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Canada’s eight largest banks finance more than twice the total carbon footprint of the country: Oxfam report

Tags: Climate Change

If Canada’s eight major banks were a country, they would be the fifth-largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter in the world. This is one of the revelations of an exclusive report on…

Meet the Final Recipients of Our 2022 Community-Based SRHR Funding Initiative

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Announcing the funding recipients for the third and final round of Her Future, Her Choice Financial Support for Community-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Initiative, funded by Global…

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Why Supply Chain Legislation is a Feminist Issue for Canadian Fashion

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Women’s Economic Justice

Five reasons we need a law that requires Canadian fashion brands to end human rights abuses in garment factories abroad.

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Meet the Recipients of our 2022 Community-Based SRHR Funding Initiative

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Announcing the funding recipients for the second round of Her Future, Her Choice Financial Support for Community-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Initiative, funded by Global Affairs Canada.

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Leader or Laggard? Canada is at the Crossroads of Corporate Accountability

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Op-ed: Why the government should adopt legislation to ensure Canadian companies respect human rights and the environment abroad.

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What Does It Mean to Live in a Post-Roe v. Wade World?

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on abortion, we must keep advancing, supporting and protecting reproductive rights in Canada and across the world.

A group of women ranging from different ages holding protest signs that say messages like, abortion is healthcare, trust women, a depiction of an uterus with the phrase underneath that says, don't tread on me.

Do you know where your clothes come from? Learn how 5 of your favourite companies stack up

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Women’s Economic Justice

Do you know where your clothes come from? Learn how Aritzia, Herschel Supply Co., Joe Fresh, lululemon and Roots stack up in terms of supply chain transparency.

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Queer Joy: What Is It? Why We Need More of It?

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Oxfam celebrates Pride Month to express gratitude to our LGBTQI+ partner organizations and activists for contributing to social progress, human rights and equality.

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Feminism and the rise of white supremacy in Canada

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

The threat of the far-right extremism is growing in Canada. Ideas and rhetoric that were once seen as the outliers of society have been normalized through a series of events…

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Oxfam Canada's 2022 Federal Budget Analysis

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Oxfam Canada's analysis of this year’s federal budget reveals it falls short of delivering a strong feminist economic recovery.

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Oxfam Feminist Scorecard exposes key gaps in federal action on gender equality

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

The federal government’s progress in delivering on their feminist commitments during a prolonged pandemic has been bumpy but is making some headway. Historic investments in the care sector are helping…

Oxfam reaction to the IPCC’s Working Group II report on climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability

Tags: Climate Change

Responding to the publication of the IPCC’s Working Group II report assessing climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, Oxfam Canada’s policy manager Ian Thomson said: “This catalogue of pain, loss…

Our Supporters Inspire, Energize and Sustain Us

Tags: Volunteers

At Oxfam Canada, we share our supporters' belief that working together, we can realize a kinder, fairer and more sustainable world.

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Holiday Unwrapped: Gifts that Do Good

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

For these holidays, give a meaningful gift that tackles poverty's root causes and advances women's rights.

Stamping Out Poverty

For over 40 years, Oxfam Canada's Stamp Out Poverty program volunteers have fundraised thousands of dollars to support our movement for an equal world.

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Famine action letter

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Hunger

Dear world leaders, It is over six months since the UN warned that famine risk is soaring globally. We – a group of 120 NGOs from around the world –…

Omicron, the Variant We All Saw Coming

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

It was entirely predictable that mutations would arise in Africa, the part of the world with the least access to COVID-19 vaccines

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Statement of Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation Land Defenders

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Oxfam expresses our solidarity with the First Nations peoples of the unceded, unsurrendered Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan territories, who are standing up for their rights and sovereignty in the face of…

A group of people of various genders, ages and skin tones are bundled up against the cold as they march together in a daytime protest down a snowy street in downtown Ottawa, Canada. Many people are carrying protest signs. but only one sign, which is being held up in the the middle of the photograph, is visible. It says All eyes on Wet'suwet'en. Behind this sign, there is a Canadian flag.

Find Out Where These 5 Fashion Brands Stand on Living Wages

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Learn more about how our brand tracker scores these five Canadian companies on their commitment to a living wage.

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Alberta's Oil Cleanup Program: A Cautionary Tale for Investors and Regulators

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Climate Change

If done well, oil and gas cleanup programs are not only environmental necessities but represent important economic and social opportunities and minimize investment risks.

An industrial oil pump jack working on farm land under a morning sky in Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada.

How to Get Canadian MPs to Act on COVID-19 Vaccine Accessibility

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

As restrictions ease in various provinces across the country, the idea of “returning to normal” remains far out of sight for the poorest people on the planet.

Illustration of two people standing on land that is separated by water. On the left piece of land, behind the person there is a stockpile of vaccines. The grass is also slightly greener than the right side. On the land to the right, there are no vaccines and the grass is slightly yellower. The sky toward the left is also slightly bluer than the sky on the right which is gray.

Carbon emissions of richest one per cent set to be 30 times the 1.5°C limit in 2030

Tags: Climate Change

Footprints of poorest 50 percent set to remain well below this limit The carbon footprints of the richest one per cent of people on Earth is set to be 30…

To the New Cabinet: Seize this Moment for People, Planet and Justice

Tags: Climate Change

Two-thirds of Canadians want strong action on the climate crisis within the first 100 days in office. Now is the time for the Cabinet to bridge our credibility gap and…

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Pharmaceutical companies and rich nations delivering just one in seven doses promised for developing countries

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Firms and rich nations continue to block moves to share vaccine technology and recipes Developing countries have been hit with an endless tide of inadequate gestures and broken promises from…

Oxfam Canada's Commitment to Anti-Racism and Equity

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Oxfam Canada has strengthened our commitments to advance anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Poorer nations expected to face up to $75 billion shortfall in climate finance: Oxfam

Tags: Climate Change

Wealthy nations are expected to fall up to $75 billion short of fulfilling their long-standing pledge to jointly mobilize $100 billion a year from 2020 to 2025 to support the…

Oxfam reaction to IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report

Tags: Climate Change

Responding to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Oxfam Climate Policy Lead Nafkote Dabi said: “Amid a world in…

Meet the Recipients of Our Community-Based SRHR Funding Initiative

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Announcing the funding recipients for the Her Future, Her Choice Financial Support for Community-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Initiative.

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Federal COVID-19 Funding to Alberta’s Oil Patch "Not Well Spent"

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

EDMONTON and OTTAWA – A new report by the Parkland Institute and Oxfam Canada exposes how $1 billion in federal COVID-19 emergency funding transferred to the Alberta government is failing to…

Canada commits to bold and unprecedented global investments to support a caring economy and advance women’s rights

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

OTTAWA – Today Prime Minister Trudeau took bold action in support of a global feminist economic recovery by announcing $100 million in new international assistance funding dedicated to paid and…

Open Letter to Ministers Bennett and Miller on Solidarity with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc People

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Conflict and War, Violence Against Women and Girls

This open letter to Ministers Carolyn Bennett and Marc Miller expresses solidarity with Indigenous people in Canada in the face of ongoing genocide.

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Oxfam reaction to WTO agreement on text-based process on waiving IP rule for COVID-19 vaccines

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

World Trade Organization members (who met today for a council on Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights) have just agreed that they will engage in a text-based process on waiving Intellectual…

Canada still stalling on support of WTO TRIPS Waiver on COVID-19 Vaccines

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

In response to today’s announcement that the Canadian government is ready to discuss proposals on a waiver for intellectual property (IP) protection for COVID-19 vaccines under the WTO Agreement on…

A personal stake in participation: Learning to mobilize for change at home and globally

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Meet Miriam Palacios and Amar Nijhawan. Two different generations who share a love for social justice.

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Canada steps up its climate commitments, but total ambition falls short of what's needed

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Climate Change, Feminist Aid, Natural Disasters

Today at the Earth Day Summit, Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada’s commitment to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change by 40 to 45 per cent below 2005 levels…

Budget 2021 delivers historic feminist investments domestically, but falls short on global response

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Feminist Aid, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Violence Against Women and Girls

Budget 2021 presents the government’s plan to tackle COVID-19 and was highly anticipated, considering it is the first federal budget in over two years. It is also the first budget…

Open Letter to Deputy Minister Freeland on Climate Finance

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Budget 2021 is an opportunity for Canada, in the spirit of global cooperation, to deliver its fair and responsible share of international climate financing ahead of COP26.

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From burden to benefit: Reframing the conversation on care

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Reframing care as a social good, offers us a powerful tool in the struggle to get unpaid care work valued. Let’s make our words count.

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Oxfam scorecard shows federal government provided critical services during pandemic but marginalized populations fell through cracks

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

(Ottawa) – In a year that continues to be buried in challenges due to the pandemic, the federal government’s feminist response was quick and included an influx of resources but…

Oxfam reaction to Canada's inaction to TRIPS waiver on intellectual property for COVID-19 vaccines at WTO meeting

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

In response to the March 10 position by Canada at the WTO meeting on the TRIPS waiver on intellectual property and technology on COVID-19 vaccines, Diana Sarosi, Oxfam Canada’s Director…

Rich nations vaccinating one person every second while majority of the poorest nations are yet to give a single dose

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Canada, US, UK and EU blocking proposals at WTO to help poorer countries get vaccines more quickly One year on from the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the People’s Vaccine…

Open Letter to PM Trudeau on TRIPS Waiver

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

In this open letter, we call on Prime Minister Trudeau and the Canadian government as a key ally in expanding fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for the most…

Testimony to the Parliamentary Health Committee: People's Vaccine Alliance

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Oxfam Canada Executive Director Lauren Ravon's testifies before the Parliamentary Health Committee on behalf of the People’s Vaccine Alliance, which calls for COVID-19 vaccines to be made available for all…

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Oxfam reaction to G7 and Canadian government's additional contributions to COVAX program for COVID-19 vaccines

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Canada was one of the G7 countries to make welcome steps to increase the supply of vaccines to poor countries. This leadership plays and important role in pushing others to…

Melissa Taylor: Misogynoir and the need for 365 days of Black History

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

“Often as humans, when we feel uncomfortable and we don’t know how to place an experience, our stress response can come out of line. That may look like fight, flight…

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Racism and inequality is the first crisis

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

When a public health crisis like COVID-19 makes the lives of Black and Brown communities even bleaker, it means that racism and inequality is the first crisis in Canada.

This is an illustration of three Black women standing next to each other. The woman on the left has a red long-sleeved shirt and long hair, the woman in the middle has her hair wrapped and is wearing a long-sleeved dark shirt and the woman on the right has short hair and is wearing a long-sleeved orange shirt. All of them are looking to the right with their hands on their hips and have serious looks on their faces.

Paige Galette: Confronting racism from the workplace to the campground

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Whitehorse, Yukon labour activist and Northern Voices co-creator Paige Galette talks about her fight against racism and oppression.

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Monopolies causing “artificial rationing” in COVID-19 crisis as 3 biggest global vaccine giants sit on sidelines

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

The supply of safe and effective vaccines for all is being artificially rationed because of the protection of exclusive rights and monopolies of pharmaceutical corporations, the People’s Vaccine Alliance said…

Oxfam reaction to Canada taking COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX program

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

In response to the Canadian government’s announcement to draw on the supply of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX program, Diana Sarosi, Oxfam Canada’s Director of Policy and Campaigns said the…

Over half of Canadian women’s sector organizations forced to reduce or cancel vital services, new survey reveals

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

According to a new survey conducted by YWCA Canada, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), Canadian Women’s Foundation, G(irls)20 and Oxfam Canada, women’s rights organizations in Canada…

2.7 billion people have had no ‘social protection’ to cope with COVID-19 economic crisis

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

New Oxfam research shows that over a third of the world’s population has had no public money to cope with the effects of the pandemic. A new report, Shelter from…

Canada front of the line for COVID-19 doses while 9 out of 10 people in poor countries are set to miss out on vaccine next year

Tags: Emergency Response

Rich countries have pre-purchased enough doses to vaccinate their entire populations nearly 3 times over Nearly 70 poor countries will only be able to vaccinate one in 10 people against…

Take Auction Against Hunger

Tags: Volunteers

Megan Tong and Kristin McLaughlan share their experience hosting a fundraiser for Oxfam and how they got started.

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Open Letter to PM Trudeau and Minister Freeland on COVID-19

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Centering the voices of women in all of their diversity will ensure Canada's COVID-19 action plan uplifts the most marginalized.

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Oxfam Canada applauds Canadian leadership to end COVID everywhere and build back better

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Feminist Aid

Ottawa – Today the Prime Minster made substantive commitments to advance the fight against COVID-19 around the world and to fuel investment and action by other nations. “We applaud Canada’s leadership…

Together, we fight inequality

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Emergency Response, Feminist Aid

While many communities and countries are still firefighting the COVID-19 crisis, several governments, including here in Canada, have begun outlining their blueprints for our social and economic recovery.

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Oxfam Canada welcomes commitments to feminist green recovery in Throne Speech

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

OTTAWA – Oxfam Canada applauds the government’s commitments to an intersectional feminist and green response to COVID-19 in the latest Throne Speech. Some of the major highlights include: The promise…

Open Letter to Chrystia Freeland on the Budget

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Oxfam Canada, together with 55 women’s rights and feminist organizations, sent a letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland requesting a roundtable on priorities for the next budget.

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Carbon emissions of richest 1 per cent more than double the emissions of the poorest half of humanity

Tags: Climate Change

The richest one per cent of the world’s population are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the 3.1 billion people who made up the poorest half…

Open letter to Justin Trudeau on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

In this open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Oxfam and 39 civil society organizations express their opposition to arms export permits to Saudi Arabia.

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Oxfam's letter to the Prime Minister in advance of the throne speech

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Re: Priorities for the throne speech Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, In light of the…

71 per cent of Canadian women feeling more anxious, depressed, isolated, overworked or ill because of increased unpaid care work caused by COVID-19: Oxfam survey

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Women’s Economic Justice

Ottawa – Seventy-one per cent of women surveyed in Canada reported feeling more anxious, depressed, isolated, overworked, or ill because of having to shoulder even more unpaid care work as…

Canada can champion gender equality without UN Security Council seat

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

OTTAWA — Earlier today, Canada lost its bid to be elected to a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council. Despite this loss, Canada can and must still advance…

Solidarity in the Fight Against Anti-Black Racism

Black Lives Matter We believe in a just world without poverty. We can’t fight inequality, or end poverty, if we don’t challenge racism. As a feminist organization, we are clear…

What keeps me up at night: COVID-19, abortion and protecting women’s rights

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Emergency Response

Sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion, are essential, life-saving care, which does not change in times of crisis.

Economy & COVID-19: twin train wrecks for the women who make our clothes

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

While we are in the midst of the most significant global public health crisis of our lifetime, the veil is being lifted on an economic system that rewards the wealthy…

Protect the women who make our clothes: Canada’s unions and civil society organizations call for action

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Seven years after the tragic Rana Plaza building collapse, Bangladesh garment sector workers now confront even more risk and vulnerability in the fight against COVID-19. Canada’s unions and civil society…

COVID-19 may be borderless, but privilege isn’t

Tags: Emergency Response, Refugees and Internal Displacement

The global community is saying ‘no one is safe until we are all safe’ but safety is a relative concept, depending on your location and reality.

Cancel the debt so doctors and nurses can keep saving lives

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Emergency Response

This open letter is a call for urgent action from doctors and nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A health care worker in a protective mask and hair cover and scrubs and gown looks at the camera.

IMF’s gold holdings soar by nearly $20B since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Tags: Emergency Response

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) gold holdings have increased in value by USD $19.3 billion since the start of the global coronavirus pandemic, said Oxfam today. This increase alone is…

Half a billion people could be pushed into poverty by coronavirus, warns Oxfam

Tags: Emergency Response

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could push half a billion more people into poverty unless urgent action is taken to bail out developing countries, said Oxfam today. The…

Up to 250 people per single water tap in refugee camps braced for arrival of coronavirus

Tags: Emergency Response

Refugees living in camps are sharing one tap between up to 250 people and many have less than 3.5 square metres of living space per person, which will make it…

Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic extends beyond our borders and requires a feminist response

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

How governments and communities respond to the coronavirus today have the potential to shape our society for years, and potentially generations, to come.

Leaving a Legacy: Peggy Killeen's Story

Tags: Women's Transformative Leadership

Peggy Killeen realized that leaving a gift in her own will would be a powerful way to make a difference through Oxfam Canada's work to fight inequality and beat poverty.

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Weathering the Storm of COVID-19

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Emergency Response, Feminist Aid

Existing inequalities mean the most marginalized people around the world are at the greatest risk with COVID-19.

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Oxfam Feminist Scorecard shows federal government falling short on women’s rights on economy, climate and Indigenous women

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

(Ottawa) –The federal government’s progress in delivering on its bold feminist commitments has been uneven over the past year and, despite some historic policy changes, falls particularly short in areas…

Oxfam Canada welcomes Lauren Ravon as new Executive Director and Kate Higgins as Interim Executive Director

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Following a rigorous international search, the Oxfam Canada Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Lauren Ravon will be the next Executive Director of Oxfam Canada. Lauren has been…

World’s richest 1% have more than twice as much wealth as 6.9 billion people, says Oxfam

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Feminist Aid, Women’s Economic Justice

(Ottawa) – Global inequality is out of control with the world’s richest one per cent having more than twice as much wealth as 6.9 billion people, and much of that…

How everyday items celebrate solidarity and our shared humanity

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Conflict and War, Refugees and Internal Displacement

In November 2019, Oxfam Canada travelled to five Canadian cities to help present our award-winning exhibit Museum Without a Home.

Laila fleeing conflict with her family

5 truly unique holiday gifts for people hard to buy for

Gift giving isn’t only about who you value, it’s also about what you value. And when you put those two things together, you get Oxfam Unwrapped! This year, we’ve created…

Oxfam is partnering with the Unilever laundry brand Surf, and we are working together to lighten the load for women and girls living with the injustice of poverty. The partnership aims to reduce the workload of women, unlocking opportunities and supporting women’s empowerment. Photo Credit: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville / Oxfam

Green Climate Fund short-changed by rich polluting countries

Tags: Climate Change

Rich polluting countries such as Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the US are short-changing poor countries by billions of dollars that they need to cut emissions and adapt to the…

5 things Canada’s next government should do to curb corporate abuses of human rights

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Canada desperately needs to update its approach on corporate accountability. The SNC-Lavalin affair that rocked the Canadian government earlier this year provided a stark picture of how corporate influence operates…

Canada joins the Arms Trade Treaty while still selling arms to Saudi Arabia

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Following decades of advocacy, Canada has finally joined the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). The multilateral treaty aims to regulate international weapons sales in order to reduce suffering caused by illegal…

Destruction in Yemen

G7 Fuelling Inequality at Home and Around the World: Oxfam

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

(Ottawa) – As G7 leaders head to Biarritz, France, and President Macron promises to make the fight against inequality a priority at this year’s Summit, Oxfam says that the G7…

Oxfam Canada Executive Director Julie Delahanty Announces Departure

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Oxfam Canada’s Executive Director Julie Delahanty announced today that she is stepping down to pursue new challenges and allow for new leadership to emerge. “I have the best job in…

71 million people displaced in 2018 due to conflict: 'We did not choose to become refugees'

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Conflict and War, Emergency Response, Refugees and Internal Displacement, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Violence Against Women and Girls

After an alarming UN report saying a record-breaking 71 million people have been displaced by war in 2018, Susan Grace Duku, founder of Refugee Women and Youth Aid in Uganda,…

Canada’s new guidelines to support human rights defenders a step in the right direction

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

With human rights defenders increasingly under attack around the world, civil society organizations today welcomed the Government of Canada’s new guidelines aimed at strengthening its approach to ensuring the safety and security…

Oxfam Canada welcomes final report of Independent Commission

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Refugees and Internal Displacement

(Ottawa) – Oxfam Canada welcomes and accepts the findings and recommendations of the final report of the Independent Commission on Safeguarding, Accountability and Culture Change. The Commission was established by…

Oxfam’s commitment to learning, accountability and change

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

As a feminist and women’s rights advocate, I have been working with my Oxfam colleagues here in Canada and around the world to ensure that we are both reflective and…

A tribute to feminist fathers

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

In a time when women's rights are increasingly under threat, I find hope in reflecting on the examples of feminist fathers working to stand in solidarity with women and build…

Reflections and important announcements from Women Deliver Vancouver 2019

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

More than 8,000 women’s rights advocates descended on Vancouver in June 2019 to attend Women Deliver, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and well-being of…

A tribute to Glen Brown, leading AIDS activist and progressive social justice advocate

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Glen Brown was a tireless social justice activist, a central figure in a central figure in HIV/AIDS advocacy in Canada and a key member of AIDS Action Now. He accomplished…

Glen Brown looking at sunset

Oxfam Canada welcomes Government of Canada’s new $700 million funding announcement on sexual and reproductive health and rights

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

(Vancouver) – Oxfam Canada enthusiastically welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement today of $700 million per year in new funding to increase Canada’s global leadership on sexual and reproductive health…

Oxfam Canada is proud to join the Equality Fund Collective, and welcomes the Government of Canada’s funding announcement

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

(Vancouver) – The Government of Canada announced today that it will provide $300 million in funding to the Equality Fund, a unique partnership to catalyze new investments in support of…

Let’s end period poverty. For good.

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Emergency Response

How do you talk about your period? Sure, menstruation may not be a common topic amongst friends on a Friday night but when it does crop up — do you…

A legacy gift - where compassion and empathy intersect

Tags: Volunteers

Kent Macaulay is a longtime Oxfam supporter, volunteer and donor. He decided to leave a legacy gift to Oxfam Canada so that a portion of his estate would go to…

A headshot of Kent MacAulay smiling. A white man in a blue shirt and grey hair against a grey background.

Changing the story for young women in South Sudan

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Tackling gender inequality and gender-based violence should be top priorities in places like South Sudan, but these issues are often seen as less urgent than “life-saving priorities” like food, shelter…

Young woman smiling in pink top

It’s time for all federal parties to support an affordable public child care system in Canada, says national coalition

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

(Ottawa) – Child benefit payments worth $23.7 billion are given to almost 3.7 million families across the country annually, and yet, Canada has some of the highest child care costs…

Oxfam continues to make progress implementing stronger safeguarding policies and driving cultural change

Today Oxfam published its fourth quarterly progress report on its 10-Point Action Plan to strengthen Oxfam’s safeguarding policies and practices and transform its working culture. Oxfam continues to make progress…

G7 must commit to feminist aid agenda to tackle poverty and economic inequality, says Oxfam

Tags: Feminist Aid

G7 development aid must prioritize the needs of women and girls if they are to tackle poverty and economic inequality, said Oxfam today as G7 Ministers prepare for a meeting…

Oxfam Canada partners with Hot Docs to present powerful films on gender equality and human rights

Tags: Women’s Economic Justice

(Ottawa) – Oxfam Canada is proud to partner with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival again this year to showcase inspiring stories of women standing up and speaking out on…

Joint Humanitarian Civil Society Statement On Canada’s Policy for Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Conflict and War, Emergency Response, Refugees and Internal Displacement

As Canadian humanitarian agencies working to save lives, uphold human rights, and empower people, particularly women and girls, in crises, we have closely followed and participated in the development and…

An Ombudsperson without powers of investigation is no solution

Tags: Advocacy in Canada

Today, the Government of Canada appointed the first Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, Ms. Sheri Meyerhoffer. Oxfam Canada has been advocating for the creation of such a position for several…

Oxfam Canada welcomes Government of Canada’s response to Cyclone Idai, hopes Canadians will join to double the impact of their donations

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

(Ottawa) – Oxfam Canada, along with the members of the Humanitarian Coalition, welcomes the Government of Canada’s decision today to match donations by Canadians in response to the devastation caused…

The Humanitarian Coalition delivers aid to survivors of Cyclone Idai

Tags: Emergency Response, Natural Disasters

(Ottawa) As the scope of the devastation brought on by Cyclone Idai continues to unfold in Southern Africa, Canadian aid agencies are working together to rush emergency assistance to survivors.…

Four years of bombings and deaths in Yemen

Tags: Conflict and War, Refugees and Internal Displacement, Violence Against Women and Girls

(Ottawa) Four years have passed since the beginning of a bloody war in Yemen. The war has plunged the country into what the UN calls ‘the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.’…

Budget 2019 delivers historic investment in women’s rights organizations, but fails to invest in accessible and affordable child care

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Today the federal government released its last budget before the elections in the fall. It is the first budget since the Canadian Gender Budgeting Act came into force, which requires…

Wins for women at home and abroad, but issues like decent work and child care still need to be pushed over the finish line: Oxfam

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(Ottawa) Over the past year, the federal government’s bold feminist words have translated into significant policies and strategies to advance gender equality at home and abroad, but new initiatives often…

Canadian aid organizations applaud Canada for significant funding for Yemen crisis, call for an end to military assistance to parties to the conflict

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Conflict and War, Violence Against Women and Girls

In response to Canada’s commitment of funding at the third High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, the CEOs of Save the Children Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam Quebec…

Canada and sustained leadership on global SRHR

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Canada’s support for women and girls to exercise their rights to bodily autonomy, make choices about their own reproductive health and be treated with dignity and respect is driving economic,…

Global sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders call for continued Canadian leadership

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Statement: Global sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders call for continued Canadian leadership Attn: The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, M.P., Prime Minister of Canada The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau. M.P.,…

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Global sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders call for continued Canadian leadership

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

In an era divided between hostility and progress towards realizing women’s rights – and all people’s inalienable rights – Canada can’t afford to back away from the sexual and reproductive…

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Protecting the people we serve

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Violence Against Women and Girls

There is no greater responsibility than to ensure the safety and dignity of the people we serve. The critical mistakes that were made in Haiti in 2011 have pushed us…

Oxfam Canada Partners with Hot Docs to Raise Awareness about Violence against Women and Girls

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Oxfam Canada is thrilled to partner with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival to tell the stories of brave women speaking up about violence against women and girls in Canada…

Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting a First in Two Ways

by | Replace this with image credit information Feminist activists share issues and priorities with the first-ever meeting of Women Foreign Ministers. A coalition of Canadian civil society organizations welcome…

Civil society statement on the occasion of the Women Foreign Ministers Meeting

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International Women’s Rights Coalition Calls on Montreal Summit of Women Foreign Ministers to Champion Women Human Rights Defenders at UN General Assembly

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Announcing a sector-wide pledge on preventing and addressing sexual misconduct

by | Replace this with image credit information Oxfam Canada joins the Canadian Council for International Development Canada’s independent national voice for international development and humanitarian organizations, in announcing a…

Mining 101: How Canada's huge extractive sector fits into the struggle for gender justice

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As Oxfam works to end women’s economic inequality, transforming the mining, oil and gas industries is an enormous challenge – and also a big opportunity.

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Sexual education is not a luxury; it’s a human right, at home and abroad

Tags: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Women’s and LGBT+ rights are under attack. We are experiencing a major backlash by conservative governments around the world, in Poland, the US and now in our own province. Ontario…

High school students Mamadou Thioye (19), at left, and Aisha* (16). Both are participants in the ‘Connecting 4 Life’ program that helps young people in Senegal learn about human sexuality through an online education platform. Photo by: Brett Eloff / Oxfam

Oxfam training 119 staff to become investigators and invests over $3M as part of package to strengthen safeguarding worldwide

Oxfam has held initial training courses for 119 staff to become new safeguarding investigators as part of its “Ten-Point Action Plan” launched in February. Independent Commission appointed and Safeguarding review…

Ontario Superior Court’s decision on charities and political activities a win for the charitable sector and democracy, says Oxfam Canada

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G7 offers piecemeal solutions to reduce economic inequality and close gender gap

Reacting to the outcome of the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, Oxfam International executive director Winnie Byanyima said: “The growing split among G7 leaders is bad news for millions of…

G7 must make the economy work for women

The Group of Seven leaders must agree on concrete steps to combat women’s economic inequality and make the economy work for women, said Oxfam on the eve of the summit…

First-ever feminist summit on sidelines of G7 to tackle top global issues

(Ottawa) As Justin Trudeau prepares to host G7 leaders in Charlevoix in June, the firstever feminist summit on its sidelines — W7: Feminist Visions for the G7 – kicks off…

Oxfam Canada Partners with Hot Docs to Raise Awareness about Violence against Women and Girls

Oxfam Canada is proud to partner with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival to tell the stories of brave women speaking up about violence against women and girls in Canada…

More wins for women at home and abroad, but progress lacking on work and wages: Oxfam

(Ottawa) Over the past year, the federal government’s bold feminist words have translated into tangible action to advance gender equality at home and abroad, but progress is lacking on women’s…

Oxfam Canada Statement on Sexual Misconduct in Haiti in 2011

In 2011, several Oxfam UK staff were accused of sexual exploitation and abuse in Haiti during the earthquake response. Their behavior was totally unacceptable – an appalling mark against the…

Richest 1% bagged 82% of global wealth created last year, poorest half of humanity got nothing: Oxfam

(Ottawa) Eighty two per cent of global wealth generated last year went to the richest one per cent, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half of…

Oxfam Canada welcomes new ombudsperson to address human rights impacts of Canadian business abroad

(OTTAWA) Oxfam Canada welcomes news that the federal government is creating the office of Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise.  For years, human rights advocates, including Oxfam, have called on Canada…

Oxfam Canada welcomes federal legislation to target sexual harassment and violence in the workplace

(Ottawa) Oxfam Canada welcomes the federal government’s announcement today of legislation aimed at addressing sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. This is an important step to ensure women working…

Tourism’s Dirty Secret: Oxfam Canada highlights exploitation of women hotel housekeepers

(Ottawa) Profits in the global hotel industry are based on the systematic exploitation of housekeepers, the majority of whom are poor women living in fear of losing their jobs, says…

Oxfam Canada thanks Canadians for their generosity to help fight famine

With an estimated 55 million women, children and men struggling to find food and safe drinking water in one of the worst food security crises the world has ever seen,…

Oxfam Canada Statement on Canada’s first Feminist International Assistance Policy

On June 9, 2017, Minister of International Cooperation Marie-Claude Bibeau launched Canada’s first Feminist International Assistance Policy – the result of an internal review and consultations with more than 15,000…

Oxfam celebrates 15 years working with Coldplay

The 2017 leg of Coldplay’s Head Full of Dreams tour – which arrives in Montreal on Tuesday, August 8 – marks 15 years of Oxfam working with the band. In…

Oxfam Canada welcomes Government relief fund, hopes Canadians will join the fight against famine now to double the impact of their donations

Oxfam Canada welcomed the Government of Canada’s announcement today,  that for every eligible donation made by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities between March 17 and June 30, 2017, it…

As world faces unprecedented famine threat, G7 should pay up and push for peace

Deadly famine is already affecting 100,000 people in parts of South Sudan and threatens to extend to Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria. Widespread famine across all four countries is not…

Oxfam Canada Partners with Hot Docs to Present Powerful Films on Issues Facing Women and Girls

Oxfam Canada is proud to announce that it has partnered with Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival – North America’s largest documentary film festival – to present two powerful films…

Oxfam condemns US defunding of UN agency focusing on reproductive health and rights of women and girls

Oxfam strongly condemns the decision by the US Government this week to withhold funding to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The decision puts women’s lives at risk and will…

Canada not pulling its weight internationally

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published its annual review of development aid assistance today, ranking Canada as the 11th largest OECD-DAC donor, down from 9th in 2015…

Oxfam Canada sends work boots to Minister in hopes for a budget that works for women world-wide.

Oxfam Canada delivered a pair of work boots to Finance Minister Bill Morneau today, in the hopes that he will wear them ahead of budget day 2017 to signal his…

Oxfam polls Canadians and will send feminist shoes to Finance Minister ahead of Budget 2017

Ottawa, March 14 – Almost every year, sometime before delivering his budget speech to the House of Commons, Canada’s Minister of Finance buys new shoes. This year, Oxfam asked Canadians:…

Oxfam Canada Welcomes Funding for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights from Government of Canada on International Women's Day

Women’s Day In response to Prime Minister Trudeau and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s announcement today of $650 million over three years towards sexual and reproductive health and rights, Oxfam…

Oxfam condemns President Trump’s latest attempt to slam the door on vulnerable refugees

Ottawa – Oxfam condemns President Trump’s latest effort to slam the door on refugees by signing yet another Executive Order denying safe refuge for the tens of thousands of people…

Oxfam scorecard tracking Liberal Government action on women’s rights shows progress – but more needed to turn feminist words into action

Ottawa – Despite noble intentions and some important steps in the right direction, the bold feminist rhetoric from the current Liberal government has not yet translated into meaningful policy and…

Canada’s $20M pledge for sexual and reproductive health and welcome, but more needed to address gap

Canadian civil society leaders in Brussels as part of the Canadian delegation for the She Decides funding conference welcomed International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s initial pledge today of $20M to…

Oxfam condemns President Trump’s discriminatory Executive Order on refugees and urges Canadian action

Oxfam Canada is deeply concerned about President Trump’s Executive Order on refugees and the impact it could have on refugees and immigrants worldwide. The Executive Order has indefinitely suspended the…

Open Letter to Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau

Dear Minister Morneau, It’s 2017 and we want to see real change. Last week Oxfam revealed that just 8 men own the same wealth as the bottom half of humanity.…

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Oxfam Canada response to Canada Revenue Agency's report on tax evasion and tax avoidance

Oxfam Canada welcomes the Canada Revenue Agency’s close review of the ways in which the Canada Revenue Agency can combat tax evasion and tax avoidance in it’s newly released report: The…

Oxfam Canada response to House of Commons Finance Committee pre-budget consulation report

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance released its report Creating the Conditions for Growth: Tools for People, Business and Communities on December 7, 2016. The report captures the…

Oxfam response to report on development cooperation of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Oxfam welcomes the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development’s report, Development cooperation for a more stable, inclusive and prosperous world: a collective ambition. The report puts forth 7…

Challenging what’s normal

During a recent speech on gender equality while visiting Cuba, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau declared that “the hardest thing to change in a society is what is considered normal.” She went…

Julie Delahanty, Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women

Ottawa, Ontario (November 24, 2016) ––Oxfam Canada is pleased to announce that it’s Executive Director, Julie Delahanty, has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women by the Women’s Executive…

Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report again exposes shocking inequality

Commenting on Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report which was published today, Oxfam Canada’s Manager of Campaigns, Kelly Bowden, said: “One again, the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report shows that economic…

Oxfam Canada response to Prime Minister Trudeau’s address at the United Nations General Assembly

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In response to Prime Minister Trudeau’s address at the United Nations General Assembly, Oxfam Canada’s Director of Policy, Lauren Ravon, said: “We are proud to see Prime Minister Trudeau taking…

Oxfam Canada comments ahead of North American Leader’s Summit

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As Ottawa prepares to host the North American Leader’s Summit on Wednesday, June 29th, Oxfam Canada’s Director of Policy and Campaigns, Lauren Ravon, said: “Oxfam is pleased to see the…

Oxfam welcomes launch of international assistance review consultations

In response to the launch of the international assistance review consultations, Julie Delahanty, Oxfam Canada’s Executive Director, said:   “Oxfam welcomes the news that the Government of Canada will consult…

Canada one of only three countries to resettle 'fair share' of Syrian refugees

Tags: Refugees and Internal Displacement

Oxfam’s new analysis shows that only three countries – Canada, Germany and Norway – have made resettlement pledges exceeding their ‘fair share’, which is calculated according to the size of…

International Women’s Day Q&A with Oxfam Canada's Executive Director, Julie Delahanty

In your view, why do discrimination and violence against women and girls continue to be so prevalent today in Canada and around the world?   Violence and discrimination against women and…

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Ghomeshi Trial Shows That Violence Against Women Knows No Borders

Tags: Violence Against Women and Girls, Women's Transformative Leadership

by Julie Delahanty,Executive Director of Oxfam Canada  We'll leave it to the courts to decide the fate of former CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi, whose trial on five counts of sexual…

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Beyond the Nine-to-Five: A world where women are valued

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On October 19th, 2015, Canadians told the world they were ready for something different. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected on the promise of action on climate change, a valued…

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Oxfam comments on Canada's plan to welcome 25,000 refugees by year end

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In response to the Government of Canada’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees by year end, Oxfam Canada’s Humanitarian Manager, Ann Witteveen, said:   “Canada is a prosperous country,…

Oxfam Canada Welcomes the Newly Elected Government

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Oxfam Canada welcomes the new government’s commitment to restoring Canada’s role in the world. We are in a pivotal moment for Canada to show leadership in creating a more sustainable and…

Oxfam Threads of Change Quilt - Putting It All Together

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Over the years, thousands of Oxfam supporters like you have responded powerfully to our annual Threads of Change campaign.

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Economic Priorities for My Mother and Millions of Canadian Women

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Women's Transformative Leadership

Written by Julie DelahantyExecutive Director, Oxfam Canada Election season is heating up. The leaders debate on economic policy is almost upon us. And my mother wants me to say a…

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Women’s Issues Finally Get The Attention They Deserve

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Toronto – Women’s issues finally took the forefront in the federal election thanks to a partnership between the Up For Debate campaign, Twitter Canada, Toronto Star and Le Devoir. This…

Feministing Foreign Policy – A Global Conversation Comes to Ottawa

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On September 15, 2015, three Nobel peace laureates joined Canadian women thought-leaders in Ottawa for an inspiring pre-federal election conversation on the potential for feminist ideas and approaches to transform…

These Nobel Laureates advocate for women's rights.

Federal Party Leaders Not Up For Debating Gender Equality

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Federal Party Leaders Not Up For Debating Gender Equality One week into Canada’s federal election campaign, party leaders have failed to put women’s rights and gender equality issues up for…

Oxfam Volunteers, as part of the Up for Debate initiative during the 2015 federal election, created their own awareness campaign to encourage a political debate centered around women's issues.

Oxfam Canada hosts activists from across the country

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In fact, that’s almost exactly what we call it:  Change Leadership Summit! As in all of our organizational work, the week’s activities will be based on a strong gender analysis…

Oxfam Volunteers, as part of the Up for Debate initiative during the 2015 federal election, created their own awareness campaign to encourage a political debate centered around women's issues.

In memory of Flora MacDonald

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Oxfam Canada was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Flora MacDonald, a great friend and an inspiring example of women’s leadership in Canada. "After her electoral defeat in 1988,…

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Canadian women have questions, and challenge all party leaders to answer them.

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Ottawa – The Up for Debate campaign has released a selection of questions that it has crowdsourced for potential use in its upcoming federal election debate, scheduled to take place…

Oxfam Echoes UN Call for Canadian Leadership on Women’s Rights

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Oxfam supports the UN’s call for greater Canadian leadership on women and girls rights. Canada was recently reviewed by the UN Human Rights Committee, which released a report July 23…

Islamic Relief & Oxfam Canada: June 16, 2015

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RAMADAN LAUNCH 2015 Islamic Relief and Oxfam Canada will host an exciting event to welcome the blessed month of Ramadan, tackling two of the most pressing issues of our time…

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Oxfam Canada reaction to Budget 2015: Wrong choices

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“Budgets are about choices. And this Budget is built for those who already have plenty of choices. For Oxfam, the right choices are about investing in women’s rights and reducing…

Canada foreign aid budget at record low, spends less than 2% on gender equality and women's rights

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Canada’s spending on aid is now at a record low. Canada continues to spend less than 2% of its aid budget on programs that are specifically designed to advance gender…

Oxfam comment on the Alternative Federal Budget released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

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Commenting on the Alternative Federal Budget released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Oxfam Canada Senior Policy Advisor Lauren Ravon said: “The CCPA budget provides a rich…

Oxfam Canada statement on inequality report released by the Parliamentary Budget Officer

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Commenting on today’s report on inequality released by the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kelly Bowden, Oxfam Canada's Inequality Campaign Coordinator, said: “Today’s report on the impact of growing income inequality on Canada’s…

We need to talk about violence against women, Canada

Tags: Advocacy in Canada, Violence Against Women and Girls

By Julie DelahantyThis op-ed was originally published on i-politics, March 5, 2015  Canadians are finally talking about violence against women. The Jian Ghomeshi scandal jolted us into a national conversation…

Women's rights in Canada and around the world

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Women's rights in Canada and around the world "Left unchecked, extreme inequality will reverse progress in the fight against poverty and deepen gender discrimination," says Julie Delahanty, Oxfam Canada's Executive…

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Watch Julie Delahanty on CTV's Power Play

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Watch Julie Delahanty on the challenges and solutions to extreme poverty and inequality

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Arms Trade Treaty enters into force, Canada yet to sign

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Arms Trade Treaty enters into force offering fresh hope for the protection of civilians in 2015 – Unfortunately, Canada has yet to sign. Campaigners hailed a “huge victory” as after…

Oxfam Canada statement on new Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act

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Oxfam Canada welcomes the passing of the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act. The Act requires oil, mining and gas companies to report annually on taxes, royalties and payment made to…

Oxfam Unwrapped

Oxfam and Canadian Celebrities Unwrap Ways to Give Life Changing Gifts this Holiday Season Toronto — Oxfam Canada today announced a partnership with six Canadian celebrities to promote an exciting…

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Youth leaders from campuses across Canada in Ottawa for Oxfam Summit

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Ottawa – Oxfam Canada’s National CHANGE Summit – an annual opportunity for youth leaders and campus members to come together – will be taking place in Ottawa from August 21-24.…

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Oxfam applauds CEOs of eight of the big 10 food and beverage companies for bold call for climate action

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Today, Oxfam praised the CEOs of eight of the ten biggest food and beverage companies in the world for joining together with the heads of some 400 major companies to…

Oxfam Canada recipient of CCIC Innovation and Effectiveness Award

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The following media release was issued by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC). Oxfam Canada is a member of CCIC.  Canadian Council for International Co-operation recognizes innovative and effective…

PepsiCo declares “zero tolerance” for land grabs in supply chain

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Oxfam welcomes PepsiCo’s commitments to act following tremendous public pressure PepsiCo, the world’s second largest food and beverage company, today committed to take steps to stop land grabs from happening…

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Oxfam reaction to Canadian Government announcement on mandatory payment reporting of Extractive Industries

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Oxfam reaction to Canadian Government announcement on mandatory payment reporting of Extractive Industries In response to the Hon. Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources’ announcement at the PDAC Convention 2014, regarding…