CANVAS (Centre for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies) is a group established in 2003. 
The group describes itself as "an International network of trainers and consultants".
One of CANVAS’s major funders is Muneer Satter, a former Goldman Sachs executive who stepped down from that position in June 2012 to set up and run Satter Investment Management LLC. Stratfor CEO Shea Morenz worked for ten years at Goldman Sachs as well, where he served as Managing Director in the Investment Management Division and Region Head for Private Wealth Management for the Southwest Region... A powerful individual who lobbied the U.S. government to give money to CANVAS early on was Michael McFaul, the current U.S. Ambassador to Russia for the State Department and someone who “worked closely with” Srdja Popovic while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. 
|Document:Invasions of the Mind Snatchers||article||19 February 2014||Nebojsa Malic||A good introduction to the current template and modus-operandi of US/NATO-sponsored "Regime-change" operations which began with the destruction of Yugoslavia and have been repeated in at least a dozen countries in so-called "colour revolutions" and the "Arab Spring" in the decade or so since|
|Document:The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela’s Coup Leader||Article||29 January 2019||Dan Cohen|
|Juan Guaidó is the product of a decade-long project overseen by Washington’s elite regime change trainers. While posing as a champion of democracy, Guaidó has spent years at the forefront of a violent campaign of destabilisation in Venezuela|
- About, CANVAS, accessed August 30, 2007.
- Globally Renowned Activist Collaborated With Intelligence Firm Stratfor - Occupy.com 12 2 December 2013
- Cast of Characters - A Force More Powerful accessed August 30, 2007.
- A Georgian soldier of the Velvet Revolution, LA Times, accessed September 5, 2008.