Global Affairs Canada
Global Affairs Canada (GAC) leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance. It delivers on the Government of Canada’s commitments to preserve and support Canadian prosperity and security, and to contribute to a more just, inclusive, and sustainable world, in a gender-responsive manner.
Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy recognizes that supporting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is the best way to build a more peaceful, more inclusive and more prosperous world. To do this, it supports targeted investments, partnerships, innovation and advocacy efforts with the greatest potential to close gender gaps and improve everyone’s chance for success.
Global Affairs Canada funds select initiatives that strongly align with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and program priorities. To promote Environment and Climate Action, Global Affairs Canada will support government planning and initiatives to mitigate and adapt to climate change, advance women’s leadership and decision making and create economic opportunities for women in clean energy.
Funding opportunities: Global Affairs Canada has various funding opportunities for international assistance. They are open to applicants that meet eligibility criteria. Consult each funding opportunity for more information.
Project scale: The scale of the projects will vary depending on the funding opportunity. Consult specific funding opportunities for more information.
Recipient categories: Government, non-governmental or private sector organizations
Financing Instrument: Grants, Contributions, Loans
Applicable geographical regions/country groups: Global Affairs Canada has multiple funding processes for international assistance. The majority of Canada’s international funding opportunities must primarily benefit ODA eligible countries. Consult specific funding opportunities for more information.
Eligibility and steps to follow: The requirements will vary depending on the funding opportunity. Consult specific funding opportunities for more information.
Last updated: 26 October 2023