Our Vision

A just and equitable world in which everyone enjoys full knowledge of their human rights, and the education, skills and support necessary to claim and live them.

Our Mission

To strengthen the environment where youth and communities, globally, have access to the education, information, skills and support necessary to take leadership in developing their own sustainable solutions to environment, Indigenous and human rights violations and injustice.

Policies, Statements & Annual Reports

As part of our commitment to transparency, we have a range of internal policies, financial and visionary statements, and reports available to the public. 

Our Values

We have applied a human rights-based approach across our work since 1978. We are willing to be courageous, innovative and radical in order to confront environmental, indigenous and human rights injustices.

Gender equality is central to community development. We believe in the right of all womxn to make their own decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. We are a pro-choice organisation.

We believe that youth are the leaders of today and are critical agents of change. We work to ensure that youth from diverse backgrounds are represented at all levels of our organisation. We believe that young people should have their voices heard and we are willing to stand up to prevent the silencing of youth.

We align our work with the Sustainable Development Goals. We believe in the centrality of internally agreed-to frameworks and conventions as guiding instruments. We believe in every person’s equal right to: food, clean water, shelter, healthcare, a sustainable livelihood and education.

We support the rights of Indigenous Peoples to control their own land and governance systems. We are committed to collaborating and consulting Indigenous people on our work, and support reconciliation activities in Canada.

We believe that youth are the leaders of today and are critical agents of change. We work to ensure that youth from diverse backgrounds are represented at all levels of our organisation. We believe that young people should have their voices heard and we are willing to stand up to prevent the silencing of youth.

We believe in the value of diversity and rights for all. We believe that women’s rights, disability rights, 2SLGBTQI+ rights, and Indigenous rights, are human rights. We believe in every person’s right to religious freedom. We are a non-religious organisation.

We believe in the right of all works to organize to protect their wages, working conditions and work environment. We believe that all people deserve an equal chance to earn a livable and competitive wage for their work, including workers in the not-for-profit sector and their own employees. We believe in every person’s right to religious freedom. We are a non-religious organization.

VIDEA denounces all forms of racism, racial discrimination, and oppression. Racism, discrimination and oppression limit opportunities, cause harm to individuals and communities, and wreck lives. Racism, discrimination and oppression are wrong. We recognize no grey areas - these issues will not be debated within VIDEA.

We integrate environmental analysis and stewardship across our work. We work to tackle climate change, protect biodiversity, and honour the sanctity of our land, forests, oceans, air, and fresh water.

We believe in transparency and accountability. We value our independent voice and protect our financial autonomy from political or corporate interests.

We believe that the absence of armed conflict, disarmament, and non-violence are key in addressing global issues.