Canadian Crossroads International
Canadian Crossroads International (CCI) is an international non-profit organization, supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), other government and non-government funders and many individual donors around the world.
As an international development agency, CCI creates relationships with NGOs in the global South and works to create partnerships between these NGOs & similar community based organizations in Canada. Placements with both the Canadian and Southern partner are used to facilitate an exchange of knowledge, information and experiences - all in order to benefit the Southern partner.
Canadian Crossroads International works to create a more equitable and sustainable world by engaging and strengthening individuals, organizations and communities through mutual learning, solidarity and collective action.
Vision Statement: ONE WORLD where poverty is eliminated, equality prevails and the rights of women and girls are fulfilled. CCI Values:
Active global citizenship
-Supporting citizens, individually and collectively, to become actively engaged in their own communities and in the world to promote social justice -Promoting people's rights to determine their future -Working in solidarity toward a common goal
Equity and diversity
-Promoting respect for human rights -Promoting women's equality -Working to create equitable relationships in a context of unequal power and resources -Fostering greater understanding and respect for diverse cultures, perspectives and beliefs -Reflecting the diversity of the communities in which we work in our volunteers, partners, Board and staff.
-Sharing resources knowledge and skill -Listening to and learning from each other -Respecting local ownership of decision-making
Innovation and learning
-Promoting flexibility and responsiveness -Developing creative approaches and solutions -Creating an environment that promotes reflection, learning and action -Sharing and applying lessons learned
Transparency and accountability
-Adopting and maintaining open and ethical relationships with all stakeholders -Measuring, monitoring and reporting results -Fulfilling our personal and professional responsibilities to each other -Engaging partners, volunteers and staff in decisions that affect them