Future Planning Initiative
Report on the Strategic Convening
June 29 and 30, 2022
The Future Planning Initiative (FPI) is a coalition of six Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs) 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 6th FPI retreat brought stakeholders together from across government and the global health, human rights, feminist, and development sectors (in Canada and globally) to address two broad goals:
- to take stock of Canada’s SRHR commitment and assess implementation, accountability and ramp-up; and
- to consider strategies to strengthen Canada’s global SRHR commitment and leadership.
Over two half-day in-person sessions, participants shared knowledge, discussed gaps and barriers, developed strategies to advance accountability, and identified further opportunities for Canadian leadership and advocacy on SRHR. This was a valuable moment to rebuild the connective tissues of the network of champions pushing forward the SRHR agenda across government and civil society in Canada and globally after two years of virtual-only convenings because of the COVID-19 pandemic.