Who We Are
CoDevelopment Canada is a BC-based NGO that works for social change and global education in the Americas. Founded in 1985 by a group of activists who wanted to go beyond simply sending financial aid to Latin American countries, we believe that partnerships between like-minded organizations in Canada and Latin America can be vehicles for learning, social change, and community empowerment.
CoDev mobilizes Canadians and particularly Western Canadians to work with the people of Latin America for a fairer world. CoDev does this by fostering partnerships between civil society groups in Canada, and particularly British Columbia, and their counterparts in Latin America. These partnerships educate Canadians about Latin America and allow them to directly support the region. Such connections build solidarity, mutual understanding and ultimately improve prospects for a fairer global order.
CoDev is made up of all of its amazing staff, board, volunteers and our Canadian and Latin American partners. CoDev is the sum of the relationships it has built over 25-plus years. CoDev staff members are represented by CUPE Local 1004 and we are an approved Living Wage employer.
CoDevelopment Canada is a registered Canadian charity under the Canada Revenue Agency. Our charitable registration number is BN 130153463RR0001.