Mission, Vision, ValuesTogether with our partners, staff, and volunteers, Cuso International is solving problems, implementing solutions and working toward eradicating poverty and inequality—one community at a time. Our work has touched millions of beneficiaries in more than 100 countries across four continents.

In the last year alone  more than 4 million people benefited from our collective efforts.

Our Strategic Priorities

Our programming and projects are focused on advancing gender equality and empowering women and girls; improving access and quality of economic opportunities for young people, and engaging volunteers to help us achieve the Strategic Development Goals.

Goal 1

Harness the power of volunteerism to achieve the Strategic Development Goals

We are building our international and national volunteer capacities to expand in the areas of e-volunteering and programming in Indigenous communities in Canada.

Goal 2

Advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

We are using the Canada Feminist International Assistance Policy to develop programs, and working with leading feminist organizations around the world.

Goal 3

Improve access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people

We are building on our existing expertise to create new programs that contribute to entrepreneurial skills development while promoting sustainable, climate-resilient opportunities.

We look forward to advancing our strategic goals in a world where all people are able to realize their potential, develop their skills and participate fully in society.