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.
With the abandonment of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas (FTAA) vision, economic integration and trade continues on a regional as well as bilateral basis. FOCAL’s work in economic integration identified policy openings and alternatives for Canadian policy-makers by providing evaluations of current trends in sub-regional and hemispheric economic co-operation.