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Modernizing the rules for charities: If not now, then when? 

I am writing you from the amazingly stunning Banff, where I am attending one of the bi-annual consultations with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) hosted by the Muttart Foundation.

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Visit us in our new space!

As of October 2016, CCIC’s office is now located one floor down, still at 39 McArthur Avenue in Ottawa. Our little team is growing and needed more space!

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Modernizing official development assistance the focus at OECD

The October Senior Level Meeting of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was a particularly important one.

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New ODA Accountability Act Report shows drop in aid figures

In early October, the government released its 8th Official Development Assistance Accountability Act (ODAAA) Report – an obligation since the ODAAA came into law in 2008.

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Forthcoming GPEDC High-Level Meeting in Nairobi

The Second High Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) will be held from November 28 to December 1, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Government consulting charities on political activities

On September 27, Minister Lebouthillier launched a series of consultations with Canadian charities to clarify the rules for their participation in political activities.

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A Canadian ombudsperson for the international extractive sector

During the week of October 31 to November 4, the Canadian Network for Corporate Accountability will be publicly launching model legislation to create an independent human rights ombudsperson for the international extractive sector in Canada.

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Engaged Americas Policy Group Meeting in Ottawa

The Americas Policy Group (APG) held its bi-annual meeting on October 3 and 4, 2016 at the offices of CUPW in Ottawa, where 26 members from 23 organizations attended and enjoyed great presentations from partners in Colombia, Honduras and Mexico.

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Asia-Pacific Working Group Gives Recommendations to the Asian Development Bank

The Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) had a consultation meeting with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), as part of its Road to 2030 Consultations.

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Research Assistant Internship with the Asia-Pacific Working Group

Looking for an internship? Don’t miss this great opportunity to work as Research Assistant for the Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation.

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This month CCIC met with Jim Cornelius, Executive Director of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) and former chair of CCIC’s Board. We discussed the importance of partnerships and youth engagement, as well as current campaigns, among other things!

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Government joins Plan International’s global campaign

On October 3 and 4 six Canadian Ministers, including Minister Bibeau, were accompanied as they performed their daily tasks by six adolescent girls, selected by Plan International Canada as youth advocates.

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Pacific Peoples' Partnership receives a special address from Foreign Affairs Minister

This past September, the Pacific People’s Partnership (PPP) was humbled to receive a special address from the Honourable Stepháne Dion in celebration of PPP’s annual One Wave Festival.

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Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale – AQOCI

Each year, the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI) and its member organizations organize a large number of activities across Quebec for the Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale (JQSI).

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New in Development Unplugged​

Since the last publication of FLASH!, four new articles have been published, two as part of a special series with ICAD, and inspired by the Global Fund Replenishment Conference in Montreal.

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New Federal Sustainable Development Strategy

The federal government recently launched its 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy. The strategy responds to public feedback and presents 13 aspirational goals that are a Canadian reflection of the environmentally-related sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Charities, Sustainable Funding and Smart Growth

Imagine Canada just published a discussion paper which explores how Canada will face a growing, long-term, structural social deficit of up to $23 billion in 2026.

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New Online Knowledge Hub on the Sustainable Development Goals - IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development recently launched a hub on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provides an unparalleled view of multilateral, national and sub-national efforts to achieve the SDGs.

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United Nations Guidelines for the use of the SDG logo and 17 icon

The colourful and compelling visual graphics illustrating the SDGs are at the heart of the success of communicating about the SDGs, and the icons...

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Rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association in the workplace ​

Labour’s traditional tools for asserting rights – trade unions, strikes, collective bargaining and so on – have been significantly weakened across the globe.

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The top under-reported stories - Thomson Reuters Foundation News

If you are passionate about global issues, finding good and timely media coverage on the Global South can be a frustrating experience, as most Canadian media...

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How Canada can be a global leader on the Sustainable Development Goals
The Hill Times
October 5, 2016


Save the date!
Parliamentary Strategy Workshop
November 22, 2016
CCIC offices, 39 McArthur Ave, Ottawa
Organized by CCIC’s Regional Working Groups

Save the date!
CCIC’s Leaders’ Forum
May 9-10, 2017
Ottawa, ON

Save the date!
CCIC Annual Conference 2017
September 2017
Ottawa, ON


De/colonization Series: Sharing Histories, Connecting Struggles - KAIROS and SCM
Toronto, Ontario
October 19-November 23, 2016
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CAN-MNCH 2016 Annual General Meeting
Montreal, Quebec
November 3-4, 2016

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

One sector, many goals: Designing Agricultural Programs that work
Ottawa, Ontario
November 14, 2016

Transformation de la politique canadienne de la coopération internationale : Contribution de la réflexion universitaire - CIRDIS
Montreal, Quebec
December 8, 2016

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