Global Affairs Canada overhauling approximately $6 billion grants and contributions system

Quarterly check-ins and new online portal could be part of collaborative process of re-envisioning how international development projects are approved and funded

Why It Matters

Global Affairs distributes billions of dollars each year in the name of international advocacy and diplomacy, from small grants supporting overseas Pride events to Canada’s budgetary contribution to the United Nations. A faster, simpler process would allow global cooperation and international aid organizations to focus on the people and communities they serve, instead of paperwork.

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