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IDW Panel Discussion

Uprising: A new age is dawning for every mother's daughter

As part of International Development Week we're excited to have Sally Armstrong and Masuma Khan speak about issues related to gender equity and violence against women.

Here is their presentation: (starting Feb. 8th at 11:30am AST)


ACIC Training Opportunities

Ethical Partnerships

Where: Council Chamber Room UC 2001, University Centre, St. John's Campus, MUN
: Tues. Feb. 28, 9am- 5pm
: universities working with non-profits, university departments working together
: by Feb. 24 to janelle@acic-caci.org with any food requirements
Cost: $25 for Members, $50 for non-profits, lunch and snacks provide. Certificate of one-day Partnership Brokers Association training will be provided at completion of workshop.

ACIC is pleased to partner with Partnership Broker Association (PBA) to provide a one-day workshop on Ethical Partnership. See promo poster here.

ACIC recommends 5 hour self-study online component. When you RSVP you will receive login details to take advantage of the Hive Mind online training module. This is a part of ACIC’s national work and can enhance the workshop but is not affiliated with PBA.

Target audience can include the following:

  • University departments, non-profits, government, industry
  • Partnership practitioners (partners representing their organisations in the partnership and / or partnership project managers)
  • Those interested in becoming more involved in partnership development

 Workshop Objectives:

  • To increase understanding of the conditions necessary for enhanced and sustained collaboration among industry, government, non-profits and academia
  • To identify and promote new ways of working among development practitioners, researchers, academics, students and/or policy developers
  • To build understanding of multi-stakeholder collaboration (‘partnering’)
  • To provide an opportunity to explore partnering challenges and good practice principles
  • To consider what it takes to partner effectively
  • To introduce a number of frameworks and concepts and share different views / experiences
  • To introduce the concept of ‘partnership brokering’

A partnership ‘broker’ is an intermediary building effective and innovative collaboration between partners. Partnership brokers are responsible for negotiating or managing partnerships on behalf of their organization or assisting independent partnerships.

Established in 2003, the globally recognized Partnership Brokers Training builds the practical brokering skills and professional practices necessary to address complex challenges in the partnering process at all phases of a partnership’s life cycle.

Bios: Michelle Yetman and Linda Brett have been working in the field of multi-sector partnership development for more than twenty years. They are both currently employed as Partnership Planners with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador where they facilitate public engagement opportunities to support government, its partners and the public. In addition they are actively involved in building capacity within the province for multi-stakeholder collaboration.  Michelle and Linda are both Accredited Partnership Brokers, Authorized Practitioner Trainers and Mentors for the Partnership Brokers Association.


Call for Host Organization - ACT 4 Global Change Tour


The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is seeking one member organization to partner with as the host organization for the upcoming Act 4 Global Change Tour (formerly the Global Youth Leaders Tour).

The ACT 4 Global Change Tour is an opportunity for four Atlantic youth to engage with a Southern organization, seeing first-hand the impacts being made in international cooperation. Upon returning home to Atlantic Canada the youth will create a short video and presentation of their experience. The host organization has the opportunity to share in this exciting adventure, supporting the development of young Atlantic Canadians in their growing understanding of international cooperation issues. Through continued relationship building with the media, ACIC anticipates the sharing of these experiences and stories not only in classrooms and to community groups, but also in both formal and informal media.

Participants will be selected from youth nominated by schools and community organizations. Nominated youth will be enrolled in grades 9-12 the 2016/17 academic year, available to participate in the leadership tour this summer and present to schools and community groups in their province throughout the school year of 2017-18. Each school or community group has the opportunity to nominate two students (different gender identities), acknowledging their hard-work and dedication to social justice, or providing a bit of extra encouragement for youth who carry great potential.

This opportunity to visit international projects will allow the youth to gain first-hand knowledge of Canada’s international cooperation efforts. The goal is for the youth participants to have the opportunity to meet with staff and volunteers from partner organizations as well as community members who have been impacted by the project. Through pre-departure training, as well as debriefing upon their return, students will be supported in understanding these new experiences as well as having an opportunity to learn more about the work lead by Canadian NGOs and their international partners. 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST to be submitted to louise@acic-caci.org by November 10th, 2016

FULL APPLICATION to be submitted to louise@acic-caci.org by November 18th, 2016
Application Form     Budget Template 


ACIC Calendar of Opportunities

Save the date! Listed below is the plethora of opportunities for ACIC Members and Atlantic Canadians. As dates are confirmed they will be updated on this calendar (for pdf version click HERE). Check back often!


Create Change! Call for entries- national art contest

What does change look like to you?

As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017, it’s an important time to reflect on the impact we’ve had on the world – and imagine the impact we’d like to have in the future.

The ICN, with support from Global Affairs Canada, is offering an exciting opportunity for young artists across Canada to bring people together for positive change through their art. Enter your artwork reflecting the theme “Canada’s Role in the World” to our National Art Contest. The winning artwork will be showcased on posters across the country, as part of Canada’s International Development Week in February 2017. 

Submit your artwork by e-mail to Krista Dinsmore at idwcontest2017@bccic.ca by midnight October 31, 2016 along with a completed release form.

See full details HERE.