Canada is the tenth largest government donor overall and provides a robust and generous contribution to UNHCR in both unearmarked and softly earmarked funds.
Canada provides significant financial, diplomatic and policy support to UNHCR and is a key political and strategic ally for its protection, humanitarian assistance and solutions work. Canada is a global leader in resettlement and served as the co-chair of the 2020 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement and the Chair of Global Task Force on Refugee Labour Mobility.
Canada is also a leader on gender-equality and for the empowerment and education of women and girls.
Canada was the tenth largest government donor overall and provided a robust and generous contribution to UNHCR, including unearmarked, softly earmarked, and multi-year funds. Canada’s contributions are critical to the type of flexible response that enables UNHCR to direct resources to refugees and displaced people most in need, whether they are affected by a new crisis or in a protracted situation.
Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy launched in 2019 has positioned it as a leader on gender-equality and led to gender-responsive humanitarian aid programming that enables access to protection and education for women and girls. Canada has also provided strong support on solutions through its resettlement programming commitment to complementary pathways, capacity-building, and through its strong support for the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Refugee Forum.