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CCIC-CAIDP Conference 2015
and CCIC 2015 AGM

MAY 12-14, 2015






Don’t miss the second joint CCIC and CAIDP International Cooperation Days Conference!

"Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges"

From May 11th to 14th, CCIC is hosting a series of events for our membership and the broader international development community in Canada that you will not want to miss!

  • ​May 11th: the CCIC's Emerging Leaders Network will host a pre-conference workshop for ELN members only. To learn more about the workshop and how to become an ELN member, read more in the ELN section below.
  • May 12th: CCIC, in collaboration with CAIDP, is hosting a special pre-conference program comprised of a policy dialogue session with DFATD, a keynote lunch with a UN speaker, and afternoon sessions with the three main political parties to discuss their international development platforms and priorities in this election year. To read more and to register, visit our conference website here
  • May 13th and 14th: International Cooperation Days 2015 presents "Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges". Read more in the section below and register on the conference site
  • May 13th: Do not miss the CCIC Awards Dinner, and better yet, nominate an organization that you think has done remarkable work for the CCIC Innovation and Effectiveness Awards. Find out more in the section below.
  • And on May 14th be ready to participate in the CCIC's 47th Annual General Meeting. To find out how read the AGM section below.


"Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges"
May 12-14, 2015, Palais des Congrès, Gatineau

Join us for three days of stimulating and engaging discussions, presentations and debates on some of the critical issues facing the international development community as we move towards the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

The conference will welcome close to 400 participants from across Canada and abroad, bringing together international development practitioners, key policy makers, academics and leading development experts.

Building on the success of the joint 2014 conference, International Cooperation Days 2015 will provide an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of our sector and its important work, engage with various stakeholders, hear and learn from our Southern partners and further strengthen collaboration, information sharing and capacity across the sector.

As one of our participants tweeted last year, “this is the place to be in Canada to talk international development”.

Visit the conference website for details on how to register, an overview of the agenda and list of speakers, logistic information and more!

Additional Information on Alternative Accommodation:
Accommodation has been secured for conference participants (please see conference website). However in order to minimize cost and maximize your time in Ottawa, CCIC is organizing a ‘Home Stay’ option for conference attendees coming from afar. If you are interested in staying with someone from the CCIC community in Ottawa and/ or Gatineau, please contact Michelle Bested.

Similarly, if you are a member of the CCIC Ottawa/Gatineau community and would like to host a conference participant please contact Michelle Bested.

For further information on the conference please contact: Anjali Nundy



In the context of the 2015 Annual Conference, CCIC will be holding its 47th Annual General Meeting on May 14th, from 1:00-2:30pm.

Here are the minutes of the Annual General Meeting 2013. We will soon post the agenda and the financial statements.

Please note the following:
To be eligible to participate (and to vote) at the AGM, member organizations are required to pay their membership fees for 2015-2016 or to remit a pledge to CCIC prior to the Annual General Meeting. Click here to download the pledge form or Click here to pay your 2015-2016 membership fees.

If you are a voting delegate, but you are not the President - CEO or the Executive Director of your organization, please submit the credential form.

The call for nominations is now open, please follow the link for more info.


For more information, please contact Anna Campos

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CCIC's 2015 Innovation and Effectiveness Awards

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation is seeking nominations for its 2015 Innovation and Effectiveness Awards which will be announced at the
Annual Awards Dinner on May 13, 2015.

Each year, civil society organizations (CSOs) from across the country convene for the Annual CCIC Forum and AGM to discuss, debate and strategize around the most pressing issues for civil society and international development. 

In 2015, CCIC is co-hosting “International Cooperation Days” with the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP). The theme of this year’s conference is “Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges”, and will be an important moment for CSOs and other stakeholders from across the country to discuss the post-2015 agenda and Canada's leadership on the international scene.

To celebrate some of the great work civil society has been doing over the last year, CCIC is accepting nominations to acknowledge CSO’s achievements in two categories:

CSO EFFECTIVENESS : Nominate organizations who have made strides towards greater organizational effectiveness and impact. This can be based on the CCIC Code of Ethics, or examples of implementing one or more of the Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness.

INNOVATION : Nominate a project, idea or process that has inspired you, made a real difference and that you think we can all learn from looking towards the future implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We will choose innovative projects in the following three categories: a) addressing inequality; b) addressing climate change and environmental sustainability; and c) addressing women’s rights and gender equity.

Organizations can nominate themselves or their own work, though we encourage the nomination of organizations and projects by their peers.

The winning organizations will be awarded one free pass to CCIC’s 2016 Conference (a $250 value) and will be featured on CCIC’s website and FLASH! newsletter. A press release will also be issued on the awards and winning organizations will be invited to feature an awards logo on their website and other institutional materials.

Please note that submissions need to be received no later than May 4. Click here for the template.

For more information about the Awards and to submit a proposal, please contact Chantal Havard.

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CCIC’s Emerging Leaders Network

About the ELN:
The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) is a collaborative community which works to enable its members as thought-leaders in the international development and aid sector.

Our Vision
Emerging Leaders are the current and future leaders of the international development and aid sectors. These individuals will one day become responsible for directing policy, programming and management on behalf of our sector. Investing in today’s Emerging Leaders helps to support a cohort of equipped, well rounded and engaged individuals.

The Network 
Emerging Leaders are young professionals who believe in the importance of strengthening and promoting the international development sector and the broader civil society community. The Emerging Leaders Network exists as a space where emerging leader voices, opinions and analysis can be shared, developed and heard - among one another and across the sector as a whole. We believe that opportunities to develop critical thinking and informed dialogue, to support professional capacity and skill development, and to promote mentorship are essential for the development of this generation of leaders within the sector.

The ELN is a peer-led, collaborative group, coordinated and supported by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC).

ELN 2015 Conference Participation
For the 3rd year CCIC’s Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) will actively contribute to and participate in the annual CCIC Conference. The Conference provides ELN members the opportunity to meet, engage, support and learn from one another. 

In addition to active participation at the Conference, ELN members are also invited to attend a half day workshop prior to the Conference on May 11th 2015
 ** If you are not a current member of the ELN but are interested in joining the network and attending the conference, please contact Michelle Bested.
Please note that ELN members must be employed by a CCIC member organization. In order to become an ELN member, interested individuals must secure endorsement from their organization.​

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