Established in 2016 the Canadian Organization for Democratic Elections (CODE Canada) is a not-for-profit NGO located in Ottawa Canada. CODE Canada is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable democratic development and works to strengthen electoral management bodies worldwide by building and enhancing local capacity. CODE Canada works to strengthen political and civic organizations with the delivery of professional advisory services, operational support, and best management practices.
CODE Canada works with electoral management bodies and other electoral stakeholders to build upon existing positive structures and supports constructive democratic change through partnerships to assist and enhance electoral management systems.
CODE Canada builds on the skills and experiences of electoral bodies, and electoral stakeholders to enhance sustainable and inclusive democratic practices to strengthen the electoral process.
CODE Canada actively seeks beneficial partnerships with local and international organizations. CODE Canada and its partners strive to promote openness and transparency in all facets of the governance and electoral process. We work with governments and other stakeholders in society for the empowerment of citizens. Through local capacity building, creating accountability in government, and supporting political and civic organizations, CODE Canada strives to ensure the right of all citizens to participate in free and fair elections.
CODE Canada works to spread the power of democracy through inclusive and effective democratic governance.
CODE Canada's goal is to be Canada’s premier and leading not-for-profit agency in support of electoral management bodies and international electoral stakeholders worldwide.
2020 was a long exhausting and trying year -- for all of us but we made it through thanks to our supporters. We have been incredibly fortunate to have come through safe and in good health.
However, there are plenty of reasons for hope for the coming year and the future of democracy. In spite of a worldwide pandemic and untold difficulties millions of voters made their way to their polling station to vote.
We continue to look forward to make a difference and I can assure you we will see continued support of good governance, elections and democracy with special attention to assisting women and their increased level of participation in the electoral cycle.