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International Development Week
Leave no one behind: Canada contributes to global goals!


From February 5 to 11, 2017, International Development Week (IDW) will celebrate Canadian contributions to poverty reduction in the developing world, and engage Canadians to learn about those efforts. Since its inception in 1991, IDW has become a uniquely Canadian tradition.

The theme of the 27th annual IDW is "Leave no one behind: Canada contributes to global goals!". This puts the spotlight on our collective efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals laid out in the UN’s Agenda 2030.

To find out more about IDW, email the IDW team or call 613-944-4000 in the National Capital Region or toll-free at 1-800-267-8376.

Be inspired! Take part in IDW 2017.


International Development Week - Women and Girls

Minister Bibeau’s message on Canada’s support to Haiti following Hurricane Matthew

Get involved in IDW

Building Inclusive Communities

February 9, 2017, take part in this event promoting the empowerment of women and girls.

Partner activities

Take part in one of the many activities organized in Canada by partners.


The Inter-Council Network has produced a poster to celebrate IDW 2017. Use it to promote your own IDW events.

Learn about international development

Where we work

Find out where Global Affairs Canada and their partners work in international development and humanitarian assistance.


The Project Browser contains more than 3,100 profiles of international development projects funded by the Government of Canada.

Stories from the field

Read stories from people in the field and see for yourself the positive results we have achieved.

Join the conversation


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