CUPE Delegation to Cuba – Reflections

CUPE Delegation with SNTAP Reps.

During the week of November 10-16, 2019, CoDev Executive Director, Steve Stewart traveled to Cuba with delegates from CUPE National and CUPE BC. What follows are a series of “reflections” written by the delegates shedding light on their experiences and thoughts as they met with their brothers and sisters in Cuba.

Since 1998, CoDev has coordinated the partnership between the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Havana province section of the National Union of Public Administration Workers (SNTAP-Havana). With the most recent 5-year CUPE-supported project wrapping up this year – a shop steward training program that included the renovation and equipping of training classrooms at the union’s offices in different Havana municipalities – CoDev organized a delegation of CUPE representatives to meet their Havana partners. The project with SNTAP is supported by both CUPE National and CUPE BC, and representatives of both made-up the five-person delegation. (more…)

International Solidarity Conference 2020

Forced Migration – Popular Education- Social Investment

  • An opportunity for international solidarity activists from CoDevelopment’s Canadian partners to exchange experiences and best practises from their international solidarity work.
  • Deepen understandings of the distinctions between development, charity, and international solidarity.
  • Develop toolkits for solidarity action in your organization.

When: Saturday, January 25, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Who:    International Solidarity Committees of our Canadian partners and other interested members of CoDevelopment Canada and its partners. Where:  BC Teachers’ Federation Building, 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver

Registration deadline is Monday, January 20 (more…)

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Building Partnerships for Global Justice

CoDevelopment Canada is a B.C.-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 financial aid, CoDev builds partnerships between like-minded organizations in Canada and Latin America to foster learning, social change, and community empowerment.  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.

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