Crossroads International (CI)
Crossroads International (CI) brings individuals, organizations and communities in Canada and in the global South into partnerships to reduce poverty, to fight AIDS and to assert human rights globally. CI builds the capacities of Southern organizations and, in so doing, strengthens whole communities and fosters solidarity internationally.
CI's work is driven by the needs of the groups they work with in the South, their partners define which projects can best support them. The relationships are consolidated through the exchange of skilled volunteers who bring the knowledge and expertise our partners require.
CI's projects focus on sustainability. The skills, expertise and relationships last beyond the placements, or even CI's involvement. The placements build on one another and are part of longer-term projects aimed at supporting the growth of groups and communities while promoting solidarity between organizations in the North and the South.
Executive Summary, Volunteer Groups’ Sectoral Position Paper to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on the theme of “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world” Volunteer Groups Alliance, 2017