Canadian Action for Nicaraguahttp://www.connexions.org/Groups/Subscribers/CxG6963.htm
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX1011
Canadian Action for Nicaragua is a coalition of about twenty-five organizations plus a number of individuals wishing to support reconstruction in Nicaragua.
Abstract: Formed in July, Canadian Action for Nicaragua is a coalition of about twenty-five organizations plus a number of individuals wishing to support reconstruction in Nicaragua. Its purposes include pressuring the Canadian government to provide aid to Nicaragua, lobbying international bodies to direct aid there,collaborating with and facilitating other non-governmental organizations in providing financial and material assistance, raising money to send directly to Nicaragua, and providing information to the press to counter distorted analysis.
The group supports the Unity of Direction of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and the appointed government to National Reconstruction. They have already begun to lobby with the Red Cross and the Canadian government, have met with the Metro Labour Council Executives and urged them to meet with the CLC. As a result, the Metro Labour Council has opened a depot for donations of food, clothing and medical supplies. The goup also supports the Medical Aid to Nicaragua Campaign launched by Oxfam Canada.
Organization profile published 1979