Languages Canada has been awarded a $256,000 grant from the CanExport – Associations Program (formerly known as Global Opportunities for Associations) in support of the association’s international business development efforts in 2019-2020.
CanExport – Associations, a federal grant program administered by Global Affairs Canada, supports Canadian national trade organizations undertaking new or expanded international business development activities in strategic markets and sectors. The objectives of the CanExport – Associations Program is to increase Canadian prosperity, competitiveness, and capacity in the international marketplace.
Of the total CanExport – Associations funding, $100,000 is earmarked to directly offset Languages Canada member programs' costs of participation in international business development activities. These include:
- trade mission to Russia/Ukraine (Sept 30-Oct 4, 2019);
- French programs mission to China (Dec 2019);
- trade mission to Thailand/Vietnam (March 2020);
- exploratory mission to Iran; and,
- various international education events such as the FAUBAI Annual Conference in Belem, Brazil (April 2019) and the Conference of the Americas for International Education in Bogota, Colombia (Oct 2019).
CanExport-Associations funding will also allow Languages Canada to improve its research on international education market forces and trends, student flows, and competitors, to inform a new market diversification strategy.
In addition to the CanExport – Associations funding to members, Languages Canada can assist its private member programs to apply for supplemental funding to further offset the cost of participation in international business development activities. For further information, please contact Diego Sanchez, Manager of International Marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Languages Canada extends its thanks to Global Affairs Canada for its support of Canada’s English and French language education sector, which contributes over $1.6 billion each year to the Canadian economy.