We focus on long-term change by confronting the root causes of poverty and injustice in Central America and Mexico. We partner with civil society organizations and address priority themes defined by their communities.   

Where We Work

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Central America and southern Mexico (Mesoamerica) is a rich, diverse region. At the same time this region has some of the greatest social inequities in the world today.

Program Themes


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Our program themes have emerged from our partners’ concerns and concrete work in the region. Themes are based on extensive research, consultation, and experience in the field. Gender equality, violence against women, bilingual education, HIV/AIDS, ancestral medicine, and food security are among the themes of our diverse projects. 

Our Partners

We believe that for development to be sustainable, it must be owned, driven and led by local people. For this reason, we work in partnership with local grassroots organizations that have shown energy, creativity and a proven ability to address the needs of their communities.  
Our Mesoamerican partners represent Indigenous peoples (including Ch’ol, Tzotzil, K’iché, Mam, Kakchikel, Garifuna, Lenca, Miskitu, Ngobe-Bugle), Afro-descendant populations, small-scale farmers, youth, and women

Our Projects

Strengthening Civil Society in Mesoamerica Through Learning and Action:

The current (2010-2015) program aims to increase and strengthen the effectiveness of citizen participation in the Mesoamerican region and Canada in the struggle to eradicate poverty and injustice. Our partners in the region develop projects to meet the needs of their communities.

Canada & Locally

We are firm believers that change starts at home in our communities. That is why we have developed a full program here in Canada to connect and engage citizens in topics that matter. This includes programs to welcome newcomers to the local area, education events on global justice topics, travel & learning exchanges, and an annual award to recognize volunteers. We invite you to join us!