View Canada’s priority areas for development cooperation in education along with its contributions to the GPE Fund.

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Pledge for 2021-2025 replenishment
Total contributions to GPE

Aid to education

In addition to foreign policy, diplomacy and trade, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) administers foreign aid programs in lower-income countries.

Canada’s feminist international assistance policy promotes gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

In an effort to better support equal educational opportunities for women and girls in lower-income countries, Canada:

  • Supports programs and advocacy efforts that help women and girls get the skills training and education they need to succeed.
  • Works to ensure that school facilities are welcoming spaces that respond to the specific needs of girls.
  • Supports programs and partners that help those who have missed out on the opportunity to complete a quality education.
“Karina Gould, Minister of families, children and social development. Credit: Her Twitter account
Every child has the right to a quality education, no matter where they live. Canada’s investment of $300 million in the Global Partnership for Education will support girls' education and strengthen education systems for children worldwide.
Karina Gould
Minister of families, children and social development
June 2021

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