In Canada, we’ve seen evolutions in ethno cultural composition and diversity. However, racism and discrimination are still major problems, the most affected demographic being young women from visible minority and immigrant families.
The first endeavour by Œuvre Léger was The Gold Cross in 1948, which provided health care, training and literacy programs to child victims of WWII in Europe. The founder, Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger, was also an Archbishop in Montréal until he renounced the title in 1967 to become a missionary. This gave him the opportunity to create many partnerships in Africa, Latin America and Asia, and to develop several education and health aid programs. To this day, his organization continues to work both in Canada and internationally.
CIVICUS : World Alliance for Citizen Participation promotes the emergence, strengthening and protection of citizen action all over the world, and especially in regions where participatory democracy and and citizens' freedom of association are threatened.
Did you know that Quebec taxpayers spend almost $800M every year to finance the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)??
Did you know that Quebec-based organisations have been assigned only 0,6% of CIDA-backed projects last year??
More and more, the values promoted by the federal government through international cooperation are clashing with those of Quebec's international cooperation organisations, and so federal funds are becoming less and less available to local organisations.
Project led by the Centre
d’information et de documentation sur le Mozambique et l’Afrique Australe
(CIDMAA) in collaboration with Partnership Africa Canada (PAC), Safari Maison Interculturelle and Radio Centre-Ville (102.3 FM).
Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) was established in 1986 as a funding
mechanism through the support of Canadian and African non-governmental organizations
and the Canadian International Development Agency. PAC subsequently funded
hundreds of innovative projects that supported sustainable development in
sub-Saharan Africa and public engagement activities in Canada.
Project led by the Centre d’information et de documentation sur le Mozambique et l’Afrique australe (CIDMAA) in collaboration with Concordia University, the Group for Research and Initiative for the Liberation of Africa (GRILA), Entraide Missionnaire, Development and Peace, CUSO, Carrefour Tiers-Monde (Quebec) and Radio Basse-Ville (Quebec).
THE GROUP FOR RESEARCH AND INITIATIVE FOR THE
LIBERATION OF AFRICA (GRILA) was founded in 1984. It is an autonomous,
non-profit, entirely volunteer-based organization of researchers and activists.
It functions on the basis of the material and intellectual contribution of its
sections, made up of members and supporters.