There are four formally recognized interparliamentary groups, composed of both Senators and Members of the House of Commons. These groups exist to increase mutual understanding between Canada and other countries through bilateral exchanges. The four interparliamentary groups are:
Interparliamentary groups receive administrative assistance from the Senate and the House of Commons, but do not receive funds to cover meetings and travel expenses. Their sole source of revenue is the membership fees they receive from individual parliamentarians.