Engaging Canadians

The challenge: An informed and committed global community is crucial to international development efforts. The majority of Canadians say that countries like Canada have a responsibility to help less wealthy nations, but less than half of Canadians say they are knowledgeable about global development – and only one in five donate to the cause.

Our solution: In Canada, we undertake a range of initiatives to engage and inform Canadians from coast-to-coast on critical global issues. From classroom resources to traveling exhibits, and from fundraising campaigns to international internship opportunities, we mobilize the best of our country’s skills, expertise, and funds to build a better future for all.

Women’s rights in Afghanistan: What has been gained, and what is at risk

Mellissa Fung’s reporting project focused on women’s rights in post-NATO Afghanistan.

Safe House: Child marriage and “the cutting season” in Tanzania

Marc Ellison’s reporting project focused on child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania.

Daring to Deliver: Midwives on the Frontlines

Midwives are often on the frontlines of health care in developing countries, delivering crucial patient-centered care to women and their

Dispatch from the field: Running the Distance

Aditya Rau was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. He participated in the International Development

Dispatch from the field: The Sound of Grief

Caro Rolando was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She participated in the media stream

Dispatch from the field: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Allie Shier was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She participated in the International Development

Dispatch from the field: An Ode to Ali

Gautham Krishnaraj was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. He participated in the International Development

Partnership For Advancing Human Development In Africa And Asia (PAHDAA)

Duration: 2012-2018 Location: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Egypt, Uganda, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania

Local partners: global citizens

Over the past five years, an unprecedented partnership with the Government of Canada enabled AKFC to collaborate with over 80 institutions to engage, inform, and inspire Canadians.