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International Development Week 2019


Together for Gender Equality

February 3-9, 2019

Since 1990, Canadians have spent one week each year celebrating how Canadian aid is making a difference around the world.

This year, we are glad Canada is taking leadership to champion gender equality, and the health and rights of girls and women.

From February 3-9, at events across the country, join our community of international development and humanitarian aid organizations in celebrating #IDW2019!

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Calendar of Events

Across Canada, people who care about how Canadian aid makes a difference in the developing world will be gathering during IDW2019 for concerts, presentations, symposiums, and other activities planned or coordinated by organizations across the country. Check out the Government of Canada’s website to see what’s happening your province or region!

© CECI, Homero Fuentes, Guatemala

© CECI, Homero Fuentes, Guatemala


Stories about Making a Difference             

Around the world, support from Canadians and from the Government of Canada is making a difference in the lives of women and girls.

Click on each picture to learn more about what some Canadians are doing to make a difference, and how donations and Canadian aid are reducing poverty and helping to make a better and fairer world for all!



Actions that make a difference

How can you make a difference for women and girls in the developing world? How can you show you care about inequality and injustice?

Learn more about actions and activities you and your family can do to show you care, or to make a donation to an international development group.

© Nutrition International - Senegal

© Nutrition International - Senegal



Participating Organizations

Over 50 international development and humanitarian organizations have joined together to celebrate International Development Week 2019.

Find out more about them by clicking on their logos.