Together for Gender Equality

International Development Week celebrates Canadians who care about Canada’s role in the world

From February 3-9, 2019, Canada’s international development community celebrates International Development Week (IDW 2019), an annual event that draws attention to the sector’s key achievements in ending global poverty, as well as individual Canadians working to make a difference in the world.

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 internationally, while also looking forward to Women Deliver in Vancouver, from June 3-6, 2019.

Over 50 organizations are hosting events across the country, including a flagship event at Canada’s National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa on Tuesday February 5th from 12pm to 5pm during Winterlude. Ottawa residents and visitors to the nation’s capital are welcome to participate in interactive activities and attend performances in the NAC lobby.

For more information about IDW 2019 and related events, please contact Jessica Ruano, Communications Officer for CCIC, at 613 241 7007 ext. 343 or jruano[at], and visit our website at