About TFO Canada
“Small businesses are the backbone of our communities and economies around the world. For 40 years, TFO Canada has supported small businesses in developing countries to succeed in new markets which spur growth, create good jobs and sustainable livelihoods, and strengthen local communities. This work is more important than ever amid COVID-19. We’ll continue to work together to support our small businesses and to promote rules-based trade that benefits everyone.”
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade.
“TFO Canada’s commitment to building the capacity of MSMEs and women entrepreneurs in developing countries has always been absolute. During this critical moment of the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, the International Trade Centre looks forward to our continued partnership with TFO Canada, particularly on women’s economic empowerment”
Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC)
"Through its 40 years of work, TFO Canada hit a very important landmark. As a believer on how trade can have a positive impact on economic development in communities, I applaud the organization on its many accomplishments. I am looking forward to working with TFO Canada throughout the coming year.”
Executive Director for Canada at the Inter-American Development Bank.
"Happy 40th anniversary to TFO Canada! Your organization has been such an important partner in forging stronger Canada-Vietnam trade relations."
Director, Canada-Vietnam Trade Council; Chair, Canada-ASEAN Initiatives, YCAR; Professor, International Business
"Congratulations TFO Canada for your accomplishment in the past 40 years - we wish you many more success stories of sustainable development. Keep up with good work - bravo!"
President and CEO, Canadian council on Africa (CCAfrica), Executive Chairman of the Rising Africa
"Congratulations, TFO Canada! Your support to Philippine SMEs is a significant bedrock to a strong Philippine-Canada trade and economic relations."
Maria Roseni M Alvero
Senior Trade Commissioner at Philippine Department of Trade and Industry in Canada
TFO Canada has been a key strategic partner of the International Development Research Centre over the past several years. Through their innovative programs, TFO Canada’s insights around the convergence of trade, gender and development have been invaluable. We look forward to a continued collaboration with TFO Canada’s as they also reinforce their position as a key thought leader on trade for development issues in Canada and around the World.”
Program Officer, Sustainable Inclusive Economies, at International Development Research Centre (IDRC)