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Africa Canada Forum Annual Conference
October 21, 2015
University of Ottawa
Contact Kimberly Macmillan.

 

Americas Policy Group Member Meeting
November 23-24, 2015
Location: TBD

 

2016 CCIC Annual Conference
May 11-12, 2016
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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upcoming events

 
 

Film screening of The Price We Pay
Ottawa, Ontario
October 1st, 2015

 

Land, Memory and Justice: Challenges for Peace in Colombia
Toronto, Ontario
October 2-3, 2015
 
Making Peace in a Divided World
Ottawa, Ontario
October 5, 2015

 

Launch of Oxfam's Community Consent Index 2015: Oil, Gas, and Mining Company Public Positions on Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Ottawa, Ontario
October 7, 2015
 
International conference on natural resources development
Montreal, Quebec
October 13-15, 2015

 

Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale : Toutes ensemble
Across Quebec
November 5-14, 2015
 
Together: An Exhibition on Global Development - Aga Khan Foundation Canada
Across Canada
Fall 2015

 

Inter Pares Film Nights
Ottawa, Ontario
Fall 2015
 
CALACS 2016 Conference: Hybrid Communities, Societies, Spaces, and Subjectivities
Calgary, Alberta
June 1-3, 2016
 
 
 

 

 

CCIC In The News

Foreign policy gets its moment
Embassy
September 30, 2015

 
What wasn't discussed at the foreign policy debate
Embassy
September 30, 2015

 

Munk Debate: A new agenda challenges Canada to increase its ambition
Embassy
September 23, 2015

 

NGO leader Karen Takacs remembered
Embassy
September 8, 2015
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT-CEO

The Morning After: Canada and the new "Global Goals"

Julia SanchezSo, the much anticipated United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 is now behind us! World leaders have gathered last week-end in New York to formally adopt and celebrate a new development framework which will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  Civil society was also present at the Summit, in unprecedented numbers, as were foundations, businesses and other stakeholders.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECTOR

We Can Do Better 2015 – Latest News

The response to our Elections Toolkit has been overwhelmingly positive!

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Up For Debate interviews the leaders on women's issues

A year-long campaign to create a national conversation on women’s rights in the mainstream and social media and put women’s issues at the center of the 2015 federal election culminated in an exciting event in Toronto last week.

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Reflecting Back on The Munk Debate

Canada’s first-ever federal election debate devoted exclusively to foreign policy issues took place on September 28 in Toronto, with the participation of leaders of the three main parties, i.e. Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair et Justin Trudeau.

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It's official! We have a new set of global goals

After long and inclusive process, on September 25, the United Nations General Assembly adopted “Transforming our World: The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda,” and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) or global goals as they are coming to be called.

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Africa Canada Forum Colloquium - Oct.21, 2015

Register now and join the Africa-Canada Forum for its annual colloquium on October 21st: a day of stimulating and engaging presentations and workshop sessions on a variety of priority thematic areas.

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Burundi in Turmoil: Implications for Peace and Democracy?

The Africa-Canada Forum and Equitas welcomed René Claude Niyonkuru, from the “Association pour la Paix et les Droits de l’Homme”, a Burundian civil society organisation working to promote peace and human rights in Burundi.

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Denis Côté leaving the Asia-Pacific Working Group

Denis Côté, Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) –and one of CCIC’s oldest staff members!- is leaving his position with the Canadian Council for International Co-operation at the end of September.

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MEMBER PROFILE: Canada World Youth

This month, CCIC met with Canada World Youth President-CEO Rita S. Karakas, to talk about its new program EQWIP HUBs: Powering Sustainable Youth Livelihoods, why it is important for youth to play an active role in international development, what the SDGs mean for the organization, and what is behind Canada World Youth longevity which celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2016…among other things!

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CCIC MEMBERS IN ACTION

CCIC is thrilled to welcome three new members!

- CANADEM
- Forum of Federations
- WaterAid Canada

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Canada: Welcome Syrian Refugees – Amnesty International

On September 2, the body of three year old Alan Kurdi washed ashore on a Turkish beach.

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Create a climate of change - Development and Peace

The Paris climate negotiations (COP21) will take place in December 2015 and are seen as an opportunity to turn the tide on climate change.

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The Fellowship for International Development Reporting – Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The Fellowship for International Development Reporting encourages journalists to push the boundaries of daily foreign coverage – which is often focused on disaster or crisis – and set new standards for reporting on the developing world.

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Strengthening Support for Small-Scale Farmers – Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Good Soil is an ongoing campaign of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, asking the Canadian government to increase its support for small-scale agriculture in Canada’s international aid programs.

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WORTH A LOOK

New series on the Global Goals in Development Unplugged

With the objective of making the Global Goals better known and more concrete, on September 21st the Canadian Council for International Co-operation, in collaboration with ...

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Keeping Score: How does Canada rank against the new SDG

In early September, the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation released a "Keeping Score" report, similar to a civil society shadow report produced in 2002 just ahead of the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

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Assessing Canada's Global Engagement Gap

To better understand the level  of Canada’s global commitment today, this new report by the Canadian International Council – OpenCanada.org looked at...

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Is the UN fit for the ambitious new Sustainable Development Agenda?

A new study from Global Policy Forum provides a comprehensive overview of current UN funding trends.

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Partnership for SDGs: new online platform open to all

Just before the UN Summit on Sustainable Development, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs launched an online platform to encourage multi-stakeholder partnerships...

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Know the #GlobalGoals

One of the biggest challenges associated with the new 17 Global Goals is about sharing them in a way that makes it easier for the public to understand.

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UNSR Maina Kiai's new report compares enabling environment for businesses with civil society

In this report, Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, has found that States and others often impose more burdensome regulation upon associations...

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A binding international instrument on business & human rights?

According to Maina Kiai, a binding international treaty that imposes human rights obligations on businesses would be a monumental step towards changing the status quo.

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New OECD Report: Making Partnerships Effective Coalitions for Action

The Development Co-operation Report 2015 explores the potential of networks and partnerships to create incentives for responsible action, as well as innovative, fit-for-purpose ways of coordinating the activities of diverse stakeholders.

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New CIVICUS Report: Civil society participation in UN review and human rights

In a new report released this month “Enhancing the effectiveness of the UN Universal Periodic Review: A civil society perspective”, CIVICUS examines the experience of civil society groups around the world in engaging with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

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DataShift – A new publication by CIVICUS

The DataShift is a multi-stakeholder, demand-driven initiative that builds the capacity and confidence of civil society organisations..

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Democratizing international investment law: recent trends and lessons from experience

Inspired by the increasing citizen advocacy around international investment – such as scrutinizing treaty negotiations...

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New Elections toolkit by RESULTS Canada

Results Canada recently published  a  federal elections toolkit, Turning Asks into Action.

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New Book: Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation

In his new book Yves Engler formulates a number of critics to the federal government, arguing that it has pressuredAfrican countries to adopt neoliberal economic prescriptions;...

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Protecting Canadian Charities

For decades, Canadian charities have given voice to concerns of Canadians who want social progress, better health and a clean and safe environment.

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New Report: Criminalization of Land and Environment Defenders in the Americas

A new report by MiningWatch Canada and the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) links Canadian mining interests throughout the Americas with intensifying repression and violence against mining-affected communities. The report focus on case studies from Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico and Canada.

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Agreements between extractive sector and indigenous communities in Latin America

This new report examines the context, content, and functioning of agreements that companies establish with Indigenous communities for mining,oil and gas projects.

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