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.
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
CCIC 10-Point Agenda
HRN Heads of Agencies MeetingLeaders from members of the Humanitarian Response Network of Canada (HRN) met on September 30th in Montreal at the HRN Heads of Agency Meeting (HoA). This annual event convenes Executive Directors and CEOs of HRN members, their...
The Canadian Council for International Co-operation Releases Recommendations to Improve the Regulatory and Legislative Framework for Canada’s Charitable Sector
Ottawa, ON (15 OCT 2019) – The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) released a policy brief today showing that Canadian charities working internationally are governed by a set of provisions that restrict their ability to partner...
Joint Humanitarian Civil Society Statement on Canada’s Policy for Gender Equality in Humanitarian Action
On April 13, 2019, Canada introduced its new policy on gender equality in humanitarian action. The following is a joint response by Canadian civil society organizations active in humanitarian response, welcoming the new policy and looking forward to its implementation.
CCIC and Global Affairs Canada Partnering to Enhance Canada’s International Assistance CCIC is collaborating with GAC to help shape and improve Canadian international assistance, by implementing the Feminist International Assistance Policy and...
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. [pdf-embedder url="https://ccic.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Summary-of-2018-OECD-Peer-Review.pdf" title="Summary of 2018 OECD Peer...
This brief summarizes the outcomes of the 2018 G7 Leaders’ Summit and associated ministerial and sectoral meetings from the perspective of civil society, particularly as relevant to organizations engaged in global development and humanitarian programming....
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.