The Minister of International Cooperation and La Francophonie, Marie Claude Bibeau, announced a new $100 million fund for small and medium-sized organizations. This comes after almost three years of discussions with the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation (ICN), and CCIC. Check out the press release below!
Aisha Abawajy has been a volunteer in Halifax for many years. Ms. Abawajy is a Second year Applied Computer Science Student at Dalhousie with a minor in Political Science. She is involved in various student organizations on campus including the Dalhousie African Student Association and the Dalhousie Amnesty International Chapter. Although Aisha was born and raised in Halifax, NS, her parents both immigrated from Oromia, Ethiopia. Because of her intersectional identity, she understands the value and necessity of diversity in the workforce at school and across all aspects of society.
Ms. Abawajy will be one of the featured speakers for an International Volunteer Day reception, to be hosted by the Honourable Joanne Bernard, Minister of Community Services, on Monday, December 5th at Nova Scotia Province House.
The Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok has seen an increasing number of women receive Global Peace Fellowships since the program’s inception ten years ago. This high participation of women is in stark contrast to formal peace negotiations globally where there continues to be an imbalance in the representation of women. According to a study by UN Women, between 1992 and 2009, fewer than four percent of signatories to peace agreements and less than ten percent of negotiators at peace tables were women...
The Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation (ICN), of which ACIC is a part, has collectively written an open five-point letter to Mr. Justin Trudeau addressing key areas for the international development sector moving into the coming years.
A reversal of the downward trend in the percentage of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in relation to Gross National Income (GNI)
A renewed partnership with Canadian civil society organizations
An integration of Canadian foreign policy with the SDGs including a universal approach and an understanding that none of the goals are achievable in isolation
A renewed affirmation regarding the role of civil society as development actors in our own right
A genuine commitment to engage Canadians as active global citizens
Halifax, October 14, 2015 ─ Shannon Kindornay, a recognized expert on the recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), will discuss what this new global agenda means for Nova Scotia, in an upcoming public event, to be held at the McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue on October 20th at 7:30 p.m.
McAnany will be joining the Pope, President Obama and 191 other world leaders as they gather in New York at the United Nations and commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three remarkable things over the next 15 years: End extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change.
Jocelyn LeBlanc, Drew Dalziel, Egan John, and Caroline Nochasak about to embark on a journey they won’t soon forget. These four Atlantic Canadian youth will represent New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador respectively, as part of a ten day tour to Honduras from July seventh to seventeenth. Organized by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) and the Falls Brook Centre (FBC), the Global Youth Leaders Tour is an opportunity for young Atlantic Canadians to increase their understanding of international cooperation and discover how they can have an impact. See their respective news releases below.
The Shirley Case Leadership Award for Global Citizenship is presented annually to an individual in Atlantic Canada who has demonstrated a spirit of global citizenship in a local, national or international capacity and who has helped create a more just and sustainable world. The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) was pleased to present this award to Rosamund Mosse at its Annual General Meeting and Symposium Friday, June 12th at the RCAF Wing 150, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC), an umbrella organization with more than 70 members across the Atlantic, will be holding its annual Symposium this year in St. John’s, Newfoundland.The event titled “Sacred Waters: The future of human cultures and livelihoods in a sea of change”, will take place Thursday, June 11, 2015 until Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Memorial University of Newfoundland...
The Minister of International Cooperation and La Francophonie, Christian Paradis, announced yesterday that the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) and six of its member organizations will provide 40 recent post-secondary graduates opportunities to develop experience through eight-month internships over the next two years.
Ninety-four percent of Canadians agree that it is important to improve health, education and economic opportunity for the world’s poorest, according to the poll results report, “Canadian Perspectives on International Development,” co-launched by the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation (ICN) and Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB). The report is based on a public opinion poll undertaken in February 2015 by the ICN and EWB in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This poll builds on similar polls conducted in Canada, such as the 2012 Canadian Engagement in Global Poverty Issues poll by the ICN, and those conducted in other G7 countries through The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Narrative Project.
The PEI members of the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) are excited to announce a series of events which will be held in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of International Development Week and the 40th Anniversary of ACIC. These events will be held at two venues.
Minister Paradis highlights Prime Minister Harper’s leadership on maternal, newborn and child health
December 23, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today highlighted Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ongoing leadership on improving the lives of women and children in developing countries and reiterated Canada’s commitment to achieving the goal of ending preventable deaths of mothers and children within a generation.
A new report launched today by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and the Inter-Council Network (ICN) of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation, establishes a direct link between the lack of support and funding opportunities from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) over the past three years, and a significantly reduced Canadian presence and impact in developing countries.
On May 14th, 2014, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) issued three calls for proposals: two for International Youth Internships (IYIP and IAYI) and one for Volunteer Cooperation Program.
In partnership with the Canadian International Development Agency, the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) will have 20 nine-month long internships in Honduras, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ghana, Tanzania and Peru, hosted by ACIC and seven ACIC member organizations as well as nine international partners. Interns will work for three months in Canada hosted by ACIC and its member organizations and six months overseas with Southern partners.
These internships provide youth (age 19-30) with international development experience, skills, and knowledge to help better prepare them for future employment, while advancing Canadian development objectives.
Sabrina Andrews of Grand Falls-Windsor, NL inspired over 1000 commitments of action, becoming this year’s top Active-8! Ambassador. The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) would like to congratulate Sabrina on inspiring Atlantic Canadians to make our global community a better place.
Eight Atlantic Canadian youth are being recognized for their inspiring contributions at home and abroad and are being named Youth Ambassadors by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC). The eight were chosen from among other youth in Atlantic Canada between the ages of 15-30 who have played an active role in the areas of social justice and environmental sustainability. Each Global Youth Ambassador will be profiled nationally with other youth leaders across Canada in recognition of their efforts to build a better future.