IPCI Statement of Commitment formally submitted to Prime Minister Trudeau

In January 2019, Canadian Association of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CAPPD) Chair Dr. Hedy Fry formally submitted a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau outlining the outcomes of the 2018 International Parliamentarians Conference on the Implementation of the International Conference on Population and Development (IPCI). The event was hosted in Ottawa, Canada in October 2018 and culminated in the adoption of the Ottawa Statement of Commitment, a bold and action-oriented declaration that builds upon the six previous IPCI commitments.

Click here to read the statement of commitment


IPCI Conference 2018

From October 22-23, CAPPD was pleased to host to the 7th International Parliamentarian Conference on the Implementation of ICPD (IPCI) alongside the Government of Canada, the Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development, the United Nations Population Fund, the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development, and CAPPD Secretariat, Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights.

Thank you to CAPPD Chair, the Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, for her tireless work to ensure the success of the conference, and to CAPPD Vice-Chairs Senator Marilou McPhedran and MP Irene Mathyssen for their many [...]


Canada Assumes G7 Presidency with a Focus on Gender Equality

On 7 December 2017, Canada’s G7 Sherpa Peter Boehm held an event in Toronto to announce Canada’s plans for the 2018 G7, which Canada will lead beginning in January. During this discussion, he commented on the fact that Gender Equality will be a core focus area for the G7 discussions. Of note was his comments directly relating to the work of CAPPD: “We strongly believe that sexual and reproductive health rights are important for women and girls, not just in development policy but all the way through.”

As parliamentary champions [...]


Minister Bibeau Hosts 2017 UNFPA State of World Population Report Launch

On December 6th, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francaphonie collaborated with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights to host the new Executive Director of the UNFPA, Dr. Natalia Kanem on her first official visit to Canada, in honour of the launch of the UNFPA’s 2017 State of World Population (SWOP) Report entitlted “Worlds Apart: Reproductive Health and Rights in an Ange of Inequality.” The occasion was marked with a parliamentary dinner with CAPPD Chair Dr. Hedy Fry, followed by a series of bilateral meetings between Dr. Kanem and [...]


Worlds Apart: Reproductive health and rights in an age of inequality

Global Affairs Canada, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights cordially invite you to the Canadian launch of the UNFPA’s 2017 State of World Population report. The event will bring together UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem, Action Canada Executive Director Sandeep Prasad, IPPF-WHR Board Chair Jovana Ríos Cisnero, and Community Advocate RJ Jones to discuss the actions required for a more equal world including access to sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services.

The panel discussion will be moderated by [...]