CARE Canada statement: Throne Speech

OTTAWA, 5 December 2019 – CARE Canada was pleased by the emphasis on Canada’s role in supporting international efforts to fight climate change, promote gender equality and uphold human rights – including for the world’s poorest people – in today’s Speech from the Throne.

The Throne Speech recognizes that Canadians and people round the world are calling out for more ambitious, collaborative and equitable solutions to the multiple crises confronting humanity. ​CARE Canada believes that Canada’s leadership is needed today as much as ever to strengthen and inspire global efforts to assist those impacted by climate change, conflict, natural disaster, and forced displacement – and to get the world on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

We look forward to working with the Government of Canada and all parliamentarians to ensure these commitments are upheld in Budget 2020 and Canada’s next climate finance package, and through the implementation of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

CARE has spokespeople available. For media inquiries, please contact:

Lama Alsafi | 613-228-5641

About CARE Canada

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE develops solutions alongside women and girls in developing countries to lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty and out of crisis. CARE stands with women and girls around the world in economic empowerment. We bring women, girls, and their communities together to challenge inequality while facing issues like food insecurity, climate change, and emergency relief in times of crisis or disaster. CARE works in 100 countries around the world.

To learn more about CARE Canada, visit


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