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

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CCIC In The News
 

CCIC presents

 
Leaders Forum
February 4-5 2015
Ottawa, Ontario
Further details to follow
 
Save the Date: CCIC Annual Conference
May 12-14, 2015
Palais des Congres
Gatineau, Quebec
For more information, please contact Michelle Bested
 

upcoming events

 

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

 

International Lawsuits against Multinational Companies
Novembre 3, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Beyond Humanitarian Assistance: The Challenges of Speaking Out About the Atrocities that Humanitarian Actors Witness
Doctors without Borders
November 4, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale
November 6-16, 2014
Quebec

 

Conference of the blog Un seul monde : Où va la coopération internationale au Québec et au Canada?
Novembre 7, 2014
Montreal, Quebec
 

Mining Extraction and Justice "The Global Cry of the People"
Novembre 7, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

 
Looking for ex-CCIC staff contact info for a special meeting!
Please contact
Charles Saliba-Couture
Novembre 9, 2014
 
2014 Canadian Humanitarian Conference: Adaptation and Innovation: Canada's Contributions to Humanitarian Response
Decembre 4-5, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario

 

International Forum: Great International Development Debates - A WUSC and CECI Event
January 24-25, 2015 Montreal, Quebec

CCIC In The News

Another shutdown: NSI and the grim future of Canadian NGOs
September 29, 2014
Devex

 
Aid group down but not out
October 3, 2014
Toronto Star
 
Canada's cut to foreign aid biggest of any country in 2013
October 7, 2014
Toronto Star
 
Adapt or die: The new NGO funding reality
October 15, 2014
Embassy

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

The post-2015 agenda: from Taipei to Lima

This month had me traveling to Taipei to participate as a keynote speaker in TaiwanAid’s second Asian NGOs International Development Conference, immediately followed by a trip to Lima where CECI and WUSC were hosting the International Volunteer Cooperation Organizations (IVCO)’s annual conference.

In Taipei, it was great to be amongst colleagues from Taiwan and the region discussing the post-2015 process and implications for civil society.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

DFATD makes progress on aid transparency, but others race ahead

The 2014 global rankings for the Aid Transparency Index (ATI) are out. While Canada moved ahead by 9 points to 71.67% relative to 62.58% in 2013, its overall ranking dropped by three spots, from 8th to 11th, outpaced by more comprehensive publishing by other donors.

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No ombudsman for Canada just yet, as Bill C-584 defeated

CCIC joins with other members of the Canada Network on Corporate Accountability in expressing their disappointment that the Extractive Sector Ombudsman Bill, Bill C-584, failed second reading this month in the House of Commons by 150 votes to 127

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Post2015 work gaining traction, but we need to #AimHigher2015

2015 is going to be a big year for the world, for Canada and for the United Nations. A set of Sustainable Development Goals will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in September 2015, as the MDGs expire.

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Enhanced ODAAA Report can't hide declining Canadian aid numbers

At the beginning of October, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) posted their first Official Development Assistance (ODA) Accountability Act Report as a merged Department.

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New on CCIC’s blog

CCIC welcomes the contribution of its member organization Canadian Friends Service Committee (the Quakers), who shared an excellent article on Canada’s refusal to sign the UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. Organizations and individuals interested in publishing an article in CCIC’s blog can contact Chantal Havard.

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Coalition Profile: Make Poverty History Canada

Many of you will remember wearing the white wristband, back in 2005-2006, and going to Parliament Hill with hundreds of supporters to ask the Canadian government to be a leader in reducing global poverty, and to implement a plan to eliminate poverty in Canada?

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MEMBER PROFILE: World Literacy Canada

This month CCIC met with Jasmine Gill, Executive Director of World Literacy Canada.  Jasmine shared her views on World Literacy Canada’s programming, explained the approach World Literacy Canada uses to foster women’s empowerment and described the impact of one of their main project, the Sally Swenson Scholarship… among other things!

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Saving animals from disaster - World Animal Protection

More than one billion people depend directly on animals for food, jobs, income, transport, social status, cultural identification and financial security.

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Development and Peace launches new campaign Sow Much Love!

Development and Peace has launched a new campaign to raise awareness on the crucial role of small family farmers in the Global South in feeding the world and the growing threat to their right to save, exchange and use their seeds.

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New Members! CODE, PeaceGeeks and World Animal Protection

CCIC is thrilled to welcome three new members! 

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WORTH A LOOK

Interview with Minister Paradis: "It's about getting results!"

Minister Paradis sat down with Diplomat’s editor, Jennifer Campbell, to discuss his current job, including the CIDA-DFAIT merger, priorities leading up to the next election, MDGs, the 0.7 percent of GDP engagement, new countries-of-focus list, the aid transparency file, and more!

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Canada's foreign policy on the extractive sector

iPolitics recently published a 12-part series on Canada's foreign policy on the extractive sector with a special focus on Guatemala.

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OECD 2014 Development Co-operation Report – Mobilizing Resources for Sustainable Development 

The OECD launched its key annual reference report highlighting statistics and trends in international aid.

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Global Humanitarian Assistance 2014

How much is spent on humanitarian assistance? Where does it go? How does it get there and what is it spent on?

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Freedom of Assembly and of Association at Multilateral Institutions

The United Nations has just released the latest report by UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Association and of Peaceful Assembly, Maina Kiai, looking at these freedoms in the context of multilateral institutions.

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A New book: Globetrotting or Global Citizenship: Perils and Potential of International Service Learning

A new book entitled Globetrotting or Global Citizenship: Perils and Potential of International Service Learning edited by Rebecca Tiessen and Robert Huish has been published by the University of Toronto Press.

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