Government of Canada

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

What We Do in the Americas

In July 2007, Prime Minister Harper announced that "Canada is committed to playing a bigger role in the Americas". Three key objectives form the basis of Canada's engagement in the Americas: to promote basic democratic values, to strengthen economic linkages and to meet new security challenges. Canada's international development efforts will also help reduce poverty and inequity in region.

As part of Canada's Aid Effectiveness Agenda, Canada focuses its international development efforts Bolivia, the Caribbean program, Colombia, Haiti, Honduras and Peru in this region.

Through its geographic programs, Canada supports an Inter-American Regional Program.

Canada, through DFATD, also supports multilateral and global programs in the Americas, as well as Partnerships with Canadians Programs.

Consult the complete country index for the Americas.