Quebec Association of International Cooperation Organizations (Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale) (AQOCI)
The Quebec Association of International Cooperation Organizations (AQOCI), created in 1976, brings together 60 organizations from 13 regions of Quebec that work, abroad and locally, for sustainable and human development.
AQOCI's mission is to promote and support the work of its members and their initiatives in favor of international solidarity. By relying on the strength of its network, AQOCI works to eradicate the causes of poverty and to build a world based on principles of justice, inclusion, equality and respect for human rights.
AQOCI's mandate is to:
support and promote the work of its members to government authorities, political decision-makers, the media and the general public;
influence decision-makers and participate in the development of provincial and federal policies in the area of international cooperation, development assistance strategies and international relations;
strengthen the capacities of its members by disseminating information and strategic tools as well as by regularly offering training;
promote concertation and mobilization of the network by increasing the opportunities for exchange between Quebec NGOs, other Quebec civil society actors and partners from southern countries;
produce and publish briefs, background analyzes and positions related to Canadian and Quebec foreign policy as well as national and international news;
raise awareness, educate and promote education for global citizenship.