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Action Canada for Population and Development

The organization's mission is to promote population and development issues. The core of ACPD’s work is in the area of Government Relations and Communications. Advocacy in the areas of: Sexual and reproductive rights; Population and the environment; and, Population, migration and development. The website has reports and general info on these topics.

Contact details
Suite 300 260
Rue Dalhousie St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E4
Canada
Phone: (613) 562-0880
Fax: (613) 562-9502
Website: http://www.acpd.ca
Email: acpd@attglobal.net

Canadian Council of Muslim Women

The Council's mission is to assist Muslim women in participating effectively in Canadian Society and to promote mutual understanding between Canadian Muslim women and women of other faiths. The council is concerned with all issues that pertain to women, youth and family, including: Human Rights/Political Status of Women, Economic and Social Development, Children and Youth, Reproductive Issues, Environment, Health, Economic Status of Women, Support Groups, Fellowship/Community, Outreach and Mission, Education, Study of Sacred Texts/Religious Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace Building, Interfaith Dialogue, Refugees, Disarmament.

Contact details
2400 Dundes St. W.
Ste. 513 Mississauga
ON L5K 2R8
Canada
Phone: 1.905.823.3804
Fax: 1.905.333.4131
Email: jaff1@telusplanet.net

Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA)

FAFIA is an alliance of over 40 Canadian women's equality-seeking non-governmental organizations. THe organization's website includes the 2000 Alternative Report on Canada (Canada's Failed Commitment to the UN Platform for Action), Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women, research and reports -media, violence, human rights, trade.

Contact details
151 Slater Street, Suite 408
Ottawa, ON. K1P 5H3
Canada
Phone: (613) 233-5500, ext. 224
Fax: (613) 563-0682
Website: http://www.fafia.org/
Email: fafiadir@web.net

Canadian Muslim Women's Committee

The necessity to protect and respect the human rights of all citizens including Muslim Women is our main focus. It is also important to educate the society at large of the right of Muslim women to choose and practice their religious beliefs freely and to inform the members of the Muslim community of their rights as full citizens of this country.

Find more information at: http://www.montrealmuslimnews.net/canadianwomen.htm

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Based in Canada, the overall goals of the organization are: 1) to support the empowerment efforts of women in Afghanistan and the refugee camps in Pakistan, and 2) to raise awareness in Canada of the need to secure and protect human rights for Afghan women. Projects are funded mainly from individual donations from Canadians and with 'in-kind' support of sponsors such as Rights and Democracy in Montreal.

Find more information at: http://www.w4wafghan.ca/

DisAbled Women's Network Canada (DAWN Canada)

DAWN Canada is a national organization controlled by and comprised of women who self identify as women with disabilities. DAWN Canada's mission is to end the poverty, isolation, discrimination and violence experienced by women with disabilities.

Contact details
200 Bay Street Suite 301
Ottawa, ON K1R 7W8
Phone: 613-235-4242
Fax: 613-235-3881
Website: http://dawncanada.net/
Email: kathy@dawncanada.net

Humanity First - Canada

Humanity First is a Canadian based non-profit charitable, humanitarian relief organization, established to provide help and assistance to fellow human beings around the globe and also to improve the quality of life in underprivileged countries.

Find more information at: http://www.humanityfirst.ca/

Islamic Society of North America (Canada)

ISNA aims to exist as a platform for all Muslims who share its mission and are dedicated to serving the needs of Muslims and Muslim communities. The organization's focus includes human rights and political status of women; economic and social development; children and youth; environment; healt; conflict resolution and peace building; and interfaith dialogue.

Contact details
2200 South Sheridan Mississauga
ON L5J 2M4
Canada
Phone: 1.905.403.8406
Fax: 1.905.403.8409
Website: http://www.isnacanada.com
Email: isna@isnacanada.com

Human Concern International (HCI)

Provides emergency assistance to Afghanistan, Afghan refugees (in Pakistan), Bangladesh, Benin, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Eritrea, Gulf War victims in Iran, Iraq and Jordan, Kashmir, Kosovo, Lebanon, Palestine, Somalia and the Sudan.

Contact details
P.O. Box 3984
Station C, Ottawa
ON K1Y 4P2
Canada
Phone: 1-800-587-6424, 613-742-5948
Fax: 613-742-7733
Website: http://www.humanconcern.org/
Email: hci@istar.ca

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