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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.

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1 Americas Policy Group, Canadian Council for International Cooperation
The Canadian Council for International Cooperation's Americas Policy Group (APG) is a Canadian civil society policy group focused on development and social justice issues in the Americas. It brings together approximately 40 international development and humanitarian NGOs, human rights groups, labour unions, research institutions, church and solidarity groups.

2 Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS)
CALACS is the principal Canadian academic association for Latin American and Caribbean studies. It publishes the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CJLACS).

3 Canadian International Council (CIC)
The Canadian International Council (CIC), formerly the Canadian Institute for International Affairs (CIIA), was founded in 1997 to be a non-partisan, nationwide foreign policy council established to strengthen Canada's foreign policy. It promotes research and dialogue on international affairs issues through a national network that crosses academic disciplines, policy areas and economic sectors.

4 Carrefour Amérique latine
Carrefour Amérique latine est une organisation sans but lucratif qui se consacre à renforcer les liens entre le Québec et les pays d'Amérique latine et de la Caraïbe, nos alliés et nos partenaires culturels, économiques et sociaux.

5 Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, Dalhousie University
Located in Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies focuses its research on Canadian and American foreign, security and defence policy, maritime security policy, and human security and global development studies.

6 Rights & Democracy
Rights & Democracy, formerly the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, is a non-partisan organization with an international mandate, based in Montreal, Quebec. It was created by Canada's Parliament in 1988 to encourage and support the universal values of human rights and the promotion of democratic institutions and practices around the world.

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