Tickets on Sale for Annual Dinner!

That’s right – it’s almost that time of year again.  CoDevelopment Canada invites you to join us on Saturday, June 4th for CoDev’s annual fundraising dinner at the Maritime Labour Centre. Come celebrate more than 25 years of building partnerships between like-minded organizations, in Canada and Latin America, to empower women, foster Canadian-Latin American partnerships and strengthen civil society. (more…)

Canadians and Hondurans share OH&S stories

CoDev’s Labour Program Director, Carol Wood, is accompanying a group of occupational health and safety activists on an exchange with our Honduran partners CODEMUH, sponsored by the BC Federation of Labour. Sat, Apr 2nd they met with women leaders and activists from the organization, as well as a group of workers with serious health problems resulting from their work in the maquilas.

The temperature in the office began to rise almost as soon as the air conditioning was turned off. Twenty workers and 8 Canadians (more…)

Take Action: Honduran Human Rights Under Attack

Here at CoDev there is always the possibility that we will check our emails and receive news from our partners that their livelihoods and lives are at risk. Unfortunately this isn’t as infrequent an event as we would like it to be and this week is no exception.

On Monday Steve Stewart, one of Program Directors, emailed us from his vacation to inform us that a Honduran teacher, Ilse Ivania Velásquez Rodríguez, had died as a result of continued human rights repression in Honduras. This repression has been (more…)

The warmth of Saskatchewan

Berenice Celeyta with CUPE Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal Council

Barbara Wood, CoDev Executive Director, shares the last in her 3-part report on Berenice Celeyta’s (NOMADESC) 2011 visit to Canada.

“When I told people I was coming to Regina in early March, everyone looked horrified. I want you to know, though, that I have never felt so much warmth from people – you have made me feel at home.” With those words, (more…)

The courage of women lifts us all

Berenice Celeyta VDLC-IWD 3Mar11

Barbara Wood, CoDev Executive Director, shares the second of a 3-part report on Berenice Celeyta’s (NOMADESC) 2011 visit to Canada.

Amidst roses, pakoras and historic photos of working women, Berenice came on stage at the Vancouver and District Labour Council International Women’s Day dinner on March 3rd, to share with all those gathered the stories of (more…)