Chapter 4 - Advancement - Text Version

Chart 4.1: New International Assistance Envelope Funding Structure – 2018–19

New International Assistance Funding Structure - 2018-19
($ millions)
($ millions)
Core Development 3,104
Humanitarian Assistance 738
Crisis Pool 200
Peace & Security 401
International Financial Institutions 777
Strategic Priorities Fund 136
New Budget 2018 Funding 200
Total 5,556

Figure 4.1: Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

Core Action Area 1: Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

Action Area 2: Human dignity

Action Area 3: Growth that works for everyone

Action Area 4: Environment and climate action

Action Area 5: Inclusive governance

Action Area 6: Peace and security

Figure 4.2: The Policy Shifts the Priorities of Canada’s

The Feminist International Assistance Policy shifts the priorities of Canada’s development assistance as follows:

First, a previous focus on equality between men and women and basic gender-based analysis with marginal programing investments, will become a focus on gender equality & the empowerment of women & girls by championing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, including by providing $150 million in support of the Women’s Voice and Leadership initiative to address barriers to resources and opportunities.

In 2014/15, only 2.4% of bilateral international assistance was targeted on gender, with 68.5% having gender integrated components, and 29.1% not having any gender targeting or integration. By 2021/22, this will shift to 15% of bilateral international assistance being targeted on gender, 80%% having gender integrated components, and only 5% not having any gender targeting or integration.

Second, a previous focus on maternal, newborn & child health with selective and focused commitments on health systems, nutrition and childhood diseases, will become a focus on comprehensive sexual, reproductive health & rights, with full spectrum health programming and a commitment of $650 million over 3 years which will double funding to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Sexual, reproductive health & rights investments will increase from $200 million in 2014/15 to $400 million by 2021/22.

Finally, a previous focus on environmental sustainability, with limited policies, plans and programs linked largely to environmental conservation will become a focus on the environment & climate change. addressing climate change and mitigating its impacts alongside opportunities for women in building climate resilience, e.g. clean energy sector, with a commitment of $2.65 billion.

Figure 4.3: Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals:

  1. No poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and well-being
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy
  8. Decent work and economic growth
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  10. Reduced inequalities
  11. Sustainable cities and communities
  12. Responsible consumption and production
  13. Climate action
  14. Life below water
  15. Life on land
  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
  17. Partnerships for the goals

Figure 4.4: Opioid-Related Deaths in Canada, 2016

Opioid Related Deaths in Canada in 2016
  Number of Deaths
British Columbia 985
Alberta 611
Saskatchewan 71
Manitoba 69
Ontario 867
Quebec 140
New Brunswick 32
Prince Edward island 5
Nova Scotia 53
Newfoundland and Labrador 16
Yukon 7
Northwest Territories 5
Nunavut -
Note: British Columbia reports unintentional deaths related to illicit drugs including, but not limited to opioids.
Note: Quebec numbers are expected to rise
Note: Information for Nunavut is not available as the territory decided to suppress all counts less than five.
Source:  National Report: Apparent opioid-related deaths in Canada, December 2017.
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