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2016: still feels like it's 2015!

Prime Minister Trudeau, on the day he took office, coined the phrase “because it’s 2015” when he was asked to explain why he had appointed a perfectly gender-balanced cabinet. With that important act, and that simple phrase, Canada made history by conforming its first ever cabinet with gender parity.

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Job openings in the sector!

If you -or someone you know- is looking for an exciting position in international development and humanitarian assistance, make sure that you visit CCIC's employment page!

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70 days until International Cooperation Days 2016!

The 2016 CCIC Annual Conference is quickly-approaching!

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New Webpage for the CCIC Emerging Leaders Network

The CCIC Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) is thrilled to launch its first webpage!

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PM Trudeau's first 100 days

On February 12, the new federal government marked 100 days since being sworn in on November 4.

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CCIC's submission to pre-budget consultation

A week ahead of the Finance Committee’s pre-Budget consultations, CCIC submitted its brief to the Committee.

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Report of UN-SG for the World Humanitarian Summit

On February 9, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released a report in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit, to be held in Istanbul on May 23-24.

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Welcome to CCIC's new Regional Working Group officer!

On February 16, Isabelle Bourassa began her CCIC career as the new Regional Working Group Officer – coordinating the activities of the Americas Policy Group, the Africa-Canada Forum and the Asia-Pacific Working Group.

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This month CCIC met with Denise Byrnes, Executive Director at Oxfam-Québec to discuss women’s rights, the new volunteer sending program, why Canadians should care about tax havens and much more...

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Special Issue on International Cooperation in Le Devoir – AQOCI

Each year, the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) and its members organize a series of events during International Development Week (IDW, first week of February).

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Submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women – Action Canada

This report submitted by Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights examines violations of articles 10 and 12 of the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women...

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Write for a Better World – World Literacy Canada

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

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New in Development Unplugged

Soon celebrating one year of existence, CCIC's blog Development Unplugged has become a popular platform for cutting edge and critical thinking on international development and other global issues.

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Respond to the International Policy Ideas Challenge!

Global Affairs Canada recently launched its first International Policy Ideas Challenge, designed to identify concrete innovative solutions to emerging international policy challenges.

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An Economy for the 1% ​

According to a new Oxfam Briefing paper, the richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world combined, and 62 billionaires own the same amount of wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion people on the planet.

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Syria Crisis Fair Share Analysis

The number of people in need as a result of the conflict in Syria continues to rise, but the international aid response has failed to keep up.

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Measuring impact, not administration: A primer on charity overhead

A 2013 survey by the Muttart Foundation found that 74% of Canadians believe charities spend too much on salaries and administration.

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New Report on Canadian mining policies in Haiti

Concertation pour Haiti (CPH) recently published a report asking the federal government to change the 5 year strategy for Haiti adopted in June 2015 by the previous government.

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A Global Review for Canada: Opinion and Insights!

Affairs Canada, in partnership with Canadian Foreign Policy Journal and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, released its comprehensive foreign policy review...

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Guidelines for Integrating Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action

The GBV Guidelines have been revised from the 2005 version by an inter-agency Task Team led by UNICEF and UNFPA, and endorsed by the IASC in 2015.

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New Book: Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalization

Dominique Caouette and Dip Kapoor just published a book which show social movements in the Global South are rejecting the Western-centric notions of development and modernization to create their own alternatives.

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New international bilingual review: Humanitarian Alternatives

Humanitarian Alternatives is the project of an international bilingual journal, initiated and supported by four foundations...

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Global Affairs 'considering' UN gigs for youth
Embassy | February 16, 2016

Canada’s development aid: will Trudeau make a difference?
Global Kiosk | February 15, 2016

Pas de virage à 180 degrés
Le Devoir | February 6, 2016

To maximize visibility, Canada needs clearer targets for aid
Embassy | February 3, 2016

Trudeau’s Foreign Policy: Development and Trade
CPAC | February 1, 2016

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: A Canadian Perspective
Together 2030 Blog | January 28, 2016

Fin de auditoría a organismos de beneficencia canadienses no sorprende al CCCI
Radio Canada International | January 27, 2016


First CCIC Women’s Leaders’ Forum
March 10-11, 2016
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

International Cooperation Days 2016
May 10, 2016 Evening Public Event co-hosted with University of Ottawa and CAIDP

May 11-12, 2016 CCIC Annual Conference - Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

May 13, 2016 Global Affairs Canada Consultation
Save the date!


Le Gala drôlement bénéfique d’Oxfam-Québec
Montreal, Quebec
March 1st, 2016

Happy New Feminist Year- 2016 Femmys
Ottawa, Ontario
March 8, 2016

The Hill Times Events: An International Women’s Day Discussion on Gender Equality
Ottawa, Ontario
March 8, 2016

Smart Global Development conference
Ottawa, Ontario
April 13-14, 2016

Le financement du développement et les objectifs de développement durable : quel modèle, pour qui, et par qui?
Montreal, Quebec
April 18, 2016

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

CAIDP's Annual Conference: Renewal: A New Era for International Development Professionals
Ottawa, Ontario
May 9-10, 2016

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

2016 World Social Forum
Montreal, Quebec
August 9-14, 2016

2016 Canadian Humanitarian Conference: Canada’s role as a humanitarian actor on the global stage
Ottawa, Ontario
October 6-7, 2016

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