Parliamentary Associations aim to provide parliamentarians from each of the member countries an opportunity to exchange information, promote a better understanding of each-others issues, and form new partnerships to better tackle those issues.
Senator Galvez is very active in the interparliamentary community. During the 43rd Parliament, she renewed her membership for ten interparliamentary associations:
Description: The aim of this Association is to provide a structured forum for the exchange of information and ideas between Canadian parliamentarians and parliamentarians from the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, similar European parliamentary organizations such as the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA), the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, and individual parliaments of all countries of Europe.
Description: The role of the Association is to offer a framework for Canadian and French parliamentarians to discuss matters of mutual interest including political, parliamentary, economic, environmental, cultural and security issues. It strengthens personal ties among the parliamentarians of both countries and offers an exceptional window on France for francophone parliamentarians and francophile Canadians.
Description: This group aims to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to promote the expansion of relations between Canada and Italy
Status: Member of the Executive Committee
Description: The group promotes exchanges between Japanese and Canadian parliamentarians, proposes initiatives likely to lead to a better mutual understanding of bilateral and multilateral matters and works to develop cooperation between the two countries and the Asia-Pacific region.
Description: The Association aims to broaden the traditional bilateral ties between Canada and the United Kingdom through a more modern and dynamic relationship. Its objectives include developing a greater understanding of the differences in the operation of the parliaments of the two countries and of increasing cooperation between parliamentarians on matters of mutual concern in international bodies on domestic issues.
Description: The Association’s purpose is to find points of convergence in the respective national policies of Canada and the United States, initiate dialogue on points of divergence, encourage exchanges of information and promote better understanding between Canadian and American parliamentarians on shared issues of concern.
Description: A network for Parliamentarians to promote and encourage gender equality locally, nationally and internationally in a non-partisan forum.
Website: Under construction.
Description: The IPU is a global organization of national parliaments that promotes democratic governance, institutions and values, working with parliaments and parliamentarians to articulate and respond to the needs and aspirations of the people. It works for peace, democracy, human rights, gender equality, youth empowerment and sustainable development through political dialogue, cooperation and parliamentary action. It is composed of 179 member parliaments and 13 associate members.
Website (Canadian Section): https://www.parl.ca/diplomacy/en/associations/uipu/members
Status: Vice-Chair of the Canadian section, Treasurer of ParlAmericas and President of the Parliamentary Network on Climate Change
Description: ParlAmericas is an independent network composed of national legislatures of 35 states from North, Central, and South America. ParlAmericas' objectives are: To contribute to the development of inter-parliamentary dialogue in dealing with issues on the hemispheric agenda.
Webiste (Canadian Section): https://www.parl.ca/diplomacy/en/associations/cpam
Website (ParlAmericas): http://www.parlamericas.org/en.aspx
Description: The Parliamentary Network’s mission is to provide a platform for parliamentarians around the globe to advocate for increased accountability and transparency in International Financial Institutions and multilateral development financing.
List of all interparliamentary associations: https://www.parl.ca/diplomacy/en/associations
List of interparliamentary groups: https://www.parl.ca/diplomacy/en/groups