Development

Statement from Minister Paradis on International Day of Democracy

“Today, on the International Day of Democracy, we recognize the importance of democratic values and principles. Democracy, stability and security elsewhere means greater security and prosperity at home...” 

 

Canada Deploys Emergency Relief Supplies to Iraq

“Canada’s emergency relief stockpiles of basic, lifesaving necessities can be shipped around the world at any time. In times of crisis, rapid delivery of basic supplies can be a matter of life and death...” 

 

Young Global Citizens for Better Global Health

Resources to learn more about making mothers and children healthier!

Where we work

As part of Canada's Aid Effectiveness Agenda, Canada focuses the majority of its international development resources in countries of focus.

Canada's Response to Humanitarian Crisis

Canada responds to critical needs around the world in times of emergency caused by natural disasters, armed conflict and economic, political or environmental crisis.

Development Priorities

To reduce poverty and improve the quality of people’s lives in developing countries, Canada focuses on certain priorities.

Results and Stories

Find out more about the results of Canada's international development work through reports, stories from people in developing countries, photos and videos.

Development Partners

Canada works with a wide range of partners to achieve positive results in international development.

Aid Transparency

As part of its Aid Effectiveness Agenda, Canada reports regularly to Canadians on its international development plans, activities and results throughout the year.

I Want to...

There are many ways for Canadians to engage in improving the lives of vulnerable people in developing countries:

DFATD works with Canadian and international partners to reduce poverty in developing countries. Follow these links to learn about how to apply for international development funding:

Interest in Canada’s role in the developing world can begin at a young age through DFATD's:

The Project Browser contains more than 2,800 profiles of international development projects funded by the Government of Canada. Find a project with the: