Immigration Aid

Refocus development assistance on helping the poorest and most vulnerable, with a focus on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

Liberal Platform Page 65 October 5, 2015
Achieved
Jun 2017

Ottawa unveils new feminist foreign-aid policy

The Globe and Mail June 09, 2017

The federal government has unveiled what it is calling "Canada’s first feminist international-assistance policy," with plans to eventually ensure that at least 95 per cent of the country’s foreign aid helps improve the lives of women and girls.

International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau launched the policy during a speech at Global Affairs Canada headquarters in Ottawa Friday morning, capping off a week of international-policy updates.

"Our new feminist international-assistance policy is the most ambitious and progressive in the history of Canada’s diplomacy. It will make Canada a global leader in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls," Ms. Bibeau said.

Mar 2017

Justin Trudeau marks International Women’s Day with $650M for reproductive rights

CBC News March 08, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau marked International Women’s Day by promising $650 million for reproductive health and rights around the world.

The money, which will be invested over a three-year period, will support projects that provide sex education, strengthen reproductive health services, and support family planning and contraceptives. It will also fund programs to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and supporting the right of women to get safe and legal abortions.