Calls for Proposals

When DFATD wishes to work with multiple partners to achieve certain results in international development, a call for proposals is launched through a notice on its website. In a call, interested parties are invited to submit proposals for international development initiatives that will contribute to the achievement of our expected results.

In all calls, there is a minimum standard for information to be provided. Some questions are asked in all calls, and some documents are requested of all applicants. These questions, and the list of obligatory documents, can be found in the Application Form posted on this website.

For each specific call pertaining to international development initiatives, there will be a specific application form posted to help applicants respond to the specific requirements of that call. For example, some calls will only be open to Canadian organizations. Some calls may specify that DFATD will only consider initiatives in a particular country or a particular sector.

When a call for proposals is launched, carefully read the information provided to ensure that you are an eligible organization to apply on that call, and that your initiative responds to the criteria specified.

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Open Calls

Typhoon Haiyan Reconstruction Assistance

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada is launching a call for proposals for Typhoon Haiyan Reconstruction Assistance. This call is valued at up to $20.6 million over a period of four years, from 2015/16 to 2018/19.

The submission deadline is January 30, 2015, 3p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-5).


Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) is launching a Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PSMNCH) call for proposals, with a total value up to $370 million.

The deadline for proposal submissions is January 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5).


Closed Calls

Volunteer Cooperation Program

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada launched its Volunteer Cooperation Program call for proposals. The value of this call is for up to $250 million over 5 years.

The deadline for proposal submissions was July 16, 2014.


International Youth Internship Program

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) launched an International Youth Internship Program call for proposals. This call is for $11,904,000 over 2 years.

The deadline for proposal submissions was July 9, 2014.


International Aboriginal Youth Internships initiative

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) launched an International Aboriginal Youth Internships initiative call for proposals. This call is for $4.2 million over 2 years.

The deadline for proposal submissions was July 9, 2014.


African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships Fund

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) launched its African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships Fund Call to solicit innovative proposals from Canadian organizations. DFATD and The MasterCard Foundation will each contribute $5 million over 5 years.

The deadline for proposal submissions was July 8, 2014.

Results from past calls


Canadian International Food Security Research Fund - Call for Concept Notes.


Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development


Global Citizens Program — International Youth Internship Program


Partners for Development — Canadian Universities


International School Twinning Initiative


Partners for Development Program — Projects Under $2M


Global Citizens Program International Aboriginal Youth Internships Initiative


Partners for Development Program — Projects $2M and Over


Haiti Recovery and Reconstruction