Women Workers Make Gains in Central America

Excerpted from CUPE’s International Solidarity Report 2013-14, Executive Director Barbara Wood writes about the amazing work of CoDev/CUPE partners MEC. (you can find a full copy of the CUPE International Solidarity Report at their website)

Shouts of joy and celebration rang out at the annual forum held by CUPE partner, MEC (the Maria Elena Cuadra Movement of Employed and Unemployed Women) in Managua, Nicaragua in March. (more…)

Maquila Tour to Honduras & Nicaragua 2014

In March of this year, Executive Director Barbara Wood led a delegation to Nicaragua and Honduras to meet with MEC and CODEMUH, two women’s organizations that work with maquila or sweatshop workers. Representatives from CUPE and BCGEU joined Barbara on the trip, including Andrea Duncan. We asked Andrea to share her impressions of the experience. (more…)

2014 Annual Solidarity and Fundraising Dinner

This past June 7, CoDev celebrated its 2014 Annual Solidarity and Fundraising Dinner at the Maritime Labour Centre. Hundreds of guests enjoyed the good company of friends and colleagues while dining on delicious latin-themed fare. (more…)

CoDev Honoured with BCGEU Spirit of Leadership Award

BCGEU Spirit of Leadership Award

CoDev was awarded the Spirit of Leadership Award by the BCGEU at their convention on 29 May 2014.

The award is the union’s highest honour, and recognizes CoDev’s leadership in fighting for social justice for working people, women and marginalized populations in both Canada and Latin America. Executive Director Barbara Wood noted, “this recognition by the BCGEU is more important than ever given the current environment.”

For more information about the award, see the BCGEU website.


Canada must call for dialogue amid Venezuelan unrest

An open letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs from the Americas’ Policy Group (APG), a working group of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and Co-Chaired by Barbara Wood, CoDev Executive Director, expressing concern over the disruption of democratic order in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and the lack of clarity in Canada’s position on the crisis.

Read the full letter here.