The mission of CECI is to combat poverty and exclusion. To this end, CECI builds the development capacities of disadvantaged communities. We support gender equality, violence reduction, food security, resilience and adaptation to climate change. We mobilize resources and promote knowledge sharing.
CECI strives for innovation and efficiency. We work on sustainable development strategies by collaborating with strategic partners to carry out programs and projects. Through all of our interventions, our relations with our partners in the South are becoming more egalitarian. Strengthening democratic governance and protecting the environment are systematically incorporated into all of CECI’s programming.
Read our environmental policy (coming soon)
Since it was founded in 1958, CECI has:
- Mobilized over 12,000 volunteers and employees in Canada and in 30 countries around the world
- Supported more than 8,000 local partner organizations
- Changed the lives of over 30 million people