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…)

Holiday Open House

CoDev and Cafe Etico invite you!

Thursday, December 12

4:00-8:00 pm

260-2747 East Hastings Street

UnderMining Indigenous Rights: Pan American Silver in Guatemala

Hosted by CoDev, Mining Justice Alliance Canada, MiningWatch Canada, and Students for Mining Justice

Undermining Indigenous Rights: Pan American Silver in Guatemala
Wednesday, November 20
6-8 pm

SFU Harbour Centre, Room 2270
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
unceded Coast Salish Territories (more…)

We will not shut up and will not give up!

“If they attack one of us, they attack all of us”

On March 8, 2019, CoDev’s Guatemalan partner, Women’s Sector Political Alliance suffered an attack in the lead-up to International Womens’ Day celebrations (IWD). (more…)

Canadians across the country call for an end to killings of Colombian rights workers

March in support of Colombian social leaders, Toronto, July 26, 2019

In Colombia almost 700 rights defenders and over 135 former FARC members have been assassinated since January 2016. (more…)