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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
 

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Biannual APG Meeting
April 15-16
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APWG country-specific meetings on Philippines and Indonesia
March 31, 2015 (meeting on the Philippines via teleconference) April 1st, 2015 (meeting on Indonesia in Montreal)
 
International Cooperation Days "Universal goals, Canadian challenges"
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Canadian Disaster and Humanitarian Response Training Program
May 4-17, 2015
Montreal, Quebec

 

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

 

Technical Advisory Group meeting of the International Aid Transparency Initiative
May 30-31, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario

 

IATI Steering Committee meeting
June 1-2, 2015
Ottawa, Ontario

 

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

 
 
 
 
 

CCIC In The News

Ottawa urges development of foreign-aid mining projects
The Globe and Mail
March 1, 2015

 
Charities seek clarity on how much of a role they can play in public policy
iPolitics
March 4, 2015

 

Charities have a place in the public conversation
The Ottawa Citizen
March 26, 2015
 
 
 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

Getting it right on the environment and climate is key to ensuring a sustainable future

As we take note of the confluence of key moments in 2015 which make this such a pivotal year for international cooperation and for getting on the right path for a sustainable world, it is important to underscore the importance of the coming together of two streams of work at the global level, which were for the last 20 years dealt with separately – the socio-economic development stream, which gave us the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) amongst other, and the environmental /climate change stream, which came out of the 1995 Rio summit and materialized through the climate, bio-diversity and other processes.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

Update on the UN process around post-2015

The official intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development framework have begun - and are actually well under way. Indeed, three formal negotiating sessions have already taken place: a stocktaking session in January, a session on the declaration in February, and a session on the goals and targets in March.

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Early bird registration for CCIC/ CAIDP Conference opening soon!

What do an indigenous leader from the Amazon, an Assistant Secretary-General at the UN and an economist from UNIFOR have in common? 

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Launch of the Alternative Federal Budget report

A few weeks ahead of an anticipated April Federal Budget, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released the 2015 Alternative Federal Budget, under the title, “Delivering the Good”.

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APG participates in DFATD consultation on Summit of the Americas

The 2015 Summit of the Americas will take place in Panama on April 10-11, 2015 and gather all 35 countries of the hemisphere.

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CCIC Regional working groups to host consultation on investment treaties and human rights

On April 13th, CCIC's 3 regional working groups are organizing afull-day consultationon international investment agreements, the arbitration process and human rights.

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Government appoints New Extractive Counsellor

Just ahead of the start of the Prospectors and Developers Association Annual Convention, Trade Minister Ed Fast announced the appointment of Canada’s new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor for the Extractive Sector, Jeffrey Davidson.

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UN Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Mid-March brought together member states in Sendai, Japan, for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), where they assessed progress on, and lessons from, the 2005-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action and adopted the new Sendai Framework for DRR.

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Coalition Profile: Trade and Investment Research Project (TIRP)

The Trade and Investment Research Project (TIRP) is an independently funded project formed in 1999 and administered by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

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MEMBER PROFILE: Inter Pares

This month CCIC met with Rita Morbia, Executive Director at Inter Pares. Rita talked about the 40th anniversary of Inter Pares and the changing context for international solidarity organizations, as well as some programs that are at the heart of the organization's work....among other things!

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

Good soil: Strengthening support for smallholder agriculture

In March, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank launched a campaign to encourage DFATD to make smallholder agriculture a bigger priority in the aid portfolio.

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The Future of International Solidarity: An open dialogue – Inter Pares 40th anniversary event

On April 30th, Inter Pares invites CCIC members, social justice sector people, government officials, academics, students, and anyone interested in international solidarity to its 40th anniversary public event “The future of international solidarity: an open dialogue,” which will take place at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa.

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Petition to Minister Paradis: protecting animals, protects people

World Animal Protection (WAP) has launched a petition to the Minister of International Development to increase protection for animals during disasters.

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WORTH A LOOK

Petition by ONE to protect and restore Canada's Aid Budget​

The next federal budget will likely be presented early April. With this in mind and knowing that the government is presently making critical budget decisions, ONE has launched a petition asking Finances Minister Joe Oliver to protect the Aid budget and ...

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Video of Ottawa launch of "Rethinking Canadian Aid"

Edited by Stephen Brown, Molly den Heyer and David Black, “Rethinking Canadian Aid” is the first book on Canadian foreign aid since CIDA was folded into DFATD.

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New website for the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG)

ICLMG, a national coalition of Canadian civil society organizations established in the aftermath of the September, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, just launched a revamped version of its website.

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Health check on organizational capacity

BOND, CCIC’s British equivalent, has launched a new on-line self-assessment tool designed to help international development organisations understand their strengths and weaknesses. The site includes resources related to partnership, beneficiary participation, monitoring and evaluation, and will soon include materials on advocacy and campaigning.

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Why do Canadian non-profits need to think about working together differently?

Although not geared towards international development and humanitarian organizations, Friendship, Courtship, Partnership, a new report by Charity Village, draws some interesting parallels to the challenges faced by service delivery organizations, and the need for many of these agencies to consider sharing services and working more collaboratively.

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How is the European Union engaging with Civil Society?

CONCORD,the European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs, has released “Mutual Engagement between EU Delegations and Civil Society Organizations,” a report that catalogues the state of dialogue between the EU and CSOs, including ongoing challenges.

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New Series by The Philanthropist: Canadian Charities Working Internationally

Throughout the spring, The Philanthropist will focus on the challenges facing Canadian charities working around the world under Canadian "direction and control" rules, in a new series called Canadian Charities Working Internationally

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FAO-OECD Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains

The FAO and OECD are drafting a guidance document for companies to improve their social and environmental footprint throughout the food system.

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