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Canada is back on the global stage 

Last week-end, the Canadian government successfully hosted the 5th Global Fund replenishment conference in Montreal. If the objective was to demonstrate that Canada can be called upon to rally the international community around urgent global issues, it was achieved.

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What next on the International Assistance Review?

While July 31 marked the end of the consultation on the Government of Canada’s International Assistance Review – a process around which CCIC and its members engaged wholeheartedly – in some senses the real process has just begun.

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CCIC sets up Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Reference Group

Over the past year CCIC has been engaging in dialogue with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as well as with other key stakeholders.

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Countdown to Ministerial meeting on Development Effectiveness

The Second High Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) will be held in Nairobi on November 30 to December 1.

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APG monitors new peace accord in Colombia

The Americas Policy Group is watching closely the events in Colombia after the government and the FARC signed a peace agreement.

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APWG launches research on mining in the Philippines

The Asia-Pacific Working Group is launching a research project on the impact of Canadian mining in the Philippines.

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CCIC's Regional Working Groups are now on social media!

Building on a number of existing initiatives, the RWGs have a new communication outreach strategy, with the goal of improving communications...

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Welcome Sara!

CCIC is thrilled to welcome Sara Thaw as new Special Projects Officer!

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This month CCIC met with Robin Montgomery, Executive Director of the Interagency Coalition for AIDS and Development (ICAD) to discuss Canada's Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria leadership, a new project with CARE Canada, the top three international development issues and much more!

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At the Heart of the Action - Development and Peace

Small family farming feeds the vast majority of the world’s population, using less than a quarter of agricultural land.

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Decentralization and Federalism: Educational Videos by the Forum of Federations

Using video to explain complex and abstract subjects such as decentralization and federalism is a challenge.

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Groups launch Aid4Ag

An informal coalition of NGOs and others are urging the Canadian government to make support for agricultural development a new signature investment.

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Coady Institute offers Leadership Programs with Scholarship

The call is open for 2017 Leadership Education Programs at Coady International Institute.  Programs offered at Coady Institute aim at equipping  development leaders with the critical thinking, practical skills and tools to support communities organizing for change.

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New in Development Unplugged​

Latest articles published in CCIC’s blog Development Unplugged include a post-World Social Forum reflection;

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New Amnesty Report: Defending the Land With Our Blood

“An insidious wave of threats, bogus charges, smear campaigns, attacks and killings of environmental and land activists in recent months has made Honduras and Guatemala the most dangerous countries on earth for those protecting natural resources”...

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National Dialogues on Leave No One Behind Partnership ​

Leave no one behind is a central objective of the Global Goals.

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The CSO Effectiveness Awareness Check

The CSO Effectiveness Awareness Check is an initiative of the Working Group on CSO Development Effectiveness of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), designed to help CSOs around the globe...

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Rate your country's management of assemblies

The Human Rights Council requested in 2014 that the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, and the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, prepare a joint report on the proper management of assemblies.

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Public Perception of Success in Reducing Global Poverty ​

The highly successful fight against global poverty is being lost badly in one critical area – people’s minds.

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New World Bank Report: Women, Business and the Law 2016

Women, Business and the Law is a World Bank Group product that collects data on laws and regulations constraining women's entrepreneurship and employment.

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New OECD Report: Corruption in the Extractive Value Chain

One out of five cases of transnational corruption occurs in the extractive sector.

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Petition: It's time to get rid of 'The Button'

At the last Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington in April, Canada pledged to “lead by example” in stemming an emerging security threat: the possibility of terrorists armed with nuclear weapons.

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4th Global Citizen Leadership Course

The Global Citizens' Initiative (TGCI) is an international NGO whose mission is to promote the practice of global citizenship and build a cadre of globally minded leaders in countries around the world.

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Canada is back on the global stage
The Hill Times | September 21, 2016

Development Cooperation: A Closer Look at the new Development Agenda and Canada’s International Assistance Review
Policy Talks | September 5, 2016

Where does Canada stand on silencing dissent today? (video)
Voices-Voix | August 11, 2016

Implementing the SDGs (video)
AQOCI – CCIC | August 10, 2016


America’s Policy Group biannual Meeting
October 3-4, 2016
CUPW, 377, Bank Street, Ottawa
For more information:

Consultation meeting with the Asian Development Bank
With Asia-Pacific Working Group
October 13, 1:30-3:30 PM
CCIC/Oxfam Building
Please RSVP by October 10:


One World Film Festival
Ottawa, Ontario
September 29-October 2nd, 2016

Women's Health and the Power of Women-Centred HIV-Prevention – ICAD/IPM
Ottawa, Ontario
October 5, 2016

Securing the Future of Immigration in Canada - thePANEL
Ottawa, Ontario
October 17, 2016

Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale : À humanité variable – AQOCI
Across Quebec
November 3-12, 2016

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