“Ending Global Poverty Begins with Women’s Rights”
Oxfam Canada is an affiliate of the international Oxfam Confederation, formed in 1995 by 17 independent non-governmental organizations around the world working together for greater global impact to reduce poverty and injustice. The name “Oxfam” comes from the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, founded in Britain in 1942 to campaign for supplies to be sent through an allied naval blockade to starving women and children in enemy-occupied Greece during World War II. Today, Oxfam works in over 90 countries to mobilize the power of people against poverty.
Oxfam Canada’s mission is to build lasting solutions to poverty and injustice with a focus on improving the lives and promoting the rights of women and girls.
Oxfam Canada strives to change the policies, practices, attitudes and behaviours that create inequality and human suffering. This is an organization that is committed to strengthening a global movement in support of human rights and gender justice on a healthy planet.