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The Government of Canada’s International Assistance 2021-2022

In 2021-2022, by working with its partners, Canada responded to many extraordinary and ongoing global challenges, including pandemic recovery, food and energy insecurity, climate crisis and threats to international peace and security, while advancing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The results Canada has achieved are reflected in the Report to Parliament on the Government of Canada’s international assistance 2021-2022. Among the highlights are:

Highlighted results

Canada’s humanitarian assistance contributed to addressing the needs of over 326 million people in need in 63 countries. This funding supported the work of trusted partners who provided life-saving assistance such as food, clean water and sanitation, and health care.
Canadian-funded programs reached more than 42 million people through projects aimed at ending sexual and gender-based violence, including harmful practices such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting.
Canada’s funding to the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program played a crucial role in conflict prevention, demining efforts, and direct assistance to people affected by conflicts worldwide, including Ukraine, Cameroon, Colombia, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Iraq, Mali, Myanmar, and South Sudan.


This report includes snapshots of international assistance results that reflect:

  • Canada’s response in times of crisis
  • How Canada has advanced the targets and priorities set out in the Feminist International Assistance Policy and the 2030 Agenda
  • Canada's ongoing commitment to partnerships, lessons learned and innovation

Guided by Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy, we helped improve the lives of millions of people. We addressed global inequities through international assistance programming.

Top 10 recipients of federal international assistance
Top 10 recipient of international assistance
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1 - Ethiopia$206.5 million
2 - Afghanistan$201.5 million
3 - Bangladesh$193.7 million
4 - Sudan$182.9 million
5 - Democratic Republic of the Congo$168.0 million
6 - Ukraine$159.7 million
7 - Nigeria$152.2 million
8 - South Sudan$137.4 million
9 - Mozambique$131.0 million
10 - Pakistan$127.3 million
Federal disbursements by action area of the Feminist International Assistance Policy
Disbursements by action area of the Feminist International Assistance Policy
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Action areaInternational assistance
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls$183.7 million
Global health and nutrition$1,823.8 million
Education$401.7 million
Humanitarian action$1,052.7 million
Jobs, opportunities and economic growth$1,042.7 million
Climate and environment$1,058.2 million
Inclusive governance$438.3 million
Peace and security$302.1 million

Stories of change

Behind the data, international assistance focuses on people and organizations who work hard to make a difference.

Helping Indigenous women from Guyana protect their lands

The Women’s Voice and Leadership Caribbean project provides multi-year support to the Wapichan women’s movement in Guyana.

Empowering Indigenous women and girls in Nepal to advocate for their rights

Through its support for the National Indigenous Women Forum, Canada is empowering Indigenous women and girls in Nepal.

Improving access to legal and psychosocial support services for women in refugee camps

A Canada-funded initiative provides support to women like Layla in Khanke Camp in Iraq.

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