Future Planning Initiative
Report on the Virtual Convening
May 20-21, 2021
The Future Planning Initiative (FPI) is a coalition of six Canadian civil society organizations working globally and domestically to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Member organizations include Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health, Cooperation Canada, Inter Pares, Global Canada and Oxfam Canada. The fifth FPI retreat brought stakeholders together from across government and the global health, human rights, feminist, and development sectors (in Canada and globally) to take stock of Canada’s commitment to advance SRHR, examine Canada’s global leadership on SRHR in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, and strategize around sustaining and growing Canada's leadership, particularly within the current political context. Over two virtual sessions, participants shared knowledge, discussed gaps and barriers, developed strategies to advance accountability, and identified further opportunities for Canadian leadership and advocacy on SRHR.