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September 20, 2021

From Farm to Market, Empowered Women Drive Food Security in Côte d’Ivoire

The COVID-19 pandemic has left Côte d’Ivoire reeling from lost business and rising joblessness. But even before the crisis took hold, in many communities, families had been struggling to put food on the table.

September 21, 2021

2020-21 Annual Report Now Available

This past year, we focused our drive and expertise to support those navigating the global…

August 19, 2021

Building A Presence in the Philippines Amidst a Pandemic

With fertile lands, extensive coastlines and diverse flora and fauna, the Philippines is a country rich in natural resources. Nestled at the foot of Mount Banahaw, an active volcano, the community of Pinagdanlayan has managed to capitalize on their local environment while creating opportunities for the local community.

August 10, 2021

Navigating the COVID Crisis and Empowering Indigenous Youth

Each day of work at the White Buffalo Road Healing Lodge is a little bit different for Rick Crognale, but his passion for the mission remains the same.

August 6, 2021

Côte d’Ivoire’s “Generation Radio” Features CESO in New Video

Generation Radio in Ivory Coast, the Marie-Esther Foundation’s radio station and…

July 13, 2021

Shaping Inclusive Communities in Ecuador

Stirring marimba rhythms float on warm night air across Isla Trinitaria—a community in Ecuador’s port city of Guayaquil. Ecuadorians of African descent that make up the majority of the population have endured deep-rooted discrimination, exclusion and systemic disadvantages leading to poverty, drug use, human trafficking and violence.

June 29, 2021

Tourism that Gives Back in Côte d’Ivoire

Vibrant cities, breathtaking mountain ranges and verdant rainforests make up a paradise for many visitors travelling to Côte d'Ivoire.

June 18, 2021

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021: Committed to a Brighter Future

June 21, 2021 is the 25th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day—a celebration of the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

June 18, 2021

CESO Country Representative in Ivory Coast Featured in Local Newspaper

Dominique Mane, CESO’s Country Representative in Ivory Coast, was featured in Source Info.

June 7, 2021

Statement on Kamloops Residential School

On May 27, 2021, the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation confirmed that the bodies of 215 Indigenous children were discovered in an unmarked mass grave at a former Kamloops, BC residential school.

April 16, 2021

CESO Celebrates its Advisors During National Volunteer Week

From creating an e-commerce website in the Philippines to video training around the Sustainable Development Goals…

March 10, 2021

CESO acquires CIRDI, a centre of expertise on natural resource governance

We're pleased to announce that on March 1, CESO acquired CIRDI (Canadian International Resources and Development Institute) from the University of British Columbia (UBC).

March 8, 2021

CESO Featured in The Globe and Mail for International Women’s Day

We’re delighted to be featured in The Globe and Mail in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021.

March 4, 2021

International Women’s Day 2021: Supporting a Feminist Recovery

March 8 is International Women’s Day—a day to recognize and celebrate the social, economic and political…

March 3, 2021

Sustainable Development Goals Shape a Better Future, in Senegal and Beyond

Inclusive, empowering, transformative—the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared vision to improve the lives of people around the world.

February 23, 2021

Cooperation and Connection: My Experience as a CESO Advisor in Senegal

The main objective of the CESO assignment was carry to out a feasibility study on Wi-Fi connectivity. Several strategic sites were studied iteratively to promote the autonomy and development of the community of Kédougou.

February 10, 2021

Elevating Impact: CESO’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

CESO is immensely proud of the role we’ve played in changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across more than 120 countries around the world. But we know we can do more.

February 2, 2021

International Development Week 2021

February 7 to 13 is International Development Week—a chance to celebrate the spirit of global solidarity among Canadians committed to creating a better world.

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