Action Canada is a Voice for Sexual Health and Rights in Canada and Globally
Founded in 2014, three of Canada’s leading sexual and reproductive health and rights organizations saw an opportunity for a strengthened voice in international and national policy, education and access as well as a way to engage others across Canada and around the world in the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement.
Building upon the strengths of each organization, working nationally and internationally, Action Canada is well positioned to increase access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services and to comprehensive sexuality education in Canada and globally; engage, educate and inform governmental and non-governmental actors to create enabling environments for the advancement and realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights Canada and globally; ensure that governments around the world, including Canada, fulfill and implement their human rights obligations related to sexual and reproductive rights; and to strengthen and support the mobilization of a diverse movement in Canada and globally to advance a broad and intersectional sexual and reproductive health and rights agenda.
We work toward these ends through collaboration, policy engagement, advocacy, education and services. As part of a national and global movement, Action Canada also strives to learn from and exchange knowledge with its partners. We do this by collaborating with grassroots organizations across Canada and the global south in particular. Our associate organizations and Action Canada’s role as coordinator of the Sexual Rights Initiative, a north-south collaboration, play an important part in facilitating the organization’s research and advocacy on sexual health and rights. It is these partnerships that we depend on to strengthen our work and the national and global sexual health and rights movements.