Legal and Regulatory Framework > Canada

Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL): US$2.49 million 2010-2014

CIDA supports the ACWL to help ensure the accuracy of its advice relating to whether member state trade Policy and regulatory and institutional frameworks are in conformity with international legal frameworks, conventions and obligations related to gender equality and women’s empowerment. CIDA also supports the ACWL in encouraging member states to consider analysis from women’s groups and other organizations in monitoring dispute-settlement processes and outcomes, and analysing implications for female and male producers and traders that result from trade dispute decisions.

A contribution of US$2.49 million over five years will institute a programmatic approach with more predictable funding over time, enabling the Centre to move toward its goal of becoming self-sustaining by 2021 through building its endowment fund.

International Program for Professional Labour Administration (Andean, Central American and Caribbean sub-region): $4.6 million, 2009-2013

This project, implemented by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), aims to build the capacity of, and strengthen governance activities within, labour ministries and the business and labour organizations of the hemisphere. Through this project, trade-related technical assistance is provided to countries and organizations throughout the region. Activities may include strengthening occupational safety and health inspection systems, enhancing awareness of and compliance with national labour legislation, and improving mediation and conciliation services.