Backgrounder: Canada announces support for inclusive governance in Ukraine


Canada has announced that it is providing over $31.9 million in funding to support projects to strengthen public services and better respond to the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in Ukraine.

Call for proposals to support inclusive governance in Ukraine: $30 million

This call for proposals will support projects in Ukraine that strengthen the capacity of local and national government and non-government actors, enhance participation in public life and ensure that public services work for everyone. Specifically, the call will fund proposals that are aligned with the inclusive governance action area policy in Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

The amount of funding available under the call for concept notes to support inclusive governance in Ukraine totals $30 million over 5 years. The call was launched today with a deadline to submit an application by Thursday, November 18, 2021, at noon.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic project—Women Veterans’ Reintegration in Ukraine: $1.9 million

A Saskatchewan Polytechnic project, Women Veterans’ Reintegration in Ukraine, seeks to improve the socio-economic well-being of women military veterans in the regions where most veterans are located: Kyiv, Dnipro, Lviv and Odessa.

The project will address the professional needs of women military veterans by improving the Ukrainian government’s capacity to better assist these women, namely through adapted skills development programs, career guidance and gender mainstreaming; by facilitating entrepreneurship development; and by promoting dialogue and advocacy for women military veterans.

The project will be implemented in partnership with Ukraine’s Ministry of Veteran Affairs, Ukraine’s State Employment Service and the Women’s Information and Consultation Centre a leading Ukrainian NGO focused on gender equality.

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