Mission and Mandate


All people can fulfill their potential and prosper, become engaged citizens in peaceful, just, and inclusive societies, and thrive in a healthy, sustainable world.

Who we are

A network of organizations and individuals, located in Alberta, working locally and globally to advance sustainable development and global citizenship. Part of this network includes ACGC members, comprised of civil society organizations and individuals.


Mobilize Albertans to become global citizens engaged in sustainable development. We do this by building the capacity of network organizations, representing members’ interests with government and others, and increasing the awareness, knowledge, and connections of Albertans in global issues and sustainable development.


Respect, Inclusiveness, Equality, Empowerment, Human Rights, Collaboration, Accountability, Transparency, Sustainability, Mutual Learning

Strategic Plan

ACGC carrys out its mission through focusing on the following strategic priorities:

Priority #1: Become a knowledge hub for international development organizations.
Priority #2: Raise a collective voice that advances members’ interests and strengthens government relations.
Priority #3: Promote global citizenship by providing educational materials and catalyzing members and networks.
Priority #4: Champion the Sustainable Development Goals in Alberta.
Priority #5: Manage organizational growth to ensure sustainability and impact.

To learn more, read ACGC’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan


Fair Trade Workplace:
  ACGC is proud to be a Fair Trade Workplace certified by the Canadian Fair Trade Network. Fair trade supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, addresses climate change through improved agricultural techniques, and encourages business practices that reduce poverty for producers in the global south. To find out more about about fair trade and fair trade workplace certification visit the Canadian Fair Trade Network.


United Nations ECOSOC:  As of  June 2019, ACGC holds Special Consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).  Consultative status provides NGOs with access to not only ECOSOC, but also to its many subsidiary bodies, to the various human rights mechanisms of the United Nations.  Learn more about consultative status with ECOSOC.