INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK

February 1-7, 2015

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:

What: Timothy’s World Coffee will become a global village highlighting the work of ACIC’s PEI members throughout International Development Week.

The public is invited to an Open House at Timothy’s on Friday, February 6th, 6:00-8:00 pm. There will be music with Tony Reddin and Mikayla Choy , food, and a Fair Trade Marketplace. Member organizations will make brief presentations addressing the question, “Do International NGOs Make a Difference?”

Where: Timothy’s World Coffee, 54 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI

When: Open House: Friday, February 6, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm Ongoing displays: Sunday, February 1 – Saturday February 7, 2015 8:00am – 8:00pm

What: The public is invited to “Opportunities to be a Global Village”. There will be a Fair Trade Marketplace, food and presentations by ACIC PEI member organizations.

Where: The Wave, W.A. Murphy Building, UPEI

When: 12:00 noon, February 5th, 2015

About IDW and ACIC: International Development Week (IDW) is celebrated annually across Canada throughout the first full week of February.

International Development Week provides opportunities for Canadians to:
· increase their awareness of the role Canadians play in international development;
· learn more about life in developing countries; and
· learn more about how to become global citizens, actively involved in international development.

ACIC is a coalition of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region, which is committed to achieving global sustainability in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all. ACIC supports its members in international cooperation and education through collective leadership, networking, information, training and coordination, and represents their interests when dealing with government and others.

ACIC also takes a leadership role in engaging Atlantic Canadians around issues relating to international development, global sustainability, and social justice. Through our public engagement work, ACIC strives to give Atlantic Canadians the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to become active global citizens.

PEI member organizations of ACIC include:
· Campbell Webster Foundation
· Canadian Red Cross
· Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (Atlantic Chapter)
· Cooper Institute · Cuso International
· CUPE Global Justice Committee
· Farmers Helping Farmers
· International Sustainable Community Assistance (ISCA)
· Mikinduri Children of Hope
· UPEI – International Relations Office
· WUSC

For more information: ACIC: www.acic-caci.org/
Contact person: Janelle Frail (pe@acic-caci.org)
IDW: www.international.gc.ca/development-developpement/

Local organizers:
Susan Hartley
cw4wafghanatlantic@live.ca;
902 393-7074

Marian White
mlwhite@eastlink.ca
902 676-2248