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
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.