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Deadlines for 2016

A couple reminders for the year end.

  • In order to receive fresh Cafe Justicia by the end of the year, orders must be submitted by December 8, 2016. Send your order by email to

  • In order to have your donations processed by our volunteer partners in a timely manner, your 2016 tax deduction eligible donations must be received no later than December 10, 2016. After this date donations will be processed for the 2017 income tax year. See below for further details.

Thank you.

2016 Tax Receipts

Canada income tax receipts for 2016 donations to Education in Action will be issued to donors in late February 2017. To allow sufficient time for our partner to process the paperwork in a timely manner, we request that donations be sent no later than December 10, 2016.

Donations may be made by cheques to :

Education in Action
45 Washington Ave
Ottawa, ON
K1L 6S7

Or via to e-transfer to

Please note that donations received after December 10 will be processed for the 2017 taxation year.

Thank you.

CCDA Canadian Tour (Update)

Big thank you for all those who attended this event on Friday. Around 70 people attended and we collected over $750 from donations and sales of Café Justicia.

Catarina Garcia Hernandez was very pleased with the audiences' response and commitment and would like to thank everyone who listened and exchanged with her in the Q&A session following her talk. She also got a chance to look at the Parliament Buildings and Market. Caterina held discussions with students at Woodroffe High School and with members of PSAC. Her impassioned presentations provided additional context and greater understanding of the issues faced by Mayan and campesino communities, and by women in particular. As well as of their victories and the impacts of their collective actions.

Presented by
Education in Action, Social Justice Fund (PSAC), MiningWatch Canada, Octopus Books, The School of Political Studies of the University of Ottawa, and Territorio Libre

in partnership with the
University of Regina CCDA Canada Tour 2016

Applications for the 2017 Expedition to Guatemala

Education in Action is now in the process of organizing the next delegation to Guatemala. The project is tentatively scheduled to run from March 2-16, 2017. You will find further information in the document link to the application form below. If you interested, we invite you to complete and return the application to

EIA 2017 Project Applications
C/O Janet St. Jean
233 Gilmour Street
Ottawa, ON
K2P 0P1

Applications should be submitted before November 4, 2016.

Click HERE to download the Guatemala 2017 Application Form.

CCDA Dedicates School to Roberto

With funding and an expedition team of volunteers from Education in Action, the CCDA built a school the village of Ixoloc San Pedrito. This is a presentation that Leocadio gave to the agriculture secretary on the opening of the school which the CCDA dedicated to Roberto Miranda. Click HERE to view the presentation.

Education in Action Gift Cards

The 2013 Education in Action gift cards are available for purchase at $10.00 for a packet of 8. Just email and ask for them.