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Canada

Canada

General information on development cooperation

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy[1] recognizes that supporting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is the best way to build a more peaceful, inclusive and 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. But it also works across other action areas that reflect the multidimensional nature of poverty, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. Working in this way leads to better development results and benefits everyone, including men and boys.

Six priority action areas are identified 1) gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls; 2) human dignity, which mainly concerns health and nutrition, education and humanitarian action; 3) growth that works for everyone, and that particularly targets climate-smart agriculture, green technologies and renewable energy; 4) environment and climate action, including both adaptation and mitigation in response to climate change, as well as water management; 5) inclusive governance, democracy, human rights and the rule of law; and 6) peace and security, to promote peace processes and combat gender-based violence, while advancing the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

To foster Growth That Works for Everyone, which includes trade-related economic growth, Canada will help increase women’s access to economic opportunities and resources. This will help women and girls achieve the economic independence they need to take control of their lives. As part of this action area, Canada will: focus its international assistance more on increasing economic leadership and empowerment of women at all levels; help improve economic opportunities for and resilience of rural women; promote women’s economic rights and access to decent work; promote greater financial inclusion for women, and equal access to capital, markets, digital technology and business development services; support technical and vocational training for women; and help address unpaid work and the disproportionate burden of care shouldered by women.

Better integration of development and other objectives, such as trade, can have positive economic effects for developing countries—and for Canada. As a trading nation, Canada’s economic strength depends on diversifying trade and identifying new markets for its goods and services. The same holds true for many developing countries.

By investing in developing countries, Canada can help to encourage inclusive growth and create jobs and improve incomes—particularly for women and girls. As the economies of developing countries strengthen and become more stable, there is an opportunity for Canada to form new and mutually beneficial trading partnerships.

Recognizing that trade has not always benefited everyone equally, Canada is committed to a progressive trade agenda that fully considers gender equality during trade negotiations, that includes strong environmental protections, and that ensures that labour provisions of all trade agreements are non-discriminatory.

Canada maintains that a balanced, rules-based international trading system will support developing countries’ efforts to expand their economic opportunities. Aid for Trade (AFT) is based on the principle that trade is a key tool for growth and development. Canada’s AFT is guided by international undertakings, particularly those flowing from WTO Ministerial meetings, G8 and G20 commitments. Canada’s AFT reached $CAD 489,797 million in 2015-2016, for a total of $CAD 2,644 billion since 2011. Canada channels its AFT through several mechanisms – bilateral assistance, multilateral institutions, and partnerships with civil society.[2]

 

[1] The full policy can be found here: http://international.gc.ca/world-monde/issues_development-enjeux_developpement/priorities-priorites/policy-politique.aspx?lang=eng

[2] An evergreen complete list of operational and past projects and programs can be found on Canada’s project browser: http://w05.international.gc.ca/projectbrowser-banqueprojets/?lang=eng

Agencies

Principal official agency responsible for TCB assistance to developing countries

Global Affairs Canada
Contact details

Tel: + 1 613-944-4000 (in the National Capital Region and outside Canada)

Fax: + 1 613-996-9709

Contact form: https://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/form_contact-formulaire_contacter.aspx?lang=eng

Physical Address
Enquiries Service
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0G2, Canada
Description

Global Affairs Canada manages Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, promotes the country's international trade and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.

Other government and official agencies with responsibilities directly relevant to TCB

Agri-Food Trade Service for Exporters (ATS):
Contact details

Tel: + 1 613 773 1000
Fax: + 1 613 773 1081

Email: info [at] agr.gc.ca

Physical Address
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
1341 Baseline Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C5, Canada
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
Contact details

Tel: + 1 204 983 3500

Physical Address
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0L8, Canada
CANADEXPORT
Contact details

Tel: + 1 613-944-9991 (in the National Capital Region and outside Canada)
Fax: + 1 613-996-9709
Email: enqserv [at] international.gc.ca ()

Physical Address
TCS Enquiries Service (BCI)
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa ON
K1A 0G2, Canada
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Contact details

Tel: +1 819 934 0544

Physical Address
Place du Portage I
50 Victoria St., Room C-229
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0C9, Canada
Competition Bureau
Contact details

Tel: +1 819 997 4282

Fax: +1 819 997 0324

Contact forms: http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/h_03167.html

Physical Address
Place du Portage I
50 Victoria Street, Room C-114
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0C9, Canada
Copyright Board of Canada
Contact details

Tel: +1 613.952.8621

Fax: +1 613.952.8630

E-mail: secretariat [at] cb-cda.gc.ca

Physical Address
Suite 800 - 56 Sparks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0C9, Canada
Export and Import Controls Bureau (TPI)
Contact details

Tel: + 1 613-944-4000 (in the National Capital Region and outside Canada)

Fax: + 1 613-996-9709

Contact form: https://www.international.gc.ca/department-ministere/form_contact-formulaire_contacter.aspx?lang=eng

Physical Address
Global Affairs Canada
Enquiries Service
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0G2, Canada
Export Development Canada (EDC)
Contact details

Tel: + 1 800 229 0575

Physical Address
Head Office
Export Development Canada
150 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 1K3, Canada
NRC Institute for National Measurement Standards (NRC-INMS)
Contact details

Martin Rutter

Portfolio Business Advisor

Tele: +1 613-990-6439

E-mail: Martin.Rutter [at] nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
Contact details

Tel: +1 613 238 3222
Fax: +1 613 569 7808

E-mail: info [at] scc.ca ()

Physical Address
Media and Enquiry Services

600-55 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON
K1P 6L5.Canada
Trade Facilitation Office
Contact details

Tel: + 1 613 233 3925

Fax: + 1 613 233 7860

Physical Address
130 Slater Street
Suite 400
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 6E2, Canada

Other offical and NON-governmental organizations involved

Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc (CALA)
Contact details

Tel: +1 613 233 5300

Fax: + 1 613 233 5501

Physical Address
102-2934 Baseline Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K2H 1B2, Canada
Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC)
Contact details

Tel: +1 613 241 7007

Fax: + 1 613 241-5302

E-mail: info [at] ccic.ca

Physical Address
Ottawa Office
39 McArthur Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K1L 8L7, Canada
Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
Contact details

Tel: 416 747 4000

Physical Address
Corporate Head Office
178 Rexdale Blvd.
Toronto, ON
M9W 1R3, Canada
Centre for Trade Policy and Law (CTPL)
Contact details

Tel: 613.520.6696

Fax: 613.520.3981

Physical Address
Room 2116, 21st floor, Dunton Tower
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1S 5B6, Canada
Foundation for International Training (FIT)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Contact details

Tel: +1 613-234-0516

Fax: + 1 613-234-0671

Physical Address
Constitution Square
360 Albert Street, Suite 550
Ottawa, ON
K1R 7X7, Canada
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Contact details

Tel: +1 613-236-6163

Physical Address
50 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 0B2, Canada
International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD):
Contact details

Phone: +1 (613) 238 2296

Email: info [at] iisd.org ()

Physical Address
Ottawa Office

220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1100
Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1P 5Z9
International Lawyers and Economist against Poverty (ILEAP)
Contact details

Tel: +1 416 875 9498

Physical Address
260 Salem Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6H 3C7, Canada

Selected TCB programmes and initiatives in this guide

Not listed in any categories
TCB cooperation initiatives with UN/international agencies and bilateral partners

To see a full list of Canadian-funded initiatives, please visit Canada’s project browser: http://w05.international.gc.ca/projectbrowser-banqueprojets/?lang=eng