The Embassy of Canada in Mexico is pleased to launch its annual call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), a program designed to support small-scale, high-impact projects, which align with Global Affairs Canada’s thematic priority areas for engagement.
The program is directed at projects conceived and designed predominantly by local partners. Projects are selected and approved by the Embassy of Canada in Mexico. The CFLI also serves to support positive bilateral relations between Canada and Mexico and its civil society, by deepening contacts and supporting local endeavours.
- All projects must align with at least one of the following CFLI thematic priorities:
- Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
- Inclusive governance, including:
- Diversity – with a focus on the indigenous population, LGBT persons and migrants/refugees.
- Human rights – with a focus on forced displacements, human rights defenders, forced disappearances, journalists and freedom of expression.
- Democracy and the rule of law – with a focus on transparency and anti-corruption.
- Peace and security, with a focus on conflict prevention, including youths and crime, crime reduction and the professionalization of police forces.
- Growth that works for everyone, including women’s economic rights, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, investing in the poorest and most vulnerable, and safeguarding economic gains.
- Human dignity, covering health, education and nutrition.
- Environment and climate action focusing on adaptation and mitigation, as well as on water management.
- The embassy will prioritize projects taking place or benefiting people in the states of Baja California, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico City, Morelos, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Estado de Mexico, Tabasco, Veracruz and Yucatán.
- The embassy would welcome a proposal pertaining to gender-based violence affecting touristic areas. The project could aim to increase the awareness, knowledge and response capacity of local authorities or tourist industry stakeholders when faced with cases of gender-based violence. It may also seek to inform them of Canadian consular services available to Canadian victims of such violence.
- The average CFLI contribution in Mexico ranges from $25000 to $30000 Canadian dollars.
- Please note that all contributions are made in Canadian dollars and then converted to the local currency.
Eligible recipients include:
- Local non-governmental, community and not-for-profit organizations.
- The majority of CFLI funding is to be directed toward local civil society organizations (including non-governmental organizations) and other institutions working at the local level. Other entities, such as international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations may be eligible for funding, provided they are working with local partners and on local projects that are consistent with the objectives of the CFLI.
- Similarly, municipal, regional and national government institutions may receive funding, provided that their projects are essentially local in nature. The CFLI is always looking to fund innovative projects that deliver measurable results.
For more information, visit https://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/funding-financement/cfli-fcil/2021/mexico-mexique.aspx?lang=eng