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A new policy and funding framework coming our way! 

There is a saying in Latin America that, according to Wikipedia, is the equivalent of “like a breath of fresh air” but is literally “like the rains in May”.

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Job openings in the sector!

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

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CCIC Annual Conference one week away!

The 2016 CCIC Conference 'Fit for purpose? CSO transformation for Agenda 2030' is quickly approaching.

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Free CCIC Humanitarian Public Event - Bring a friend or two!

On May 10th CCIC will be hosting a free public event in Ottawa 'Canada at the World Humanitarian Summit: Opportunities for Leadership & Legacy'.

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New OECD numbers signal Canada's back – but is it really?

Provisional aid numbers for 2015, released in early April by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), show that Canadian Official Development Assistance (ODA) increased in 2015 in real terms from $4.240 billion the previous year to $4.965 billion.

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Canadian aid becomes more transparent

Publish What You Fund’s new 2016 Aid Transparency Index, launched in Washington in April, shows that 25% of global aid now meets global transparency standards – assessed against 39 indicators.

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Closing the loop on We Can Do Better 2015

For all of us involved in international development and other global issues, 2015 was an exciting year, with the adoption of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and a federal election at home.

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CCIC at the InterAction Forum

CCIC was represented at this year's InterAction Forum in Washington DC by Policy Officer Gavin Charles. Between plenary sessions on global migration and the impact of digital technologies on international CSOs, and workshops on global trade agreements and evaluating innovative financing, it was a busy week!

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Busy spring for the Regional Working Groups

The Regional Working Group Officer, Isabelle Bourassa, has been organizing the annual meetings of the three working groups, reaching to members to know more about their key projects this year and coordinating dialogue meetings with Global Affairs Canada.

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ACORD, Final recipient of the Betty Plewes Fund

The CCIC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that ACORDwas recently awarded the final installment of the Betty Plewes Fund.

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World Humanitarian Summit Consultation

With the World Humanitarian Summit less than one month away on May 23-24, CCIC continues to engage with members and non-members to discuss Canada's responsibilities and opportunities.

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House of Commons Committee Update

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development has undertaken a study, proposed by NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière, on Canada's support for women, peace and security­.

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Welcoming new Working Group Program Assistant!

We are pleased to announce that a program assistant to the working groups will be joining the CCIC team on April 29th.

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World Social Forum 2016 : Meet the world in Montreal!

Social movements, activists and progressive groups from around the world will meet in Montreal, from August 9-14, for the World Social Forum!

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This month CCIC met with Mohamad Alsadi, Director, Human Rights and International Department at Unifor to discuss May Day, Unifor's social justice fund, the #1 priority for the Canadian government and much more…

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#ImAFeminist – Oxfam Canada

Oxfam Canada recently launched the campaign #ImAFeminist, inviting the public to share its views on gender equality and what it means to be a feminist in 2016.

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Searching for the lost billions – Oxfam Québec

In the context of the Panama Papers, Oxfam-Québec recently launched a campaign and public consultation called À la recherche des milliards perdus which aims to put an end to tax havens and use the lost billions for development purposes.

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Call for Canada to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia – Amnesty International

Referring to the bloody conflict that has been raging in Yemen for a year and made thousands of victims and millions of displaced people, Amnesty International Canada calls on the Minister for Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion to suspend arms transfers to Saudi Arabia.

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New in Development Unplugged​

A lot of food for thought in Development Unplugged's recent articles!

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2014-15 Statistical Report on International Assistance out now!

At the end of March, the Canadian Government released the 2014-15 Statistical Report on International Assistance.

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Innovating for pro-poor services: why politics matter ​

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) launched a policy brief and research report which demonstrate how innovations can alter the balance of power in societies and markets and provoke systemic political change.

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New book - Canada and the Third World: Overlapping Histories

Most Canadians know little about the historical foundations and complex nature of their country's entanglements with non-Western societies.

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New South Centre Paper focuses on Extractives

The South Centre has released a timely Research Paper of particular relevance to Canada: The Rise of Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the Extractive Sectors: Challenges and Considerations for African Countries.

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Human rights groups ask Trudeau to end ‘immoral’ arms deal with Saudi Arabia
The Globe and Mail | April 27, 2016

Is Canada really back on the global stage?
The Catholic Register | April 22, 2016

Canada should close the foreign aid gap: Editorial
Toronto Star | April 18, 2016

Statistics hide real fall in Canada’s foreign aid, say critics
Toronto Star | April 15, 2016

Think global, think local
The Hill Times | April 13, 2016

Canada’s aid spending rises slightly in review, but still short of UN target
The Globe and Mail | April 13, 2016

Face-time good, funding underwhelming, say aid groups
The Hill Times | April 13, 2016

Canadian civil society report on implementation of ODS sets an example of participation and monitoring
IFP | April 7, 2016


Fit for Purpose? CSO transformation for Agenda 2030

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

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


Canada at the World Humanitarian Summit: Opportunities for Leadership & Legacy

FREE CCIC Public Event co-hosted with the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) and the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Global Studies (SIDGS)
May 10, Library & Archives Canada
Register here!

Public lecture on “Whose rights are we protecting? How the investment regime is trumping the obligations of states and the rights of citizens”
University of Ottawa
June 7, 2016 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Reclaiming the Blue Helmet: Canada's Role in Peacekeeping and UN Accountability
Ottawa, Ontario
May 2, 2016

University of Ottawa hosting Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee
Ottawa, Ontario
May 6, 2016

What Role Should Canada Play in the Global Arms Trade? – The Panel
Ottawa, Ontario
May 9, 2016

Islamic Relief Canada Roundtable Discussion on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
Toronto, Ontario
May 9, 2016
For more information:
Please find the full report of Islamic Relief Canada’s latest field study on FGM/C here.

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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