Canada and Uruguay are among the most politically stable and inclusive democracies in the world. They are also regional leaders on a range of issues, including the legalization of marijuana, reproductive rights, LGTBQ+ equality, as well as generous immigration policy and openness to trade. The existence of a number of shared principles and values have been highlighted for years by authorities of both as pillars of their bilateral relations. Uruguay’s Ambassador to Canada Martin Vidal and Zonamerica’s VP Isidoro Hodara discuss how this shared vision is translated into concrete actions. Canada’s ambassador to Uruguay Joanne Frappier was the chairwoman and Senior Researcher at the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program Nicolás Saldías made the final remarks.