Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
The Canada Government's development assistance agency, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) supports sustainable development around the world to reduce poverty and ensure Canada's contribution to a secure and prosperous world. Specifically, CIDA has the mandate to "advance Canadian values of global citizenship, equity, and environmental sustainability, as well as Canadian interests regarding security, prosperity, and governance; deliver visible, durable impact on the world's key development challenges as identified in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); focus on reducing poverty through an effective and focused approach which will match Canadian niches with developing countries' needs in coordination with other donors; recognize and promote sustainable solutions to address the critical linkages between environmental degradation, poverty, and social inequity; and mobilize Canadians to build our society's capacity to contribute effectively to global poverty reduction." It has a number of funding schemes and programmes for NGOs on health education, livelihood, democracy and youth development. Besides managing funds at country-level, it has some centralized funding also available such as:
Canada Fund for Africa
Industrial Cooperation Programme
Indigenous People's Partnership Programme
International Youth Internship Programme
Voluntary Sector Programme (The Voluntary Sector Programme has a number of funding schemes for NGOs).
The contact information of CIDA in Canada is:
Canadian International Development Agency
200 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0G4
Toll free: 1-800-230-6349
The NGOs / NPOs Consultants
Geo. Coverage: Asia, Africa and Europe
IMPORTANT: Please do not send unsolicited emails seeking funding support to donor agencies. This will discredit your organization and can also bring bad reputation to you as an individual. Fundraising is a competitive process and you need to follow ethics and not spam donor emails with long, unrelated requests for grant support. If you just keep sending emails seeking support without knowing your donor, your chances of raising funds for your NGO will be drastically reduced and you may be blacklisted as a spammer.