CIDA Conference Fund

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CIDA Conference Fund:

The CIDA Conference Fund reimburses expenses, such as registration, travel, accommodation, meals, incidentals and visa fees, incurred to bring eligible delegates to conferences, workshops, seminars and related events that support CIDA's programming priorities.

Eligible events include:

  • conferences
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • congresses
  • forums
  • summits
  • colloquiums

    The Conference Fund will support up to 33% of total conference costs, to a maximum of $250,000, towards the participation of eligible delegates.

    Fund Applicant Eligibility:

    Only organizations may apply for funding. Applicant organizations must be:

  • legally constituted Canadian, foreign, or international organizations (including government departments) in the public, voluntary, or private sectors;
  • financially viable; and
  • an organizer or one of the organizing partners of the proposed conference.

    Please consult the CIDA Web site for complete guidelines and to download the proposal submission guide.


    Proposals can be sent any time during the year, but must be received at least 16 weeks before the start date of a conference.

    Contact information:

    Conference and Events Secretariat, Canadian Partnership Branch,

    Canadian International Development Agency,

    200 Promenade du Portage,


    Quebec K1A 0G4,


    Fax: 819-953-7122. Email: conferences [at]

    For more information, see; CIDA Conference Fund Website

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