The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many of us operate on a day-to-day basis. We have seen the cancellation of events, closing of stores, restaurants and workplaces, and the need for physical distancing in order to help control the spread of the virus. Our sector is not immune to all these changes.

 

 This is how we are responding to this evolving situation:

  • We have cancelled all in-person gatherings and events for the foreseeable future.
  • We’re continuing to serve our members and sector by operating virtually and working from home.
  • We also plan to move forward with all virtual calls with members, unless otherwise specified.

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

We encourage members and other organizations from the sector to consult these resources related to COVID-19. 

 

OUR ACTIVITIES

Open Sector Letter to Government 

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging Canada’s international cooperation sector. The international cooperation sector has specific context, needs and asks around policy, Official Development Assistance, flexibility, and support for sector organizations.  

You can find the final letter with all signatories here. A total of 236 organizations signed on.

On April 21, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development responded to our sector letter. You can read her response here.

 

Other Open Letters 

We have proudly signed-on to several letters in response to COVID-19.

 

Briefing Notes 

Managing Risk in Canada’s International Development and Humanitarian Sector’s Response to COVID-19  

Emerging Concerns for Canada’s COVID-19 Response from the International Development and Humanitarian Sector

Scenario Planning for Canada’s COVID-19 Response from the International Development and Humanitarian Sector

The Humanitarian Response Network of Canada Responding to COVID-19

 

Joint Sector Calls

In partnership with the Canadian Association for International Development Professionals (CAIDP), the Climate Action Network (CAN-Rac), the Inter-Council Network (ICN) and the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) our joint sector calls are an opportunity for various professionals in the fields of international development and humanitarian assistance to share resources and discuss advocacy and the needs of the sector related to COVID-19. 

 

Next Calls

TBD

 
 

Past Calls

May 12, 2020 – Virtual Town Hall with the Minister of International Development on COVID-19 
You can listen to a recording of the call here.
The call begins in English then continues in French at the 45:49 mark.

April 23, 2020 – Call on Fundraising and COVID-19 (Members Only)

April 22, 2020 – Call on Human Resources and COVID-19 (Members Only)

April 16, 2020 – COVID-19 Update Call (Members Only)

April 2, 2020 – Virtual Town Hall with the Minister for International Development on COVID-19
You can listen to a recording of the call here.
The call begins in French then continues in English at the 47:40 mark.

March 31, 2020 – COVID-19 Sector Impact Call 
CCIC, CAIDP, CAN-Rac, ICN and CanWaCH Joint Call
You can listen to a recording of the call here. Presentation slides are available here.
The call begins in French then continues in English at the 48:08 mark.

March 20, 2020 – CCIC, CAIDP, CAN-Rac and ICN Joint Call with Global Affairs Canada
You can listen to a recording of the call here.
The call begins in French then continues in English at the 59:46 mark.