Help for the World’s Most Vulnerable People

Through the Feminist International Assistance Policy, we have made historic investments to improve the lives of women, girls, and vulnerable populations—from raising $4.3 billion towards girls’ education during our G7 Presidency, to committing $14 billion over ten years towards the health of women and girls, including comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we took a leading role in galvanizing international response to the pandemic, including mobilizing over $2.5 billion in international assistance and facilitating the donation of 40 million doses to vulnerable populations through COVAX.

A re-elected Liberal government will continue to:

  • Increase Canada’s international development assistance every year towards 2030 to realize the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Donate at least 200 million vaccine doses to vulnerable populations around the world through COVAX by the end of 2022 and provide additional funding to support enhanced testing and production capacity in developing countries.
  • Continue to build on Canada’s historic support for education so the world’s most marginalized children have access to the inclusive, equitable and quality education they need and deserve, including new funding for girls’ and refugees’ education.
  • Double our funding to grassroots women’s rights organizations and continue to make significant investments in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services as well as the global care economy.
  • Provide greater assistance to people living with disabilities in developing countries.