CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

January 07, 2005 18:12 ET

CIDA, Media Advisory: Six More NGOs Eligible for Canada's Matching Funds Program


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FOR: CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY - CIDA

JANUARY 7, 2005 - 18:12 ET

CIDA, Media Advisory: Six More NGOs Eligible for
Canada's Matching Funds Program

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 7, 2005) - The Honourable Aileen
Carroll, Minister of International Cooperation, announced today that the
Government of Canada is adding six more non-governmental organisations
(NGOs) to the list of NGOs that are eligible for the matching funds
program. These organisations are already involved in responding to the
crisis in South and Southeast Asia following the tsunamis that affected
the region. The Government will match donations made by individual
Canadians to Canadian NGOs already involved in responding to the
disaster.

The following are the six additional eligible organizations:



- Canadian Food for the Hungry International
- Canadian Lutheran World Relief
- Mennonite Central Committee Canada
- Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada
- World University Service of Canada
- FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance Canada


For a complete list of all current eligible organisations, please visit
the Canadian International Development Agency Web site at :
www.cida.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Office of the Minister of International Cooperation
    France Bureau
    Press Secretary
    (819) 953-6238
    or
    Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    Media Relations Office
    (819) 953-6534
    Email: info@acdi-cida.gc.ca
    Internet: www.cida.gc.ca (electronic version of document)