Regional Working Groups

Regional Working Groups


The CCIC Regional Working Groups (RWGs) bring together NGOs, faith-based organizations, labour unions, diaspora groups, solidarity groups, think tanks, and research centres from across Canada that have a specific interest in development, social justice, and human rights in Asia-Pacific, Africa, or the Americas.

Working on common themes or a regional issue, the RWGs develop collaborative strategies for policy development, dialogue, and advocacy within the Canadian government and multilateral institutions. The RWGs are a unique space for collaborative reflection, coordinated policy positions, learning, and analysis, with input from regional partners.

Membership is open to organizations with a policy or programme interest in Asia-Pacific, Africa, or the Americas. Organizations become members upon approval by the working group members. Most participants are also CCIC members.

Regional Working Group publications

GAC and CCIC-ACF Dialogue 2017: Report on Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

On October 12, 2017, the Africa-Canada Forum (ACF) and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) organized a half-day dialogue meeting in Ottawa on the Feminist International Assistance Policy. This event was part of a series of dialogue meetings between the two groups that began in December 2015. The main goal of these exchanges is to create a space where ACF and GAC can discuss and collaborate on issues related to Africa, leveraging expertise on both sides.

Open Letter to Minister Freeland – Concerning Financing of the Inter-American Human Rights System

The APG is concerned by the recurring financial problems faced by the Inter-American Human Rights System (“IAHRS” or “the System”), which is of vital importance to the quest for justice, safeguarding of human rights and the fight against impunity across the region, in particular for women, Indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups.