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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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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

 

International Forum: Great International Development Debates
A WUSC and CECI Event
January 23-24, 2015
Montreal, Quebec

 

Kama Reading Series 2014 – World Literacy Canada
January 29-May 28, 2015
Toronto, Ontario

 

Les rapports de pouvoir dans les relations inter-organisationnelles en coopération internationale : histoire des acquis, risques et défis dans le contexte canadien actuel
March 19, 2015
Montreal, Quebec

 

3rd International Open Data Conference
May 27-29, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario

 

 

CCIC In The News

Politique de partenariat avec la société civile : encore beaucoup de zones d'ombre
November 8, 2014
Le Devoir

 
Objectifs du millénaire pour le développement : un bilan partagé, au seuil de l'échéance de 2015
November 8, 2014
Le Devoir
 
Canada's role in the economic development of Tibet
November 13, 2014
Talk Tibet
 
Another lap in ODA spending
November 21, 2014
CTV National News

 

No clear process for deciding crisis aid contributions: AG
November 26, 2014
Embassy
 
Ghana: Canadian aid project goes off the rails
December 9, 2014
The Toronto Star

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

Looking back on 2014 and forward to 2015!

Dear members and friends of CCIC,

I love the last days of the year because I find there is always so much to look proudly or fondly back on, no matter how many challenges a particular year might have presented. And 2014 is no exception – so much silver lining this year to highlight!

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

Happy Holidays to our readers and supporters!

On behalf of CCIC’s team, please receive our best wishes for the Holiday Season and the year to come! 2015 will be an important year both at the national and global levels, and we will continue to work together for a more inclusive, equal and peaceful world. Please note that our office will be closed between Christmas and January 1st.

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Save the date! CCIC Leaders Forum February 4-5 2015, Ottawa

CCIC is thrilled to be hosting a special Leaders’ Forum in February 2015. This two-day event is designed to bring together heads of agency (EDs, CEOs, Presidents, etc.) as well as their Board chairs (or other board members) to discuss and agree on common strategies to address current opportunities.

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Substantial Call for proposals on MNCH

On November 5, Minister of International Development Christian Paradis announced an allocation of $ 370 million to the Partnerships for Strengthening Maternal, Newborn and Child Health call for proposals.

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GPEDC members meet in the Republic of Korea

At the First High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) last April in Mexico, the GPEDC Progress Report indicated that the pace of implementing commitments since Busan has been undeniably slow, while some countries have even regressed.

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Copenhagen Conference on Inequality

In mid-November, CCIC was invited to participate alongside 200 other civil society organizations (CSOs), from 43 countries, in a High-Level CSO Conference on Inequality.

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15th Summit of La Francophonie

On November 29-30, the 15th Summit of a La Francophonie was held in Dakar, Senegal. Prime Minister Stephen Harper led the Canadian Delegation in the Dakar Summit, Women and Youth in La Francophonie: Agents for Peace and Development.

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Echoes from International Civil Society Week 2014

From Nov.19-25, CCIC participated in the International Civil Society Week in Johannesburg, South Africa, along with 700 delegates and social activists from around the globe. The event was organized by CIVICUS, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CCIC is a member of CIVICUS).

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World Humanitarian Summit 2016 – Consultations begin

2016 will see the first ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), in a context in which actors are struggling to respond to growing humanitarian needs and rapidly evolving landscape of humanitarian emergencies.

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Mapping the Coalition Landscape

Twenty-five Canadian coalitions working on international issues met in mid-November to discuss, “Fostering new synergies, filling emerging gaps.”

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Up for Debate Campaign officially launched!

After months of preparation, the Alliance for Women’s Rights, a non-partisan alliance of over 100 organizations (women’s groups and their allies) launched on Nov.4 on Parliament Hill, the Up for Debate campaign, with women EDs from the YWCA, Oxfam Canada and the Native Women’s Association of Canada speaking at the press conference.

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Updates from the CCIC's Americas Policy Group

APG members from across the country came together for the group's Fall Members Meeting in late October.

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ACF-DFATD Meeting – A Renewed Dialogue

The ACF met with DFATD on October 30, 2014. The objective of this meeting was to promote open dialogue between DFATD and CCIC-ACF on Africa issues/priorities and Canadian engagement in the region.

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Second dialogue between APWG members and DFATD in 2014

APWG members met with DFATD representatives on December 5th to discuss issues related to development and human rights in the Asia-Pacific region.

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New on CCIC’s blog

An article written by CCIC’s staff Charles Saliba-Couture for the Huffington Post Québec blog “Un seul monde” was re-posted on CCIC’s blog last month.

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Coalition Profile: Reality of Aid

The Reality of Aid Network (RoA) is a major South/North international non-governmental initiative, which focuses exclusively on analysis and lobbying for poverty eradication policies and practices in the international aid regime.

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MEMBER PROFILE: CECI

This month, CCIC met with CECI Executive Director Claudia Black. Claudia discussed the key to the success of CECI, the organization’s approach to capacity building, the upcoming 4th International Forum "Great Development Debates" organized jointly with WUSC, as well as its international volunteer program UNITERRA... among other things!

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Write For Rights Campaign - Amnesty International

Amnesty international recently launched Write for Rights campaign inviting people to mark December 10th, International Human Rights Day, by writing a letter to a real person facing a terrible human rights injustice.

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Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale – AQOCI

The Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) and its members were successful in organizing the 18th International Cooperation Days (Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale) last November...

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Great Development Debates: 2015 International Forum, January 23-24, Montreal

Organized by WUSC and CECI, this international development conference will convene over 400 development practitioners, academics, researchers, government representatives, students and professionals to participate in the debates on topics such as...

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Even it Up Oxfam Campaign on inequality – and report

As part of a ten year campaign focused on addressing economic inequality, Oxfam International along with Oxfam Canada and Quebec has launched a new report looking at the growing issue of economic inequality. The Report, endorsed by a broad array of global figures, lays out a set of recommendations for tackling this issue.

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MiningWatch presents the case of Canada at the IACHR

On October 28th 2014, MiningWatch Canada (along with JCAP and CCIJ) presented at the Inter American Human Rights Commission (IACHR), in a hearing entitled Canada: Impacts of the Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America.

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Equitas received the 2014 Rights and Freedoms Prize

Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education has been awarded the 2014 Rights and Freedoms Prize  by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec (CDPDJ).

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AKFC and CAJ partner for new international development reporting fellowship

Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists are offering a new opportunity for journalists in Canada to push the boundaries of reporting on the developing world.

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Three organizations merge to launch Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, a progressive, pro-choice charitable organization, is now officially launched and ready to speak up for sexual health and rights in Canada and globally.

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WORTH A LOOK

OECD lessons on engaging the public

The OECD has released a new publication laying out twelve lessons learned from OECD DAC peer reviews in terms of engaging the public – its first such publication on the topic.

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Ten short winning films on Climate Change

Ten film crews. Ten different countries. Ten winning films. http://action4climate.org/.

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The McLeod Group Policy Briefs on International Development Issues 

In the lead-up to the 2015 federal election, the McLeod Group will be producing a number of policy briefs on international development issues that confront Canada and Canadians, including A Development Policy For Canada and A Primer on Foreign Aid.

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Broadbent Institute report on CRA audits

This report provides evidence suggesting biased scrutiny of charities that are critical of the government by the CRA. Highlighting a pattern of claiming 0% political activity, it also raises questions about the accuracy of the filings of 10 right-leaning charities to the CRA with respect to their interpretation of the CRA’s definition of “political” activity.

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New book! Rethinking Canadian Aid

A new book entitled Rethinking Canadian Aid edited by Stephen Brown, Molly den Heyer and David R. Black has been published by the University of Ottawa Press.

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A World That Counts: Mobilizing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

The report summarizes the reflections of 20 international experts convened by the Secretary-General on how the data revolution can contribute to sustainable development. The Report profiles key challenges for a data revolution to occur and provides a series of recommendations on how to address this.

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Will GMO Feed the World?

This new report by the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network notes that the promise of Genetically Modified crops to feed the world overlooks the real causes of hunger (poverty and inequality), and disregards the harmful impacts of using GM technology.

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Stories of innovative democracy at local level

The FACTS Initiative, RESOLIS and CIVICUS have recently published a special issue of the FACTS Report and RESOLIS Journal on local democratic innovations.

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