Civil society portal

Monday 1 December 2003, by ALTERNATIVES

Alternatives is proud to support Canada’s new window onto civil society.In English, it’s known as In French, it’s Together, they are the new Canadian edition of is already the world’s most popular and trusted civil society network. Since 1995, that network has spawned 10 regional centres spanning five continents and publishing in 12 languages. And now the "Canadian point of view" is joining the growing global dialogue on everything from the AIDS crisis ... to the war in Iraq ... to the state of democracy around the world and here at home. is a daily news source and an online community. It functions as a platform that helps justice-seeking organizations reach readers across Canada and around the world. It aims for nothing less than to transform how Canadians interpret and engage in the stories that affect their lives.

OneWorld draws its content and financial support from 1,500+ partner organizations around the globe. Canada enters the network with an initial pool of 80 Canadian partners. These range from national forces like Amnesty International Canada to smaller research NGOs like Alberta’s Parkland Institute. All share a commitment to
sustainable development, human rights and social justice.

Canadians want — and need — to hear more directly and more often from these third-sector sources.
Enabling that is OneWorld’s strength. That’s why, in _Foreign Policy_ magazine (May/June 2003), UN Secretary General Kofi Annan recommends as one of his favourite websites.

With staff and partners from coast to coast, is building bridges across regional and linguistic divides. Promoting exchange between francophones and anglophones is a key goal.


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