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Friends and Allies

GRAN works closely with a number of organizations who share our concerns and our approach to issues. We gain considerable strength from their work. 


The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network/Reseau juridique canadien VIH/sida promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research and analysis, advocacy and litigation, public education and community mobilization.



Girls Not Brides partners with more than 450 civil society organizations across the globe. The commitment to end child marriage and enable girls to fulfill their potential unites these organizations in over 70 countries.


The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development/Coalition interagence sida et developpement (ICAD) is a coalition of approximately 100 service and international development organizations that helps Canadians contribute to international HIV/AIDS work and ensures that lessons learned from the global response help to improve prevention, care, treatment and support work in Canada.


Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides medical assistance in many kinds of medical emergencies and catastrophes. GRAN’s concerns intersect most closely with the MSF Access Campaign, launched in 1999 from funds received from their award of the Nobel Peace Prize. The Access Campaign works to increase access to, and the development of, essential medicines and vaccines. 


RESULTS Canada combines grassroots advocacy with strategic actions to leverage funding to support programs and policies that give the world's poorest people the health, education, and opportunity they need to thrive.

The Canadian International Education Policy Working Group (CIEPWG) is a coalition of international development agencies working to support policies and programs to improve access to safe, inclusive, and quality education for all children and youth.


Translators Without Borders (TWB) is a non-profit organization offering language and translation support for humanitarian and development agencies, and other non-profit organizations around the world. TWB’s mission is to provide people with vital knowledge in their language. TWB works with partners in the following areas: crisis, preparedness, development, education and human rights. 


Women, Peace and Security Network-Canada (WPSN-C) is a network of over 60 individuals and organizations that works with the Government of Canada to ensure that UN resolutions relevant to women, peace and security are implemented and monitored. It also provides an important forum to exchange ideas and actions.


The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is Canada’s independent national voice for international development. Together with 85 member organizations, CCIC seeks to end global poverty and promote social justice and human dignity for all. CCIC is committed to making this goal a public and political priority and to encouraging the actions necessary to make a poverty-free world a reality.


HelpAge Canada is Canada’s only organization dedicated exclusively to helping older persons in Canada and the developing world. HelpAge has 40 years of experience working for older persons and helping them overcome poverty, claim their rights, challenge discrimination and lead dignified, secure, and healthy lives.  HelpAge Canada is a founding member of HelpAge International and is part of a global network of organizations operating in more than 80 countries that help thousands every day. HelpAge works with partners to ensure that people everywhere understand how much older persons contribute to society.


Established in 2011, the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) was born out of the need to strengthen the rights and voice of older people globally. Today, GAROP is a network of over 200 members worldwide, united in their work to strengthen and promote the rights of older persons. Its mission is to support and enhance civil society engagement with Member States and National Human Rights Institutions at national, regional and international levels around a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons.


The International Longevity Centre Canada (ILC-Canada) is an independent think tank whose mission is to propose ideas and provide guidance for policies addressing population aging based on international and domestic research and practice, with a view to bettering the lives of Canadians. The ILC-Canada is partnered with the LIFE Research Institute at the University of Ottawa, an action-oriented research hub that takes a comprehensive approach to aging by advancing knowledge and training on the physical, mental and social factors that impact quality of life throughout the life trajectory.


The Aging Activisms Collective is a multi-faceted program of activist research, academic mentorship, and inter-generational community-building. Aging Activisms explores the diverse ways that activists of different ages, abilities, genders, and backgrounds resist injustices and create change across different movements and throughout their lives. 


UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. It works globally to make the vision of the  a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life.