Global Affairs - Minister of International Development Governor in Council Appointments
The Minister of International Development is responsible for recommending Governor in Council appointments to the International Development Research Centre.
International Development Research Centre
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a public corporation created by the Parliament of Canada in 1970 to help developing countries use science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face. Support is directed toward developing an indigenous research capacity to sustain policies and technologies that developing countries need to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
The Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre is composed of a Chairperson, the President and not more than 12 other governors appointed by the Governor in Council.
For more information on the Centre, visit the International Development Research Centre website.
Applying for a position
The Government of Canada is moving quickly to apply a more rigorous approach to Governor in Council appointments. More information about the new approach and Governor in Council Appointments is available online.
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