CCIC strives to be a strong voice on our ten‐point agenda, while providing substantive knowledge and focus on the issue of aid. Working with various coalitions allows CCIC to contextualize this singular focus within broader global development issues - gender, food security, health, education, climate change - and underscore the structural drivers of global inequalities and social, economic and environmental injustice. CCIC is an active member of the following coalitions:
Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development (C4D)
C4D’s goals are to bring the voice of the international development community to the climate change dialogue in Canada and to develop knowledge and capacity in the international development community to address the global challenges associated with climate change and development.
Canadian Food Security Policy Group (FSPG)
FSPG seeks to promote food security issues in Canada’s international policies and to take actions that protect and enhance food security in developing countries based on decades of working in these sectors with partners in developing countries.
Canadian Global Campaign for Education (CGCE)
CGCE works to enhance Canada’s contribution to meeting the Education for All goals. Its mission is to enhance Canada’s commitment to the achievement of the universal right to education. CCIC sits on the Steering Committee of the CGCE.
Climate Action Network (CAN)
CAN is a nation-wide coalition of 50 environmental, faith, labour, development, aboriginal, health, and youth organizations committed to making action on climate change a reality.
Coalition on Arms Trade Treaty
This coalition was created to support the promotion and adoption of a strong Arm Trade Treaty by the UN to help save lives, prevent human rights abuses, and protect the livelihoods of people around the world.
Common Frontiers (CF)
CF confronts, and proposes an alternative to, the social, environmental and economic effects of economic integration in the Americas.
Global Treatment Access Group (GTAG)
GTAG shares information and undertakes joint activities aimed at improving access to essential medicines and other aspects of care, treatment and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and other health needs in developing countries.
Halifax Initiative (HI)
HI seeks to ensure that the international financial system contributes towards poverty eradication, environmental sustainability, an equitable distribution of wealth and the full realization of human rights. CCIC sits on HI’s Coordinating Committee as the Chair.
Imagine Canada is a national charitable organization with hundreds of members, whose cause is Canada’s charities and nonprofits. Imagine Canada supports and strengthens charities and nonprofits so they can, in turn, support the Canadians and communities they serve.
Make Poverty History (MPH)
The MPH campaign works to make poverty history both at home and abroad by helping to organize communities and meet with decision-makers. CCIC is on the MPH Steering Committee.
Policy Action Group for Emergency Response (PAGER)
PAGER aims to enhance policy and operational dialogue between Canadian and International NGOs and the Canadian government around international humanitarian emergencies, ethics and operations.
Voices-Voix is a non-partisan coalition committed to defending the rights to dissent, advocacy and democratic space. By documenting cases and disseminating information, it hopes to encourag respect for our democratic rights and values, including free speech, transparency and equality. CCIC is a member of the Voices Steering Committee.
WASH Canada is a network of Canadian civil society organizations and experts working together to strengthen the Canadian response to the world water, sanitation and hygiene crisis by raising awareness, increasing funding and engaging stake-holders from all sectors so as to streamline our efforts and increase our impact.
Women’s Rights Policy Group (WRPG)
WRPG members work together to strengthen the focus on women's rights in the international cooperation agenda. In 2011-12 CCIC reactivated the Women's Rights Policy Group.
BetterAid unites over 900 development organisations from civil society, and is a member of the Post Busan Interim Group, a group responsible for developing the monitoring and governance framework of the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. CCIC is a member of the Better Aid Coordinating Group.
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance of members and partners which constitutes an influential network of organisations at the local, national, regional and international levels, and spans the spectrum of civil society. CIVICUS has a vision of a global community of active, engaged citizens committed to the creation of a more just and equitable world.
Open Forum on CSO Development Effectiveness
The Open Forum is a global fully participatory space run by and for civil society organizations worldwide to improve the impact of CSO development work and advocate for more favorable government policies and practices for CSOs. CCIC sits on Open Forums’ Global Facilitation Group.
Reality of Aid
The Reality of Aid is a South-North network of non-governmental organizations that exists to promote national and international policies that contribute to new and effective strategies for poverty eradication build on solidarity and equity. CCIC is the regional representative for Non-European OECD countries and sits as the Vice-Chair on the International Coordinating Committee.
This study was commissioned as a resource to support strategic reflection and discussion in CCIC and the sector on current issues and capacities in coalition work. The report draws from interviews with individuals from 24 different Canadian coalitions focused on issues related to CCIC’s ten-point agenda. The report reviews the value added of coalitions in Canada , identifies cross-cutting opportunities and challenges, considers some of the overlaps and gaps in coalition agendas, and draws out implications for CCIC.