Foreign policy


Canada’s response to the conflict in Syria

Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, Canada has contributed almost $1 billion in assistance for the region.

Canada’s response to Middle East crises and violent extremism

Canada’s response to Middle East crises and violent extremism underscores our commitment to the needs of conflict-affected people and to the fight against Daesh.

International human rights

Canada has been a consistently strong voice for the protection of human rights and the advancement of democratic values.

Economic sanctions

Canada imposes economic sanctions against foreign states and non-state actors as part of its contribution to the international effort to enhance peace and security and enforce international norms and laws.

International human rights

Learn how Canada promotes and protects human rights and reflects Canadian values on the international stage.

International organizations

Canada promotes commonly shared values such as equality and democracy through its participation in many international organizations.

International security

Canada advances international security by addressing the challenges of terrorism, transnational crime, and weapons proliferation, and by supporting related research.

Response to humanitarian crises

The Government of Canada acts quickly and appropriately when it receives requests for assistance from countries facing disasters, conflicts, or acute food insecurity.