News and Updates



Find out what CCIC has to say about the latest issues of importance to international development.



Meet your new CCIC Board

At our AGM, on June 2nd, members elected five new Directors to sit on the CCIC Board:Eileen Alma;Nicole Hurtubise;Tanjina Mirza;Mike Simpson;Jessica Wood.Following the AGM, the Directors have appointed their officers and we are pleased to introduce you to...

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Canada Launches Revised Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

On June 17, Global Affairs Canada launched a new version of Voices at Risk, Canada’s official guidelines on supporting human rights defenders globally. These revised guidelines align the framework with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy – including by adopting an intersectional approach to understanding the risks faced by human rights defenders.

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Press Release: CCIC Welcomes Major Canadian Investment in Advancing Gender Equality

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) welcomes the Government of Canada’s announcement of continued and increased investment to advance gender equality of women and girls. This represents a ramped-up investment to $1.4 billion annually for ten years to support global health, including $700 million for the most underfunded areas of sexual and reproductive health and rights – a commitment that will have a significant impact on empowering 18 million women and girls. The announcement was made today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver at the Women Deliver Conference.

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Press Release: CCIC Welcomes the Launch of the Gender Equality Partnership

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) welcomes the launch of the Gender Equality Partnership in support of gender equality and the rights of girls and women in developing countries and in Canada. The Equality Fund will be leading the creation and the roll out of the Gender Equality Partnership, as announced today at the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver.

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