35th Anniversary

In 2012 C.A.C. International celebrated its 35th Anniversary! Born from a group of quebecois consultants, trainers, and facilitators, C.A.C. International offered professional services to federal, provincial, and municipal government and NGO’s. C.A.C. International built a solid reputation in international development as experts in the performance review of results and processes. The firm’s experience included a financial review and audit arm. It was major shareholder in the successful Groupe Consiel that implemented the following CIDA-funded overseas development programs: Formation des maitres, Haiti, 2003-2008; Scholarisation des filles, Niger, 2000-2005; Local Federation, with UPA, Guinea, 2003-2010; Appui aux elus locaux, Senegal, 2000-2008; and PAPA la programme d’appui d’alphabetisation, with Oxfam, Senegal.

C.A.C. International is accustomed to DAC and Canadian Treasury Board norms. Its members have undertaken mandates for international governments, multilateral agencies, foundations, NGO’s and the private sector. Over the last ten years C.A.C. International has held three successive Agency-wide Standing Offers for performance reporting, monitoring and evaluation with CIDA. Individual senior members also hold a variety of standing offers for evaluation with individual CIDA programs.

Looking ahead C.A.C. International prioritizes maintaining long-standing and productive relationships with its partners and networks and contributing to excellence within international development.

About Us

C.A.C. International (Coopérative d'animation et de consultation)

Founded in 1977, in 2012 the Coopérative d'animation et de consultation (C.A.C. International) celebrated its 35th continuous year working in international development. The firm has carried out well over 1100 mandates in over 100 countries in North America, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Central Europe and Eastern Europe. C.A.C. has been active on behalf of various multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental organizations, ministries and public/parapublic bodies, as well as private companies.

C.A.C. International has developed a solid reputation among international aid agencies, including the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the World Bank (WB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), as well as diverse non-governmental organizations in Canada and around the world.

The Coopérative is governed by four senior members, women and men experts in:
• Monitoring and Evaluation,
• Technical Training and Development for Capacity Building,
• Strategic Planning and Management, and
• Research and Advice.

C.A.C. also works with a high caliber network of individual consultant and institutional resources in Canada and abroad, who bring mandate specific expertise and with whom C.A.C. International has developed productive partnerships through years of cooperation.

Consultant and firm specialties are practiced globally and include the thematics of:

• Good governance, democratization and civil society strengthening, decentralization and local development;

• Sustainable economic growth / private sector development, including: entrepreneurship, vocational training and livelihoods, business skills training, Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, enabling environment, development related investment funds, and trade for development;

• Education including, basic education, scholarships and excellence programs, alternative education for at risk youth, volunteer-sending, and HIV awareness programming.

• Gender equality, human rights, women's rights and children's rights, youth, community, Diaspora, and social dimensions of development and poverty reduction.

The firm is also accustomed to working at the project, program, institutional, or umbrella organization level. C.A.C. International has worked with a variety of investment mechanisms, including: program-based approaches, sectoral approaches, and multilateral partnerships.