News and Updates

NEWS and UPDATES

 

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

 

 

Development Unplugged S02E02: Innovation in the international development sector

Development Unplugged S02E02: Innovation in the international development sector

In this episode, special guest host Janice Hamilton from the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation leads a discussion on innovation within the context of the Canadian global development and humanitarian sectors.

With her are the two recipients of this year’s Impact and Innovation Awards in honour of Lewis Perinbam, Jim Cornelius, executive director of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Stuart Taylor of iDE Canada, as well as Vinod Rajasekaran, publisher and CEO of Future of Good.

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Canadians Support More Spending on International Aid

Canadians Support More Spending on International Aid

The numbers are in: A majority of Canadians want their country to do more to help the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

This year, for the 30th edition of International Development Week (February 2-8), the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) commissioned a public opinion survey to find out where Canadians stand on the issue of assistance to developing countries.

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A conspiracy with hope

A conspiracy with hope

For International Development Week 2020, we are showcasing the impact that our member organizations are having around the world. This blog post, from Jennifer Henry of KAIROS, is the third in a special series. Make sure to read it and share it with your network!

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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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