Canadian International Development Agency

Ottawa-Funded Journalism Casts Canada As Benevolent Global Actor

Yves Engler | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

A Crown corporation that reports to Parliament through the foreign minister, the International Development Research Centre, broadly aligns its positions with Canada's international objectives. IDRC funds various journalism initiatives and development journalism prizes. Canada's aid agency has also doled out tens of millions of dollars on media initiatives over the years.

Why We Shouldn't Mourn CIDA

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Kokulan Mahendiran

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

Danisha Bhaloo | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Impact
Danisha Bhaloo

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.

Anti-Gay Religious Group Gets Government Cash

CP | Lina Dib and Fannie Olivier, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An evangelical organization that describes homosexuality as a "perversion" and a "sin" is receiving funding from the Government of Canada for...

Psst! Julian, Listen Up

CBC | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Julian Fantino, in taking over the Canadian International Development Agency, will helm an organization that observers and those inside the organizati...

Years Of Foreign Aid Cuts May Threaten Canada's World Reputation

CBC | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Business

Budgets may be all about looking ahead, but for those concerned about Canada's place in the world last week's federal budget seems to take several ste...

Man Makes Off With Thousands In Canadian Aid For Mali

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2012 | Canada

OTTAWA - A Burundian man with permanent-resident status in Canada made off with thousands of dollars in Canadian aid money that was supposed to help p...