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Aid to education

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

Canada’s new 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 developing 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. 

In 2017, the top recipients of basic education ODA disbursement were: Senegal, Bangladesh, Mali, Haiti, Jordan.

“Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Development, Canada. Credit: GPE/Heather Shuker
Education is vital to the empowerment of women and girls and the eradication of poverty. It provides them with a real and fair chance at success while fulfilling their full potential. Canada’s investment in education projects with multilateral organizations, such as GPE, and bilateral support is helping millions of youth pave the way for a better future for all.
Marie-Claude Bibeau
Former Minister of Development, Canada
February 2018

Canada and GPE

Canada sits on the Grants and Performance Committee.

Last updated February 04, 2020