from CCIC e-bulletin Flash!
Read the interviews with CCIC member organizations
March 2017: Islamic Relief Canada. CCIC interviews Zaid Al-Rawni, CEO.
This month, CCIC met with Zaid Al-Rawni, CEO of Islamic Relief Canada to discuss the relief and development work they do globally – and domestically – and of the changing roles for Canadian NGOs working internationally.
February 2017: SOCODEVI. CCIC interviews Richard Lacasse, Executive Director.
This month, CCIC met with Richard Lacasse, Executive Director at SOCODEVI, to discuss the meeting between SOCODEVI members and Minister Bibeau, the vision of SOCODEVI for the future and expectations after the International Assistance Review, among other things!
January 2017: WaterAid Canada. CCIC interviews Nicole Hurtubise, Chief Executive Officer.
This month, CCIC met with Nicole Hurtubise, Chief Executive Officer at WaterAid Canada, to discuss expectations after the International Assistance Review, key programs in 2017, innovation and many other things!
November-December 2016: CASID. CCIC interviews Ian Smillie, President.
This month, CCIC met with Ian Smillie, President of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), to discuss the unique role of CASID, the upcoming 2017 Conference and the new project between CASID and CCIC, among other things! CASID is CCIC’s first Associate Member.
October 2016: CFGB. CCIC interviews Jim Cornelius, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with Jim Cornelius, Executive Director of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) and former chair of CCIC’s Board. We discussed the importance of partnerships and youth engagement, as well as current campaigns, among other things!
September 2016: ICAD. CCIC interviews Robin Montgomery, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with Robin Montgomery, Executive Director of the Interagency Coalition for AIDS and Development (ICAD) to discuss Canada’s Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria leadership, a new project with CARE Canada, the top three international development issues and much more!
July-August 2016: SCIC. CCIC interviews Jacqui Wasacase, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with Jacqui Wasacase, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) to discuss the recent funding cut by the government of Saskatchewan and its impacts on SCIC, and the #LookDeeper campaign, among others!
May-June 2016: SUCO. CCIC interviews Richard Veenstra, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with the Executive Director of SUCO, Richard Veenstra. SUCO (which means Solidarity, Union and Cooperation) is a Montréal-based NGO that just celebrated its 55th anniversary. We discussed SUCO’s focus on agro-environment and the volunteer sending program, among others!
April 2016: Unifor. CCIC interviews Mohamad Alsadi, Director, Human Rights and International Department.
This month CCIC met with Mohamad Alsadi, Director, Human Rights and International Department at Unifor to discuss May Day, Unifor’s social justice fund, the #1 priority for the Canadian government and much more…
March 2016: Canadian Red Cross. CCIC interviews Susan Johnson, Deputy Secretary General and Senior Vice President.
TThis month CCIC met with Susan Johnson, Deputy Secretary General and Senior Vice President at Canadian Red Cross to discuss the Syrian conflict, the current Canadian Red Cross Faces of Humanity Campaign, the SDGs and the World Humanitarian Summit and much more…
February 2016: Oxfam Quebec. CCIC interviews Denise Byrnes, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with Denise Byrnes, Executive Director at Oxfam-Québec to discuss women’s rights, the new volunteer sending program, why Canadians should care about tax havens and much more…!
January 2016: Farm Radio International. CCIC interviews Kevin Perkins, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with Kevin Perkins, the Executive Director of Farm Radio International to discuss World Radio Day and their upcoming Boom Box event, priorities for the new government, why radio is here to stay and much more!
November 2015: Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. CCIC interviews David Leduc, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with David Leduc, the Executive Director of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace to discuss their longstanding humanitarian response work, the ‘Create a Climate of Change’ campaign, the reason international development CSOs need to be part of the climate change movement and much more!
October 2015: Council of Canadians with Disabilities. CCIC interviews James Hicks, National Coordinator.
This month CCIC met with James Hicks, the National Coordinator of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities to discuss the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the SDGs and the need for an ODA disability policy, among other things!
September 2015: Canada World Youth. CCIC interviews Rita S. Karakas, President-CEO.
This month, CCIC met with Canada World Youth President-CEO Rita S. Karakas, to talk about its new program EQWIP HUBs: Powering Sustainable Youth Livelihoods, why it is important for youth to play an active role in international development, what the SDGs mean for the organization, and what is behind Canada World Youth longevity which celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2016…among other things!
July-August 2015: CoDev. CCIC interviews Kristen Daub, Acting Executive Director.
This month, CCIC met with CoDev Acting Executive Director Kristen Daub, to talk about the importance of equitable and longstanding partnerships and the role of the new Sustainable Development Goals…among other things!
May-June 2015: SOS Children’s Villages. CCIC interviews Boyd McBride, President and CEO.
This month CCIC met with Boyd McBride, President and CEO at SOS Children’s Villages –and one of CCIC new member organizations!-to discuss the organization’s focus and the recent response to the earthquake in Nepal….among other things!
April 2015: Canadian Cooperatives Association. CCIC interviews Michael Casey, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with the new ED of the Canadian Cooperative Association, Michael Casey, to discuss the benefits of the cooperative model and some of CCA’s projects, among other things!
March 2015: Inter Pares. CCIC interviews Rita Morbia, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with Rita Morbia, Executive Director at Inter Pares. Rita talked about the 40th anniversary of Inter Pares and the changing context for international solidarity organizations, as well as some programs that are at the heart of the organization’s work….among other things!
February 2015: Amnesty International Canada.
CCIC interviews Alex Neve, Secretary General.
This month, CCIC met with Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada. Alex talked about why advancing women’s rights is crucial to Amnesty International Canada’s work, described their current campaign Stop Torture, and shared Amnesty’s view of the role of universality in the pursuit of social justice and human rights… among other things!
January 2015: World Animal Protetion.
CCIC interviews Melissa Matlow, Legislative and Public Affairs Manager.
This month, CCIC met with Melissa Matlow, Legislative and Public Affairs Manager. Melissa discussed the organization’s mandate and work, the importance of its programing “Animals in disasters” within humanitarian assistance and international development programming more generally, the “rebranding” process and plans for the upcoming year … among other things!
November-December 2014: CECI.
CCIC interviews Claudia Black, Executive Director.
This month, CCIC met with CECI Executive Director Claudia Black. Claudia discussed the key to the success of CECI, the organization’s approach to capacity building, the upcoming 4th International Forum “Great Development Debates” organized jointly with WUSC, as well as its international volunteer program UNITERRA… among other things!
October 2014: World Literacy Canada.
CCIC interviews Jasmine Gill, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with Jasmine Gill, Executive Director of World Literacy Canada. Jasmine shared her views on World Literacy Canada’s programming, explained the approach World Literacy Canada uses to foster women’s empowerment and described the impact of one of their main project, the Sally Swenson Scholarship… among other things!
September 2014: British Columbia Council for International Cooperation.
CCIC interviews Michael Simpson, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with Michael Simpson, new Executive Director of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC). Michael shared his views as the new ED of a well-established organization, talked about BCCIC’s new 5-year grant agreement with DFATD and explained the work of the Inter Council Network hosted by BCCIC for the next two years… among other things!
May – June 2014: World University Service of Canada.
CCIC interviews Chris Eaton, CEO.
This month CCIC met with Chris Eaton, CEO of World University Service of Canada (WUSC), one of Canada’s oldest and most active international development organization. Mr. Eaton talked about one of WUSC’s flag ship program (read more to discover!) and shared reflections and hopes for the future of his organization….among other things!
April 2014: Collaboration Santé Internationale.
CCIC interviews Pierrette Defoy-Dolbec, Executive Director.
This month CCIC has met with the Pierrette Defoy-Dolbec, Executive Director at Collaboration Santé Internationale (CSI) based in Québec City, to learn more about this unique NGO which delivers medical equipment and medicine to developing countries. Mme Defoy-Dolbec spoke with passion about the many partnerships that allow CSI to fulfill its mission and the important role of volunteers…among other things!
March 2014: Micronutrient.
CCIC interviews Joel Spicer, Executive Director.
This month, CCIC met with the new Executive Director at the Micronutrient Initiative, Joel Spicer, who joined the organization in February. We talked about the Canadian roots and global outreach of MI, the importance of nutrition in development and the successful partnerships with local private actors…among other things!
February 2014: MiningWatch Canada.
CCIC interviews Catherine Coumans, Research Co-ordinator.
This month CCIC had an interesting conversation with Catherine Coumans, Research Co-ordinator at Mining Watch Canada. We discussed the work being done by the organization to influence public policy and mining practices to ensure the health of communities and the environment, and how Canada could become a leader in making mining companies accountable…among other things!
January 2014: Aga Khan Foundation Canada.
CCIC interviews Khalil Shariff, Executive Director.
This month, CCIC met with Khalil Shariff, Executive Director at Aga Khan Foundation Canada, for an interesting discussion on the organization’s approach to international development and poverty reduction, and it’s involvement in the maternal, newborn and child health initiatives….among other things!
November – December 2013: Equitas.
CCIC interviews Ian Hamilton, Executive Director.
This month CCIC had a dynamic discussion with EQUITAS Executive Director, Ian Hamilton. Ian told us about the early days of the organization, the annual International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) and a workshop manual on human rights-based approach and equitable partnerships developed by EQUITAS in collaboration with Coady and CCIC… among other things!
October 2013: RESULTS Canada.
CCIC interviews Amy Bartlett, Executive Director.
This month CCIC had a dynamic discussion with Results Canada new Executive Director, Amy Bartlett. Amy told us about the early days of the organization, shared some results of their advocacy efforts over the years and told us more about their Annual Conference, taking place late November…among other things!
September 2013: World Federalists Movement Canada.
CCIC interviews Fergus Watt, Executive Director.
This month we had the pleasure to talk with Fergus Watt, Executive Director at World Federalists Movement Canada. We found out more about this small but dynamic organization, member of a global network, whose areas of focus include peacekeeping, the post-2015 discussions and the responsibility to protect, among others.
July-August 2013: Islamic Relief Canada.
CCIC interviews Sallah Hamdani, CEO.
This month CCIC met with Sallah Hamdani, CEO at Islamic Relief Canada, part of the global family of Islamic Relief Worldwide that was founded in 1984. Operating in 35 countries around the world, Islamic Relief Canada’s primary objective is to promote sustainable development, but they also respond to disasters and emergencies. Read about Islamic Relief’s work with refugees, and in Syria, and their recent “War on Hunger” campaign.
May-June 2013: Action Canada for Population and Development.
CCIC interviews Sandeep Prasad, Executive Director.
This month CCIC met with Sandeep Prasad, Executive Director at Action Canada for Population and Development (ACPD). ACPD was founded in 1997 and has been much engaged in the promotion of reproductive and sexual rights and health as human rights. Read about ACPD’s involvement in the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), share their comments on theHigh-Level Panel report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and much more.
April 2013: Project Ploughshares.
CCIC interviews John Siebert, Executive Director.
Find out more about the unique contribution to global peace that the organization has provided over the last 38 years, as well as its key role in the successful adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty by the UN Assembly last March.
February 2013: MATCH International
CCIC interviews Jess Tomlin, Executive Director
A successful comeback, the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Violence in Conflict, Women’s Fund for Social Innovation, and more…
January 2013: Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)
CCIC interviews Heather McPherson, Executive Director
International Development Week, Development in a Box, and more…
December 2012: Victoria International Development Education Association (VIDEA)
CCIC interviews Lesley Palmer, Programme Manager
35th anniversary year, evolving approach to global education, Women for Change community twinning between BC and Zambia, INdigenous Knowledge Programme
November 2012: Christian Children’s Fund of Canada
CCIC interviews CEO Mark Lukowski
Successes and challenges that have marked the 50 years of existence of the organization and talks about a very unique initiative, the “Small Voices, Big Dreams” global youth survey
October 2012: Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI)
CCIC interviews Executive Director Gervais L’Heureux
Social change in Quebec, Journées québécoises de la solidarité internationale, changes to CIDA’s funding mechanism
September 2012: Plan Canada
CCIC interviews President and CEO – Rosemary McCarney
Sahel food crisis, International Day of the Girl, and partnerships with the mining sector and CIDA
May-June 2012: Léger Foundation (L’OEUVRE LÉGER)
CCIC interviews Executive Director Norman MacIsaac
Programs with a partner in India, and activism in Quebec
April 2012: Canadian Labour Congress
CCIC interviews Monique Charron, International Program Administrator
CLC’s challenges and successes, and their engagement in the Arms Trade Treaty coalition
March 2012: Canadian Hunger Foundation
CCIC interviews Executive Director Tony Breuer
CHF’s challenges and successes, and insights into CHF’s 50th Anniversary Symposium
Oxfam’s challenges and successes, and recommendations for the 2012 Canadian Federal Budget.