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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Budget 2017 – Where do we go from here? 

So budget day came and went, and left us with a big round zero percent increase in the international assistance budget – nothing, rien, nada.

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS

What we heard and what we should do now

Back in December 2016, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) released What we heard, a summary of input during the consultations for last year’s International Assistance Review.

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Alternative Federal Budget

Again this year, CCIC contributed a chapter on International Development to the Alternative Federal Budget coordinated by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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CCIC and Canada 150 & Beyond

On the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) seeks to broaden and deepen the narrative around Canada 150 to include Canadian contributions to global cooperation.

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Leader’s Forum – Canada 150 & Beyond : Looking Back, Moving Forward

Registration is now open for the 2017 CCIC Leaders Forum – Canada 150 & Beyond: Looking Back, Moving Forward, which will take place on May 9-10 in Ottawa.

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Celebrate Canada's Global Contributions

On the occasion of Canada's 150th anniversary and CCIC's Leaders Forum, CCIC is hosting the Global Impact Soirée, an elegant and inspiring social event to celebrate the achievements of our colleagues, community, and country.

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CCIC launched the Karen Takacs' Award 2017

On International Women's Day, CCIC launched the Karen Takacs' Award for Women's Leadership in International Development.

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CCIC supports Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas

CCIC worked with the Global Network of CSOs for Disaster Reduction to draft a regional civil society statement on Disaster Risk Reduction.

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Towards building a common agenda on issues that matter to civil society

In January 2016, CCIC produced a brief to the Minister of International Development entitled Moving Our Common Agenda Forward: International development and humanitarian assistance priorities for the new government.

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Busy month for CCIC's Regional Working Groups

CCIC's Regional Working Groups were involved in co-hosting many delegations from partner organizations throughout the month of March, with a special focus on the impact of Canadian mining activities in Central America and in the Philippines.

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New in Development Unplugged

Many new articles have been published in Development Unplugged these past few weeks, and most of them were inspired by International Women's Day.

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Saying goodbye to Charles Saliba-Couture

CCIC staff and members want to acknowledge the invaluable contribution made by former Communications Assistant Charles Saliba-Couture, who ended a four-year collaboration with CCIC on March 17.

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NEW MEMBERS

New CCIC member: Développement international Desjardins

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MEMBER PROFILE:Islamic Relief Canada

This month, CCIC met with Zaid Al-Rawni, CEO of Islamic Relief Canada to discuss the relief and development work they do globally – and domestically – and of the changing roles for Canadian NGOs working internationally.

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MEMBERS IN ACTION

Equitas celebrates 50 years of human rights education!

For its 50th anniversary, Equitas is showcasing the inspiring journey of 50 human rights changemakers.

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Feminist Scorecard 2017: Tracking government action on women’s rights – Oxfam Canada

Led by a feminist Prime Minister who campaigned on a promise of inclusive growth, Canada is well placed to become a global leader in tackling the twin struggles of gender and economic inequality.

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WORTH A LOOK

Amnesty International's 2017 Human Rights Agenda for Canada

Amnesty International’s 2017 Human Rights Agenda for Canada, A Year to Get It Right, provides 35 recommendations for most pressing action in the coming year.

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Women at the Heart of Change – Development and Peace

As leaders and pillars of their communities, women are catalysts for change in their struggles for ecological justice, democracy and citizen participation, as well as peace and reconciliation.

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UN Statement on World Humanitarian Crises

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) recently released a statement to the Security Council on missions to Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya, calling the President of the UN Security Council for a “major international response” and “funds to do more” for these four conflicted-affected countries.

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Book: Putting Knowledge to Work available on IDRC’s website

Producing knowledge that is relevant and can be acted upon is essential for international development. There is a renewed urgency for knowledge from the civil society sector, particularly non-academic organizations, to be acknowledged and recorded, to be distilled and leveraged, in order to help the sector retain its relevance.

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CCIC IN THE NEWS

Do more with less foreign aid, Morneau urges development agencies
March 27, 2017
The Globe and Mail

Canada's leadership on sexual and reproductive health must be matched by healthy development budget
March 8, 2017
The Hill Times

Canada's aid to developing countries
February 28, 2017
Toronto Star

CCIC PRESENTS

Save the date!
Food for Thought (for CCIC member EDs/CEOs only)
April 5, 2017, Ottawa, ON
June 7, Montreal, QC
Please contact Michelle Bested if you have any questions about this series.

REGISTER!
APG Bi-Annual Forum
April 9-10, 2017
Ottawa, ON
Contact Laura Avalos for more details

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

REGISTER!
Global Impact Soiree
May 9, 2017
Ottawa, ON

SAVE THE DATE!
ACF Annual Meeting
May 29-30, 2017
Ottawa, ON
Contact Laura Avalos for more details

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

EVENTS

Reporting the Refugee Crisis – CIGI Media Panel
Ottawa, Ontario
April 3, 2017

Formation sur l’égalité femmes-hommes – CQFD/AQOCI
Montreal, Quebec
May 15-17, 2017

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


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