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.

Research Forum on North America

The Research Forum on North America promoted thinking and research by tracking developments on the trilateral relationship between Canada, Mexico and the United States as well as in bilateral relations between these countries. FOCAL was unique in maintaining a particular focus on the Canada-Mexico relationship, the least studied of North America's three bilateral relations. FOCAL’s work on the Canada-U.S. relationship focused on the potential for co-operation in the Americas.



Canada-Mexico Initiative

FOCAL and COMEXI mounted a concerted effort to identify key issues and find ways to bring positive change to the Canada-Mexico relationship.

Selected Publications

zabludovsky_trade_edit Mexico-Canada trade relations

Jaime Zabludovsky and Odracir Barquera
FOCAL Policy Brief
April 2011

EN | SP

salter_ID_editEnhancing the movement of people between Canada and Mexico

Mark B. Salter
FOCAL Policy Brief
March 2011

EN

GovernorandMinister_GovAlberta_editBeyond trade: Sub-national diplomacy between Canada and Mexico

David Parks
FOCAL Policy Brief
March 2011

EN

Melgar_wind_power_editedIn search of relevance for Canadian-Mexican energy relations

Lourdes Melgar
FOCAL Policy Brief
March 2011

EN

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North America Publications

Canada-Mexico
Canada-U.S.
North America
Mexican News and Analysis
Migration

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Metropolis North America

Metropolis North America fosters research and dialogue on labour mobility in North America.

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CMI in the Media

Moving North America at the speed of business
April 6, 2011
Embassy

A View of the Hemisphere

 

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Explore the link between governance and development.