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Action for Paid Care Workers Initiative – Funding opportunity by invitation only

This funding opportunity is part of Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC’s) Department-Initiated – Multiple Invitations (DIMI) pilot project within GAC’s funding processes for international assistance. Only organizations invited by GAC can apply.

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Application period

Invited organizations can apply between November 28, 2022, and January 26, 2023.


Action area(s):

Estimated size of project(s): $6,000,000 to $9,000,000
Number of projects to be funded: 4 to 6 projects
Overall budget: $36,000,000
Objectives: Address the needs of paid care workers through gender-transformative projects that partner with or support local/national women’s rights organizations and/or feminist organizations and/or Indigenous organizations. The selected projects will contribute to enhanced protection and promotion of women’ and girls’ rights and needs related to paid care work. If projects also include a focus on unpaid care work, the projects will contribute as well to enhanced participation of women and girls in economic, educational, political, community and leisure activities aligned to their own choice.

Eligibility (by invitation only)

Organizations invited to submit a concept note have demonstrated experience addressing issues in paid or unpaid care work. They meet the following preliminary criteria:

Organizations invited to apply

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