Asia-Pacific Working Group
The Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) is one of three geographic working groups of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC).
The APWG brings together NGOs, faith-based organizations, unions and solidarity groups from across Canada that have a specific interest in development, social justice, and human rights in Asia.
The APWG’s purpose is threefold:
to improve the impact of its members through collaborative reflection and analysis,
to include input from southern partners,
through the coordination of policy development, dialogue and learning.
Asia-Pacific Working Group Members
MEMBERS / MEMBRES 2018– 2019
Aga Khan Foundation Canada
Canadian Labour Congress – CLC
Canadian Red Cross
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada
Development and Peace / Développement et paix
ECTASE – Études contemporaines et transdisciplinaires de l’Asie du Sud-Est
Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights – Education
Humanité & Inclusion
Leger Foundation / L’œuvre Léger
Pacific People’s Partnership
Plan International Canada
Presbytarian World Service and Development (PWS&D)
United Church of Canada
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) / Entraide universitaire mondiale du Canada (EUMC)
World Vision Canada / Vision mondiale Canada
- Monitor and share analysis and information on Canada’s international cooperation and foreign policy agenda in the Asia-Pacific region
- Provide a space for exchange of information and collaboration among members for policy dialogue and learning
- Promote the experience and perspectives of voices from Asia in policy dialogue and development
- Facilitate the sharing of lessons and good practice in policy and program work
In addition to the annual members’ meeting, the APWG organizes many activities such as symposiums, roundtables and webinars with guest speakers as well as meetings with government representatives. The APWG also produces a bulletin with news and events on international cooperation, Asia and Canada.
Membership is open to CCIC organizations with a policy and/or programme interest in Asia. Other organizations may also become members upon approval of the APWG Coordinating Committee.
Asian Pacific Working Group Publications
The Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) held a productive annual meeting on June 25 and 26, 2019 in Ottawa where in total 34 people participated from 17 organizations. The event was followed by a strategic Joint Dialogue with Global Affairs Canada’s Asia...
It has been an amazing year for the Asia-Pacific Working Group and its members. As such, we are proud to present the APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report to its 24 members. It includes the group's main activities, list of members and financial report. Among all the...
Thursday, November 83:30-5:30 pmCCIC, 39 McArthur Ave, OttawaFive years ago, on November 8, 2018, the Philippines was struck by the worst natural disaster in its recorded history when Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) tore through its centre,...
The CCIC Asia Pacific Working Group (APWG) - Philippines, comprised of NGOs, faith-based organizations, unions, solidarity groups, and concerned citizens in Canada with relationships in the Philippines, were shocked to learn of the massacre of 9 farm...
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Letter to Ministers Freeland, Sajjan and Champagne Re. the Government of Canada sale of helicopters to the Government of the Philippines
We, Canadian civil society organizations working with human rights organizations and human rights defenders in the Philippines, are writing to express our deep concern regarding the sale of sixteen helicopters to the Philippine Air Force. Given the...
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On June 7th, the three CCIC regional working groups organized a public forum on trade and investment agreements and their impact on human rights and the environment.