Goal 3: Fostering Lasting Relationships
Canada places great value on building and nurturing relationships with its partners in the Americas. People-to-people relationships across government, the private sector, academia and civil society are key to achieving long-term results. Strengthening our bilateral relations and our support for regional multilateral institutions such as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank is a top priority.
- Canada received more than 250,000 visitors from the Americas for the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games with the help of approximately 23,000 Canadian volunteers.
- The Governor General, the Prime Minister of Canada and Canadian ministers and legislators have made over 200 high-level visits to the countries of the Americas since 2007.
- Researchers and students from 29 Latin American and Caribbean countries received nearly 700 scholarships from the Government of Canada to study or conduct research in Canada in 2014-2015 through various programs: Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP); Canada–CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program; Canada–Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship; and Canada–Brazil Awards – Joint Research Projects.
- Hundreds of qualified Canadian volunteers are matched with development partners in the Americas.
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