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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


STILL A FEW SPOTS LEFT!
CCIC’s Annual Conference and AGM “Redefining Development Partnerships: A new Role for Canadians in Global Equality and Cooperation”
Ottawa Convention Centre,
May 13-15, 2014
Co-organized with CAIDP

 

Joint CCIC-CASID panels
May 28-30, 2014
St. Catharines, Ontario
 
ACF-APWG-PAGER event:
The Transition from Emergency Humanitarian Relief to Long Term Development in the Philippines and South Sudan
June 9, 2014
Toronto, Ontario
For more information: Kimberly MacMillan.

 
 

upcoming events

 

Women, Peace and Security Network – Canada: Workshop on National Actions Plans - Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Civil Society
March 27, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

 

CALACS Congress 2014
May 16 to 18, 2014
Quebec City, Quebec

 

The Ottawa Forum: Rethinking Canada's International Strategy
May 23-24, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

 

CASID Conference: Borders without Boundaries
May 28-30, 2014
St. Catharines, Ontario

 

Tribunal permanent des peuples : session sur l'industrie minière canadienne
May 29-June 1, 2014
Montreal, Quebec

 

Symposium on Tax Justice and Human Rights
June 18-20, 2014
Montreal, Quebec

 
Queen’s University Forum on Community Relations in the Extractive Sector
August 18-19, 2014
Toronto, Ontario

 
Peoples' Social Forum
August 21-24
Ottawa, Ontario

 
Canadian Society for International Health - 21st Canadian Conference on Global Health: Partnerships for Global Health
November 2-4, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline to submit an abstract – May 30, 2014
 

 

CCIC In The News

Organismos canadienses denuncian al gobierno por incumplir con proceso de consulta después de la firma del TLC con Colombia
Radio-Canada International
March 28, 2014

 

Ottawa falling short on key provision of free-trade deal
The Globe and Mail
March 29, 2014
 
Aid groups relieved youth internship program saved
Embassy
April 2, 2014

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

Canada’s contribution to the HLM in Mexico

Just back from a week in Mexico City where the Global Partnership for Development Cooperation – the new structure created to implement the Busan agreements (Nov 2011) on effective development cooperation- held its first High level Meeting at the Ministerial level.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

CCIC Conference only a few weeks away!

The upcoming joint CCIC/CAIDP conference entitled: “Redefining Development Partnerships: A New Role for Canadians in Global Equality and Cooperation” is quickly approaching. It is not too late to register!  

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Not to be missed Emerging Leaders session at the CCIC Conference

The Emerging Leaders Network will be hosting a lunch and an exciting afternoon workshop entitled ‘Movers and Shakers: How to Maximize Influence in the 2015 Election’...

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IYIP and IAYI renewed after intense mobilization

Putting an end to months of uncertainty and rumors, Minister for International Development Christian Paradis announced on March 28 that International Youth Internships Programs would be renewed.

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Mexico moves inclusive development agenda forward

It was an exciting week (earthquake aside) in Mexico from April 12th-17th, as representatives from civil society organizations, parliament, the private sector, governments, the United Nations System and International Financial Institutions, met in Mexico for the First High Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation.

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Canadian CSOs: here is your chance to participate in the Beyond 2015 campaign

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) was selected recently as the national lead agency to support the Beyond 2015 campaign in Canada and we are inviting all CSOs...

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New HRBA and Equitable Partnership Guide – word is getting out!

Following the launch in March of our English and French Guide that provides concrete and very practical tools to integrate a human rights-based approach (HRBA) into your development programming and to initiate a process to intentionally develop more equitable partnerships...

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More than 100 people attend the annual meeting between the APWG and DFATD

On April 4th, 72 representatives from the three branches of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) met with 36 members of the Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) to discuss development and human rights issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

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DFATD-ACF meeting: the beginning of a renewed dialogue

On April 15, the Africa-Canada Forum (ACF) met with DFATD officials with the goal of building relationships and strengthening  a continuous dialogue process throughout the year.

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Honduran human rights leader visited Ottawa and urged MPs to put human rights first

Prominent Honduran human rights activist Bertha Oliva, general coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared and Detained in Honduras (COFADEH), visited Ottawa on April 8, 2014 to urge that Canadian trade and investment not trump human rights.

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Results of FLASH! survey: Thanks for reading us!

FLASH! is CCIC’s main vehicle to communicate with its members and supporters on news and issues of interest for the sector. CCIC recently conducted a survey with FLASH! subscribers, to gather feedback on content and the look of its newsletter, and map what could be improved.

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Blog on Aid and Development celebrates first anniversary and invites new contributors!

There is a lot to celebrate for writers and readers of the Ottawa Citizen Blog on Aid and Development! Launched in March 2013, the interest for the blog has grown rapidly, making it one of the most popular in the Citizen.

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Coalition Profile: Women’s Rights Working Group

CCIC has coordinated the Women’s Rights Policy Group (WRPG) since the early 2000s to strengthen the focus on women's rights in the international cooperation agenda. 

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MEMBER PROFILE: Collaboration Santé Internationale

This month CCIC has met with the Pierrette Defoy-Dolbec, Executive Director at Collaboration Santé Internationale (CSI) based in Québec City, to learn more about this unique NGO which delivers medical equipment and medicine to developing countries. Mme Defoy-Dolbec spoke with passion about the many partnerships that allow CSI to fulfill its mission and the important role of volunteers...among other things!

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Climate Change Impacts and Vulnerability in Canada

On April 10th CCIC collaborated with the Climate Action Network (CAN) and the Climate for Development (C4D) coalition on several events to raise awareness with parliamentarians and the general public on the impacts of climate change on development.

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Tax Justice and Human Rights: A Collaborative Symposium for Researchers, Students and Activists

On June 18-20, researchers, tax justice activists, community organizations and civil society organizations from around the world will convene in Montreal for a unique symposium to discuss the latest research, share experiences, and promote public participation in the growing international dialogue on taxation.

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Brief launched by MiningWatch Canada on Project-Level Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms

MiningWatch Canada prepared this brief for an expert meeting on practical solutions to the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights' “effectiveness criteria.” 

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Humanitarian Coalition Blog - Call for Submissions

The Humanitarian Coalition, which brings together CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada, has established an online blog to better engage Canadians on humanitarian issues and encourage exchanges within Canada's humanitarian community and with the public at large.

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WORTH A LOOK

Not good news: New Reports from the IPCC on the impacts of climate change

The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change.

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Public services as the strongest weapons to inequality

In a report entitled Working for the Many, Oxfam says that public services such as the provision of health and education are among the strongest weapons to use in the mix against global inequality.

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Accountability for civil society by civil society: A Guide to Self-Regulation Initiatives

CIVICUS has recently launched a guide about civil society organizations’ self-regulation – a new addition to their Legitimacy, Transparency and Accountability (LTA) programme.

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Inclusive Development – a new way of thinking

The High Level Meeting in Mexico included four discussion papers on Results, Transparency and Accountability, Country Ownership, and a statement on the New Deal, but by far the best was the paper on Inclusive Development ...

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Key challenges faced by Canadian and international humanitarian actors

The papers presented in this volume are the outcome of some of the presentations made during the conference by Canadian humanitarian experts.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Opens Application Round 13 of Grand Challenges Explorations

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced that it is accepting applications for Round 13 of its Grand Challenges Explorations initiative...

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Canadian Advocacy Network launched

Are you looking for help with media training, public relations, government relations, or coalition-building?

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Democracy Is More Than Just Holding Elections

Wouldn’t you like to give those in power a report card? This is what citizen engagement looks like...

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