Cuso International joins the Association Québécoise des Organismes de Coopération Internationale (AQOCI)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2018

OTTAWA — Cuso International is pleased to announce its membership to the Association Québécoise des Organismes de Coopération Internationale (AQOCI), an organization that brings together 66 sustainable and human development organizations from 13 regions in Quebec. AQOCI’s mission is to promote and support the work and initiatives of its members in favour of international solidarity.

“We are very happy to be a member organization of AQOCI,” said Glenn Mifflin, CEO of Cuso International. “Its principles and values correspond to Cuso International’s mission to reduce poverty and inequality around the world. As a member of AQOCI, we intend to join our voice with those of other international cooperation organizations in Quebec to promote the Canadian and Quebec governments’ commitment to international assistance and to actively participate in AQOCI’s various working groups.”

Cuso International is one of Quebec’s leaders in the international development sector. Over the past 10 years, Cuso International has enabled more than 500 volunteers from Quebec to gain valuable international experience and contribute to building a world based on the principles of justice, inclusion, equality and respect for human rights. This has enabled Quebec to showcase its high-level expertise in some 20 developing countries.

“Our association with AQOCI will allow Cuso International to consolidate and leverage its long-term presence in Quebec,” said Mifflin. “We look forward to working with AQOCI and its member organizations to support inclusive, just and sustainable human development around the world.”

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l’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale
A non-profit organization, the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) brings together 68 organizations working abroad and in Quebec for sustainable and humane development. Since 1976, AQOCI’s mission is to promote and advance the work of its members as well as their initiatives in support of international solidarity. Thanks to the strength of its network, and in collaboration with many partners from here and elsewhere, AQOCI contributes to building a more just, egalitarian, peaceful and ecological world.
www.aqoci.qc.ca

Cuso International
Cuso International is a non-profit development organization that works to reduce poverty and inequality through the efforts of highly skilled volunteers, collaborative partnerships and compassionate donors. Established in 1961, Cuso International is a registered charity in Canada and the United States. Funds raised have enabled more than 15,000 volunteer placements around the world.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada.

Registered charitable numbers:
Canada: 81111 6813 RR0001
United States: EIN 30-0545486

Media Contacts
Caroline Tessier, Outreach & Recruitment Coordinator, Quebec
caroline.tessier@cusointernational.org
514-276-8528

Jessica Cunha, Communications Officer
jessica.cunha@cusointernational.org
613-829-7445, ext. 346 | 1-888-434-2876, ext. 346