Powering entrepreneurs
to end poverty.

iDE Canada creates income and livelihood opportunities in developing countries around the world. We invest in local entrepreneurship, building businesses with a focus on agriculture and sanitation. With access to the right products, services and advice, farmers can transform their small farms into small businesses. With access to research and development, sanitation business owners can produce the life-saving products their customers want.

2022 iDE Gala

You're invited to celebrate Her Time to Grow at this year's iDE Canada Gala! Enjoy appetizers, wine and desserts while you mix, mingle and take in the Her Time to Grow country displays. An at-home gala option will also be available.

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Her Time
to Grow

The Government of Canada is partnering with iDE Canada to launch an innovative new initiative that will help women in three African countries grow their own agriculture businesses. The program is called Her Time to Grow.

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Innovate for
Impact

iDE’s founder, Paul Polak, practiced and preached the importance of starting with people. With your support, local iDE teams use Human Centered Design to engage deeply with the people and communities we serve.

Our Initiatives

Our Initiatives

Innovate for Impact

iDE’s founder, Paul Polak, practiced and preached the importance of starting with people. With your support, local iDE teams use Human Centered Design to engage deeply with the people and communities we serve.

Innovation Fund Projects

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Cambodia

| The Paul Polak Innovation Fund

Transform Smallholder Farming

Small-scale farmers grow 80% of the food available in rural areas but often live in poverty. Your support helps farmers increase their incomes by ensuring they have  access to markets, high-quality seed and affordable irrigation.

Agricultural Projects

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ETHIOPIA

| Agriculture resilience and dignity

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NEPAL

| Dealing with new pests

Three women's standing side-by-side in a farm field.
A women is making toilet seats in a rural area using clay and mud.

Stop Diarrhea

Diarrhea kills over half a million under-5 children every year – more than malaria, tuberculosis and HIV combined. Diarrhea deprives many millions of children of the nutrients they need to reach their full physical and mental potential.

Sanitation Projects

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GHANA

| Selling toilets to poor household


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Our Partners

iDE Canada creates income and livelihood opportunities in developing countries around the world. We invest in local entrepreneurship, building businesses with a focus on agriculture and sanitation.

We would like to thank the Government of Canada and Manitoba Council for International Cooperation for their generous financial support.


Your support reaches to all corners of the world.