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The #cdnfp Twitterati: Organizations

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11 January, 2013
By: OpenCanada Staff

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada


From the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the panda pact, Canada spent much of 2012 building better ties with Asia. If you aren’t already, it’s a good time to start following Canada’s leading think tank on the region.

After the CNOOC-#Nexen deal, what’s next for Canada-#China investment? by @markmackinnon

— APF Canada (@AsiaPacificFdn) December 17, 2012

Canada 2020


Canada 2020 is an Ottawa-based public policy think tank on Canada’s future. #Can2020 is their hashtag, and live-tweeting outside and in-house events is their specialty.

Attending today’s #eccES2012 summit in #YYC. US Ambassador David Jacobson taking the stage now, talking “global shift” in energy.

— Canada 2020 (@Canada2020) November 30, 2012

Centre for International Governance Innovation


CIGI is a Waterloo-based think tank on global governance. The centre’s feed lets you follow their (still mostly Twitter-less) international affairs experts all in one place. They’ll take your tweeted questions, too, during #cigilive events.

CIGI experts review #G20 Final Declaration: IMF funding, green growth, EU banking union & stability in financial growth

— CIGI (@CIGIonline) June 20, 2012

Citizen Lab


The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab works where digital media, security, and human rights meet. On Twitter, the lab tracks censorship, surveillance and cyberattacks worldwide, from Syria to your smartphone.

Cyber Warfare tensions on the rise amidst China-Japan dispute…

— citizen lab (@citizenlab) October 2, 2012

Corporate Knights


Corporate Knights is the Canadian magazine for clean capitalism whose global ranking of sustainable corporations is announced each year at Davos. The quarterly’s tweets catalogue all things CSR and sustainability.

Canadian mining sector punches well above its weight abroad: what responsibility do we have to act ethically?

— Corporate Knights (@corporateknight) November 29, 2012

Journalists for Human Rights


Journalists for Human Rights is a Toronto-based NGO that supports local accountability journalism in Africa – the kind that shuts down child brothels and keeps elections free and fair. On Twitter, JHR balances fundraising with a steady stream of #rightsmedia stories from around the world.

#HumanRightsDay is Dec 10. Did you know that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in history? #HRD2012

— JHR (@jhrnews) December 6, 2012

Munk School of Global Affairs


Despite a year-long hiatus, we are delighted that the Munk School rejoined the Twittersphere this past fall with a bang, curating the best from its affiliated institutes and people.

Great interview with Misha Glenny on cybercrime and his book Dark Market by @canadactr — watch it now:…

— Munk School (@munkschool) December 14, 2012

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