August 4, 2015
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
As you may be aware, the Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International Development (CRCID) is completing its final projects after almost 30 years of serving Canadian Rotary clubs and districts. CRCID has been very successful but in consultation with the Government of Canada it was felt that a new model reflecting the current status of international humanitarian aid was needed. I wish to congratulate CRCID on its excellent service to ensuring Canadian Rotarians had the support they needed.
You may have seen the News Release by Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) on the 1 August that outlined two new plans – one for the matching of funds donated by Canadian Rotarians to the Polio Eradication Initiative. The other was a new funding model from the Canadian Government to Rotarian international projects.
The Rotary Foundation (Canada) has entered into a new agreement with  DFATD. The senior staff at DFATD have reviewed the Global Grant model of TRF and are impressed by the needs assessments, evaluations, reporting mechanisms, stewardship and sustainability of our structure. The new agreement will use the Global Grant (GG) structure as its basis and allow clubs and districts access to Canadian Government funds for their projects. These funds will qualify for a World Fund match from TRF.
The agreement is for 5 years and the Canadian Government is contributing CDN $1.2 million/year to Canadian Rotary projects.
Bryn Styles
Rotary Foundation Trustee 2015 - 2017
Rotary International Director 2012 - 2014