International Sustainable Community Assistance - Appui International Durable aux Communautés (ISCA-AIDC) is a relatively new member of ACIC, joining us during our Annual General Meeting in June 2013. ISCA is a non-governmental, independent, not-for-profit organization with a goal of supporting developing communities throughout the world in an endeavor to improve their livelihoods.
ISCA is located in beautiful Prince Edward Island, and currently consists of a small team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about people, animals and sustainable development. In careful dialogue with their overseas partners, ISCA is committed to identifying and administering sustainable international development projects which are aimed at increasing knowledge and skills to improve lives of people and livestock in lower-income countries.
From the very beginning of ISCA projects, members of the local communities are involved in the project identification and development. ISCA thereby ensures the consideration of local customs, resources and capacities.
ISCA members have worked in various positions with partners in countries such as Haiti, South East Asia, and Africa since 2004. ISCAs primary focus is on participatory knowledge-sharing and capacity-building in agriculture and livestock-management, two critical areas through which sustainable development and empowerment of people in developing countries can be addressed long-term.
ISCA-AIDC is dedicated to close collaboration with governments, non-government organizations, educational institutions and international agencies. They have established relationships with the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, the Foundation for International Development Assistance/productive cooperatives Haiti and the Haitian American Friendship Foundation.
ISCA-AIDC strongly believes in the right to self-determination, the dignity of each individual and incorporates dialogue, mutual respect, fairness and consideration of local culture, resources and capacities in all its activities.
Keep up the good work, ISCA! We look forward to working with you in the future.
For more information on ISCA and their programs, please visit their website at: www.isca-aidc.ca