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CCIC 2018 Annual Conference

September 19 and 20, 2018

Presented by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID)


We invite you to come and take part in our dynamic and provocative CCIC 2018 Annual Conference. Take a look at our Concept Note that tells the story behind our chosen conference title “Is Canada Back?”

After winning the Canadian federal election in 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau proclaimed that ‘Canada is back’ – a message to citizens and the international community alike that Canada has regained its “compassionate and constructive voice”.

Week at a glance

Please note the schedule below to plan your travel accordingly!



Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
The Foundation for Gender Equality

A free public event presented by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) in partnership with Women Deliver and the Future Planning Initiative

Plan Your Stay

Air Canada is the official airline for this year’s conference. Please use the following promo code via to receive a discount on your flight to Ottawa.
Your promotion code: 8WNC9GZ1

 Courtyard by Ottawa Marriott Downtown


Conference Program

Inspired by Justin Trudeau’s 2015 proclamation ‘Canada is Back’, we are presenting panels that illustrate or challenge Canada’s role in global leadership. Are we doing all that we could be doing in the world?

You won’t want to miss these thought-provoking plenary sessions
  • Are We Feminists?  asks if today’s government-endorsed feminism is truly transformative, or just a catch-all buzzword.
  • In The Political Pulse, political strategists from each political affiliation will debate Canada’s role in the world, challenge the sector’s advocacy tactics and make the case for development leading up to Election 2019.
  •  Funding the Future  examines creative and effective ways to end extreme global poverty by 2030.
  • Youth Breaking Barriers will highlight youth-led movements and the challenges faced when working within traditional and established civil society frameworks.

Speakers Corner

Recently announced national and international speakers attending the CCIC 2018 Conference


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Translation and interpretation for this project has been made possible [in part] by the Government of Canada.