Project profile — Fondation Paul-Gérin-Lajoie (consortium) - Volunteer Cooperation 2020-2027


Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie (CA-CRA_ACR-3118924448)
2020-07-21 - 2026-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Haiti (10.00%)
• Togolese Republic (9.91%)
• Guinea (10.00%)
• Benin (20.02%)
• Cameroon (20.07%)
• Rwanda (10.00%)
• Senegal (20.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (20.00%)
Teacher training (11130) (20.00%)
• Democratic participation and civil society:
Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (20.00%)
Human rights (15160) (10.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (10.09%)
• General Environmental Protection: Environmental education/training (41081) (9.93%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (9.98%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in targeted developing countries in order to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Through the support of 740 volunteer placements, the project not only increases the participation of Canadians in international development and key global issues, but also enhances the performance of 45 partners in developing countries in implementing more inclusive, innovative, and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality. The project also works to increase the performance of partners in the education sector, due to the transformative power of education on populations, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable. Project activities include: (1) recruiting and training Canadian experts and graduates on capacity building and cross-cutting development issues, including gender equality, human rights, and the environment; (2) engaging Canadian elementary and secondary school youth in key global issues and organizing public engagement activities promoting the results achieved by partners and volunteers; (3) developing or improving training programs and policies, tools, pedagogical, management and governance methods that promote the inclusion of people in vulnerable or marginalized situations with targeted partners; (4) providing training or support to partner staff on gender equality, human rights, security, sexual and gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, inclusion and retention of girls; and (5) establishing special funds to enable local partners to improve the quality of education and respect for the environment and/or make educational initiatives more inclusive or gender-sensitive.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project include: (1) increased performance of partners in developing countries in implementing development initiatives that are more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable, and that advance gender equality; and (2) increased participation of Canadians in international development and key global issues.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) delivered 84 mandates, with 32 carried out by women. This corresponds to 47.77%; (2) 49% of the mandates delivered by Canadian volunteers, including eight done remotely; and (3) reached over 780,00 new Canadians through the program's various public engagement activities.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $4,884,985
Planned disbursement $4,221,463
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Donor country personnel
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