A changing role for Cuba’s unions in the new economy

School in Quemado de Guiness, Villa Clara

Guest Blogger: Larry Kuehn: Director, BCTF International Solidarity Program – one of CoDev’s Canadian Partners.

The Cuban government announced last year that 500,000 workers currently employed by the state—approximately 10 percent of the Cuban workforce—will lose those jobs over the next (more…)

CoDev is Hiring a Finance & Operations Director

Please note that this job posting is now closed.

We are looking for a part-time Finance and Operations Director to join our staff team. This is a new, part-time (30 hours a week) position starting January 3, 2012. This bargaining unit position (more…)

Solidarity Tour with Cafe Etico

Please note that this tour has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  We appreciate your understanding.

Ever wanted to learn more about coffee, where it comes from, how it’s grown, and who it impacts? Join Café Ético in January 2012 on a coffee-themed learning tour to Nicaragua and Guatemala, where you’ll pick coffee, meet farmers, and learn (more…)

Nicaragua Heads to the Polls

Update (November 9, 2011): As was widely predicted, the Frente Sandinista (FSLN) won the presidential elections in Nicaragua on Sunday. Nicaraguan papers are reporting interesting numbers: FSLN 62%; Arnoldo Alemán’s PLC 6%; the Liberal PLI party 31%; the other two (more…)

Carmen Aguirre to speak at CoDev AGM!

Carmen Aguirre

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2011 AGM!  We hope you learned a bit about CoDev and had a great time.  A special thanks to Rhizome Cafe for hosting us, to Carmen Aguirre for sharing some readings from her new memoir, Something Fierce, and to Los Trovadores for making us sing and dance!


CoDev is thrilled to welcome guest speaker Carmen Aguirre at our 2011 annual general meeting on September 22nd. Ms. Aguirre is a Vancouver-based theatre artist who has worked extensively in North and South America. Ms. Aguirre will join us to share a reading from her new memoir, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, a fascinating account of her and her family’s struggle, in Chile, Vancouver, Peru and Bolivia to defeat the Pinochet dictatorship. Aguirre’s memoir embodies the deep ties of solidarity between Vancouverites and the movements for social justice in Latin America.  Following Ms. Aguirre we will be joined by musical guests, Los Trovadores!

Carmen AguirreEvent Details

CoDev 2011 Annual General Meeting

Thurs, September 22nd, 2011 @ 7:00pm

Rhizome Café, 317 East Broadway, Vancouver

We invite you to review the agenda (PDF) for the evening as well as the minutes (PDF) from the 2010 AGM.  At the AGM we will be bringing forward our entire by-law package for approval from members.  Members can review changes that are new from 2010 here.

Not a CoDev member?  You can join by contacting the office or in-person at the AGM!