Welcome to the FOCAL archive
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is no longer in operation. This website documents FOCAL's activities and accomplishments throughout its existence. Thank you for your interest in the work of FOCAL.
FOCAL and the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI) have convened a consortium of Mexican and Canadian think-tanks, which, in consultation with academics, private sector and both governments, is mounting a concerted effort to identify key issues, develop solutions and build public support for positive changes in the bilateral relationship.
The Working Group of the Canada-Mexico Initiative (CMI) is co-chaired by the Hon. William Graham, former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence and H.E. Ambassador Rosario Green, President of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Mexican Senate and former Mexican Secretary of Foreign Relations.
Canadian Chapter of the CMI Working Group:
Enhancing the movement of people between Canada and Mexico
Beyond trade: Sub-national diplomacy between Canada and Mexico
In search of relevance for Canadian-Mexican energy relations
Canada-Mexico Relationship: A Backgrounder
Canada-Mexico Relationship: A Perspective from Canada (available soon)