The Government of Canada reported on February 16, 2023, that Canada will allocate more than 21 million Canadian dollars (16 million US dollars) for the implementation of projects in Ukraine. Funds will be distributed among six projects.
Source: The Government of Canada
“Canada’s contributions of over $21 million in project funding aims to strengthen Ukraine’s security, accountability, and stabilization efforts in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggressions,” informed the Government of Canada.
Tetra Tech will receive most of the allocated amount. It will be provided with 7.5 million dollars.
“Canadian funding will support the provision of equipment, training and mentoring for Ukrainian government deminers; survey and clearance operations; and raising awareness in communities about how to avoid mines and other unexploded ordnance,” explained the Government of Canada.
The Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict will receive about $5 million.
“Canada is contributing to the Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Prevention Multi-Partner Trust Fund. Through this contribution, Canada is supporting comprehensive survivor-centered services and increased capacity for national authorities in responding to crimes of sexual violence in Ukraine,” said the Canadian Government.
In addition, $4.8 million will be allocated to Alinea International, which is involved in reforming the National Police in a war context.
“Technical assistance, training and equipment will be provided to enable the police to respond effectively to cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), deal with trauma and better ensure public safety,” reported the Canadian Government.
Another 3 million dollars will be transferred to the account of the German Marshall Fund of the USA to support Ukrainian media and civil society in the liberated territories.
The rest of the funds will be distributed between the OSCE Ukraine Support Program and the Women’s initiatives for Gender Justice organization.