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Halifax Initiative

Tides Canada Initiatives

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2011
  • Location Vancouver, Canada
  • Geographic Focus Canada

About this grant

This grant to Tides Canada Initiatives will continue to support the Halifax Initiative project. The project is a coalition of Canadian, nongovernmental organizations that works to promote reforms in international financial institutions. Over this past year, the project has facilitated nongovernmental organization responses to the global financial crisis through various fora, including the Group of Eight, Group of 20, and the United Nations. Over the next two years, the project will focus on identifying opportunities and challenges for transforming the current international financial system in the wake of the financial crisis, and continue to monitor and evaluate international financial institution policies to assess whether they protect the environment and human rights. To achieve these objectives, the Halifax Initiative project will conduct research, education, and outreach to the public and policymakers; monitor the projects of international financial institutions; and advocate for policy reform and coalition building.