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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


 

Africa Canada Forum’s Annual Colloquium
October 14-15, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario
For more information, please contact Kimberly MacMillan
 
Americas Policy Group's Annual Meeting
October 27-28, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario
The venue is the boardroom at Oxfam's building (aka. our new office).
For more information, please contact Stacey Gomez

 
 

upcoming events

 

Exhibition by Oxfam-Québec in partnership with World Press Photo Montreal
August 27- September 28, 2014
Montreal, Québec

 

Canadian Aid and Commercial Interests under the Harper Government
September 18, 2014 Quebec, Quebec

 

One World Film Festival
September 25-27, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

 

What role should Canada play in the Horn of Africa
October 1, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Activist Conversation on Climate Change
October 2, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

 
Global Day of Action for Right to Health - Article 25
October 25, 2014
Canada & other countries

 

21st Canadian Conference on Global Health: Partnerships for Global Health
November 2-4, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

 

2nd Conference of the blog Un seul monde (One World)
November 7, 2014
Montreal, Quebec

 

2014 Canadian Humanitarian Conference: Adaptation and Innovation: Canada’s Contributions to Humanitarian Response
December 4-5, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline to submit an abstract – September 15, 2014

 

 

CCIC In The News

Honduras deal: Another example of Canada's poor record on trade and human rights
July 9, 2014
Embassy

 
OSC canadiennes : moins de financement, moins d'impact à l'étranger
July 18, 2014
Radio-Canada International
 
Canada Revenue Agency says 'preventing poverty' not allowed as goal for charity
July 24, 2014
The Canadian Press
 
Canada's Foreign Aid Strategy Should Prioritize Condoms
July 28, 2014
Vice Canada
 
Quebec, 2015 election cited as key to feds' warming to aid groups
July 30, 2014
Embassy
 
Small foreign-aid charity struggles with onerous CRA demands after audit
July 30, 2014
CBC News

 

Foreign aid NGOs optimistic for funding fix
July 31, 2014
Embassy

 

Foreign-aid charities join together to challenge Canada Revenue Agency audits
August 10, 2014
Toronto Star
 

Vague de contestation contre l'Agence du revenu du Canada
August 11, 2014
Le Devoir

 

TLC y Derechos Humanos: los acuerdos de Canadá con Colombia y Honduras
August 12, 2014
Radio Canada International

 

Charities push back against Harper, refuse to be victims
August 12, 2014
Rabble

 

Probe Harper's use of tax audits
August 15, 2014
Guelph Mercury

 

Conservatives reject call for probe of charities audits
August 19, 2014
Toronto Star

 

Change in federal foreign aid policy shuts out a lot of talent and expertise
August 22, 2014
The Vancouver Sun

 

'Stick to the knitting': Charities face similar scrutiny in UK, Canada
August 27, 2014
Embassy

 

L'Accord de libre-échange Canada-Honduras: brasser des affaires à tout prix?
Huffington Post Québec – Un seul monde
August 31, 2014

 

 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

And what a summit it was, it was….. (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this piece, published in our last Flash! in June, Julia shared some impressions of the MNCH Summit, including reflections on the format and content of the summit (Read Part 1>>). In the second part of the piece, she discusses some underlying funding issues that emerged during the summit.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

CCIC is moving!

Please note that as of September 2nd, CCIC’s office will be located at 39 McArthur Avenue in Ottawa, in Oxfam Canada's building. Phone and fax numbers will remain the same.  

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DFATD Consultation on its Civil Society Partnership Policy

In early August, CCIC submitted its response to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development’s (DFATD) Draft Civil Society Partnership Policy launched for consultation in June (see May-June Flash!

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Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation: CASL's Implications for Charities and Non Profits

It’s more than just spam! On July 31st, CCIC hosted a workshop and webinar in Toronto regarding Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) attended by 35 participants.

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Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals releases its final Outcome Document

The United Nations is one small step closer to developing a development framework to replace the MDGs when they expire in 2015.

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CCIC Brief on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Canada's Priorities

Overwhelmed by the enormity and complexity of the post-2015 process? Unsure what Canada’s priorities are ahead of the start of intergovernmental negotiations?

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Canada-Honduras trade deal receives royal assent amid concerns that it will exacerbate human rights abuses

Through testimony at parliamentary hearings, public events, as well as media work, the Americas Policy Group (APG) and its members have sought to highlight the human rights implications of the Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement (CHFTA).

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Save the date for AFRICA CANADA FORUM'S ANNUAL COLLOQUIUM : October 14-15, 2014, Ottawa

ACF’s Annual Colloquium will be hosted in Ottawa on October 14-15.  The theme of the conference is “Building Partnerships to tackle Inequality:  opportunities and challenges for African and Canadian CSOs”.  

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New on CCIC’s blog

CCIC is grateful to guest bloggers who contribute to making our blog a place for lively discussions and debates on important issues affecting international development and Canada’s role in the world.

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Coalition Profile: CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an influential network of organisations at the local, national, regional and international levels, and spans the spectrum of civil society. CIVICUS has worked for nearly two decades to strengthen citizen action and civil society throughout the world, especially in areas where participatory democracy and citizens' freedom of association are threatened.  

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MEMBER PROFILE:

Please note that this section will be back next month!

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Exhibition by Oxfam-Québec in partnership with World Press Photo Montreal

The exhibition Regards will be presented at the Espace Oxfam-Québec, during the World Press Photo Montreal from August 27th to September 8th. Regards features exclusive photos taken in Benin by William Daniels, photographer and recipient of two world press awards.

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The power to end poverty through microfinance – RESULTS Canada

Inspired by the power of microfinance to pull even the poorest people out of poverty, RESULTS Canada has created its first original film. This 15-minute film features experts in the field -such as Muhammad Yunus and Katleen Felix - and delves into the importance of microfinance as a proven, cost-effective solution to ending global poverty.

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KAIROS leads Philippines Learning Tour to Mindanao communities impacted by Canadian mining

From July 30-August 10, KAIROS organized a learning tour to the Philippines to learn more about how Canadian mining operations are impacting communities. 

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WORTH A LOOK

A little more clarity around the issue of resilience

This year’s UNDP Human Development Report focuses on 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerability and Building Resilience' an issue that is gathering increasing attention among the development community.

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Practitioners Guide: the Human Rights-Based Approach to Development and the Right to Participation

The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released a new Guide to provide an analysis of how to best incorporate the right to active, free and meaningful participation in development. The Guide also includes several case studies and provide lessons learned on how to better incorporate the right to participation into human rights-based development.

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Campaign for People's Goals : On the Road to Development Justice

This 6,37 minutes video, produced by  the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, makes the case for why we need a new development model to address the double crises of inequality and environmental collapse. The video explains Development Justice and the shifts civil society in the Global South demands.

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Trade and the post-2015 agenda: from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals

While trade is more prominent in the current drafts of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) than it was in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the proposed trade targets do not yet provide a framework...

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Investing in the SDGs – what role for finance?

At the end of June, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) issued its annual report, this year focused on “Investing in the SDGs: An Action Plan,” offering suggestions for how business can help promote the SDGs in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Independent Commission assesses DfID work on private sector

The British Independent Commission for Aid Impact has released a report assessing the UK Department for International Development’s work on the private sector.

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A Call for the Building of an Alternative Legal Framework to the International Investment Treaties

This document, prepared by the Working Group on Investment of the Americas, analyzes the international investment agreements’ regime from a human rights perspective and proposes a series of principles for the construction of alternative frameworks for international investment. The document ends with a call for the discussion and construction of a basic common agenda.

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UN passes resolution on legally binding mechanism for TNCs

At the end of June, the UN’s Human Rights Council adopted a resolution entitled, “Elaboration of an international legally binding instrument on Transnational Corporations and other Business Enterprises with respect to Human Rights”...

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International Development Cooperation: trends and emerging opportunities – perspectives of the new actors

The UNDP has released all of the documents related to a conference it organized in July on an array of issues related to global development cooperation from the perspective of new actors and donors.

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Aid on Demand: Delivering Cost-Effective Technical Assistance in Developing Countries

This report published by The Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) presents 12 case studies from IPAC’s international program, Deployment for Democratic Development, or DDD.  The DDD program funded and managed by DFATD, has been running since 2007 and will continue until 2015.  They have now initiated 85 DDD projects in 35 countries.

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Building a Better Response: Strengthening NGO Capacity & Engagement in the International Humanitarian Architecture

The Building A Better Response project aims to build the capacity of national and international NGO personnel to engage with the humanitarian architecture in a manner that improves overall coordination and response to the needs of affected populations.

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Where is everyone? Responding to Emergencies in Difficult Situations

In July, Médécins Sans Frontières  released a report reviewing the humanitarian aid system’s response to displacement emergencies in conflict contexts in South Sudan, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Jordan in 2012-13.

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Policy Briefs on Investment in Agriculture

The International Institute for Sustainable Development has launched a new series of policy briefs on investment in agriculture. The first in the series, The Global Response to Foreign Investment in Agriculture, explores the dozens of initiatives and principles that have been developed to assist governments, investors and communities respond to investor interest in agriculture.

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Critical and Emerging Issues in the area of Food Security and Nutrition

At the behest of the UN Committee on World Food Security in October, the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) has now released a note to inform the future work of the Committee and a broader community of individuals interested in food security and nutrition issues.

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African Union Building a United and Strong Africa – Agenda 2063

Agenda 2063 is both a Vision and an Action Plan. It is a call for action to all segments of African society to work together to build a prosperous and united Africa based on shared values and a common destiny. Visit the website for updates on resources and consultation processes.

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Essay contest on Aid by the Gates Foundation and the Global Development Network

The world has changed radically since the emergence of official development assistance. How should aid change?

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Canadian Humanitarian Conference - Call for Papers

The 2014 Canadian Humanitarian Conference titled “Adaptation and Innovation: Canada’s Contributions to Humanitarian Response” will be held in Ottawa in December 4-5, 2014.

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IDRC invites applications for its Canadian Partnerships Small Grants

IDRC invites applications for its 2014-2015 Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge Sharing. Provided through the Canadian Partnerships program, these grants support research, knowledge-building, and knowledge-sharing projects.

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If you have an item for Flash, send it by e-mail to Chantal Havard. Please note that Flash items should be no longer than one paragraph.

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