Advocating for Change

Campaigning for a more effective approach to development, aid, and policy.

Imagine the countries, institutions, and people of Canada and Africa working together—a coordinated partnership designed to unlock potential and accelerate sustainable global development for all.

Canada’s national support can be better provisioned to move developing countries beyond an ongoing reliance on aid. By sparking long-term self-sufficiency and independence, we can play a critical role in ending extreme poverty both in Africa and around the world.

To realize this vision, our advocacy work focuses on reforming Canada’s development assistance, building awareness and engaging with key stakeholders: political leaders, the engineering community, and the general public.

As a result, our advocacy is driven by the need for a critical mass of informed Canadian citizens, engineering professionals, and politicians. It’s a tiered method designed to ignite systemic change, and we adopt a comprehensive and multi-layered approach to reach these varied audiences.


For years, our network of thousands of passionate and highly skilled advocates has challenged Canada to become a better global citizen. Thanks to ongoing campaign efforts, tens of thousands of Canadians have an increased knowledge of global issues and rallied their voices to drive positive change. Together, we have successfully campaigned for numerous measures to make aid more effective.

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