News and Updates

NEWS and UPDATES

 

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

 

 

Calling Out Internet Scams

CCIC advises the public that it has become aware of a fraudulent use of its name and image.  CCIC has become aware of a website using replicated content from our real site to solicit payments for fake scholarships and collect payments from unsuspecting applicants. This misrepresentation is a scam.

We seek to alert our partners and followers, and indeed all visitors to our website, that CCIC will continue to be vigilant and vocal in calling out such fraudulent activity. We are taking appropriate measures to request that this fake website be taken down.

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Member Benefit: Via Rail Discount Code

Member Benefit: Via Rail Discount Code

As a CCIC member organization, employees can access a members-only discount code on travel with Via Rail. CCIC has partnered with Via Rail to encourage our members to travel by rail to our events, but also in your everyday travel needs. This is just one benefit to being a member of CCIC, among the many others that can be found here.

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NextGen’s Guide for Research Partnership Agreements

NextGen’s Guide for Research Partnership Agreements

The Next Generation program developed a new bilingual guide for fair and equitable research partnership.   

While examining experiences of research partnerships between academics and civil society organization (CSO) practitioners in the Canadian context, the Next Generation research has uncovered challenging aspects of cross-sectoral research collaboration including tensions and misunderstandings in research partnerships between practitioners and academics.

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Shrinking civic space and Canada’s global leadership: a key issue for international co-operation organizations

Shrinking civic space and Canada’s global leadership: a key issue for international co-operation organizations

The world seems to be entering a new cycle of heightened protests globally: from Chile to Hong Kong, from Iraq to Guinea. The specific demands of the demonstrators depend on the local context, and sometimes different groups will have contradictory demands. However, a common thread in all these protests is the defence of the very right to peaceful protest without state repression; the transparency of public affairs and the fight against corruption; the reduction of inequalities; and a participatory democracy in which there are free and periodic elections, without indefinite re-election, and with the active participation of civil society.

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Innovation and Impact Awards

Innovation and Impact Awards

The Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), in collaboration with the trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award, is pleased to launch the Innovation and Impact Awards. Innovation is at the core of CCIC’s work and is captured in our strategic directions. We aim to inspire and support the growth of a more relevant, responsive and effective global development and humanitarian assistance sector that, through innovation, can create sustainable impact. As such, CCIC and the trustees of the Lewis Perinbam Award would like to celebrate and recognize Canadian individuals and civil society organizations (CSOs) that are doing impactful and innovative work.

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The “F word”: Realizing Canada’s feminist foreign policy ambitions in a divided global and national context

The “F word”: Realizing Canada’s feminist foreign policy ambitions in a divided global and national context

With the results of Canada’s recent federal election, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government has been given another opportunity to advance its widely touted feminist foreign policy. However, this time around, the Liberals face the uphill battle of being a minority government, in a global context where right-wing nationalist and anti-feminist movements are on the rise.

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Centre of Expertise on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Serving Canadian international development and humanitarian aid organizations 

In 2018, many leaders from the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) expressed their determination and signed a pledge to prevent and address sexual misconduct in the international development and humanitarian aid sector.

In order to fulfill these commitments, a number of actions were identified, including establishing a Sector Hub, based at CCIC, with the following mandate: Gather and make available resources to equip International development and humanitarian organizations to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) through the effective implementation (mainstreaming) of gender-responsive best practices and policies.

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The CCIC Family is Growing!

The CCIC Family is Growing!

We are pleased to welcome the newest members to the CCIC family!  E-mail: bdemers@ccic.ca Brigitte Demers, Prevention of Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (PSHEA) Specialist & Sector Hub Manager Program ManagerBrigitte...

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