Author Archives: Kirsten

Join CoDev in calling for an independent human rights Ombudsperson for Canada’s international extractive sector

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Take action today to call on the Canadian government to ensure communities affected by Canadian oil, mineral and gas corporations have access to justice. Write your MP and the Minister of International Trade to let them know you want Canada … Continue reading

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Message from CoDev’s newest partner “Totlahtol Yoltok” in Veracruz, Mexico

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In January 2017, a collective of Mexican indigenous educators in Veracruz began a new project supported by CoDev and the BC Teachers Federation,

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  CoDev seeks a Program Director to join our staff for a one-year temporary contract.

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The Program Director coordinates relations with Latin American and Canadian partners (mostly labour unions in Canada) primarily related to development and social justice projects carried out by our partners.  The program director is also responsible for developing and presenting educational … Continue reading

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Notes on the Canada Colombia Free Trade Agreement

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In 2007 Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper opened negotiations for a free trade agreement with Colombia signalling shared values of “freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law”. Given that Colombia was the worst violator of human rights in … Continue reading

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Central American teachers tackle “machismo”

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Guest Blogger: Nancy Knickerbocker, BCTF & Participant in CoDev Central America Education Delegation, April 2013 San Julian, EL SALVADOR—Using puppets they’ve made from paper bags, groups of Grade 5 students enact the daily drama of family members getting ready for their work … Continue reading

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