Become an ally to communities in
Central America and Mexico.

Throughout the year, Horizons hosts a variety of events that raise awareness and funds for projects, which are important to connect Canadians to visiting partner representatives. Attending these events has been a first step for many of our supporters in becoming key allies of resilient women and men that enact positive change in their communities. Whether you are new to Horizons, or a long-time contributor, coming to our events is crucial in nurturing the North-South solidarity that allows us to promote social justice and end the root causes of poverty in Central America and Mexico.

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Writers & Friends

Our flagship, volunteer-led celebration of literary artists supports programs in Central America and Mexico. This typically sold-out event takes place in Port Hope in the Fall. Event participants are treated to an impressive panel of up-and-coming and nationally-recognized writers.

Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm (doors open at 1:30)
Location: Trinity College School

Walk for Midwives

For International Day of the Midwife, join Horizons of Friendship and New Life Midwives in a 3km walk to raise funds to support Indigenous, traditional midwives in Totonicapán, Guatemala. Support their journey to provide essential health care for Indigenous women and children by committing walking 3km with us at Victoria Park on Saturday, May 5th at Victoria Park in Cobourg, ON. Learn more

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Awareness Events

We organize events that deepen Canadians’ understanding of issues and successes in Central America & Mexico. 

Events Throughout The Year

  • Guest Speakers

  • Workshops

  • Learning Exchanges

Yearly Events

February - International Development Week
March 8 - International Women’s Day


Volunteer Fundraisers

Volunteers from around Canada organize, promote and host fundraisers in solidarity with the peoples of Central America and Mexico. These fundraising events range from silent auctions to paint nights, and allow Canadians to come together to learn about the challenges faced by our partners, and support the programs to overcome them.

Partner Visits

Every year, representatives from our partners in Central America and Mexico visit Canada to engage with the public. These events are a unique opportunity to discuss the problems, solutions and needs affecting the communities our visiting experts work tirelessly to improve.

Stay up-to-date with our partner visits by regularly checking our calendar below or Facebook page. You will not want to miss our visitors’ captivating stories, presentations, and roundtable conversations!

Event Calendar