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Transparency International

In 1993, former World Bank Director for East Africa, Peter Eigen, and nine others set up Transparency International (TI), with a Secretariat in Berlin. Today, the TI Secretariat is a thriving entity, with over 100 employees from a vast array of countries, working on a number of projects related to anti-corruption. TI has over 100 National Chapters, formed and forming, around the world.


Transparency International Canada Inc. (TI-Canada) was incorporated in November 1996 and became a registered charity in February 2009. It received its Certificate of Continuance under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act in October 2013. Each TI National Chapter is an autonomous entity, responding to corruption in its social/political/economic environment, and is reaccredited by TI every three years.