Oxfam Canada works with people to secure their basic human rights, combining support to long-term development and humanitarian responses with research, advocacy and campaigning against the root causes of poverty and injustice. Seventy per cent of the 1.3 billion people living in extreme poverty are women and girls. Systematic gender discrimination is a major cause of poverty. Oxfam Canada believes that ending global poverty begins with women’s rights.
Oxfam Canada supports long-term development, advocacy and emergency programs in many countries around the world. Our core programs are located in the Americas, the Horn of Africa, Southern Africa and South Asia.
When people are blocked from opportunity, they often need to change laws, customs, and policies. Without these changes, real progress against poverty cannot be achieved. Oxfam's economic and political analysis helps us change the minds of powerful decision makers.
While Oxfam specializes in helping communities realize individualized solutions to their problems, our work takes on universal themes. From community to community and region to region, we see people facing like challenges—and pursuing like solutions to their needs.