The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) is an important component of Canada’s international development assistance agenda. It was created by the Canadian government to support the implementation of projects designed by local civil society organisations.

Thanks to the CFLI, Canada has funded development assistance projects in over 120 countries. This is a unique initiative within the array of Canada’s international assistance programs as most of the decisions are made at missions and the projects are conceived and designed locally, making the CFLI highly responsive to local needs and interests.

Over the years, the CFLI has not only provided significant assistance to people in the developing world, but also helped to forge Canada’s relationships with those countries, their civil societies and their institutions. Since 2007, nearly CAD 967,000 have been invested in 58 projects in Chile.


The 2015 Canada Fund for Local Initiatives supported 6 projects in Chile

The 2016 Canada Fund for Local Initiatives supported 13 projects in Chile


Launch of the 2017-2018 Canada Fund For Local Initiatives

Thank you for your interest in the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The call for proposals for the 2017-2018 CFLI closed on July 16, 2017.