Project profile — Oxfam-Québec - Equality in Action - Volunteer Cooperation 2020-2027


Oxfam-Québec (22501)
2020-04-02 - 2027-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Benin (10.00%)
• Haiti (5.00%)
• Honduras (5.00%)
• Liberia (5.00%)
• Ghana (13.00%)
• Bolivia (8.00%)
• Senegal (11.00%)
• Burkina Faso (8.00%)
• Sierra Leone (5.00%)
• Jordan (5.00%)
• El Salvador (5.00%)
• West Bank Gaza (10.00%)
• Peru (10.00%)


• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (30.00%)
Human rights (15160) (30.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (30.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports 694 volunteer placements, and aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, especially women and girls, with a view to contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals in the target countries. The project focuses on gender equality, empowering women, and creating a safe environment for a life free of violence for women and girls. In addition to increasing the participation of Canadians in international development and key global issues in support of gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, and inclusive governance, this project aims to strengthen the performance of 72 women's rights organizations and civil society organizations working for gender equality and the rights of marginalized groups so that they can better contribute to the evolution of norms and policies that discriminate against women and girls. The project also aims to empower women, young women and girls by encouraging them to participate in decision-making processes and the exercise of their rights. Project activities include: (1) recruiting and training volunteers in gender equality, ethics, participatory approaches, innovation, inclusion, and resilience approaches to support partners; (2) implementing global funds to support partner initiatives advancing gender equality; (3) implementing peer learning initiatives addressing women's leadership and approaches to inclusion, innovation, and resilience; (4) creating spaces for dialogue by young leaders to share their thoughts and influence decision-makers on gender equality and youth engagement; and (5) organizing public events on global and gender inequalities to reach and engage diverse Canadian audiences.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased performance of partners in implementing more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable initiatives that advance gender equality and inclusive governance; and (2) increased participation of Canadians in international development and key global issues. .

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) organized 93 mandates in the 10 intervention countries by 79 volunteer cooperants, of which 58% were Canadians and 42% were non-Canadians, supporting 68 partners. These mandates reached 570 members of local partner staff (of which 68% were women and 55% were youth); (2) funded 36 initiatives through local funds, reaching 4,637 individuals (of which 79% were women and 52% were youth) through peer learning activities, coalition work, and participatory research; (3) mobilized 29,427 individuals in Canada (of which 58% were women) in international development efforts and key global issues; and (4) reached 1.9 million Canadians to inform them about global inequalities, including gender inequalities, through traditional media and digital social media channels.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $7,857,142
Planned disbursement $5,068,718
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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