Press Release: WUSC to assume management of CHF project in the Caribbean
OTTAWA, July 30, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF), one of Canada’s longest-standing international non-governmental organizations, has ceased its active operations. For more than fifty years, CHF has worked toward improving people’s lives in developing countries.
“We are saddened today to see CHF cease its active operations,” says Chris Eaton, WUSC’s Executive Director. “With the support of the Government of Canada and thousands of individual Canadians over its long history, CHF has empowered many individuals to break the cycle of poverty.”
WUSC will be assuming management of CHF’s current work in the Caribbean. The Promotion of Regional Opportunities for Produce through Enterprises and Linkages (PROPEL) project helps smallholder Caribbean farmers facilitate the safe, effective and efficient movement of fresh produce from their farms to high-value markets.
“We are honoured to have the full support of CHF during this transition,” continues Eaton. “Through the PROPEL project, WUSC will continue CHF’s important mission of creating sustainable economic opportunities for farmers, their communities and their countries.”
PROPEL is funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). Over six years, this project will support up to 28,000 small- to medium-scale farmers, processors and related to businesses in eight countries in the Caribbean.
“We would like to thank the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, CHF staff, as well as the thousands of Canadians who have supported CHF over the last fifty years,” acknowledges Eaton. “Their commitment to ensuring a smooth transition and to the continuation of the overall vision of CHF has been inspirational to us throughout this process.”
With more than 55 years of experience developing innovative models that create education, employment and empowerment opportunities for marginalized communities around the world, WUSC is well-positioned to achieve the results set out by the PROPEL project. Through this work, WUSC will continue its mission toward empowering individuals to build a more equitable and sustainable world.
WUSC is a Canadian non-profit committed to creating a more equitable and sustainable world. With a particular focus on youth and women, WUSC provides education, employment and empowerment opportunities to lift individuals and communities out of poverty. With over 55 years of experience, WUSC is a trusted partner in improving the lives of millions in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
For further information, please contact:
Stephanie Leclair, Communications Officer, WUSC
613-761-3714 | 1-800-267-8699 x3714 or [email protected]