BDS in Canada

About BDS

BDS is a strategy that allows people of conscience around the world to play an effective role in the Palestinian struggle for justice. In July 2005, Palestinian civil society issued a call for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights. 

The Canadian BDS Coalition is comprised of groups in Canada that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel’s system of settler-colonialism, occupation, and apartheid towards the Palestinian people. These are groups that support the BDS call and have endorsed the Coalition’s Basis of Unity

The Canadian BDS Coalition currently has member groups from across the country, as well as a number of national organizations. 


Campaigns

At Ramadan and all year support #BDS, don’t buy Israeli medjoul dates

Learn more about what to consider when purchasing Medjoul Dates in Canada to ensure they are not from Israeli companies, and to ensure you are purchasing Palestinian product. Steps you can take, and tools to assist you in letting retailers know that you expect them to not carry Israeli Medjoul dates or any Israeli products.

Courage Céline, Fellow Artists ask you to say NO to Apartheid

The following message has been send to Céline Dion today from almost 50 fellow artists to Céline Dion on International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People Céline , the Canadian BDS Coalition would welcome your response, which we would be pleased to convey to your fellow artists. We would also welcome the opportunity to […]

HP Free Zone

Declare your organization, workplace, union, faith group or your home HP Free. Join the movement to create HP Free Zones across Canada

Boycott Israeli Wines, Don’t Drink with Apartheid

On the 60th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, eight years ago, Canada Palestine Association-Vancouver and other endorsing groups called for a boycott of Israeli wines in BC liquor stores. This year, on the 68th anniversary, with BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) making great strides globally, BC liquor stores are regrettably still stuck in the past. In […]

Pledge to deactivate your Airbnb account & Let MaRS know their partnership is an Embarassment

#deactivateAirbnb on May 15, Nakba Day The Canadian BDS Coalition joins the call from the  Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)& other organizations in Palestine and internationally. After initially committing to stop listing rentals in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, Airbnb did a complete reversal, and will now continue to allow rentals on stolen Palestinian land. Send a clear […]


What’s New

In solidarity for justice for Ejaz Choudry

The Canadian BDS Coalition condemns the use of excess force by the Peel Regional Police that resulted in the murder of Ejaz Choudry on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

The Coalition recognizes the role the militarization of police plays in this blatant misuse of power, and condemns the training of Canadian police by Israeli security forces in Israel and Canada, and the elected officials and police leadership that funds and enables it.

How Canadian MPs in the Canada-Israel Inter-Parliamentary group are at the table of apartheid

magine a group of Canadian Members of Parliament representing four of the five federal parties sitting in the House of Commons, implicitly, if not explicitly, supporting Israel’s brutal apartheid regime by participating in the Canada Israel Inter-parliamentary Group which functions as little more than an internal pressure group the function of which is to normalize and consequently whitewash Israel’s apartheid regime. Within this group sit 19 members of the Bloc Québécois (of 32 Bloc Québécois MPs sitting in the House of Commons), 18 Conservative MPs, 16 Liberal MPs, 2 New Democrats and 9 Senators

Statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter

The Canadian BDS Coalition believes in ending racial inequality, thus we support and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We as a coalition believe in the importance of cross-solidarity across movements,

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Resources

Guide for Canada of Economic Boycott

What can I do? Economic Boycott. BDS  Economic Boycott Speaking with your economic buying power–an age old tactic The BDS movement is building an economic boycott of Israel and developing effective campaigns against companies that participate in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. International companies aid and abet Israel’s violations of international law, including by operating in illegal […]

2019 Annual Report

Canadian BDS Coalition Working for Freedom, Equity and Justice The following is a report on the work of the Canadian BDS Coalition during 2019 The Canadian BDS Coalition was formed in 2016 to bring together organizations in Canada that support the Palestinian Civil Society Call through the BDS National Coalition (BNC).   To learn more about BDS, https://bdscoalition.ca/about-bds/ The Coalition […]

2018 Annual Report Canadian BDS Coalition

Working for Freedom, Equity and Justice The following is a report on the work of the Canadian BDS Coalition during 2018.   The Canadian BDS Coalition formed in 2016 bringing together organizations in Canada that support the Palestinian Civil Society Call through the BDS National Coalition (BNC). By the end of 2018, the Coalition had grown to 30 […]

Report from 2016-2017

Canadian BDS Coalition Working for Freedom, Equity and Justice The following is a report on the work of the Canadian BDS Coalition during 2017.  The Canadian Coalition come together in the spring/summer of 2016. Report from 2017 The Canadian BDS Coalition formed in 2016 bringing together organizations in Canada that support the Palestinian Civil Society Call through the […]


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