From 1992 until April 2019 SFU served as the Canadian Executing Agency for CIDA’s and Environment and Climate Change Canada (formerly Environment Canada) CCICED Projects, through which Canada’s support to CCICED is channelled.

Canada, through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Environment and Climate Change Canada, has provided financial support to all of the Council’s six phases:

Phase I - V: (1992-2017) $34.25 million.

Phase VI: (2017-2019) $3.2 million.


The former CCICED Project Office at SFU, which reported to SFU International, had two functions:

  • To manage Canada’s contribution to the Council for the first two years of Phase VI, totalling $3.2 M; and,
  • To act as the Secretariat International Support Office (SISO) for the Council, assisting and mobilizing international support for Council members and the Council’s Secretariat in China.

Among other functions, in addition to Canada’s funds, SISO managed other international donors’ contributions in support of the work of the Council.