February 14, 2013

Social justice and environmental films set around the world—and across the street

VANCOUVER—Activate your mind at the 12th annual World Community Film Festival at Langara College, February 15-17.

December 5, 2012

CoDevelopment Canada recognized for outstanding contribution to human rights

VANCOUVER—CoDevelopment Canada has been named the 2012 recipient of the Renate Shearer Award from the United Nations Association in Canada, Vancouver Branch and the BC Human Rights Coalition.

In selecting CoDev for the award, the presenters cited the organization’s work with its Latin American partners as impressive and in need of recognition.

August 31, 2012

CoDev to host dialogue on Colombian conflict

VANCOUVER—The continuing controversy surrounding the Canada-Colombia free trade agreement will be a prominent subject on September 21-22, as CoDevelopment Canada hosts “Land, Trade & Democracy,” a dialogue about the Colombian conflict, Canada-Colombia relations and our role as Canadians.

The event will be held on Friday, September 21, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm at Simon Fraser University’s downtown campus at Harbour Centre, and on Saturday, September 22, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at SFU’s Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

June 11, 2012

CoDev annual fundraiser drives home importance of International Solidarity

Secetary Treasurer Mark Hancock with members of the International Solidarity Committee and CoDev staffer Carol Woods at the annual CoDev fundraiser

VANCOUVER - The annual CoDevelopment Canada fundraiser was a festive event that underscored the importance of international solidarity and the challenges facing non-profits right now.

May 22, 2012

Join us for CoDev’s Annual Dinner on June 9th!

CoDevelopment Canada invites you to join us on Saturday, June 9th (doors at 5:30pm) for CoDev’s annual fundraising dinner at the Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph St). Come celebrate 27 years of building partnerships between like-minded organizations, in Canada and Latin America, to empower women, foster Canadian-Latin American partnerships and strengthen civil society.

May 18, 2012

CUPE Members meet with Swaziland trade unionist and HIV activist


BURNABY– In her inspiring life, trade unionist Siphiwe Hlophe has been on the frontlines of Swaziland’s labour, women’s rights and HIV movements. This week CUPE members and staff had the opportunity to meet her and learn firsthand about the grassroots struggle against HIV in Swaziland.

The event was organized by CUPE BC Division, and chaired by Mark Hancock.

May 4, 2012

CUPE BC sponsors Justice Forum at DOXA festival

VANCOUVER—CUPE BC is proud to be the major sponsoring partner of the third annual Justice Forum of this year’s DOXA documentary film festival, which starts tonight and runs until Sunday, May 13.

March 1, 2012


VANCOUVER—“A Child's View from Gaza” showcases artwork by children who survived Operation Cast Lead, a 22-day assault by Israel on Gaza in 2008-09 that killed more than 1,400 Palestinians, including 352 children.

February 8, 2012

Join CoDev for its Opening Night Gala this Friday….

VANCOUVER—On Friday, February 10, join CoDevelopment Canada at Langara College for the opening of its 11th annual World Community Film Festival, starting with the Vancouver premiere of “Just Do It” at 7:30 pm and a reception at 9:00 in the Faculty Lounge.

Just Do It (90 min. 2011) Director: Emily James

Screening: Theatre 5 (Room A130) Langara College

November 21, 2011

“¡Viva Mexico!” screening to support CoDev filmfest

VANCOUVER—This Thursday’s Vancouver premiere of “¡Viva Mexico!” at Langara College offers a tantalizing hint of what will be on offer at the eleventh annual World Community Film Festival (February 10-12, 2012).

This powerful film, which documents the journey of Zapatista leader Subcomandante Marcos across Mexico in the “Other Campaign,” celebrates the struggle for land and dignity.  The film’s producer, Daniela Contreras, will be in attendance for its Vancouver premiere, to be screened in Room A130 at Langara College on Thursday (November 24th) at 7pm.

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