Government of Canada’s International Development Programme

The Government of Canada’s international development programme works with the goal of making Canada’s international assistance more focused, more effective and more accountable.

In times of disaster, crises or severe conflict, Canada provides humanitarian assistance to save lives and alleviate suffering.

Global Affairs Canada provides opportunities for a career that is global in scale, offering a wealth of international perspectives that increase professional skills and expand cultural perceptions.


  • Advance Canada’s values and interests through leadership and constructive engagement on key global issues with strategic partners, including at the UN and other multilateral institutions such as La Francophonie.
  • Contribute to inclusive Canadian and global prosperity with an emphasis on expanding and deepening trade and investment relationships with large, fast-growing markets, such as China and India, and traditional partners.
  • Reinforce Canada’s relations with the United States and key bilateral partners to advance Canadian interests.
  • Strengthen Canada’s contribution to reducing poverty and inequality, supporting fragile states, building resilience and responding to humanitarian needs.

Focus Areas

  • Increasing food security
  • Securing the future of children and youth
  • Stimulating sustainable economic growth
  • Maternal, newborn and child health
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Gender equality
  • Governance

Funding Programs

  • Development
  • International Development Assistance
  • International Humanitarian Assistance Program
  • International Development Research Centre
  • Foreign Policy
  • Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program
  • Canada in La Francophonie
  • Canada Fund for Local Initiatives
  • Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom
  • Canadian International Arctic Fund
  • Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program (CTCBP)
  • Global Partnership Program (GPP)
  • Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF)
  • International Scholarships
  • Policy and Planning and Federal / Provincial Cooperation
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)
  • United Nations Trust Fund on Indigenous Issues
  • United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
  • Trade
  • Invest Canada – Community Initiatives
  • Global Opportunities for Associations (formerly PEMD-A)
  • Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP)
  • Foreign Trade Zones – Marketing Program (FTZ-MP)
  • CanExport

Focus Countries

  • Americas: Caribbean, Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, Peru
  • Asia Pacific: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Indonesia, Mongolia, Philippines, Vietnam
  • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
  • Middle East and North Africa: Jordan, West Bank Gaza
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo DR, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, South Sudan, Tanzania


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  1. Peter Lokonyen Abeikori says:

    Community Development Support Services (CDSS) a community none governmental organization is a local NNGO implementing food security in Didinga land and Ikoto County.
    The first grant CDSS got in 1996 was from the Canadian government through Oxfam Quebek. CDSS was still call Christian Development Services (CDS) . We are implementing food security project for training of farmers and provide them with agricultural seeds and tools. Now we are establishing farmers training center in Nagishot for training of extension workers who will be with the community to improve production, diversify cropping system and protect to rejuvenate the destroyed forest in order to restore the glory of the Didinga hills to bring back the lose flora and fauna. We request the funds from the Canadian government for the implementation of the training center for training of farmers.
    Thanks you in advance
    Peter Lokonyen Abeikori
    CDSS training coordinator
    Budi County, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan

    • Deepika says:

      Hi Peter,

      To apply for this particular opportunity you can find the application submission details on how to apply section and other details by visiting for more information link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!