Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights is a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization committed to advancing and upholding sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally.
Founded in 2014, three of Canada’s leading sexual and reproductive health and rights organizations saw an opportunity to amalgamate and become a strengthened voice in international and national policy, education and access as well as engage others across Canada and around the world in the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement.
Building upon the strengths of its predecessor organizations, working nationally and internationally, Action Canada is well positioned to increase access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services and to comprehensive sexuality education in Canada and globally; engage, educate and inform governmental and non-governmental actors to create enabling environments for the advancement and realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Canada and globally; ensure that governments around the world, including Canada, fulfill and implement their human rights obligations related to sexual and reproductive rights; and to strengthen and support the mobilization of a diverse movement in Canada and globally to advance a broad and intersectional sexual and reproductive health and rights agenda.
Action Canada works toward these ends through collaboration, policy engagement, advocacy, education and services. As part of a national and global movement, Action Canada also strives to learn from and exchange knowledge with its partners by collaborating with grassroots organizations across Canada and the global south in particular. Action Canada’s associate organizations and role as coordinator of the Sexual Rights Initiative, a north-south collaboration, play an important part in facilitating the organization’s research and advocacy on sexual health and rights. It is these partnerships that the organization depends on to strengthen its work and the national and global sexual health and rights movements.