Manitoba government shows support for international development

Posted February 20th 2017

On February 6, the Manitoba government proclaimed February 5 to 11 as International Development Week – joining a national initiative that encourages all Canadians to learn about and contribute to international cooperation.

“International Development Week celebrates the partnerships between civil society organizations, governments and community leaders who are addressing the social, political and environmental inequalities of our world,” Premier Pallister said at MCIC’s launch event.

“Our government is committed to educating and engaging Manitobans on global issues that will result in stronger, safer and more prosperous communities both in our province and around the world.”

In addition to this show of support for global cooperation, Premier Pallister announced that the province will continue to provide $1.2 million for the Manitoba Government Matching Grant Program in 2017-18.

“While our government faces significant fiscal challenges, it is important that we invest in targeted initiatives that will ensure future generations have the necessary supports to build safe and strong communities,” said Pallister. “I am pleased to confirm that our government will provide the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation $1.2 million as part of the Manitoba Matching Grant Program.”

The province will also provide $13,000 in continued funding from Manitoba Education and Training to support MCIC’s work within Manitoba to engage teachers and students in global citizenship and environmental sustainability issues.

Learn more about the Manitoba Matching Grant Program (MGMGP)