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Why is Canada in the aid business and are we doing it well? The significance of Canada's aid program for our national interests and the Canadian economy. What Canada's foreign aid packages do for Canada. The dangers inherent in an ever-increasing economic and social gap between rich and poor nations. Features of Canada's aid programs. A discussion of how we are doing in terms of aid development. A look at what other countries are doing. Objectives for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).