SLCDF is a development organization that empowers disadvantaged communities to voice their needs and to participate in the implementation of locally managed excellent solutions.

International Partners

  • Adventist Development & Relief Agency, Canada
  • Brigitte Weigand, Germany
  • Builders Labourers Federation of Queensland (BLFQ), Australia
  • Calgary Waldorf School, Canada
  • Canada World Youth, Canada
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canada
  • Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Canada
  • Cardinal Leger and His Endeavour, Canada
  • Centre for Days of Peace, Canada
  • Canadian Hunger Foundation / Partners in Rural Development, Canada
  • Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, Canada
  • Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) Resources Centre, Philippines
  • Deutsche Gesellshaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Germany
  • Development and Peace, Canada
  • DevelopingWorldConnections (DWC), Canada*
  • Diakonia, Sri Lanka*
  • European Union, Sri Lanka*
  • Girl Guides Canada, Canada
  • FHI360, India
  • Heifer International, Nepal / USA
  • Help the Aged Canada, Canada
  • Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation – Sri Lanka
  • Hindu Temple School, Canada
  • HOPE International Development Agency, Canada
  • Hugh MacMillan Rehabilitation Centre, Canada
  • India Development & Relief Fund, Inc., USA*
  • International Development & Refugee Foundation, Canada
  • Jules and Paul-Emile Ledger Foundation, Canada
  • Management System International*
  • Match International Centre, Canada
  • National Languages Equality Advancement Project*
  • National Languages Project, Sri Lanka
  • New Jersey Mental Health Institute, USA
  • NGOs’ Water Supply & Sanitation Decade Services, Sri Lanka
  • North Atlantic Marine Alliance, Canada
  • Oriental Consultants Global, Japan
  • OXFAM Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Pact, Inc., USA
  • Palmera Projects, Australia*
  • Peacefund Canada, Canada
  • Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, Canada
  • Sequus International, Canada
  • South Asia Partnership, Canada
  • South House Exchange, Canada
  • Sri Lanka Association in Canada, Canada
  • Sri Lanka Botswana Association, Botswana
  • Stichting Gilles, Belgium*
  • The Asia Foundation, Sri Lanka
  • UEnd: Foundation (Christmas Future Foundation), Canada
  • United Nations Development Programme, Sri Lanka
  • United Nations Office for Project Services / (GEF / SGP), Sri Lanka
  • University of Guelph, Canada
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)*
  • World Accord, Canada
  • World Bank
  • World Literacy of Canada, Canada
  • Young Women’s Christian Association Canada, Canada
  • ZOA, Sri Lanka*

Local Partners

  • NGO National Action Front (NNAF) – Island Wide
  • NGO Management Development Centre (NGOMDC) – Island Wide
  • Jak Development Foundation (JDF) – Island Wide
  • Rajarata Vanni Sandanaya – Anuradhapura
  • Praja Sanvidana Sanwardena Kendraya – Galle
  • Gampaha Janatha Sanwardena Padanama – Gampaha
  • Hambantota Grameeya Sanvidana Sanwardena Padanama – Hambantota
  • Praja Sanwardena Sanvidana Sansadaya – Kalutara
  • Kurunegala Distric Rajya Novana Sanvidanawala Kriyakaringe Sansadaya – Kurunegala
  • Ruhunu Rajya Novana Sanvidana Balamandalaya – Matara
  • Praja Sanvidana Sansadaya – Moneragala
  • Polonnaruwa Distric Swadeena Prajamula Sansadaya – Polonnaruwa
  • Puttalam Distric Praja Sanvidana Sansadaya – Puttalam
  • Kandurata Rajya Novana Sanvidana Sandahavu Sansadaya – Kandy
  • Kegelle Distric Rajya Novana Sanvidana Sansadaya – Kegalle
  • Ampara District NGO Consortium – Ampara
  • Association of Local Non Governmental Organizations – Batticaloa
  • Ratnapura Distric Sanwardena Sahayogitha Sandanaya – Ratnapura
  • NGO Forum for Plantation Organizations – Plantations

NGO National Action Front (NNAF)

The NGO National Action Front (NNAF) is one of the biggest networks of development. Presently, it has a membership of 18 District Consortia (DCs) including NGO Forum for Plantation Organizations. Member organizations in these consortia numbering 330 NGOs and about 3300 CBOs implement programmes. The majority of these development activists are based in villages and they are engaged in community-based programmes. In 1995, 13 DCs consisting of 130 NGOs formed the NNAF, and was registered in 1996 under the Social Services Act. SLCDF facilitated the process from the inception seeing the need for an apex organization to act as a policy advocacy body. NGOs working on poverty alleviation, women, children, differently abled, environment, credit groups, farmer groups and other sectoral groups are a few to note of the diverse membership of the NNAF. Both professionals and non professionals run these groups.

NNAF website :

NGO Management Development Centre (NGOMDC)

SNGO Management Development Centre (NGOMDC) with its objective to facilitate the institutional and management capacity building of the NGO sector for its efficient and effective provision of services to the respective communities was established in 1994 and registered in the following year under the Social Services Act. It was the brainchild of Sri Lanka Canada Development Fund (SLCDF) and Manitoba Institute of Management Canada to have a core trainer cadre to serve the local community. The trainer group received extensive training by expert trainers of the Manitoba Institute of Management, Canada led by Mr. Brian Trump. Currently a panel of competent trainers and consultants with both local and foreign expertise and experience is carrying out NGOMDCs functional responsibilities as a training institute. They provide 45 areas of training in all three languages and have conducted training in 20 districts in Sri Lanka.

NGOMDC website :

Jak Development Foundation (JDF)

Jak Development Foundation (JDF) registered as a non profit organization under Company’s Act in 2003, evolved from a national level Jak Steering Committee founded with government, NGO, technology groups, media and private sector representation in 1997. This committee supported the 10th Anniversary celebrations of SLCDF under the theme “Join hands to Overcome Scarcity of Food in 2005” to promote jak planting and introduce value addition of jak fruit.

Under this programme a Jak Resource Centre was set up in Rambukkana in the premises of Weerya Seva Sansadaya which serves as a national training institute on food processing especially dehydration of jak fruit and running a jak plant nursery. JDF currently pursues setting up a solar powered dryer for jak dehydration to assist the poor in districts to bring some income for them. SLCDF sponsored projects were a success due to the voluntary commitment of the jak team members.

Main Objectives of the Jak Development Foundation:

  • To organize the community for jak promotion and conservation by mobilising them in jak related activities, develop policies and act as a pressure group
  • To plant and maintain jak plants with dedicated people
  • To make awareness in the community on jak harvesting, processing and preservation retaining nutritive value, traditional and appropriate technical know-how
  • To do research on jak cultivation and jak preservation and provide support, information exchange and create regional resource centres
  • To develop links with government, non-government and public institutions, and the interested community on jak promotion
  • To coordinate, organize and implement any jak related development activities

Additional Activities done in the Past:

  • Planted over 350,000 jak seedlings in 15 districts
  • Developed low cost dehydrating unit with the assistance of government departments, institutions, organisations and others and transferred the technology to District Consortia (DCs), NGOs, community and now it is being used as an income generation activity of low income community in Rambukkana
  • Conducted training programmes on processing of various jak fruit based items
  • Held art exhibitions to promote jak at national and district level
  • Published recipe book
  • ‘Documentary Survey on Artocarpus Hetarophyllus’ English publication was translated and published in Sinhala language
  • Distribution and planting of jak seedlings on project locations when SLCDF signs project agreements with community / NGOs in districts