CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

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Why We Shouldn't Mourn CIDA

When I first heard about the dismantling of the Canadian International Development Agency in the government's recent budget, I was rather dismayed. Nonetheless, upon delving into the issue further, it became clear that my initial reaction was quite misguided. International aid from Canada is not coming to an end; the budget has merely initiated the merging of CIDA with the Department of Foreign Affairs. The aim is not to slash aid, but rather to have a more synergized approach to its deliverance in developing countries. The merger of CIDA with DFAIT ensures the money our government spends internationally will be more focused, effective and better reflect and preserve the national interests of Canada.

How Walking Can Help a Child in Need

It can be difficult fundraising for any cause, let alone one that's not in your own backyard. That's the number one concern of potential donors I've approached over the years for the World Partnership Walk (WPW), Canada's largest volunteer-driven fundraising event for international development.
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Psst! Julian, Listen Up

Julian Fantino, in taking over the Canadian International Development Agency, will helm an organization that observers and those inside the organization say has sinking morale and has strayed from its...