The Canadian, Latin American & Caribbean (CAL&C) Policy Centre is a Research Institute on Canadian/Latin American & Caribbean Relations that stands for Social Justice, Advocacy, Global Solidarity, Environmental Sustainability and Sovereignty.

Our Mission is to promote knowledge and raise mutual understanding between the peoples and governments of Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

We envision relations between Canada and the Latin American and Caribbean region based on mutual respect, social justice, self-determination, cooperation and sustainable development.

We are committed to the values of Social Justice, Peace, Democracy and People’s Self-determination, All Human Rights and the fight to preserve the environment against climate change.

Our goals are:

o To influence foreign policies and public opinion in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as those of regional organizations that promote social justice, all human rights, peace and sustainable development.

o To disseminate accurate information on political, social, environmental and economic issues that affect the relationships between Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

o To carry out research and promote multilingual exchange between writers, social movements, indigenous peoples and researchers.

In order to achieve them, we pursue the following strategies:

o Research: generate knowledge.
o Communication: share knowledge and promote understanding.
o Advocacy: promote positive policies and cooperation.
o Media Monitoring: counterbalance biases and inaccuracies.
o Outreach: establish partnerships and networks.

Among our activities are:

o To carry out research, studies and exchange ideas among writers and social activists in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

o To provide a venue for multilingual exchange between writers, social activists, and others.

o To monitor media reporting on the democratic processes in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, on progressive accomplishments, and to accompany electoral processes.

o To inform policy decision-makers, advisors, analysts, organizations and the public.

o To disseminate accurate information on political, social, environmental and economic issues that affect the relationships between Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.