Cooperation Canada partnered on a survey conducted by CanWaCH and the Public Opinion Research Working Group (PORWG), which showed that Canada’s role on the global stage remains a clear priority for Canadians.  

The national poll conducted by Abacus Data found that 77 percent of Canadians feel that it’s important to maintain Canada’s history of stepping up and supporting other countries in need, while 81 percent support Canada providing Official Development Assistance (ODA) specifically. This despite 94 percent expressing concern over the rising cost of living in Canada, and 85 percent concerned about housing affordability. 

Learn more about the research here.