The United Nations/Non-Governmental Organizations Informal Regional Network: Canada (IRENE:Canada) exists to strengthen the partnership between Non-Governmental Organizations and the United Nations.
IRENE:Canada facilitates the transfer of information from the United Nations to Canadian NGOs. Likewise, the organization exists to gather information from NGOs related to a Topic that the Economic and Social Council chooses to focus on for the year.
IRENE:Canada gives back to participating organizations by presenting information to maximize the potential of member and non-member organizations, non-profits, foundations, corporate donors and individuals alike.
It is this symbiosis that gives the network an increasing level of effectiveness.