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In this issue
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

 
Save the Date: CCIC Annual Conference
May 12-14, 2015
Palais des Congres, Gatineau, Quebec
For more information, please contact Michelle Bested
 
Biannual APG Meeting
April 15-16
CCIC offices
Ottawa, Ontario
 
NPSIA-CCIC Workshop: Harnessing Development Data
March 31, 2015
Venue TBC
For more information, please contact Aniket Bhushan, Shannon Kindornay, Fraser Reilly-King.
 

 

 

 

upcoming events

 

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

 
Book Launch (Ottawa): « Rethinking Canadian Aid »
February 27, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Le Gala drôlement bénéfique d'Oxfam-Québec
March 3, 2015
Montreal, Quebec
 

International Womens' Day 2015 - Ottawa
March 5, 2015
Library and Archives Canada Auditorium
Ottawa, Ontario

 

2015 Bell Lecture – Economic Literacy: Getting Past 'Supply and Demand' with Jim Stanford, Economist
March 9, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Evaluating Open Aid: Cui Bono?
March 10, 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

 

World Social Forum 2015
March 24-28, 2015
Tunis, Tunisia

 
CFGB Investing in Agricultural Development Symposium
March 25, 2015
Lord Elgin Hotel
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program
May 4-17, 2015
Montreal, Quebec

 

3rd International Open Data Conference
May 28-29, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario

 

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

 

 

 

CCIC In The News

In 2015, Canadians can do better on the global scene
Embassy
February 5, 2015

 
NDP election platform to be previewed during House debate
CBC News
February 5, 2015

 

Les conservateurs en mission de réparation
Le Devoir
February 9, 2015
 
A pivotal year for Canada's engagement with global social justice
Equity Matters
February 20, 2015
 
 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

How far have we come, baby?

As we prepare to celebrate international women’s day 2015 in early March, it is befitting to reflect back on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality – when 189 governments and 30,000 women activists met in 1995 at the Fourth World Conference on Women to agree on a blueprint for advancing women’s rights. How far have we come over the 20 years since this historic moment? What has been achieved? What gaps and challenges still remain? Have we backtracked on any fronts? How do we mobilize support to move this global agenda forward?

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

We Can Do Better 2015 : Join our campaign!

2015 is going to be a big year for the international community and here in Canada: the UN General Assembly will adopt a new agenda for development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Canadians will be called to participate in a federal election.

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New DFATD Partnership Policy for civil society received with enthusiasm

On February 5, at a breakfast event that formed part of CCIC’s Leaders’ Forum, the Honorable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and for La Francophonie, announced the launch of the “International Development and Humanitarian Assistance Civil Society Partnership Policy.”

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New multi-stakeholder Advisory Council to Development Minister announced

At the same event, Minister Christian Paradis also announced the establishment of an Advisory Council, a multi-stakeholder platform that will bring together representatives from civil society, the private sector and academia to advise the Minister on key development issues, including strategic directions and priorities, on the implications of the latest development research and practice for Canada’s development policy and programming, and on how to best engage Canadians on international development issues.

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It's time to "Show your Love for CCIC"!

February is typically known as the month of love...and for the second year, CCIC is reaching out to its supporters, fans, friends and followers, asking them to support the work of the organization by a financial contribution.

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Less than 3 months until the CCIC/ CAIDP Conference !

Preparations for the International Cooperation Days 2015: Universal Goals, Canadian Challenges conference are underway!

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Upcoming workshop: Harnessing Development Data

This workshop is organized bythe Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and CCIC.The goal of this interactive workshop is to determine where and how Canadian stakeholders, in particular representatives from Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs), are currently working with international development data, and where they would like to go next.

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A second life for the North-South Institute

Good news for the international development sector, both at home and abroad: six months after having to close its doors because of funding cuts, the new board of the North-South Institute has announced on February 20 the revival of the institute, thanks to a special agreement with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA), at Carleton University.

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CCIC welcomes Elissa Golberg, ADM for Partnerships for Development Innovation

On February 2nd Elissa Golberg began her role as Assistant Deputy Minister for Partnership for Development Innovation, previously held by Paul Samson.

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APG addresses MPs and Senators headed to Colombia

CCIC’s Americas Policy Group wrote a letter to four MPs and Senators traveling to Colombia in February as members of the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas.

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APG laments missed opportunity to talk about human rights in Mexico

The APG penned an op-ed in Embassy upon hearing of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to delay the North American Leaders’ Summit, originally set to occur in Ottawa this month.

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The Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) creates country-specific discussion groups

Following a members meeting held in January, the APWG decided to increase its support towards country-specific discussion groups. Thus it recently created sub-groups on Afghanistan, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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New blog on international development in Huffington Post Canada

The Huffington Post Canada will soon host a new blog on international development and other global issues, in partnership with CCIC.

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Financing for development

The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, which are expected to be adopted at a UN Summit in September 2015, will require substantial financing.

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Coalition Profile: Common Frontiers

Common Frontiers is a Working Group of 13 organizational members (labour, human rights, environmental, church, development and economic and social justice organizations) from across Canada.

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MEMBER PROFILE: Amnesty International Canada

This month, CCIC met with Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada. Alex talked about why advancing women’s rights is crucial to Amnesty International Canada’s work, described their current campaign Stop Torture, and shared Amnesty’s view of the role of universality in the pursuit of social justice and human rights... among other things!

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Campaign Heart your Parts – Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, in partnership with the Canadian Public Health Association, took the lead on this year’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week (SRH Week).

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Petition – Saudi Arabia: Free blogger sentenced to flogging – Amnesty International

Amnesty launched a petition asking His Excellency Naif Bandir A. Alsudairy, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia, to drop all charges against Raif Badawi, and release him without delay or conditions on his freedom.

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Write for a Better World – World Literacy Canada

World Literay Canada launched its national writing contest Write for a Better World open to students in grades 5 to 8.

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WORTH A LOOK

Canada 2030: An Agenda for Sustainable Development​

The SDGs, to be announced in September this year, will replace the MDGs and serve as a universal framework for achieving sustainable development outcomes in all countries by 2030, including Canada. In this context, Canada 2030 takes an in-depth look what the SDGs could mean for Canada.

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The Impact of Bill C-51 on Charities and Not for Profits

The federal government unveiled its wide-sweeping new anti-terrorism legislation on January 30, 2015.

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World Report 2015 – Human Rights Watch  

World Report 2015 is Human Rights Watch’s 25th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.

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Global Nutrition Report 2014

The first-ever Global Nutrition Report provides a comprehensive narrative and analysis on the state of the world’s nutrition. You may also find more information about the report’s findings through a data and visualization platform, video, infographic and many global events!

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Adapting Development: Improving Services for the Poor

A new report was published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), titled “Adapting development: improving services to the poor”, which identifies tools and practices that could transform our ability to deliver services to the world's poorest people in the post-2015 context.

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