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Town of Princeton receives funding to revitalize downtown core 

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Government of Canada investing across British Columbia to revitalize community spaces and grow vibrant communities Princeton – Shared public spaces are the heart of communities across Canada. They bring together people of all ages and abilities, supporting businesses and stimulating local economies. In Princeton, as in so many places across Canada, the community is ready to welcome back residents and …

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Supporting British Columbia’s aerospace sector

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Vancouver – British Columbia is one of the largest aerospace clusters in Canada with over 200 companies operating in the sector. Each year, the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo (ADSE) brings together industry stakeholders to network and capitalize on opportunities in domestic and international markets. Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development …

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Canada announces renewal of support to UNAIDS

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada is committed to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, addressing the stigma and discrimination faced by key populations and ensuring that women and girls in all their diversity are able to make decisions about their bodies and their futures. The root of the majority of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections …

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$16m offered to improve employment opportunities for youth in Benin

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Ottawa – Providing young people in developing countries with more opportunities to complete vocational training makes it easier for them to find good work and reach their full potential. Canada is committed to supporting programs that help young people get the skills they need to succeed and contribute to the economic success of their communities and their countries. Harjit S. …

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More support for seniors community centre in South Vancouver 

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Vancouver – Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development, Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced additional support for a new seniors centre in South Vancouver. In addition to the funding announced in 2021, the Government of …

Global Vaccine Equity

$200m invested to enhance Covid vaccine delivery, demand and production 

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Ottawa – Immunizing a critical mass of the world’s population is crucial in getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control. Many countries in the Global South, however, continue to encounter challenges in getting vaccines into arms, particularly in remote communities. Strengthening all levels of health care—local, regional and national—is critical to supporting vaccine distribution, as is promoting vaccine confidence and uptake. Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International …

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Canada reaffirms support for people of Syria

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Ottawa – The Syrian crisis continues to affect millions of people in Syria and neighbouring countries. Canada thanks Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, as well as Egypt and Turkey, for their generous support in hosting so many Syrian refugees. Canada is committed to continuing its work with the international community and Syrians to put an end to this crisis through a sustainable …

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Canada offers $73m in funding to respond to drought in Horn of Africa

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Ottawa – Canada is extremely concerned by the drought in the Horn of Africa and its impact on vulnerable populations already struggling as a result of poverty, insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Severe drought conditions in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia could result in over 20 million people across the region needing emergency food assistance in 2022, which would be a …

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Trudeau announces additional funding for Covid-19 vaccination in lower-income countries

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Ottawa – A strong global response to COVID‑19 must ensure vaccines get to people who need them most. To help address the devastating health, economic and security impacts of COVID-19 on people around the world, all countries must step up to make sure that vaccination is happening as quickly as possible. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $220 million in additional …

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$67.2m given to support education for displaced children, youth 

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Ottawa – The current crisis in Ukraine has so far resulted in more than 3.9 million refugees.  This is just the latest of the many crises disrupting education for millions of displaced youth worldwide. Canada recognizes that conflict and instability, including the COVID-19 pandemic, can destroy and disrupt lives and jeopardize the futures of children and youth. That is why Canada remains …