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How transformational is this new era for international development?

We will continue undoubtedly to debate how transformational or not the Sustainable Development Goals really aspire to be, are and will be over the coming 15 years and more.

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Job openings in the sector… and CCIC on LinkedIn!

You are passionate about international development and humanitarian assistance and looking for exciting openings in the sector?

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When it comes to our aid budget, Canada is back – but still far back

Is Canada really back? This was the reaction from many in the international development community –including CCIC in its news release- following the announcement in Budget 2016 of a disappointingly modest increase to our aid budget of $256 million over two years.

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Tremendous success of CCIC Women Leaders' Forum!

On March 10 and 11, CCIC organized its first ever Women Leaders' Forum, which brought together more than 50 women leaders from our sector as well as members of the Emerging Leaders Network.

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Whose rights are we protecting when it comes to trade and investment?

Globally, countries have signed more than 3,000 International Investment Agreements (IIAs).

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World Humanitarian Summit

On May 23-24 – less than two months from now – the international community will unite in Istanbul for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).

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Upcoming Canadian Policy Review – CCIC begins consultation process with members

The first priority under International Development Minister Bibeau’s mandate letter is to “create a new policy and funding framework to guide Canada’s aid decisions”.

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CRA Updates

CCIC has been busy over the past few months engaging with CRA and other government departments on many different issues affecting Canadian charities including...

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Rocky days in Brussels as CPDE plans for upcoming High Level Meeting

CCIC was in Brussels, shaken but unscathed by the bombings, to meet with international members of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) and to prepare for the next High Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, in November.

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MEMBER PROFILE: Canadian Red Cross

This month CCIC met with Susan Johnson, Deputy Secretary General and Senior Vice President at Canadian Red Cross to discuss the Syrian conflict, the current Canadian Red Cross Faces of Humanity Campaign, the SDGs and the World Humanitarian Summit and much more…

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Faces of Humanity – Canadian Red Cross

Faces of Humanity, a new campaign led the by Canadian Red Cross, engages Canadians on humanitarian issues by highlighting the actions taken by different people across the country.

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Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Nepal - OCIC

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation recently launched Transformations, a collaborative photojournalism project intended to increase dialogue and further understanding of how international partnerships can address complex global challenges.

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Stand with Indigenous women and families to end violence – Amnesty International

The Canadian government has listened to the voices of activists who have called for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

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Syria: Your voice can change conflict to peace - World Vision

As we mark five years of the outbreak of the tragic war in Syria, World Vision launched a letter writing action directed to Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion.

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Special Assembly on security issues - AQOCI

In response to the deadly terrorist attack in Burkina Faso last January -which took the lives of six Quebec City natives- and to address an increasing climate of insecurity for Canadian volunteers...

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RESULTS Canada National Conference in April

The RESULTS Canada National Conference is a biennial event that brings together Canadians, global experts, seasoned advocates and key decision-makers to learn, inspire and empower participants to create a more just world.

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New in Development Unplugged​

Things have been busy at CCIC's blog -Development Unplugged in the past few weeks, with the publication of five new articles.

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Will you stand up for 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 by Oxfam Canada ​

On International Women's Day, Oxfam Canada launched a new report entitled Make women count, which demonstrates that even if women are doing more and more work and growing the economy in Canada and around the world...

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Amnesty International Report 2015/16: The State of the World's Human Rights

Amnesty International recently launched its annual report, which documents serious violations of economic, social, political and civil rights in 2015 in too many countries.

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Rethinking Bilateral Investment Treaties: Critical Issues and Policy Choices

Cross-border investment flows are currently governed by over 3,000 bilateral and regional investment treaties.

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Protecting Your Community from Mining and Other Extractive Industries

This how-to guide for resisting mining and other extractive operations published by Mining Watch provides strategies and tactics for preventing extraction, and for reducing damage if extraction is already underway.

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World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

The World Bank recently launched its World Development Report 2016 on digital dividends. Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world.

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Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice: What's Law Got to Do with It?

This publication by the Institute of Development Studies offers numerous suggestions of what sexuality and gender justice could be in a plurality of contexts...

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Women's work: Mothers, children, and the global childcare crisis

This report by the Overseas Development Institute explores the current childcare policy failures across a range of case-study countries, including...

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In defense of the defunct Office of Religious Freedom
MacLean’s | March 30, 2016

The Global Goals: From Promise to Practice
OCIC iAM vol. 7 | March 30, 2016

Cut out third parties, give aid directly to recipients: Ethiopian diplomat
Embassy | March 16, 2016

Canada on the Global Stage – Development and Aid
CPAC | February 11, 2016


International Cooperation Days 2016
Fit for Purpose? CSO transformation for Agenda 2030

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

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

May 13, 2016 Global Affairs Canada Consultation


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

Taken to the Tribunals: Why International Investment Treaties are Bad for the Environment, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, and Democracy
Mining Watch Annual Seminar
Ottawa, Ontario
April 14, 2016
For more information:

Le financement du développement et les objectifs de développement durable : quel modèle, pour qui, et par qui?
Event organized by “Un seul monde” blog
Montreal, Quebec
April 18, 2016

Hill Times Event on global food security and climate change
Organized by the Food Security Policy Group
Ottawa, Ontario
April 21, 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

CASID Annual Conference 2016: Energizing communities
University of 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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