Global Affairs Canada Funding: Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current Global Affairs Canada funding programs, including contributions, grants, and other types of financing for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for Global Affairs Canada funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

Global Affairs Canada Mandate

Global Affairs Canada, under the leadership of the Minister of Foreign Affairs; the Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development; and the Minister of International Development; is responsible for advancing Canada’s international relations, including:

  • Developing and implementing foreign policy;
  • Fostering the development of international law, international trade and commerce;
  • Providing international assistance (encompassing humanitarian, development, and peace and security);
  • Ensuring Canada’s strong and sustained engagement in La Francophonie’s institutions;
  • Providing consular services for Canadians; and,
  • Overseeing the Government of Canada’s global network of missions abroad.

Global Affairs Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations with foreign governments and international organizations, engaging and influencing international players to advance Canada’s political, legal and economic interests, including poverty reduction, the empowerment of women and girls, the promotion of a rules-based international order, international peace and security, human rights, inclusive and accountable governance, peaceful pluralism, inclusion and respect for diversity, and environmental sustainability.

Global Affairs Canada Priorities:

The Department’s priorities include:

  • Shaping the rules-based international system and promoting democracy and human rights,
  • Deepening Canada’s global engagement,
  • Supporting rules-based trade and Canadian exporters, and
  • Eradicating poverty.

You can learn about Global Affairs Canada’s priorities by reading its 2022-2023 Departmental Plan.

Types of Funding Global Affairs Canada Offers

Global Affairs Canada offers cost-sharing contributions and grants, and more.

Global Affairs Canada Contact

Global Affairs Canada

125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0G2

Voicemail: 1-800-267-8376
Online form

Click here for a complete list of Global Affairs Canada contact details.

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