#KeepThePromise (November 2022 - February 2023):
- Compared to 2022, the overall international assistance funding was cut by $1.3 billion in Budget 2023 – a 15% cut.
- This means that the Government failed to #KeepthePromise it made to increase international aid every year.
- There are no new announcements for international development in this budget. The commitments it includes were already announced last year.
- The decision by the government to decrease international aid comes amidst a world facing multiple crises around climate change, hunger, conflict, and an erosion of human rights and democratic values.
#YesWeCanEndTB (March - September 2023):
- At the United Nations High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB on Sept 22, Canada had an opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to eliminating TB but failed to fully step up. We celebrate the successes that came out of this global meeting, including the adoption of a new political declaration signed onto by UN Member States and renewed funding from Canada for TB REACH. However, we express our disappointment in the lack of bold leadership from Canada, specifically in the absence of an investment in TB research and development. Meeting the global goal of ending TB by 2030 will require strong political will, demonstrated by high-impact commitments and sustained funding. We know that Canada could and should have done more at the TB HLM and continue to call on our leaders to step up for the millions of people affected by TB, read our full statement here.
#GameChangers2030 (June 2023):
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at the UN High-Level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response that Canada is increasing its contribution on Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to low-income countries for much-needed climate action, future pandemic preparedness and poverty reduction from 18% to 26%. While it’s not the 40% you asked for in June, Canada's contribution of total shared SDRs is larger than any other government, factoring in its special SDR contribution to Ukraine. A HUGE thank you to our volunteers who tirelessly advocated for Canada to step up. This is why we do it.
- In the beginning of November Results Canada hosted a parliamentary reception to highlight the barriers and solutions facing children living in emergencies. During the reception, guests heard from youth advocates from the Refugee Education Council to learn more about what Canada can do to #ChampionChildrenInEmergencies. This reception was attended by parliamentarians, senators, civil society, and volunteers. We were also happy to welcome the new Minister of International Development Ahmed Hussen to our reception! But it's not over. Join us in urging Canada to announce a renewed investment in quality education for children in emergencies at the Global Refugee Forum in December.
We achieved a lot in 2022 across many of our campaigns and issue areas. To see the full extent of our impact and action, check out our 'A Parliamentarian’s Year in Review 2022'!