For immediate release – Thursday, January 24, 2019
Canadians are invited to the National Capital Region to celebrate the International Development Week (IDW 2019) flagship event, Canada Cares: IDW 2019 Celebration in Ottawa, at Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
This free, public event brings together Canada’s international development community during Winterlude for a full day of interactive activities, workshops, and performances from 12pm to 5pm, followed by a reception from 5pm to 7pm with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development.
Take a stroll through the NAC’s Canada Room and foyer where visitors will cross paths with a giant globe, a rickshaw ambulance, and a virtual reality exhibit that simulates the experience of being a humanitarian worker in the field. Get acquainted with the people on the front lines of international development work through a series of photo exhibits, film shorts, live performances, and workshops to discover how your actions can make a world of difference.
This year’s theme, Together for Gender Equality, recognizes the importance of the Feminist International Assistance Policy in championing gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women around the world, while also looking forward to Women Deliver in Vancouver, from June 3-6, 2019.
For more information about International Development Week and Canada Cares: IDW 2019 Celebration in Ottawa, please contact:
Jessica Ruano, Communications Officer for CCIC
Email: jruano[at]ccic.ca | Phone: 613 241 7007 ext. 343
Charmaine Crockett, Director of Stakeholder Engagement for CanWaCH
Email: ccrockett@CanWaCH.ca | Phone: 613 863 9489
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High-resolution photos and interviews available upon request.