The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the renewal of the partnership between Government of Canada and Rotary Foundation Canada by providing a total of up to $18 million to help save the lives of vulnerable children and reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

During the next four years, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million. The funds will be provided to UNICEF to support the goal of eradicating polio worldwide by 2018.

The renewal of the partnership reinforces Canada’s ongoing leadership on polio. It builds on the Pennies & More for Polio initiative, through which Rotary Foundation Canada raised $2.2 million between 2012 and 2013, which was matched by the Government of Canada.

The Government of Canada will also contribute up to $6 million to support Rotary Foundation Canada’s efforts to help advance maternal, newborn and child health, secure the future of children and youth, and increase sustainable economic growth in under-served communities in developing countries.

Today, the world stands on the verge of being able to end the preventable deaths of women and children within a generation. Canada remains steadfast in its commitment to work with Canadian and international partners to achieve this goal.

 

The Government of Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development announces a funding model for Rotary Foundation (Canada) for International Projects for Canadian Clubs.

From: Bryn Styles , Rotary Foundation Trustee 2015-2017 and Rotary International Director 2012-2014

This is in Addition to the amazing matching of funds for Polio. See attached letter from Trustee Bryn Styles.
 

August 4, 2015
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
As you may be aware, the Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International Development (CRCID) is completing its final projects after almost 30 years of serving Canadian Rotary clubs and districts. CRCID has been very successful but in consultation with the Government of Canada it was felt that a new model reflecting the current status of international humanitarian aid was needed. I wish to congratulate CRCID on its excellent service to ensuring Canadian Rotarians had the support they needed.
 
You may have seen the News Release by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) on the 1 Aug that outlined two new plans – one for the matching of funds donated by Canadian Rotarians to the Polio Eradication Initiative. The other was a new funding model from the Canadian Government to Rotarian international projects.
The Rotary Foundation (Canada) has entered into a new agreement with DFATD. The senior staff at DFATD have reviewed the Global Grant model of The Rotary Foundation and are impressed by the needs assessments, evaluations, reporting mechanisms, stewardship and sustainability of our structure. The new agreement will use the Global Grant (GG) structure as its basis and allow clubs and districts access to Canadian Government funds for their projects. These funds will qualify for a World Fund match from The Rotary Foundation.
The agreement is for 5 years and the Canadian Government is contributing CDN $1.2 million per year to Canadian Rotary projects.
 
Bryn Styles
Rotary Foundation Trustee 2015-2017
Rotary International Director 2012-2014
 
Here is the Press Release:
Government of Canada Partners with Rotary Foundation Canada to Eradicate Polio Worldwide and Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries
August 1, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
 
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the renewal of the partnership between Government of Canada and Rotary Foundation Canada by providing a total of up to $18 million to help save the lives of vulnerable children and reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
During the next four years, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million. The funds will be provided to UNICEF to support the goal of eradicating polio worldwide by 2018.
The renewal of the partnership reinforces Canada’s ongoing leadership on polio. It builds on the Pennies & More for Polio initiative, through which Rotary Foundation Canada raised $2.2 million between 2012 and 2013, which was matched by the Government of Canada.
The Government of Canada will also contribute up to $6 million to support Rotary Foundation Canada’s efforts to help advance maternal, newborn and child health, secure the future of children and youth, and increase sustainable economic growth in under-served communities in developing countries.
Today, the world stands on the verge of being able to end the preventable deaths of women and children within a generation. Canada remains steadfast in its commitment to work with Canadian and international partners to achieve this goal.
Quick Facts
Canada’s support for these initiatives reflects Canada’s commitment to three of its top international development priorities: securing the future of children and youth, stimulating sustainable economic growth and improving maternal, newborn and child health—Canada’s top international development priority.
Polio is one of the world’s most enduring infectious diseases and mainly affects children under the age of five. Addressing polio through immunization is one of the most cost-effective health interventions to end preventable child mortality.
Since 1988, the global incidence of polio has decreased by over 99 percent, largely through the efforts of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), to which Canada was a founding donor.
Since 1988, at least 2.5 billion children around the world have been immunized. Today, more than 10 million people who would otherwise have been paralyzed by the polio virus are walking thanks to global polio eradication efforts.
In October 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was honoured to receive the Rotary Foundation Polio Eradication Champion Award for his longstanding support for, and continued leadership in, efforts to eliminate polio around the world.
Canada is a global leader in immunization to improve the health and survival of women and children.
 
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