The Canada Tibet Committee collaborates with like-minded organizations in Canada. These partnerships offer the CTC an important opportunity to reach outside of our own constituency and bring the issue of Tibet into the wider civil society community in Canada. Partnerships also provide the CTC with access to valued expertise in key areas of work.
The Canada Tibet Committee works closely with Tibet-related organizations in other countries around the world. The CTC is a founding member of the International Tibet Network and currently serves on its international steering committee.
Asia Pacific Working Group
The Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) is one of three geographic working groups of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC). The APWG brings together NGOs, faith-based organizations, unions and solidarity groups from across Canada that have a specific interest in development, social justice, and human rights in Asia. The APWG’s purpose is to improve the impact of its members through collaborative reflection and analysis, including input from southern partners, and through the coordination of policy development, dialogue and learning.
Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability
The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) brings together environmental and human rights NGOs, religious organizations, labour unions, and research and solidarity groups from across Canada who are advocating for federal legislation to establish mandatory corporate accountability standards for Canadian extractive companies operating abroad, especially in developing countries. With more than 20 member organizations, the CNCA represents the concerns of millions of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
Canadian Coalition on Human Rights in China
The Coalition was created in 1993 as a means to coordinate advocacy around the annual “China resolution” at the UN Commission on Human Rights. The coalition provides policy advice to the Government of Canada on issues of common concern. Currently chaired by Amnesty International Canada, the coalition members include Amnesty International Canada (English & Francophone Branches), ARC International, Canada Tibet Committee, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Canadian Labour Congress, Falun Dafa Association of Canada, Federation for a Democratic China, Movement for Democracy in China (Calgary), PEN Canada, Students for a Free Tibet Canada, Toronto Association for Democracy in China, the Uyghur Canadian Society and the Vancouver Society in Support of Democratic Movement in China.
Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet
Initiated by the Canada Tibet Committee in 1989, the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet (PFT) has endured as an all-party group of Members of Parliament and Senators for more than 23 years. The PFT serves as the voice for Tibet within the Parliament of Canada, and is a member of the International Network of Parliamentarians on Tibet. The PFT actively encourages greater respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms in Tibet and it supports His Holiness the Dalai Lama's commitment to non-violence and democratic governance. The PFT advocates for dialogue leading to negotiations between Tibet and China.
Founded in 2006, eQualit.ie provides digital security and information management expertise to front line civil society and independent media organizations with limited resources, working in acutely hostile Internet environments. eQualit.ie adheres to open source development principles, releasing software and services to protect websites from cyber-attack; to enable secure documentation, storage and analysis of data; and to train activists on improving their digital security awareness and response. eQualit.ie is based in Montreal but members are spread around Canada, USA and Ireland.
The International Tibet Network
The International Tibet Network is a global coalition of Tibet-related non-governmental organisations. Its purpose is to maximise the effectiveness of the worldwide Tibet movement. The Network works to increase the capacity of individual member organisations, develops coordinated strategic campaigns, and encourages increased cooperation among organisations, thereby strengthening the Tibet movement as a whole. Network members are committed to non-violence as a fundamental principle of the Tibetan struggle. The Network currently boasts more than 180 member organizations around the world.