News Release: Canadian Council for International Co-operation welcomes renewed engagement of government with development groups
May 15, 2014
Ottawa, May 15, 2014. In a keynote address to a conference of hundreds of international development experts, practitioners and academics meeting in Ottawa, Minister of International Development, Christian Paradis, announced new funding for international youth internship programs, aboriginal internship programs and for the next five-year Volunteer Cooperation Program. He also recognized the specific and important role of civil society in development, and underscored his commitment to increase and enhance collaboration between his Ministry and civil society actors.
“We welcome the Minister’s recognition of the importance of civil society for development, and the much-awaited funding announcements”, commented Julia Sanchez, President-CEO of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and co-organizer of the conference attended by the Minister.
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