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(Ottawa) Over the past year, the federal government’s bold feminist words have translated into significant policies and…

March 5, 2019

When it comes to standing up for sexual and reproductive health and rights, Canada is back. There…

February 4, 2019

Statement: Global sexual and reproductive health and rights leaders call for continued Canadian leadership Attn: The Right…

January 31, 2019

There is no greater responsibility than to ensure the safety and dignity of the people we serve.…

November 15, 2018

Oxfam Canada is thrilled to partner with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival to tell the stories…

November 1, 2018

by Paula Baker | March 5, 2019 Replace this with…

September 26, 2018

Women’s and LGBT+ rights are under attack. We are experiencing a major backlash by conservative governments around…

August 10, 2018

Reacting to the outcome of the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, Oxfam International executive director Winnie Byanyima…

June 10, 2018

The Group of Seven leaders must agree on concrete steps to combat women’s economic inequality and make…

June 7, 2018

(Ottawa) As Justin Trudeau prepares to host G7 leaders in Charlevoix in June, the firstever feminist summit…

April 23, 2018

Oxfam Canada is proud to partner with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival to tell the stories…

April 19, 2018

(Ottawa) Over the past year, the federal government’s bold feminist words have translated into tangible action to…

March 7, 2018

In 2011, several Oxfam UK staff were accused of sexual exploitation and abuse in Haiti during the…

February 9, 2018

(Ottawa) Eighty two per cent of global wealth generated last year went to the richest one per…

January 22, 2018

(OTTAWA) Oxfam Canada welcomes news that the federal government is creating the office of Canadian Ombudsperson for…

January 18, 2018

(Ottawa) Oxfam Canada welcomes the federal government’s announcement today of legislation aimed at addressing sexual harassment and…

November 7, 2017

(Ottawa) Profits in the global hotel industry are based on the systematic exploitation of housekeepers, the majority…

October 17, 2017

With an estimated 55 million women, children and men struggling to find food and safe drinking water…

August 17, 2017

On June 9, 2017, Minister of International Cooperation Marie-Claude Bibeau launched Canada’s first Feminist International Assistance Policy…

August 2, 2017

The 2017 leg of Coldplay’s Head Full of Dreams tour – which arrives in Montreal on Tuesday,…

July 12, 2017

Oxfam Canada welcomed the Government of Canada’s announcement today,  that for every eligible donation made by individual…

May 29, 2017

Deadly famine is already affecting 100,000 people in parts of South Sudan and threatens to extend to…

May 24, 2017

Oxfam Canada is proud to announce that it has partnered with Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival…

April 30, 2017

Oxfam strongly condemns the decision by the US Government this week to withhold funding to the United…

April 11, 2017

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published its annual review of development aid assistance today,…

April 11, 2017

Oxfam Canada delivered a pair of work boots to Finance Minister Bill Morneau today, in the hopes…

March 20, 2017

Ottawa, March 14 – Almost every year, sometime before delivering his budget speech to the House of…

March 17, 2017

Women’s Day In response to Prime Minister Trudeau and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau’s announcement today of…

March 8, 2017

Ottawa – Oxfam condemns President Trump’s latest effort to slam the door on refugees by signing yet…

March 6, 2017

Ottawa – Despite noble intentions and some important steps in the right direction, the bold feminist rhetoric…

March 6, 2017

Canadian civil society leaders in Brussels as part of the Canadian delegation for the She Decides funding…

March 2, 2017

Oxfam Canada is deeply concerned about President Trump’s Executive Order on refugees and the impact it could…

February 3, 2017

Dear Minister Morneau,It’s 2017 and we want to see real change. Last week Oxfam revealed that just…

January 20, 2017

Oxfam Canada welcomes the Canada Revenue Agency’s close review of the ways in which the Canada Revenue…

January 4, 2017

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance released its report Creating the Conditions for Growth: Tools…

January 4, 2017

Oxfam welcomes the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development’s report, Development cooperation for a more…

January 4, 2017

During a recent speech on gender equality while visiting Cuba, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau declared that “the hardest…

November 25, 2016

Ottawa, Ontario (November 24, 2016) ––Oxfam Canada is pleased to announce that it’s Executive Director, Julie Delahanty,…

November 23, 2016

Commenting on Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Report which was published today, Oxfam Canada’s Manager of Campaigns, Kelly…

November 22, 2016

In response to Prime Minister Trudeau’s address at the United Nations General Assembly, Oxfam Canada’s Director of…

September 20, 2016

As Ottawa prepares to host the North American Leader’s Summit on Wednesday, June 29th, Oxfam Canada’s Director…

June 28, 2016

In response to the launch of the international assistance review consultations, Julie Delahanty, Oxfam Canada’s Executive Director,…

May 18, 2016

Oxfam’s new analysis shows that only three countries – Canada, Germany and Norway – have made resettlement…

March 30, 2016

In your view, why do discrimination and violence against women and girls continue to be so prevalent…

March 7, 2016

by Julie Delahanty,Executive Director of Oxfam Canada  We'll leave it to the courts to decide the fate…

February 1, 2016

On October 19th, 2015, Canadians told the world they were ready for something different. Prime Minister Justin…

December 9, 2015

In response to the Government of Canada’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian and Iraqi refugees by year…

October 29, 2015

Oxfam Canada welcomes the new government’s commitment to restoring Canada’s role in the world. We are in a…

October 21, 2015

Written by Julie DelahantyExecutive Director, Oxfam CanadaElection season is heating up. The leaders debate on economic policy…

September 17, 2015

Toronto – Women’s issues finally took the forefront in the federal election thanks to a partnership between…

September 16, 2015

On September 15, 2015, three Nobel peace laureates joined Canadian women thought-leaders in Ottawa for an inspiring…

September 12, 2015

Federal Party Leaders Not Up For Debating Gender EqualityOne week into Canada’s federal election campaign, party leaders…

August 12, 2015

In fact, that’s almost exactly what we call it:  Change Leadership Summit! As in all of our…

August 10, 2015

Oxfam Canada was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Flora MacDonald, a great friend and…

July 29, 2015

Ottawa – The Up for Debate campaign has released a selection of questions that it has crowdsourced…

July 28, 2015

Oxfam supports the UN’s call for greater Canadian leadership on women and girls rights. Canada was recently…

July 24, 2015

RAMADAN LAUNCH 2015Islamic Relief and Oxfam Canada will host an exciting event to welcome the blessed month…

June 16, 2015

“Budgets are about choices. And this Budget is built for those who already have plenty of choices.…

April 21, 2015

Commenting on the Official Development Assistance (ODA) report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)…

April 9, 2015

Commenting on the Alternative Federal Budget released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Oxfam…

March 19, 2015

Commenting on today’s report on inequality released by the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kelly Bowden, Oxfam Canada's Inequality…

March 10, 2015

By Julie DelahantyThis op-ed was originally published on i-politics, March 5, 2015 Canadians are finally talking about violence…

March 5, 2015

Women's rights in Canada and around the world"Left unchecked, extreme inequality will reverse progress in the fight…

March 2, 2015

By 2016, the richest 1% of people on the planet will own more wealth than the rest…

January 21, 2015

Watch Julie Delahanty on the challenges and solutions to extreme poverty and inequality:CTV's Power Play  Learn MoreEven…

January 20, 2015

Arms Trade Treaty enters into force offering fresh hope for the protection of civilians in 2015 –…

December 23, 2014

Oxfam Canada Congratulates Government onPassing Extractive Sector Transparency Measures ActOxfam Canada welcomes the passing of the Extractive…

December 17, 2014

Oxfam and Canadian Celebrities Unwrap Ways to Give Life Changing Gifts this Holiday Season Toronto — Oxfam…

November 6, 2014

Ottawa – Oxfam Canada’s National CHANGE Summit – an annual opportunity for youth leaders and campus members…

August 20, 2014

Today Oxfam praised the CEO’s of eight of the ten biggest food and beverage companies in the…

June 18, 2014

The following media release was issued by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC). Oxfam Canada is…

May 21, 2014

Oxfam welcomes PepsiCo’s commitments to act following tremendous public pressurePepsiCo, the world’s second largest food and beverage…

March 18, 2014

Oxfam reaction to Canadian Government announcement on mandatory payment reporting of Extractive IndustriesIn response to the Hon.…

March 3, 2014
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