Policy & Analysis
The Policy Team at CCIC works with our members to :
- Monitor and track emerging trends in global development cooperation and humanitarian policy, and signal these changes to our members to help them be as effective and impactful as possible;
- Propose, and react to, new sustainable development and humanitarian policies in Canada and beyond as the global landscape evolves;
- Encourage the Canadian government and civil society to be cooperative leaders on key policy issues in global development and humanitarian assistance;
- Conduct in-depth research and analysis of Canada’s aid portfolio and emerging global issues, and assess the implications for Canadian programs overseas, in particular for Canadian civil society organizations;
- Organize learning events to socialize new developments, key analysis, and policy and political changes for our membership and the broader community;
- Convene our members in policy working groups to ensure our policy development and analysis is shaped and informed by their lived experiences; and
- Facilitate consultations and dialogue between civil society organizations, government officials, and political staff.
This work includes analyzing, commenting on, and providing recommendations for policy and programming at Global Affairs Canada, and advocating for robust Canadian engagement on global development and humanitarian issues.
Have a look at the many publications written by or in partnership with our policy analysts.
CCIC is committed to gender equality and women’s rights and strives in our goals, our analysis, and how we work to be consistent with this commitment. With this policy, CCIC wants to ensure that its governance, programming and organizational practices are explicit about issues related to women’s rights and gender equality.
CCIC Organizational Policy: Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
Revised May 2018
Daring to risk and fail – Building an innovation agenda in Canada’s global development and humanitarian community
Is the practice of innovation an essential way forward for international development and humanitarian organizations? How do we test out radical ideas when there is so much at stake? And what does ‘innovation’ actually mean?
Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance with respect to Bill C-86, the 2018 Budget Implementation Act
The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) appreciates the opportunity to make this submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance with respect to Bill C-86, the 2018 Budget Implementation Act
Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2019 Budget – Oral testimony covering three core themes.
On September 14, the OECD released its Peer Review of Canada. This is a short summary of what the report said....
This brief summarizes the outcomes of the 2018 G7 Leaders’ Summit and associated ministerial and sectoral meetings...
This month’s update includes Equitas training, Canada’s first voluntary national review, and information about donor investments in fragile contexts. Read on!
The summary of the Civil Society Group of 7 (C7) meeting includes benchmarks to help foster a new productive and meaningful relationship between civil society and the G7.
OTTAWA, 27 February 2018—Following on Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s commitment that the 2018 federal budget would be gender-responsive, the Canadian Council for International Co-operation is encouraged that today’s budget includes a commitment to increase Canada’s international assistance by $2 billion over five years, which works to ensure that women and girls around the world are not left behind.
In December, CCIC made a written submission on some key issues in Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC). This is a summary of that submission.
This brief outlines some priority opportunities where Budget 2018 can make meaningful contributions to Canadian and global objectives in global development and humanitarian assistance – working in collaboration with partners to implement Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy and improve the effectiveness of Canada’s development cooperation.
The National Conversation on Canada and the SDGs was a day-long meeting hosted in Ottawa on June 27 which brought together national and provincial civil society networks to discuss the United Nation’s agenda around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how it might be used as a unifying framework to align community-building efforts within Canada.
A policy paper on how Canada can draw on international best practice as it shapes its new Development Finance Institution.
CCIC frequently organizes workshops for members with charity law experts and has an active CRA Reference Group of member organizations dedicated to examining the legal framework for the sector. CCIC is also an active participant in other umbrella groups and coalitions that work collectively on issues of the legal and regulatory framework for the Canadian non-profit and charitable sector.
This submission is informed by the policy work undertaken by CCIC in recent years, as well as by the many inputs developed and received around the International Assistance Review consultation process. CCIC’s staff participated in eight high-level and one working-level consultations hosted by Global Affairs Canada.
Whose rights are we protecting? Ensuring the primacy of human rights over investor protections in the international legal regime
This report reviews the main substantive issues related to IIAs, highlights their most problematic aspects, and presents various paths of action to address the problems related to investment agreements.