Our Core Values
- Increasing the engagement of diaspora communities in discussions about international development.
- Promoting interventions that encourage local empowerment and locally-led economic development.
- Promoting partnerships with grassroots organizations in developing countries.
- Promoting respect for local culture, traditions and faith and the recognition that efforts to advance human rights can often be grounded in local experience and local values.
Who We Are
Historically, Canada has developed an international reputation for standing up for human rights and peacekeeping, and fighting for peace and justice across the globe. However, we have observed decreased engagement in the local culture, traditions and faiths in the development of Canadian foreign assistance policies. Diaspora Voices serves as a platform for members of Canadian diaspora communities to speak about their concerns about international development projects and funding.
Diaspora Voices was created by Canadians from various Diaspora communities who are interested in how the Canadian government carries out its international development policies. We care deeply about the representation of the diverse cultures and values in the discussion of foreign aid.