The Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA) was formed in 1968 by the Canadian government.
administers foreign aid programs in
developing countries, and operates in partnership with other
Canadian organizations in the public and private sectors as well as
other international organizations. It reports to the Parliament of
Canada through the minister for
Its mandate is to "support
to reduce poverty
and contribute to a more
secure, equitable, and prosperous world." CIDA is overseen by the
federal Minister of
, currently the Honourable Beverly J.
has its headquarters at 200 Promenade du Portage in Gatineau, Quebec.
- Social development
- :CIDA has supported programs relating directly to the treatment
of STDs in developing countries. It also cites
basic education and child protection as
priorities in the social development of countries that it
- Economic well-being
- Environmental sustainability
- :With a focus upon issues such as climate change, land
degradation, and water supply, CIDA seeks to help developing
nations maintain healthy ecosystems. CIDA is a partner in the
Canada Iraq Marshlands Initiative. For example, CIDA was a major
donor to the International LUBILOSA
Programme: which developed a biological pesticide for locust control, in support of small-holder farmers in
- :CIDA strives for human rights, democracy, and good governance.
The agency supports gender equality and funds programs that benefit
The Canadian International Development Agency is currently led by
- Canadian International Development Agency. CIDA in Brief
- Canadian International Development Agency. Minister of International Cooperation.
- Canadian International Development Agency. Environmental Sustainability.
- University of Victoria "Reseeding a way of life in Iraq’s marshlands."
The Ring (January, 2008).
- Canadian International Development Agency. The President's Office.