for the recognition of women’s rights and voices. We join women in transforming unequal power relationships so that they can overcome the barriers they face to exercising their full role in society.

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Les gens et la planète avant tout | People and planet first

Education and Mobilisation

Informed by the work of our global partners, we draw connections showing how the actions of citizens, companies, and the government of Canada affect communities abroad.

Through our campaigns and actions, our thousands of members across Canada engage the public by raising awareness about the root causes of injustice and inviting their communities to take action in solidarity with others around the world.

Advocacy

In connection with our partners, networks, and allies, we explore and promote alternatives to systems that exploit human beings and the environment, advancing the way we see and understand the world.

We believe Canada has unique responsibilities and opportunities in our global system, and so we advance policies, programs, and positions that promote the dignity of every person and work toward the common good.

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