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Meet your new CCIC Board

At our AGM, on June 2nd, members elected five new Directors to sit on the CCIC Board:Eileen Alma;Nicole Hurtubise;Tanjina Mirza;Mike Simpson;Jessica Wood.Following the AGM, the Directors have appointed their officers and we are pleased to introduce you to...

Meet Heather Shapter, Executive Director of Crossroads International

For this edition of Spotlight on our Members, we met with the Heather Shapter who was just recently named Executive Director of Crossroads International, a leading Canadian volunteer cooperation agency advancing equality for women and girls and eradicating poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa and South America.

Canada Launches Revised Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

On June 17, Global Affairs Canada launched a new version of Voices at Risk, Canada’s official guidelines on supporting human rights defenders globally. These revised guidelines align the framework with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy – including by adopting an intersectional approach to understanding the risks faced by human rights defenders.

Women Deliver – Now it’s Canada’s Turn

From June 3-6, Vancouver became the planet’s feminist capital. Over 8,000 champions of women’s rights came from around the world to the Women Deliver Conference, drawn in no small part by the feminist leadership of the Canadian government. They came with high expectations, and they will leave impressed.

Press Release: CCIC Welcomes Major Canadian Investment in Advancing Gender Equality

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement of continued and increased investment to advance gender equality of women and girls. This represents a ramped-up investment to $1.4 billion annually for ten years to support global health, including $700 million for the most underfunded areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights – a commitment that will have a significant impact on empowering 18 million women and girls. The announcement was made today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver at the Women Deliver Conference.