Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) in Argentina and Paraguay

For over three decades, Canada has funded modest-scale development assistance projects in over 120 countries through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The program, now under the leadership of Global Affairs Canada (GAC), supports small projects developed and implemented by local NGOs, other community organizations, cooperatives, and women's groups. This program allows Canada’s assistance to respond to local needs while working with communities. The CFLI also serves to strengthen Canada's ties with civil society and local communities, as well as to build networks around the world. Since 2007, the Embassy has financed a total of 68 projects in Argentina and 78 projects in Paraguay.

CFLI Priorities

  • Democratic, inclusive and accountable governance, peaceful pluralism and respect for diversity
  • Promotion, protection, and respect for the rule of law, freedoms and human rights, including the rights of women and girls, indigenous peoples, and the LGBTQ2 community
  • Inclusive and sustainable growth, including addressing climate change and the responsible and sustainable development of natural resources
  • Increased security in the hemisphere, including addressing violence against women and girls, human trafficking, intolerance and radicalization

2017-2018 Appeal for Projects

The call for proposals for the CFLI is now closed.


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