The Mapping the Rwandan Diaspora in Canada report is the result of an extensive mapping exercise conducted in Canada between November 2021 and February 2022. The purpose of this report is to capture and highlight the insights and input from the 433 Rwandan - Canadian diaspora members who responded to the community survey and/or who participated in interviews and focus group discussions.
This report provides a sample of the Rwandan community’s socioeconomic profile, professional skills, and expertise, as well as their aggregate capacity, interests, and motivation to support development initiatives in Rwanda. It concludes with a list of recommendations focused on ways to enhance engagement with the Rwandan diaspora in Canada through government-led initiatives.
The success of this mapping exercise is attributed to the Rwandan community’s strong interest and engagement in this mapping exercise. This report was developed in coordination with members of the Rwanda High Commission in Canada (RHCC), IOM Rwanda, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and the Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MINAFFET).