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Trump’s impact on global development 

On March 1st, CCIC will host its monthly “Food for Thought” lunch speakers’ series for CCIC member EDs/CEOs with invited guest Sam Worthington. Sam is CEO of InterAction, CCIC’s sister organization in the United States.

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Mobilization around Budget 2017

In January 2017, the sector identified a need to coordinate communication and activities in support of a last push for an IAE increase ahead of Budget 2017.

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Development Unplugged

Two articles were recently published in CCIC’s blog Development Unplugged. As the sector prepares for Budget 2017, Julia Sanchez from CCIC lays out her ten main reasons why Prime Minister Trudeau should increase the ODA budget.

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ACF meets with the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association

During International Development Week, the Africa Canada Forum (ACF) met with members of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association (CAPA), an all-party association of Members of Parliament interested in African issues.

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Consultation on Canada-Mexico Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights

On February 10 members of the Americas Policy Group (APG) participated in a first consultation organized by Global Affairs Canada officials, to discuss the human rights crisis in Mexico.

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Consultation on the Free Trade Agreement with Colombia

On February 15 members of APG-Colombia met with a delegation from Global Affairs, as part of a consultation on Canada’s Annual Report on Human Rights and Free Trade between Canada and Colombia.

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Next Generation - Collaboration for development

Now that the new joint CCIC-CASID program has been launched, it is our great pleasure to present you the logo that identifies this initiative!

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Save the date!

Webinar - CCIC members are invited to a webinar to learn more about the program New Generation - Collaboration for development!

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We are recruiting! Three new opportunities

The  "New Generation" team is looking for a great candidate who will work in close collaboration with the program officer during the entire duration of the program.

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This month, CCIC met with Richard Lacasse, Executive Director at SOCODEVI, to discuss the meeting between SOCODEVI members and Minister Bibeau, the vision of SOCODEVI for the future and expectations after the International Assistance Review, among other things!

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Cool tools by the Regional and Provincial Councils

In the context of International Development Week -and other key moments such as the provincial election in British Columbia...

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Funds for families impacted by the Quebec shooting – Islamic Relief Canada

All Canadians were shocked and deeply saddened by the mass shooting that took place late January at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City.

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Campaign to put an end to tax havens – Oxfam Québec

Mobilized by Oxfam Québec, more than 100 organisations and public figures from education, health, environment, labour unions, academic...

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New Global Affairs Canada RBM guide

Last week, Global Affairs Canada launched Results-Based Management for International Assistance Programming: A How To Guide.

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Risks of using aid to subsidise the private sector – Oxfam International

Oxfam recently released two reports on blended finance for development: Blended Finance: What it is, how it works and how it is used and Private Finance Blending for Development: Risks and opportunities.

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The cost of getting Canada on the Path to 0.7 – CIDP

Canada currently spends approximately 0.26% of GNI on official development assistance (ODA).

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Toolkit for engaging on the SDGs – Action4SD

At the heart of the UN Global Goals is the commitment to ensure that ‘no one is left behind’ and that no goal is considered met unless met for all.

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Civil Society Assessment of the Nairobi Outcome Document

Based on an inclusive consultation that concluded in Nairobi, Kenya at the 2nd High Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC), the Nairobi Outcome Document was released on December 1st, 2016.

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AidWatch Canada Assessment of the GPEDC HLM2 ​

AidWatch Canada's Brian Tomlinson has co-produced an analytical summary of theSecond High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation in November-December 2016.

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A Snapshot of the Enabling Environment for Civil Society – CIVICUS

Between 2013 and 2016, civil society in 22 countries carried out an Enabling Environment National Assessment (EENA).

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Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector – OECD

The OECD has launched the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in the Extractive Sector.

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International Policy Ideas Challenge 2017 – Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada (GAC), in collaboration with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), launched the second edition of the International Policy Ideas Challenge...

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Canada must not lecture, but show progressive global leadership on human rights and inclusive societies
The Hill Times
February 20, 2017

Don't lecture the Americans about our values. Demonstrate them
February 17, 2017

The World This Weekend
CBC News
February 5, 2017

Les femmes au cœur de la future politique
Le Devoir
February 4, 2017

La ministre Bibeau attendra le prochain budget
Le Devoir
February 4, 2017

Trump's plans for the United Nations aren't promising. Time for Canada to step up
Ottawa Citizen
January 30, 2017


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

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

Save the date!
CCIC Annual Conference
September 27-28, 2017
Ottawa, ON


The Future is Feminist – International Women’s Day 2017
Ottawa, Ontario
March 8th, 2017

8th International Conference on Human Rights Education: Bridging our diversities - Equitas
Montreal, Quebec
November 30-December 3, 2017

If you have an item for Flash!, you may send it to Chantal Havard. Please note that items should be no longer than 150 words.

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