Canada's Foreign Policy
Learn more about the imposition of economic sanctions against foreign States and non-State actors as well as the Office of the Chief Economist.
Canadians expect their government to be a leader in the human rights field by reflecting and promoting Canadian values on the international stage. The promotion and protection of human rights is an integral part of Canadian foreign policy.
Canada promotes commonly shared values such as equality and democracy through its participation in many international organizations.
Learn more about transnational crime, terrorism, destruction of weapons of mass destruction, landmines, non-proliferation and disarmament and international security research and outreach.
National Holocaust Monument
Canada’s National Holocaust Monument, to be located in the National Capital Region, will bring Canadians of all faiths together to remember the millions of innocent men, women and children counted among Holocaust victims.
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, through START, has lead responsibility for coordinating the Government of Canada’s operational response to major natural disasters abroad, such as the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010.
Office of Religious Freedom
Canada is recognized globally for its leadership on human rights issues, and takes principled positions to promote Canadian values of pluralism and tolerance throughout the world.
Stabilization and Reconstruction
The Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force (START) is the Government of Canada’s centre of expertise for stabilization and reconstruction in fragile and conflict affected areas throughout the world.
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