- The government of Canada provides funding to NGOs through Global Affairs Canada (GAC).
- Much of Canada’s funding to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza is via indirect funding through international organizations and UN agencies.
- GAC supports the Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC), providing $49,999 in 2016 and $5,700,000 in 2015. MCC supports BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions) campaigns against Israel and the Kairos Palestine Document, which calls for BDS; rationalizes, justifies and trivializes terrorism, calling it “legal resistance”; and embraces replacement theology, stating that Torah without Christianity is a “dead letter.”
- In 2009, Canadian government provided $10,000 each to Al-Haq and Al Mezan. This funding institution was shut down in 2012 due to problems with “efficiencies and savings” and to end funding to organizations considered by its own board members to be anti-Israel.
- From 2006-2010, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA- GAC’s predecessor) provided $135,000 to KAIROS Canada, which transferred funds to Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, the Jerusalem Center for Women, and Bat Shalom.
- From 2007-2010, CIDA provided $4.4 million to Alternatives Canada. Alternatives Canada engages in political advocacy against Israel, through its use of demonizing language such as “apartheid” rhetoric, and promoting a Palestinian “right of return” and BDS.
- In December 2009, according to media reports, CIDA rejected grant renewal applications from KAIROS (see above). A spokesperson for the International Development Minister explained that “[a]fter completing due diligence it was determined that [KAIROS’] project does not meet CIDA’s current priorities.” Alternatives program support was also cut to only cover programming in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti.
- In 2015, Canada provided $790,514 to a UNICEF project to achieve “Protected and safe access to schools as an emergency response for vulnerable communities in the State of Palestine.” This project was implemented by the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), a project of the World Council of Churches (WCC). EAPPI rhetoric includes accusations of “apartheid,” “collective punishment,” “war crimes,” and “Bantustans”; supporting a Palestinian “right of return”; and promoting the Kairos Palestine document that calls for BDS against Israel, denies the Jewish historical connection to Israel in theological terms, and rationalizes and trivializes terrorism, calling it “legal resistance.”
- Replace Rights and Democracy Terry Glavin, Ottawa citizen, March 21, 2012
- The Politics of Canadian Government Funding for Advocacy NGOs Gerald M. Steinberg and Steven Seligman, NGO Monitor Monograph Series (Volume 10), February 2012
- NGO Monitor’s Submission to Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism August 31, 2009