News and Updates

NEWS and UPDATES

 

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

 

 

Development Unplugged S02E01: International Development in Current Political Context

Development Unplugged S02E01: International Development in Current Political Context

In this first episode in a series of four podcasts related to the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership, produced with the support of Crestview Strategy.

Our guest host, Jason Clark, a Senior Consultant with Crestview Strategy, discusses this topic with Stuart Hickox, the Canada director for ONE Campaign and Sarah Kennell, the director of government relations with Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights.

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Empowered women lift a community

Empowered women lift a community

For International Development Week 2020, we are showcasing the impact that our member organizations are having around the world. This blog post from Will Postma, Executive Director, PWRDF is the first in a special series. Make sure to read it and share it with your network!

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International Development Week 2020 is February 2 to 8! It’s time to go for the goals!

International Development Week 2020 is February 2 to 8! It’s time to go for the goals!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Canada’s International Development Week (IDW). It is an annual occasion to celebrate the impact and successes of organizations and individuals working to help people and communities in developing countries, where poverty, conflict or natural disasters make for precarious living conditions. 

For 2020, the theme for IDW is “Go for the Goals.” In 2015, Canada committed to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and collaboration toward a better world for all. The 2030 Agenda, with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is a global action plan to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.  

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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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