Several members of the Americas Policy Group (APG) have programs or development and humanitarian assistance projects in Haiti, or take part in the solidarity movement with the Haitian people. It is for those reasons that the APG-Haiti subgroup has been created.
One of CCIC’s main mandates is to create opportunities for networking and to support its members’ representation with government authorities. In that respect, the group’s objective is:
to exchange information on sustainable development, social justice issues and protection and promotion of human rights in Haiti, and to organize meetings with Ottawa decision-makers or advocacy actions if there is a consensus over the approach to take within the subgroup.
As such, the subgroup aims to build connections among CCIC, in particular the APG, other networks and coalitions involved with Haiti such as AQOCI and Concertation pour Haïti, and the Government of Canada, mainly Global Affairs Canada.
The new APG-Haiti subgroup’s actions will allow its members to:
- Exchange information on sustainable development, social justice issues and the protection of human rights in Haiti thanks to the new mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Organize conference calls among APG’s members that work in Haiti and exchange information on a regular basis;
- Organize dialogue meetings in partnership with AQOCI and Concertation pour Haïti with Global Affairs Canada and Parliament representatives;
- Organize advocacy actions if there is a consensus over the approach to take within the subgroup, all the more considering the subgroup has the role to complement and not to replace our partner networks’ and coalitions’ role.