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

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Leaders Forum
February 4-5 2015
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Save the Date: CCIC Annual Conference
May 12-14, 2015
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Biannual APG Meeting April 15-16
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Kama Reading Series 2014 – World Literacy Canada
January 29-May 28, 2015
Toronto, Ontario

 

International Development Week
February 1-7, 2015
Canada

 

La santé des mères, des nouveau-nés et des enfants au centre des politiques de coopération internationale du Canada : bilan et perspectives
February 5, 2015
Montreal, Quebec

 
CUPE National Human Rights Conference
February 5-8, 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba
 
The 2015 Ottawa Region Charity & Not-for-Profit Law Seminar
February 12, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario

 

Book Launch (Montreal): « Rethinking Canadian Aid »
February 26, 2015
Montreal, Quebec
 
Book Launch (Ottawa): « Rethinking Canadian Aid »
February 27, 2015
Ottawa, 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

 

CASID Annual Conference 2015 - Call for Papers /Panel Proposals
June 3-5, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario

 

 

 

CCIC In The News

Inside the takedowns of AusAID and CIDA
January 15, 2015
Devex

 
Canada flirts with starting development finance institution
January 21, 2015
Embassy

 

Three Amigos summit delay a missed opportunity
January 28, 2015
Embassy
 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

Welcome to 2015 - a year that promises to be a game-changer both at home and abroad!

2015 is an important year in the international development arena because the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are set to expire and the process to determine what new development framework will replace them will culminate at the UN General Assembly in the fall. As negotiations around the new framework begin at the UN this month, expectations are high and a significantly more complex and ambitious agenda is the starting point.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

The environment of civil society organizations in Canada remains a challenge!

A growing number of events and reports point to the fact that civil society organizations in Canada are facing a stricter, more complex environment lately, with increased scrutiny and legal constraints from the federal government.

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A Changing landscape – read CCIC's new report on the state of Canadian coalitions

Ever wondered what value working in coalition can bring to your work? Or what coalitions actually exist in Canada? Or what international issues they are focsing on? In mid-January, CCIC launched a new report...

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Global Partnership meets again to discuss evaluation of progress since Busan

The Steering Committee of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation met this month in The Hague, Netherlands. Among other things, the Steering Committee discussed the results of a survey of members conducted in October.

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Paul Samson joins Finance, Replaced by Elissa Goldberg

After eight years at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), Acting Assistant Deputy Minister of Partnerships for Development Innovation Brach, Paul Samson, will be leaving DFATD for a new position at Finance Canada.

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Thinking of joining a working group? Value added pamphlet

Become a member of CCIC’s Regional Working Groups and be part of a national network of civil society organizations committed to development, social justice and human rights in Africa, the Americas, or Asia-Pacific!

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APG letter to Minister John Baird about the human rights crisis in Mexico

CCIC’s Americas Policy Group recently wrote a letter to Minister John Baird about the human rights crisis in Mexico, where there are still no clear answers about the 43 students who disappeared in September.

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Africa-Canada Forum Colloquium Report

The Africa-Canada Forum has released a report outlining for its annual colloquium on “Building Partnerships to tackle Inequality: opportunities and challenges for African and Canadian CSOs”, on October 14-15, 2014.

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Annual members meeting of the Asia-Pacific Working Group

APWG members met in Ottawa on January 22 to discuss the priorities of the working group and plan the activities for year ahead. Members also discussed the CCIC post-2015 campaign and the joint working group research on investment treaties and human rights. The notes from the meeting will be circulated to members shortly. For more information, please contact Denis Côté

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APWG & World Vision Canada Event: "Child Protection Issues and Promising Practices in Asia"

The APWG and World Vision Canada collaborated to hold an event where three panelists presented their views on child marriage and other children’s issues in Nepal; and child sponsorship as a child protection tool, using India as a case study.

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New on CCIC’s blog

15 Proposals for Canadian Foreign Aid is an interesting and thought provoking article by Ottawa U. professor Stephen Brown. It was re-posted on CCIC’s blog, both in French and English. Increasing the ODA budget and getting rid of priority themes for Canadian aid are part of the suggested changes. Organizations and individuals interested in publishing an article in CCIC’s blog can contact Chantal Havard.dividing line

Coalition Profile: WASH Canada

WASH Canada was launched in 2012 to strengthen the Canadian voice and impact on the global water and sanitation crisis. At present, it brings together 40 Canadian partners working on international water, sanitation and hygiene, including innovators, researchers, implementers, funders and experts.

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MEMBER PROFILE: World Animal Protection

This month, CCIC met with Melissa Matlow, Legislative and Public Affairs Manager. Melissa discussed the organization’s mandate and work, the importance of its programing “Animals in disasters” within humanitarian assistance and international development programming more generally, the “rebranding” process and plans for the upcoming year ... among other things!

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Inter Pares Peace campaign

On November 11th, Inter Pares launched a special Peace campaign. The campaign highlighted and built essential support for the work of their counterparts around the world working to create a more peaceful world.

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Harvest of Letters: Supporting Smallholder Farmers with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Since 2009, Canada has taken a leadership role in global food security, launching a Food Security Strategy for developing countries that prioritizes sustainable agricultural development, nutrition and food assistance.

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Merger of Save the Children and Street Kids International

Save the Children is delighted to announce that Street Kids International – a leading organization committed to empowering youth – will become part of Save the Children Canada. Together, the organizations are confident that they will have a stronger, positive impact on children and youth.

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WORTH A LOOK

Financing the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: A Rough Roadmap

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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12 Lessons on Engaging the Public

The OECD continues its series of publications that draw on the lessons learned from past Peer Reviews of donors, this time on communication and public engagement.

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Report - Workshop on Civil Society: Dissent, Democracy, and the Law  

The report of the workshop “Civil Society: Dissent, Democracy, & the Law” was recently published and examines connections between the recent experiences of those working in Canadian CSOs and the broader societal contexts to help develop responses to the challenges facing civil society in Canada.

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Special Rapporteur releases report on 'monumental' events of 2014

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, Maina Kiai, released his mandate’s first ever year-end report, reviewing the events of 2014 from Ukraine to Egypt to the United States to Kenya.

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How is your organization doing on implementing the Istanbul Principles?

To follow-up on the outcomes of Busan, and the commitment made by civil society to implement the Istanbul Principles, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness has designed a survey to help organizations self-assess and evaluate their work vis-a-vis the Istanbul Principles.

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Video: The Wealth Gap - Broadbent Institute

The animated video narrated by Ed Broadbent, based on a landmark survey the Broadbent Institute commissioned on perceptions of wealth distribution in Canada, shows just how Canadians underestimate wealth equality -- and how much they want a shared prosperity.

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Growing Global Concern over Poverty and Homelessness

A new GlobeScan poll shows increases in perceived seriousness of poverty and homelessness.The GlobeScan poll of 24,000 citizens across 24 countries, including Canada, shows the abiding strength of people’s concerns about poverty and their perceptions of economic unfairness.

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Map of NGOs around the world

TOver the next couple of months, the Global Development Professionals Network (GDPN) will be crowdsourcing a map of NGOs working in developing countries.

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Rethinking Canadian Aid: Now available online for free!

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. The PDF of entire book can be downloaded for free by clicking here!

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