Future Planning Initiative: A leadership opportunity for the Government of Canada

Organized by a small group of Canadian organizations, the Future Planning Initiative emerged out of a meeting of experts representing Canadian and international civil society organizations, government representatives, publicly elected officials, activists, and the private sector. The goals of the meeting were to develop a shared understanding of issues related to SRHR (including global gaps), to explore options for a collective approach to Canada’s SRHR policy over the next five years, and to build momentum for such an approach.

By giving adolescents and young women more control over their bodies [...]


Parliamentarians Urge Chancellor Merkel to Consider “She Matters” Outcomes in G7 Women’s Dialogue

From April 16 to 17 2015, CAPPD members Isabell Morin (MP – Notre-Dame-de-Grâce-Lachine) and Alexandrine Latendresse (MP – Louis-Saint-Laurent) attended the annual G7/G20 parliamentarians conference which took place in Berlin, Germany. The conference concluded with the adoption of the Parliamentarians’ Appeal to G7 Heads of State.

The following letter was sent to Chancellor Merkel on behalf of 90 members of 50 parliaments, including Canada. The letter urges G7 heads of State to consider the appeal in the G7 Women’s Dialogue.

Click here to read the letter to Chancellor Merkel [...]

Interview with CAPPD member, Senator Raynell Andreychuk on 20 years of implementation of ICPD Programme of Action

CAPPD: This year the international community is celebrating the 20 year anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action. Given your previous experience as a Canadian diplomat, lawyer, judge and community activist, what does the 1994 ICPD Programme of Action mean to you?

Sen. Andreychuk: The ICPD Programme of Action articulates the clearest and most comprehensive global commitment to issues of population and development. Accompanied by a set of demographic and social goals, it has been the cornerstone of our global efforts to address basic needs [...]


CAPPD Letter to PM Harper, communicates 6th IPCI/ICPD Conference outcomes

May 28, 2014

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P

Prime Minister of Canada
Langevin Block
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister:

As you prepare Canada for the UN General Assembly Special Session on the Programme of Action (PoA) of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Beyond 2014 on September 22 2014, we would like to draw your attention to a document regarding the twenty year review of the ICPD PoA and the post-2015 agenda, approved unanimously by Parliamentarians of 134 nations at the [...]


Canada hosts high level summit on maternal, newborn and child health – Toronto, Canada, May 28-30 2014

Starting today, Canada is host to a high level summit on maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). The Summit, entitled Saving Every Woman, Every Child: Within Arm’s Reach, builds on the Muskoka Initiative on MNCH announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the G8 summit in June 2010. It commits governments to collectively spend $7.3 billion between 2010 and 2015 to accelerate progress towards the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, specifically the reduction of maternal, infant and [...]