About Us

About Us

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada's catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia's bridge to Canada. APF Canada is dedicated to strengthening ties between Canada and Asia with a focus on expanding economic relations through trade, investment and innovation; promoting Canada's expertise in offering solutions to Asia's climate change, energy, food security and natural resource management challenges; building Asia skills and competencies among Canadians, including young Canadians; and, improving Canadians' general understanding of Asia and its growing global influence.

A leader in research and analysis on Canada-Asia relations for over thirty years, the Foundation is well known for its annual national opinion polls of Canadian attitudes regarding relations with Asia, including Asian foreign investment in Canada and Canada's trade with Asia. The Foundation places an emphasis on China, India, Japan and South Korea while also developing expertise in emerging markets in the region, particularly economies within ASEAN.

Our current themes are:
Promoting Trade, Investment, and Innovation
Building Skills and Competencies
Advancing Sustainability
Understanding Asia Now

We are funded primarily by the proceeds of an endowment from the Government of Canada and by corporate and individual donors. The affairs of APF Canada are governed by a Board of Directors.

An annual report is provided to the Minister of Foreign Affairs within four months of the end of the Foundation's fiscal year (March 31). The Minister may table a copy of the report before each House of Parliament.

The structure and activities of the Foundation are governed by the Asia-Pacific Foundation Act (1985 as amended). See the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada Act (R.S.C., 1985, c.A-13).

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