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Message from the President-CEO
New Developments in the Sector
Member Profile
CCIC Members in Action
Worth a Look

Events
CCIC In The News
 

CCIC presents

CCIC Fall Conference: Canadian leadership for a better world: a policy agenda for international cooperation in 2015 and beyond
November 21-22, 2013
Location TBC
Ottawa, ON

 

upcoming events

 

Transformative Leadership Education Programs
April-December 2013
Coady International Institute
St-Francis-Xavier University, NS

 

IDS Speakers Series & Lectures
September-November 2013
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, NS

 

AKFC Seminars on Nurturing Maternal and Child Health
September 2013-January 2014
Ottawa, ON

 

Local Economic Development: Is there a Role for Microfinance?
October 1st, 2013
IDRC
Ottawa, ON

 

The Lady Vanishes: Canada and the World of International Development - Toronto International Microfinance Summit
October 5, 2013
Allstream Centre
Toronto, ON

 

First World Congress on Access to Post-Secondary Education – Connecting the Unconnected
October 7-10, 2013
Mount Royal Centre
Montreal, QC

 

International Development: Bridging the Worlds of Theory, Policy and Practice
October 21-25, 2013
McGill University
Faculty of Management
Montreal, QC

 

CSIH’s 20th Canadian Conference on Global Health
Oct 27-29, 2013
Ottawa, ON

 

Canadian Humanitarian Conference: The Future of Humanitarian Response
October 30, 2013
Ottawa, ON

 

WUSC 3rd Annual International Forum: Great Development Debates
November 1-3, 2013
Delta Hotel
Ottawa, ON

 

The Anti-Terrorism Act: Understanding and Implications for Canadian NGOs
November 6, 2013
Location TBC
Ottawa, ON

 

Innovation Fair 2013: Showcasing Innovations in Children & Youth Programming
November 15, 2013
Hart House (University of Toronto)
Toronto, ON

 

Kama Benefit Reading Series 2014
January-May, 2014
The Park Hyatt,
Toronto, ON

 

World Literacy Canada Contest: Write for a Better World
April 4, 2014
Canada

 

CCIC In The News

Canada's CIDA reform could aid innovation work
Sci Dev Net
Sept. 6, 2013

 

Volunteer-sending groups anxious for next funding cycle
Embassy
Sept. 18, 2013

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

Needed: Canadian Leadership for a Better World!

The office was half-empty this summer at CCIC. All of us took some long-overdue time off. But we also had enough momentum to push through some important pieces of work that summarize the great accomplishments of the last 12 months and more, achieved in partnership with our members and others.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

Faith, Belief and Development: A Forum on the Role of Religion in International Development

Development (CASID) and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) help a development forum on faith and religion at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO).

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Rethinking Canadian Aid

Around 20 academics, CCIC, the North-South Institute and AidWatch Canada met at the end of the month at Dalhouse University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to hear and discuss a broad array of presentations around “Rethinking Canadian Aid”. A series of academic papers were the basis of each presentation and will be turned into a book in the Spring of 2014. The group also discussed the possibility of establishing a research network around development cooperation, bringing together academics and some practitioners. Open Canada featured some of the papers on their website.

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APG Fall meeting

CCIC's Americas Policy Group will hold one of its tri-annual meetings on October 16th and 17th, 2013. The first day of this meeting will be organized in collaboration with the Canadian Labour Congress and Common Frontiers, and will focus on Colombia.

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WUSC is investing in emerging leaders. Will you?

WUSC is looking to help bolster CCIC’s new Emerging Leaders’ Network, established at the 2013 CCIC Annual Forum. In anticipation of its upcoming International Forum on the Great Development Debates, WUSC has added a professional development training session for the Emerging Leaders’ Network members on the first day of its three day Forum (Nov 1-3).

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New member of the Policy Team at CCIC

CCIC welcomes Kimberly MacMillan as coordinator of the Africa-Canada Forum (3 days) and co-coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Working Group (2 days). Kimberly is a recent graduate of the International Development and Globalization program at the University of Ottawa and has a breadth of work, volunteering, and internship experiences in Canada and abroad.

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Access to Justice: a call to action from the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA)

The CNCA is launching the “Access to Justice” campaign this fall, asking two things from the Canadian government: an independent ombudsman for the Canadian extractive sector that can investigate complaints brought by communities overseas where companies operate, and legislated access to Canadian courts for people who believe they have been seriously harmed by the international operations of Canadian companies.

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Open government, open data

In mid August, the Canadian government launched a three week consultations with Canadians on their Open Government Action Plan, one year on from signing on to the Open Government initiative. The Action Plan includes 12 concrete commitments for advancing Open Government within three work streams: Open Data, Open Information and Open Dialogue.

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How are Canadian CSOs engaging with the private sector? You tell us!

How are Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs) engaging with the private sector for better development outcomes– in terms of partnering with the private sector, promoting private sector development, or pushing for better corporate behaviour? And which private sector are we talking about?

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New on CCIC’s blog

No new articles since the last FLASH, but our regular contributors are sharpening their pencils! Jump on the opportunity to post an article on CCIC’s blog, on an issue that is of interest to your organization and our sector; you can do so by contacting Chantal Havard.

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Coalition profile : Voices-Voix

In the spring of 2010, a number of Canadian CSOs came together, concerned about the shrinking democratic space for dialogue on public policy and in response to what appeared to be politically-motivated funding cuts and diminished commitments by the federal government to human rights and international development. The result was a broad-based, non-partisan civil society coalition called Voices-Voix, committed to defending the rights to dissent, advocacy and democratic space. CCIC is a member of the Steering Committee. 

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MEMBER PROFILE: World Federalists Movement Canada

This month we had the pleasure to talk with Fergus Watt, Executive Director at World Federalists Movement Canada. We found out more about this small but dynamic organization, member of a global network, whose areas of focus include peacekeeping, the post-2015 discussions and the responsibility to protect, among others.

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Local economic development: Is there a role for microfinance?

On October 1st, the Canadian Cooperatives Association and Inter Pares, in collaboration with CCIC, are hosting a one day conference on “Local economic development: Is there a role for microfinance?”, as a follow-up to last November’s event at IDRC with Milford Bateman.

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WUSC Annual Rendez-vous, Nov. 1-3 in Ottawa

If you have a passion for international development and global change, here is a chance to learn, network and exchange ideas with people just like you. WUSC and CECI - Centre d'étude et de coopération internationale invite you to join hundreds of development leaders, professionals, students and academics from around the world at the 3rd Annual International Forum in Ottawa.

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WORTH A LOOK

CCIC 2012-2013 Annual Report now available!

2012-2013 has been an exciting and busy year at CCIC; our latest annual report provides a good overview of the highlights and key issues of the past year –such as our work on the private sector and development, the CIDA/DFAIT merger, the Reverse the Cuts Campaign and the post-MDGs conference organized with CASID- in a very pleasant design. The year in numbers summarizes well how active we’ve all been and how many people follow our work. Comments on this publication and others are always welcomed and can be sent to Chantal Havard.

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A new guide on the Kimberley Process published by Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)

PAC just published A Guide to the Kimberley Process, the international initiative to eliminate conflict diamonds from the rough diamond trade. The guide aims to provide an introduction to the Kimberley Process (KP) for civil society and other interested stakeholders. It gives an introduction to the history, operations and structure of the KP, as well as an overview of those involved. It also includes the views of civil society on the shortcomings of the KP and necessary improvements.

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UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2013: Make agriculture truly sustainable

The UNCTAD Trade and Environment Report 2013 warns that continuing rural poverty, persistent hunger around the world, growing populations, and mounting environmental concerns must be treated as a collective crisis. It says that urgent and far-reaching action is needed before climate change begins to cause major disruptions to agriculture, especially in developing countries. More than 60 international experts contributed to this report subtitled Wake up before it is too late: Make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate.

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Counter-terrorism laws can hurt humanitarian action

The growing body of counter-terrorism legislation is having a direct impact on humanitarian action, restricting funding, stalling project implementation, and resulting in an increased climate of self-censorship by aid workers, according to a new, independent study commissioned by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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Policy Briefings on shaping development post-2015 by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS – University of Sussex) recently published seven issues as part of its Policy Briefing Series which provide high quality analysis and practical recommendations for shaping development post-2015.  Issues include gender equality, water and sanitation, nutrition and social protection, to name just a few.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Board: A new useful tool by the Humanitarian Coalition

The Humanitarian Coalition has launched a Humanitarian Bulletin Board this month, which offers a space to post interesting news, events and opportunities in the Canadian humanitarian sector. Have a look of what has already been posted and if you wish to post a link on the Humanitarian Bulletin Board, simply email the Humanitarian Coalition.

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The Earned Income-Generating Activities among Canadian Charities report by Imagine Canada

Imagine Canada has published its first earned income report based on a summary of findings from their Sector Monitor program. A key achievement of the report is that it highlights how important earned income already is for the charitable sector. The sector has long been aware of this importance, but this report adds quantifiable data as a foundation. It also adds valuable detail regarding what types of charities are most involved in earned income generation and how they use the revenues they generate.

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The Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide: All you need to know about Facebook, Twitter & others

Idealware has launched its updated version of its Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide. This guide will help organizations like yours determine what results and benefits you can reasonably expect from social media, and to guide you through the process of identifying the right channels for different goals. This updated version includes a new research on how non-profit organizations are using social media to meet their missions, and updated our overview of key differences between the channels most often used by nonprofits to reflect their current functionality.

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Bringing climate statistics to life

This month the OECD launched Climate Change eXplorer, a data visualisation tool that allows the user to visualise over 40 different data sets related to animated climate change "bubble" plots for the period 1990-2010. The user can choose which data sets to show on the axes, as well as the data set used to determine the size of the bubbles.

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