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May 17: Important messages for the advancement of LGBTQI+ rights

Co-learning and networking event for ACTIF partners
From May 6 to 9, 2024, partners from the 11 projects funded by the Act Together for Inclusion Fund (ACTIF), managed by Equitas in collaboration with Dignity Network Canada and financed by Global Affairs Canada, gathered in Ottawa to discuss the challenges and best practices for conducting international solidarity projects for the rights of LGBTQI+ [...]

Charity Challenge 2024 : A success thanks to your support !

It’s on April 20, 2024 that Equitas took part in its 5th 21K de Montreal Charity Challenge! This year, we set an ambitious goal and are proud to have achieved over 95% of it thus far, and hope to reach 100% by May 31!  This incredible success testifies to the unquestionable commitment and support of [...]

Buhary Mohammed: Rallying all positions with the power of human rights education

Buhary Mohammed: Rallying all positions with the power of human rights education
Buhary Mohammed is a long time Equitas partner and human rights educator who participated in the International Human Rights Training Program in 2018 before coming back as a facilitator in 2023. His philosophy is that when human rights educators engage with the most reluctant, “we should allow them as well to engage to [reach a [...]

Human rights education… What is that?

Human rights education... What is that?
In February 2024, more than 30 human rights educators and Equitas partners from all over the world came to Montreal for a week of exchanges, learnings and practical activities. During the week, Percolab was invited to host a visual thinking workshop wherein participants were trained to express their ideas and understanding of human rights education [...]

Support Equitas at the Montreal Charity Challenge!

Here we go for a fifth consecutive year! Equitas will be on hand again this year at Parc Jean Drapeau for the  21K de Montreal Charity Challenge on April 20, 2024!   Every year, the Charity Challenge brings together various charitable organizations to raise funds for the different essential causes they support. These organizations create [...]

EquiTalks: Turning Division into Dialogue

EquiTalks: Turning division into dialogue
Join us for the first in-person EquiTalks in Montreal (Tiohtià:ke*) in four years! Equitas is excited to announce that the next EquiTalks will be taking place on February 15, 2024, under the theme of Turning Division into Dialogue. The event will include an in-person networking event from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST followed by [...]

Canada’s Fourth Universal Periodic Review: Your voice counts!

Engaging civil society around Canada's 4th Universal Periodic Review
Equitas is collaborating with the Human Rights Program in the Department of Canadian Heritage to actively engage civil society organizations across Canada regarding Canada’s Fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR4). The engagement process ultimately aims to inform Canada’s response to the recommendations it received on November 10, 2023, as part of its UPR4 process.  The Universal [...]

Human Rights Education Reminds Us of Our Shared Humanity

Human Rights Education Reminds us of our Shared Humanity. Donate.
This December 10, the world celebrates Human Rights Day and commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Declaration was written after World War II out of an urgent need to prevent such devastation and uphold equality and freedom for all, no matter one’s identity, beliefs or origins. The UDHR [...]

Aeroplan Matching Week is here!

You can donate points to Equitas any time of the year but during August 14 - 20, Aeroplan will DOUBLE your impact by matching points donated to Equitas up to 500,000 points! Why has Equitas been looking forward to this week? Donated Aeroplan points allow us to direct more of our resources towards creating and [...]

Fatoumata Bouaré: Encouraging women and girls in Mali to pursue their studies

Fatoumata Bouaré: Encouraging women and girls in Mali to pursue their studies
She is the first woman in her community to obtain a master’s degree and has more than twenty years of experience in the defense of human rights. Today, she is a Socio-Anthropologist and the Gender Equality and Community Action Manager for Lawyers Without Borders in Bamako, capital city of Mali. She also proudly participated to [...]