Welcome to the FOCAL archive
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is no longer in operation. This website documents FOCAL's activities and accomplishments throughout its existence. Thank you for your interest in the work of FOCAL.
FOCAL's programs provided timely analysis and concrete policy options for policy-makers in Canada and in the hemisphere.
In its final years, FOCAL was engaged in a Health and Education program that examined inequalities affecting marginalized populations in the Andes, an Inter-American Affairs program with particular emphasis on the Summit of the Americas and governance issues in the region, a Labour Mobility program to foster dialogue on temporary foreign workers in Canada and the development impact of diasporas, and a program on the Private Sector and development. FOCAL also ran Research Forums on Cuba, Haiti and North America.
FOCAL implemented many more projects over the course of the years. The following is a non-exhaustive list of some of the themes and research areas covered by FOCAL’s program activities:
Poverty and Inequality