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Closing the loop on climate change

Before returning to Canada to take up my current position at CCIC, I was part of a 15-person international secretariat of what was then called the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA), and more popularly known as the tcktcktck campaign.

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New look for Flash!

Have you noticed anything different? Your Flash! has a fresh new look!

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Engaging with a new government and new Ministers

So a new cabinet has been sworn in and Parliament will reconvene on December 3.

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Roundtable with Christian Paradis and CCIC members

To acknowledge the efforts that Minister Paradis had made to rekindle the relationship between the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and civil society groups working in international development – best demonstrated by the new Partnership Policy for civil society organizations working in international development and humanitarian assistance – CCIC organized an informal debrief with the Minister and his Chief of Staff at the end October.

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Former CCIC Head Tim Broadhead honoured by McGill University

CCIC and the Canadian international development community congratulates Tim Broadhead, a former CCIC Executive Director for five years, for receiving an honorary degree from McGill University.

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APG Members Gather in Ottawa

Members of the Americas Policy Group (APG) met in late November to discuss joint priorities and strategies within the changing policy environment.

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Paris en décembre

Why should Canadians care about the outcome of the Paris talks on climate change?

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Closure of Jamaican Self-Help

It is with deep regret that CCIC learned of the upcoming closure of Jamaican Self-Help.

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Changes to the Code of Conduct for Lobbyists

The Lobby Commission of Canada has announced that the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct (2015) will come into force on December 1, 2015.

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Preparation has started for the Montréal World Social Forum 2016

For the first time since its creation in 2001, the next edition of the World Social Forum (WSF) will be held in a country from the "Global North": Canada!

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CCIC is thrilled to welcome back Cuso International as its newest member!

Cuso International is an international development agency working to improve the lives of people living with poverty and inequality around the globe. Each year it mobilizes hundreds of volunteer professionals who work with local partners to create positive, lasting change.

MEMBER PROFILE: Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

This month CCIC met with David Leduc, the Executive Director of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace to discuss their longstanding humanitarian response work, the ‘Create a Climate of Change’ campaign, the reason international development CSOs need to be part of the climate change movement and much more!

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Letters by CCIC members to PM Trudeau

Many CCIC members, including Amnesty International, AQOCI and the Provincial and Regional Councils via the Inter-Council Network (ICN), wrote letters to PM Trudeau asking the new government for more and better aid, an engagement and action plan to implement the SDGs in Canada and abroad, and stronger leadership on human rights issues, among other things.

International CECI/WUSC Forum: Inclusive Economies, Inclusive Societies

The fifth annual International Forum will be held in Ottawa, from January 22 to 23, 2016.

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Special supplement on the Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale

On Saturday November 7th, the newspaper Le Devoir  published a special supplement on the Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale (JQSI) organized by the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI).

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Canadian aid agencies call for a "New Deal" for Syria's refugees

Seven aid agencies, including many CCIC members (Oxfam, Care, Save the Children, World Vision) have recently launched a report “Right to a Future: Empowering refugees from Syria and host governments to face a long-term crisis”.

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AKFC's International Youth Fellowship Program

In the last 25 years, over 400 young Canadians have participated in AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship Program – a great opportunity to become a leader in global development.

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#EyeOnParis climate campaign by Oxfam

Oxfam is calling for a climate deal that meets the needs of the world’s poorest people – in particular rural women, many of whom are already going hungry because of climate change.

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Sustainable Harvests: How Investing in Agriculture Can Help Farmers Address Environmental Challenges

As part of their Good Soil Campaign, Canadian Foodgrains Bank have just published a paper demonstrating how investment in smallholder agriculture in developing countries can address numerous environmental problems.

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More from the Series on Global Goals in Development Unplugged

The new sustainable development goals were adopted on September 25 at the United Nations.

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Two videos of our DFATD panel now online!

Have you missed our panel “Navigating the new amalgamated DFATD: Who, where and what?” as part of the International Cooperation Days 2015? You may now watch it on YouTube, along with other videos from our annual conference.

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McLeod Group Development Policy Briefs ​

In the lead-up to the 2015 federal election, the McLeod Group produced a series of policy briefs on international development issues that confront Canada and Canadians, with recommendations for the new government. A summary is now available, with links to the papers in question.

New Publication by CIPS Working Group on International Development

The Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, has convened a number of working groups to explore specific issues and make policy recommendations for Canada's foreign policy.

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What does the 2015 Federal election mean for Canadian charities?

Mark Blumberg recently published an article about what we can expect for Canadian charities with the new Liberal government. The article argues that the Liberals have an ambitious general agenda and non-profits and charities are not likely to be their most pressing concern.

Under Siege Peaceful Resistance to Tahoe Resources and Militarization in Guatemala

A new report reveals the dramatic extent of the militarized security strategy that Canadian-US mining company Tahoe Resources developed to quash community opposition to its Escobal project in southeastern Guatemala.

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Oxfam Media Briefing on Paris Climate Deal

There is likely to be a climate deal in Paris. The emission pledges that more than 150 governments have put on the table this year show that global climate ambition is increasing. But much more is needed, as it’s a deal that could still lead to around 3°C of warming.

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Financial Reform and Financing Development

The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released its annual report, focused on how to make the international financial architecture work for development.

Relevant OECD analysis, tools and approaches about the SDGs

The OECD published a summary document describing how it will support the new UN Sustainable Development Goals, including.

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New World Bank Report: Ending Extreme Poverty and Sharing Prosperity ​

To guide its work toward a “world free of poverty,” the World Bank Group established in 2013 two clear goals: end extreme poverty by 2030 and promote shared prosperity.

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New World Bank Report on Climate Change

Climate change is already preventing people from escaping poverty, and without rapid, inclusive and climate-smart development.

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Global Nutrition Report 2015

The Global Nutrition Report is the first comprehensive summary and scorecard on both global and country level progress on all forms of nutrition for 193 countries.

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Ending Rural Hunger

The Ending Rural Hunger Report assesses each developing country’s underlying needs, policies and resources for rural food and nutrition security (FNS) and their efforts in tackling the relevant challenges .

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New documentary on Canadian International Aid

The documentary Charité bien ordonnée (available in French only) of Ève Caroline Pomerleau looks at the ways in which Canadian foreign has changed, and focuses amongst other things on how the role of the private sector has increased at the expense of NGOs. Julia Sanchez, President-CEO of CCIC, is one of the people interviewed in this documentary.

Inclusive social development: poverty and inequality in Latin America

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) recently published a backgrounder on the next generation of policies for overcoming poverty.

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Launch of New Free Trade 101 Video

This introductory video produced by Common Frontiers highlights the risks associated with free trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, including increasing corporate power, eroding state sovereignty and weakening democratic authority.


Will Trudeau boost Mennonite causes?
Canadian Mennonite | November 18, 2015

Vers l’égalité et l’autonomie pour les femmes et les filles
Le Devoir | November 7, 2015

The crushing of a charity
The Peterborough Examiner | November 6, 2015

An open letter to the new minister of international development
Embassy | November 4, 2015

Is Canada “Fit for Purpose” in the face of a new global agenda?
CIPS Blog | November 3, 2015


2016 CCIC Annual Conference
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Together: An Exhibition on Global Development - Aga Khan Foundation Canada
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Inter Pares Film Nights
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WUSC / CECI International Forum: Inclusive Economies. Inclusive Societies
Ottawa, Ontario
Januray 22-23, 2016

Save the date! 2016 Ottawa Forum – CIPS / Canada 2020
Ottawa, Ontario
Januray 28-29, 2016

CIVICUS International Civil Society Week: Active Citizens, Accountable Actions
Bogotá, Colombia
April 25-28, 2016

CALACS 2016 Conference: Hybrid Communities, Societies, Spaces, and Subjectivities
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June 1-3, 2016

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October 6-7, 2016

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