Co-operation Forum

Co-operation Forum

June 8 – 11 Ottawa ON

Join us for CCIC’s Co-operation Forum. This 4-day forum offers different sector trainings, workshops, CCIC’s AGM and more!

About Co-operation Forum

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation is organizing a Co-operation Forum on June 8 – 11 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The Forum will convene CCIC’s members and others to discuss issues that matter for the international development and humanitarian sector, celebrate sector contributors, host CCIC’s AGM and more!

Schedule Details

June 8

Liability & Duty of Care Training

June 8

National Arts Centre

Salon Room

Training 1: 9:00 -12:00

Training 2: 1:00 – 4:00

Cost: 70$

 

This half day workshop covers duty of care responsibilities through use of a case study, and is jointly presented by CARE Canada’s Safety and Security Lead, and Paul Willetts, a founding partner of Vey Willets LLP in Ottawa, who will explain the legal responsibilities of senior leaders in full. 

June 9

Humanitarian Response Network - Head of Agencies Meeting

June 9

National Arts Centre

Salon Room

Time: 9:00 – 4:00

 

The HRN Heads of Agency (HoA) meeting is an annual event that convenes Executive Directors/CEOs of HRN members, their senior humanitarian staff, and Government of Canada representatives to discuss and consider our collective experience in humanitarian response.

Participation in this event is limited to EDs/CEOs (or a senior-level designate) and a second representative of each HRN member organization.

CCIC Member Reception

Coming soon!

June 10

Sixth Estate: Livestreamed panel & Debate

June 10

National Arts Centre

O’Born Room

Time: 8:00 – 9:00

Before the Bell is a live program by the Sixth Estate that explores the intersection of issues and public policy.

Before the Bell is broken down into three segments.  In The Pulse, we ask opinions of expert guest pundits on pressing issues and interacts with the audience through polling technology to gain their reactions.  Next in the The Policy segment, newsmakers are invited to the stage to talk about themed issues from their unique perspectives. In between interviews,  the audience to submits questions electronically and vote up questions they want answered. After all guests have been interviewed, they remain on stage for the final segment called The People. Here we engage the newsmakers in discussion by asking the most popular audience generated questions.

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CCIC AGM

Coming soon!

Peace and Development Workshop

Sponsor of this session: Available to purchase

June 10

National Arts Centre

Canada Room

Time: 1:30 – 3:00

Following on election promises in 2019, the Canadian government included the establishment of a Canadian Centre on Peace, Order and Good Government as part of the mandate letter for the Minister of Foreign Affairs, supported by the Minister of International Development. The Centre is expected to expand Canadian expertise and assistance in peacebuilding, advancing justice, the promotion of human rights and democracy, and good governance. In addition, mandate letters continue to prioritize Canada’s support for United Nations peace operations, including investments in women, peace and security; ambitions to obtain a Security Council seat in June 2020; and efforts to reinforce regimes and institutions that support Canada’s objectives as they relate to peace and development. The session, shaped and programmed by the session sponsor(s) with support from CCIC as necessary, will examine the roll-out of Canada’s peace and development priorities, progress to date and identify opportunities for civil society input and influence on Canada’s approach.

 

Future of the FIAP Workshop

Sponsor of this session: Available to purchase

June 10

National Arts Centre

Canada Room

Time: 1:30 – 3:00

The Feminist International Assistance Policy enters its third year of implementation in 2020. While implementation has been relatively slow with action area policies only emerging in 2019, the roll-out has included the development of key performance indicators and a range of funding commitments across sectors to realize women’s rights and empowerment, including through support to local women’s rights organizations. More recently, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, François-Philippe Champagne, announced that the government will prepare a white paper on Canada’s feminist foreign policy. Global Affairs Canada is also carrying out an internal stocktaking on its efforts to implement the FIAP. Finally, Canadian civil society organizations have recently completed a survey on their experiences integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment into policies, operations and programs following the establishment of the FIAP. Shaped by the session sponsor(s), the discussion on the future of the FIAP will take stock of accomplishments from the past three years and identify strategic entry points for influence and policy engagement in the articulation of Canada’s feminist foreign policy. 

 

Climate and Development Workshop

Sponsor of this session: Available to purchase

June 10

National Arts Centre

Canada Room

Time: 1:30 – 3:00

As Canada look towards the pending conclusion of Canada’s five-year Paris Agreement climate finance commitments, 2020 will be an important year for policy engagement by civil society and others in defining the future of Canadian contributions in support of climate action. Guided by a feminist and human rights-based approach, Canada’s international assistance is one of the many critical ways that Canada is contributing to addressing the impacts of global climate change.  As efforts are required to reduce global GHG emissions, more must also be done to address the climbing human toll of changing climate on the world’s most vulnerable people. Guided and developed by sponsor(s), this session will include discussions on opportunities for civil society organizations to advance a strong Canadian approach to climate change and development through efforts related to advocacy and policy engagement, operations and programming.  

 

Innovative Finance Workshop

Sponsor of this session: Available to purchase

June 10

National Arts Centre

Canada Room

Time: 3:30 – 5:00

 

Following budgetary announcements in 2018, Global Affairs Canada launched the International Assistance Innovation Program (IAIP) in 2019, a $900 million program over 5 years. The pilot program offers concessional financial instruments to build markets through pro-poor investments, support gender equality and mobilize public and private finance for better investments in developing countries. Following three rounds of proposal submissions, this session will examine civil society and Global Affairs Canada experiences with the IAIP. Supported by CCIC, session sponsor(s) will shape the overall focus of the discussion, identify speakers and develop the approach to engagement with Global Affairs Canada in the session.  

 

Faith and Development Workshop

Sponsor of this session: Available to purchase

June 10

National Arts Centre

Canada Room

Time: 3:30 – 5:00

 

Canada’s international development and humanitarian sector is diverse. It is characterized by small, medium and large organizations, inside and outside civil society, from coast to coast to coast, and with a variety of mandates. Across these dimensions of diversity, faith is another. This session will offer an opportunity for sponsors to advance discussions on faith in the Canadian development community through engagement with faith-inspired, faith-based and secular organizations on the critical role of faith as it relates to development programming in many of Canada’s partners countries. The session will include opportunities for exchange on faith as a competency in development, interfaith collaboration and how to engage Global Affairs Canada on the intersection between faith and development.    

 

Public Opinion & Communication with Canadians

Sponsor of this session: Available to purchase

June 10

National Arts Centre

Canada Room

Time: 3:30 – 5:00

The Annual Forum will offer an opportunity for CCIC’s Communications Working Group to come together to discuss upcoming priorities. This will include reviewing ODA investment case products, brainstorming communications products and developing a communications plan and roadmap ahead of the official launch of the investment case in September 2020.  

 

Reception Honouring Past and New Leadership in the Sector

Coming soon!

June 11

ODA Investment Case Workshop

In 2020, CCIC is supporting and facilitating development of an investment case for Official Development Assistance (ODA), drawing on sector guidance and input. CCIC’s Cooperation Forum will serve as an important mid-point in the development of the ODA investment case. This process includes both a “macro” case looking at the political investment case for ODA overall, on which CCIC is leading with support from members and partners; and a set of thematic cases expressing the impact of investment in specific sectors, being developed by sector coalitions and working groups expert in particular fields.

In this session, CCIC will present the overall investment case; thematic coalitions and working groups will present sector-specific investment cases; participants will give feedback and ideas for improvement on both; and participants will have small group discussions to share learnings from the process to date. This will be a key moment to consolidate and refine the investment case process prior to launch in Autumn 2020.

Parliamentary Lunch

This panel will explore the areas of shared objectives and interest between all of Canada’s main federal parties with respect to international development and humanitarian relief.  Because contributing to a better and fairer world requires consistent commitment over time and because Canadians share common values, understanding where we all agree progress is needed is critical to our ability to make a lasting difference.  Whereas political dialogue so often focuses on differences between parties, this panel will to the opposite, seeking specifically to explore the areas of alignment between parties. 

How do I get Involved 

Price & Registration

Questions

Contact Madeleine Lemaire 

mlemaire@ccic.ca 

 

For questions about HRN training and events, contact Aislynn Row

arow@ccic.ca