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Top 10 reasons why I expect the Trudeau government to increase Canadian aid in Budget 2017 

As we approach budget day and speculate about how the government will address the many priorities, commitments and demands they face, we in the international development sector have been working together to build a solid case for why Budget 2017 needs to include a substantive increase in international assistance. Here are my current top 10 reasons why...

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Cabinet shuffle

On January 10, Prime Minister Trudeau announced a significant shuffle in the federal cabinet, including several changes relevant to CCIC and its members.

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Public Policy Activities and Canada’s Global Development Sector

Late November and early December saw a number of face-to face consultations in cities across Canada on “Charities’ Political Activities,” a flashpoint for many in the charitable sector and that has a direct impact on our members.

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New program to enhance collaborations among academics and practitioners

CCIC, in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), is thrilled to launch a new research program entitled Next-Generation Leadership: New Models for Canadian Collaboration in International Development!

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Mapping who’s doing research on international development

As part of the three-year research program, CCIC and CASID are developing a searchable database of researchers from universities, colleges, think tanks and civil society organizations in Canada working on global development cooperation.

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Welcome to CCIC's new Collaborative Research Program officer!

On January 17, Andréanne Martel began her CCIC career as the new Program officer – to manage our new CCIC-CASID research program.

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APWG welcomes Research Assistant Intern Leigha McCarroll

The Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) is now starting phase II of the Research project on Canadian extractive industry in the Philippines, and Leigha McCarroll from Carleton University has been selected as the Research Assistant Intern.

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CCIC thrilled to present new member: Right To Play!

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This month, CCIC met with Nicole Hurtubise, Chief Executive Officer at WaterAid Canada, to discuss expectations after the International Assistance Review, key programs in 2017, innovation and many other things!

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International Development Week 2017

From February 5 to 11, the Canadian International Development sector will be celebrating the International Development Week (IDW).

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Speak out for Defenders! – Amnesty International

Amnesty International recently launched an innovative online tool to highlight the rising wave of attacks against environmental activists across the Americas.

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An economy for the 99% – Oxfam

Just before the annual World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Oxfam released a report on global economic inequality.

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Petition by World Animal Protection and Veterinarians without Borders

World Animal Protection and Veterinarians without Borders created an e-petition calling for increased protection for livestock before and after disasters, as part of a signature investment in sustainable and resilient agriculture.

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Coady International Institute supports Rockefeller study of extreme poverty

Yogesh Ghore (centre in photo) has studied some of the world’s most complex market systems, but he also knows the power of a simple story.

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Together: An exhibition on global development – Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Presented by Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Togetheris an innovative, interactive and multi-sensory exhibition designed to spark conversations on the role that Canadians can play in reducing global poverty.

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New in Development Unplugged​

One article was published in January in CCIC’s blog, Development Unplugged.

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Report card on Trudeau’s record on human rights – Amnesty International

Amnesty International Canada made public a human rights report card for the Trudeau government’s first year in power.

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Assessing Canada’s Global Engagement Gap

On January 12, CCIC organized a special webinar featuring Robert Greenhill, Executive Chairman of Global Canada, to present and discuss Global Canada’s latest report, Assessing Canada’s Global Engagement Gap, Second Edition.

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Voices at Risk: Canada's Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders

On International Human Rights Day, Global Affairs Canada paid tribute to human rights defenders around the globe and launched a publication called Canada’s Guidelines on Recognizing and Supporting Human Rights Defenders.

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A Shift to Sustainable Peace and Common Security

On November 23, eleven leading civil society organizations publicly launched their submission to the Defence Policy Review, entitled "A Shift to Sustainable Peace and Common Security ."

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OECD Report: Perspectives on Global Development 2017 ​

The OECD recently published a report entitled International Migration in a Shifting World, which presents an overview of the shifting of economic activity to developing countries and examines whether this shift has led to an increase in international migration towards developing countries.

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Book: Perspectives on the Post-2015 International Development Agenda

Since its inception in 2012, the Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals (Southern Voice), a network of 48 think tanks from Africa, Asia and Latin America, has generated a substantial body of original research to feed into various aspects of the post-2015 development agenda.

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Book: Putting Knowledge to Work

Producing knowledge that is relevant and can be acted upon is essential for international development.

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‘With all the talk of Canada being back,’ aid groups ‘alarmed,’ told to expect little from budget
The Hill Times
January 18, 2017


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Food for Thought (for CCIC member EDs/CEOs only)
February 1, 2017, Ottawa, ON
March 1, 2017, Toronto, ON
April 5, 2017, Ottawa, ON
Please contact Michelle Bested if you have any questions about this series.

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ACF Forum with the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association
February 9, 2017
Centre Block, Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, ON

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CCIC’s Leaders’ Forum
May 9-10, 2017
Ottawa, ON

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CCIC Annual Conference
September 27-28, 2017
Ottawa, ON


Mobilizing Leadership for Global Sustainable Development - OCIC
Toronto, Ontario
February 2-3, 2017

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene are essential to achieving the SDGs - WaterAid
Ottawa, Ontario
February 7, 2017

Building Inclusive Communities - FCM
Ottawa, Ontario
February 9, 2017

8th International Conference on Human Rights Education: Bridging our diversities - Equitas
Montreal, Quebec
November 30-December, 2017

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