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  • Global Citizenship Youth Conference 2023

    Global Citizenship Youth Conference 2023 Applications for this are now closed. Next year's applications will open in May 2024. The Global Citizenship Youth Conference is a space for youth (aged 15-17) to discuss, learn about and take action on global issues. Hosted by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, participants spent three days (July 13-16, 2023) at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. The Global Citizenship Youth Conference is a space for youth (aged 15-17) to discuss, learn about and take action on global issues. Hosted by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, participants spent three days (July 13-16, 2023) at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Watch a video from the conference made by Digital Storyteller Jamie Ho: Through interactive activities, discussions, games, reflection, and more, the conference explored topics such as peace and conflict, human rights, Indigenous realities, the Sustainable Development Goals, refugee experiences, poverty and food sovereignty, gender equity, environment, anti-racism, 2SLGBTQSIA+ realities, and more. Why Attend: The conference, every year, is an opportunity for youth to get informed, get inspired, and take action on local and global issues in a safe and welcoming space. Participants meet and engage with a diverse group of youth from different communities and cultures across the four Atlantic provinces. Participants: Connect with others who are committed to social justice and effective global citizenship. Challenge systems and barriers that block change. Create skills that foster personal, professional, and social change. Identify actionable Change within their communities and circles. The conference is free of charge , and food and accommodation are provided . ACIC arranges and covers the expense of all travel for youth participants. In the lead up to the conference, ACIC recruits for Digital Storytellers and Conference Leaders, positions youth can apply for and help co-create and lead the conference. The photographs from the conference were taken by Digital Storyteller Iris Qian: Application Details This conference took place in July 2023. Applications for next year's conference will open May 2024. Apply Now Similar Opportunities ACIC Symposium 2023 Join us for ACIC Symposium 2023 'Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being For All and explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. Registration for the Symposium is now open! The Symposium will be hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on October 27 & 28, 2023. Learn More Symposium Youth Stream 2023 18-29 years old? Attend the ACIC Symposium as part of our Youth Stream. As part of this opportunity, youth can connect with their peers and professionals working in the field of international cooperation, engage in networking opportunities, as well as learn about topics related to the symposium theme, all while reflecting on how this work impacts communities at the local and global levels. Learn More Photovoices The Photvoices Program empowers youth to share the narratives they want to tell through photos. Through the program, Atlantic Canadian youth and youth from the Global South use photos to share their stories, build skills, explore various topics related to social justice, learn from local and global experts. Learn More Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 The Global Citizenship Certificate encourages youth to explore connections to their local and international communities and empowers young people to act as effective global citizens. Through virtual workshops, volunteer placement, advocacy projects, and connecting with other youth from across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. Learn More IDW Youth Funding 2024 Events can be around any theme broadly related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they must take place during the week of February 5th-11th to add to International Development Week celebrations across the country. You can host the event as an individual, or a group, in your school, university, online, in partnership with a local business. Successful candidates will receive up $300 to put towards their event Learn More Professional Practice Workshop 2024 ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice, community development, and global solidarity (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on March 16, 2024. The workshop will bridge the gap between knowledge and action by engaging students to foster skills, access resources, and build their knowledge around global issues, helping to build confidence to engage on these issues with their local communities. Learn More Global Citizenship Youth Conference 2023 The Global Citizenship Youth Conference is a space for youth (aged 15-17) to discuss, learn about and take action on global issues. Hosted by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, participants spent three days (July 13-16, 2023) at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Learn More

  • International Development Week 2024 | ACIC-CACI

    International Development Week February 4 - 10, 2024 Join us in celebrating International Development Week (IDW) 2024, as we come together from coast to coast to coast to shine a spotlight on Canadian international development efforts. Events List ACIC and our partners will be hosting IDW themed events throughout the week. Stay tuned for information about events in your region. Date and time is TBA Immigrant & Refugee Services Association How to Prepare for Storms on PEI - For Newcomers Date and time is TBA Immigrant & Refugee Services Association, 49 Water St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1A3, Canada This event has been postponed due to the weather. Stay tuned for the new date and time. Share Learn more About International Development Week International Development Week (IDW) is an annual initiative that takes place during the first full week of February. Since 1991, IDW has brought together civil society organizations, schools, businesses, government agencies, and the general public to highlight Canadian contributions to international development initiatives from coast to coast to coast and overseas. ​ This year’s International Development Week (#IDW2024) will take place from February 4 to 10 and will be celebrated by ACIC, Global Affairs Canada, Canadian development organizations and Canadians with events and activities across Atlantic Canada and the country . Learn More

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  • Request for Proposals | Workshop for ACIC Symposium 2023

    Request for Proposals | Workshop for ACIC Symposium 2023 Apply by September 4, 2023 Apply for hosting an interactive and engaging workshops related to the Symposium theme. Highlight your work, share your knowledge and engage Atlantic Canadians through your stories. Funds of upto $500 available to host the workshop. We are seeking proposals for interactive and engaging workshops related to the Symposium theme. The workshops must align with one of the sub-themes and address the overall Symposium theme, in the context of international cooperation. If you are interested in facilitating a workshop at the ACIC Symposium on October 27-28, 2023, please email membership@acic-caci.org with as much or as little of the following information as you feel necessary in your proposal. Proposed workshop/activity description: Provide a paragraph of the workshop/activity and describe how you will engage ACIC members and participants (approximately 250 words). Please include relevance to the main Symposium theme. Workshop title/theme: Think about how your workshop will fit into the Symposium theme of Cots of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being for All and the three sub-themes of: International Cooperation and the Cost of Power Climate Change and the Cost of Action Decent Work and the Cost of Exploitation Any inter-related and innovative topics and ideas are welcome and encouraged! Scheduling preferences: Please indicate the length preferred for your workshop and a proposed outline of activities (e.g for a 75-minute session: Welcome & Introduction [5 minutes]; Presentation [20 minutes]; Discussions [40 minutes]; Questions & Feedback [10 minutes]). We propose the workshops to be broken up into 15-minute, 45-minute, and/or 75-minute sessions. Learning outcomes: What do you hope that participants will learn from your workshop? How do you see this information being useful for participants in their day-to-day work? What outcomes do you hope to produce? Facilitators/moderators/speakers/presenters: Please provide the name, title, group/association (if relevant), contact information, LinkedIn profile, a brief biography and headshot of the proposed facilitators for your workshop. Session size: The ACIC symposium will be structured to accommodate workshops ranging from smaller intimate groups of ~10, to mid-size groups of ~25, to larger plenary sessions that will engage the entire group ~80 participants. Please indicate your ideal audience size based on your content and learning outcomes. Space requirements: Please share, if any, access to audio-visual, equipment is required (e.g computer, projector, flip charts, etc). Please describe the ideal space for your session (e.g theatre or classroom style, semi-circle, large space with no chairs, only chairs, etc). Accessibility requirements: Please indicate any accessibility requirements or assistance that ACIC and the hosting space can provide that will help you facilitate your workshop, and/or help your participants interact with your content in a meaningful way. Budget considerations: Please share a proposed budget for your workshop (up to $500) indicating honorarium, preparation time etc. ACIC will reimburse the costs incurred after successful delivery of the workshop. The symposium registration fee will be waived for the workshop facilitators. ACIC will however expect you to register and attend the symposium in full. Application Details Apply by sending an email to membership@acic-caci.org with your proposal. Please share your proposal by August 27, 2023, so we can review the proposals and share the decisions by September 8, 2023. Apply Now Similar Opportunities International Development Week 2024 Join us in celebrating International Development Week (IDW) 2024, as we come together from coast to coast to coast to shine a spotlight on Canadian international development efforts. Learn More ACIC Symposium 2023 Join us for ACIC Symposium 2023 'Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being For All and explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. Registration for the Symposium is now open! The Symposium will be hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on October 27 & 28, 2023. Learn More Partnership Enhancement Fund 2023 The Partnership Enhancement Fund offers an opportunity for ACIC Members supports organizations bringing their international partners to Atlantic Canada for fostering strong relationships, with a focus on mutual learning and engagement. Learn More Request for Proposals | Workshop for ACIC Symposium 2023 Apply for hosting an interactive and engaging workshops related to the Symposium theme. Highlight your work, share your knowledge and engage Atlantic Canadians through your stories. Funds of upto $500 available to host the workshop. Learn More

  • Shirley Case Leadership Awards 2023

    Shirley Case Leadership Awards 2023 Nominate By Sunday, October 15th, 2023 Know a young changemaker engaged in development and / or the international cooperations sector who embodies the spirit of global cooperation and had notable impact in a short period of time? Nominate them for the 2023 Shirley Case Leadership Award. The Award will be presented at the ACIC Annual Symposium being held October 27-28th, 2023 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Shirley Case Leadership Award for Global Citizenship is presented annually to an individual in Atlantic Canada who demonstrates a spirit of global citizenship in a local, national or international capacity and who has helped create a more just and sustainable world. Through this Award we aim to recognize both emerging leaders and significant contributions over longer term. Therefore, the eligibility rotates between ‘Significant Achievements’ and ‘Emerging Leader’ every year. This award was created in the spring of 2009 by the ACIC Board of Directors to honour the life of Shirley Case, who was killed in Afghanistan on August 13, 2008 while working with the International Rescue Committee. Shirley worked as an intern with ACIC in 2004/2005. She spent four months in Halifax, and five months working with our partner organization, the NGO Coalition for the Environment (NGOCE) in Calabar, Nigeria. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500 as well as a commemorative award. The Award will be presented at the ACIC Annual Symposium being held October 27-28th, 2023 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The award has four objectives: To officially recognize leaders in Atlantic Canada that are actively involved as global citizens; To draw public attention to the full scope of global citizenship and engagement activities; To inspire individuals to continue their involvement in the international cooperation movement; and To honour the memory of Shirley Case. This year's award is the "Emerging Leaders" award. The Shirley Case Leadership: Significant Achievement Award encourages nominations for individuals connected to ACIC who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of the global community. Criteria: The Shirley Case Leadership: Emerging Leader Award encourages nominations of young changemakers recently engaged in the development and/or international cooperations sector, who embody the spirit of global cooperation, and have had a large impact in a short period of time. ACIC uses under-35 years of age for our definition of ‘youth.’ This Award, however, is not restricted to an age bracket, but is open to your interpretation of ‘Emerging Leadership.’ Do you know someone who exemplifies the change needed to build just, equitable and sustainable communities locally and globally? Nominate them before October 15th 2023, 11:59 pm at the form below. Application Details Apply by Sunday October 15, 2023, 11:59 PM through the link below. Apply Now Similar Opportunities Shirley Case Leadership Awards 2023 Know a young changemaker engaged in development and / or the international cooperations sector who embodies the spirit of global cooperation and had notable impact in a short period of time? Nominate them for the 2023 Shirley Case Leadership Award. The Award will be presented at the ACIC Annual Symposium being held October 27-28th, 2023 at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Learn More

  • Individual Members' Public Engagement Fund

    Individual Members' Public Engagement Fund Applications accepted through the year. We encourage you to apply early. Access the Individual Members' Public Engagement Fund to support your involvement in training and educational activities related to advancing Gender Equality or the Sustainable Development Goals. ACIC invites individual members to apply for funding to support their involvement in training activities or conferences as they relate to gender equality and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). ACIC will provide funding of up to $200 to cover costs of registration, etc. Successful applicants will be expected to plan and organize a public engagement activity to share their learning after the event. A $100 honorarium will also be provided to successful applicants following the completion of a post-conference public engagement activity. The conference/ training must take place before March 1, 2023, and public engagement presentation/ event must take place before March 15, 2023. The public engagement activity can also be with your workplace, community, school, etc. Assessment Criteria: Priority will be given to trainings or conferences that focus on gender equality. Nature and quality of the follow up public engagement (PE) activity. (Type of audience, number of people reached, etc.). Priority will be given to those within under-represented communities. Availability to attend full training or conference and actively participate (give feedback, input, complete homework, etc.). How conference or training will build personal or professional capacity. Eligibility: Have demonstrated experience and knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals, gender equality and/or the global development issues related to the conference or training of their choosing. Priority is given to trainings or conferences that focus on gender equality. Be a current, ratified individual member of ACIC in good standing (approved as Individual Member in the June 2023 AGM or earlier). Expectations and Commitments Selected individuals are expected to: participate fully during the conference or training share their learning experience of the conference or training via social media plan and deliver a post-conference public engagement activity in with their workplace, school group, community group, (examples include writing a blog or sharing what they learned at an event or presentation) provide a receipt to show proof of conference fees paid – to receive reimbursement To Apply If you are interested in receiving this funding, please submit your application using the button below. Applications are open on a rolling basis. ACIC needs unto a month to process applications, please apply at least a month before your proposed Public Engagement/conference/training. Please note on your application if your conference or training is fast approaching, and you’d like us to take a look at it. Application Details Apply by completing the application form linked below. Apply Now Similar Opportunities IDW Youth Funding 2024 Events can be around any theme broadly related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they must take place during the week of February 5th-11th to add to International Development Week celebrations across the country. You can host the event as an individual, or a group, in your school, university, online, in partnership with a local business. Successful candidates will receive up $300 to put towards their event Learn More Individual Members' Public Engagement Fund Access the Individual Members' Public Engagement Fund to support your involvement in training and educational activities related to advancing Gender Equality or the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn More Partnership Enhancement Fund 2023 The Partnership Enhancement Fund offers an opportunity for ACIC Members supports organizations bringing their international partners to Atlantic Canada for fostering strong relationships, with a focus on mutual learning and engagement. Learn More Organizational Members Public Engagement Fund 2024 Want to highlight the important and good work your organization does around in communities around the world during International Development Week 2024? Want to engage Atlantic Canadians in development issues and involve them in the impact / development sector? Apply for the Members’ Public Engagement Fund and receive up to $1500 per project to test and carry out your innovative public engagement idea. Deadline: Wednesday, December 20 Learn More

  • Professional Practice Workshop 2024

    Professional Practice Workshop 2024 Apply by March 6, 2024 ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice, community development, and global solidarity (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on March 16, 2024. The workshop will bridge the gap between knowledge and action by engaging students to foster skills, access resources, and build their knowledge around global issues, helping to build confidence to engage on these issues with their local communities. Workshop Description: ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice, community development, and international solidarity (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on March, 16 2024. The workshop will bridge the gap between knowledge and action by engaging students to foster skills, access resources, and build their knowledge around professional practice, helping to build confidence to engage on these issues with their communities. In addition, students from New Brunswick, across disciplines, will come together for a day of co-learning and networking, including training and conversations related to personal profile building for employment, unique paths to employment, skills mapping, and more. Why get involved: Engage with peers and experienced professionals working in various non-profit fields Learn about careers, locally and internationally, that contribute to better communities Combine theory and action to strengthen your understanding of praxis in relation to global solidarity To apply for this program, participants will: Be between the ages of 18-29 Be living in New Brunswick Important details: Lunch is provided Travel bursaries re provided for those living outside the Fredericton area For more information, contact Jackie at 902.431.2311 or jackie@acic-caci.org The deadline to register is March 8, 2024 Application Details Apply by March 6, 2024 Apply Now Similar Opportunities ACIC Symposium 2023 Join us for ACIC Symposium 2023 'Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being For All and explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. Registration for the Symposium is now open! The Symposium will be hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on October 27 & 28, 2023. Learn More Symposium Youth Stream 2023 18-29 years old? Attend the ACIC Symposium as part of our Youth Stream. As part of this opportunity, youth can connect with their peers and professionals working in the field of international cooperation, engage in networking opportunities, as well as learn about topics related to the symposium theme, all while reflecting on how this work impacts communities at the local and global levels. Learn More Photovoices The Photvoices Program empowers youth to share the narratives they want to tell through photos. Through the program, Atlantic Canadian youth and youth from the Global South use photos to share their stories, build skills, explore various topics related to social justice, learn from local and global experts. Learn More Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 The Global Citizenship Certificate encourages youth to explore connections to their local and international communities and empowers young people to act as effective global citizens. Through virtual workshops, volunteer placement, advocacy projects, and connecting with other youth from across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. Learn More IDW Youth Funding 2024 Events can be around any theme broadly related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they must take place during the week of February 5th-11th to add to International Development Week celebrations across the country. You can host the event as an individual, or a group, in your school, university, online, in partnership with a local business. Successful candidates will receive up $300 to put towards their event Learn More Professional Practice Workshop 2024 ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice, community development, and global solidarity (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on March 16, 2024. The workshop will bridge the gap between knowledge and action by engaging students to foster skills, access resources, and build their knowledge around global issues, helping to build confidence to engage on these issues with their local communities. Learn More Global Citizenship Youth Conference 2023 The Global Citizenship Youth Conference is a space for youth (aged 15-17) to discuss, learn about and take action on global issues. Hosted by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, participants spent three days (July 13-16, 2023) at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Learn More

  • Photovoices

    Photovoices Participant applications will be accepted until all spots are full The Photvoices Program empowers youth to share the narratives they want to tell through photos. Through the program, Atlantic Canadian youth and youth from the Global South use photos to share their stories, build skills, explore various topics related to social justice, learn from local and global experts. Stories are powerful: they weave people and experiences together and shape how we see the world. Knowing the impact and value of a well-told story, ACIC’s PhotoVoices Program empowers youth to share the narratives they want to tell through photos. Through the program, Atlantic Canadian youth and youth from the Global South use photos to share their stories, build skills, explore the Sustainable Development Goals, learn from experts in the field, and so much more. Gender inequality is deeply rooted in our society. Women and girls worldwide are under-represented in leadership positions, refused access to education, economic empowerment, and essential health services, and are targeted victims of violence and discrimination. While all women face inequality, the consequences can be harsher for those coping with intersectional factors. Not all women share the same experiences, therefore strategies for change must also consider the effects of race, class, age, sexuality, ability, and nationality. Solutions to address these issues must be led by self-determining people in collaboration with their Communities and Nations. Given this reality, the 2024 PhotoVoice program will focus on female-identified and/or Two Spirit-identified youth. ACIC is currently seeking participants for its PhotoVoices Program. The purpose of this program is to help budding photographers/journalists build their skills and portfolios while taking part in an intercultural program. The program will include youth 17-29 years from Atlantic Canada and youth from the partner organization/s country. Apply Now as a PhotoVoice Participants Why get involved: Share, network, and collaborate with like-minded youth living in Atlantic Canada and the Global South Develop skills in photography, communication, social justice action, storytelling, and more! Opportunity to learn how to address community needs, concerns, planning, and other lived realities To apply for this program, participants will: Be between the ages of 17-30 Be living in Atlantic Canada Be female-identified and/or Two Spirit identified Be available for approximately 2 hours/week over the course of 10 weeks between January 2024 and March 2024, for Zoom sessions and program work such as taking photos, connecting with group members, and reflecting on the program process Show interest in learning from others and sharing aspects of their own lived experiences, communities, and analysis with youth from other regions of Atlantic Canada and other countries Important details: All activities will take place online Must have access to a stable internet connection and laptop or desktop computer or tablet. If stable internet access or equipment access could be a challenge but you are interested in applying, please mention this in the application form below. The program will run for 10 weeks from January 22 and March 26, 2024 Upon completion of the program youth will receive a certificate of completion and a $250 honorarium for the time and commitment. Application Form Application Details Participant applications will be accepted until all spots are full. Participants are invited to use the link at the bottom of the program description. Apply Now Similar Opportunities ACIC Symposium 2023 Join us for ACIC Symposium 2023 'Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being For All and explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. Registration for the Symposium is now open! The Symposium will be hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on October 27 & 28, 2023. Learn More Symposium Youth Stream 2023 18-29 years old? Attend the ACIC Symposium as part of our Youth Stream. As part of this opportunity, youth can connect with their peers and professionals working in the field of international cooperation, engage in networking opportunities, as well as learn about topics related to the symposium theme, all while reflecting on how this work impacts communities at the local and global levels. Learn More Photovoices The Photvoices Program empowers youth to share the narratives they want to tell through photos. Through the program, Atlantic Canadian youth and youth from the Global South use photos to share their stories, build skills, explore various topics related to social justice, learn from local and global experts. Learn More Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 The Global Citizenship Certificate encourages youth to explore connections to their local and international communities and empowers young people to act as effective global citizens. Through virtual workshops, volunteer placement, advocacy projects, and connecting with other youth from across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. Learn More IDW Youth Funding 2024 Events can be around any theme broadly related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they must take place during the week of February 5th-11th to add to International Development Week celebrations across the country. You can host the event as an individual, or a group, in your school, university, online, in partnership with a local business. Successful candidates will receive up $300 to put towards their event Learn More Professional Practice Workshop 2024 ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice, community development, and global solidarity (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on March 16, 2024. The workshop will bridge the gap between knowledge and action by engaging students to foster skills, access resources, and build their knowledge around global issues, helping to build confidence to engage on these issues with their local communities. Learn More Global Citizenship Youth Conference 2023 The Global Citizenship Youth Conference is a space for youth (aged 15-17) to discuss, learn about and take action on global issues. Hosted by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, participants spent three days (July 13-16, 2023) at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Learn More

  • International Development Week 2024

    International Development Week 2024 ​ Join us in celebrating International Development Week (IDW) 2024, as we come together from coast to coast to coast to shine a spotlight on Canadian international development efforts. International Development Week 2024 Join us in celebrating International Development Week (IDW) 2024, as we come together from coast to coast to coast to shine a spotlight on Canadian international development efforts. ACIC and our partners will be hosting IDW themed events throughout the week. Stay tuned for information about events in your region. Visit our International Development Week 2024 Event Page. About International Development Week International Development Week (IDW) is an annual initiative that takes place during the first full week of February. Since 1991, IDW has brought together civil society organizations, schools, businesses, government agencies, and the general public to highlight Canadian contributions to international development initiatives from coast to coast to coast and overseas. ​ This year’s International Development Week (#IDW2024) will take place from February 4 to 10 and will be celebrated by ACIC, Global Affairs Canada, Canadian development organizations and Canadians with events and activities across Atlantic Canada and the country. Application Details ​ Apply Now Similar Opportunities International Development Week 2024 Join us in celebrating International Development Week (IDW) 2024, as we come together from coast to coast to coast to shine a spotlight on Canadian international development efforts. Learn More ACIC Symposium 2023 Join us for ACIC Symposium 2023 'Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being For All and explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. Registration for the Symposium is now open! The Symposium will be hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on October 27 & 28, 2023. Learn More Partnership Enhancement Fund 2023 The Partnership Enhancement Fund offers an opportunity for ACIC Members supports organizations bringing their international partners to Atlantic Canada for fostering strong relationships, with a focus on mutual learning and engagement. Learn More Request for Proposals | Workshop for ACIC Symposium 2023 Apply for hosting an interactive and engaging workshops related to the Symposium theme. Highlight your work, share your knowledge and engage Atlantic Canadians through your stories. Funds of upto $500 available to host the workshop. Learn More

  • Resources | ACIC-CACI

    Resources Newsletters We regularly send out newsletters both to our audience and to ACIC members with the latest news from the international cooperation sector in Atlantic Canada, opportunities for networking, funding and capacity building, and updates about other members and ACIC. Subscribe Now January 2023 Member Updates February 2023 Member Updates March 2023 April 2023 May 2023 Member Updates June 2023 ACIC Symposium Opportunities 2023 Research & Publications Atlantic Resilience The purpose of this study was to understand the creativity, adaptability, and challenges of ACIC’s members during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to share learnings, resources, and best practices that have emerged. Members include non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and individuals across all four Atlantic Canadian provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia), doing community work both domestically and in international partnerships. Download ICN Submission to the Canada Revenue Agency's Consultation on the Political Activities of Charities This submission is based on data from a joint survey conducted by the ICN and CCIC. It sets out 4 overarching recommendations that highlight the important policy work done by charities and the unique challenges that the current regulations impose on Small and Medium-Sized Organizations (SMOs) as well as charities that work internationally. Download Books Beyond Borders Books Beyond Borders is a tool created to help people interested in starting globally focused book clubs in their own communities. It offers suggestions on how to set up a book club, a recommended reading list of some of our members' favourite books, and ideas on how you can get involved locally in some of the issues you read about. Download Your Voice Matters ACIC Project Your Voice Matters offers a snapshot of what Atlantic Canadian youth think about the SDGs, and how they are already being engaged in work, conversation and leadership opportunities for sustainable development. We spoke with over 100 youth and youth-supporting professionals across Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Prince Edward Island), reaching the greatest diversity of communities that we could during the two-month time period of the project. Download Canadian Perspectives on International Development This public opinion poll was commissioned to gain an understanding of Canadians’ knowledge of, opinions on, and engagement in global poverty issues in 2015. It 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. Download Global Citizen's Guide This guide outlines a number of ways we can all get more involved with our local and global communities. It offers tips on volunteering, ethical consumption, engaging in democracy, organising events, internships, and much more. It also profiles a number of Atlantic Canadians just like you that are working to make the world a better place. Download Maximizing Development Impact of Canada's DFI A policy paper on how Canada can draw on international best practice as it shapes its new. Download Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy recognizes that supporting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is the best way to build a more peaceful, more inclusive and more prosperous world. To do this, it supports targeted investments, partnerships, innovation and advocacy efforts with the greatest potential to close gender gaps and improve everyone’s chance for success. Download Submission of the Inter-Council Network on The Civil Society Partnership Policy of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The ICN has submitted comprehensive comments on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s Draft Civil Society Partnership Policy. In this report, the ICN stresses that adherence to human rights-based principles, commitments, standards, and approaches be explicit preconditions for partnership, that the expertise brought by CSOs, in particular, should be the focus of the policy, and that DFATD should ensure the conformity of the meaning of the French and English versions of the text of the policy. Download Responding to the Changing Global Development Context: How Can Canada Deliver? In this report, we highlight key messages in areas that resonate strongly with Canada’s new strategy. This includes the landscape of development is changing, and so are the politics, leaving no one behind and focusing on the poorest presents new challenges and a new normal for donors and Canada’s approach to risk and risk tolerance, and pragmatism about resources, time-frames and results are key factors that will determine the success of its feminist international assistance policy Download Sustainable Development Goals Data Hub Statistics Canada is responsible for the collection, collation, analysis, presentation and dissemination of data for regular monitoring of Canadian progress against the global indicators and has developed this on-line data hub for disseminating Canada's SDG data. Download Engagement canadien pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde L’engagement canadien pour éliminer la pauvreté dans le monde, un sondage commandité par le Réseau de coordination des Conseils (RCC), explore l’efficacité de l’engagement sur les enjeux liés à la pauvreté au Canada. Mené en 2012 par Vision Critical, le sondage offre une meilleure compréhension des connaissances, opinions, attitudes et comportements des Canadiennes et des Canadiens en lien avec le travail sur la pauvreté mondiale, tout en montrant la valeur que les Canadiennes et les Canadiens accordent à cette question. Download

  • Partnership Enhancement Fund 2023

    Partnership Enhancement Fund 2023 Apply by September 4, 2023 The Partnership Enhancement Fund offers an opportunity for ACIC Members supports organizations bringing their international partners to Atlantic Canada for fostering strong relationships, with a focus on mutual learning and engagement. ACIC is excited to announce our new Partnership Enhancement Fund. This fund has been set up to facilitate connections and enhance relationships between ACIC member organizations and their international partners by providing travel funding for the partner to visit Atlantic Canada. In-person connections are an important element of building relationships, and we know there are few opportunities for our partners to visit Canada. We also believe that it is important for Atlantic Canadians to hear stories of impact and about issues citizens across the world directly from international partners. The Partnership Enhancement Fund is a revised iteration of the Global Voices Fund that will be open to ACIC member organizations to support bringing their international partners to Atlantic Canada for fostering strong relationships, with a focus on mutual learning and engagement. The Partner Enhancement Fund emphasizes highlighting the success stories of ACIC members' international partnerships and providing an opportunity to share these stories with Atlantic Canadians and to expand on these connections. The purpose of this fund is to provide opportunities for Atlantic small and medium-sized organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, etc., working in the international cooperation sector, to strengthen partnerships with their international partners to engage and collaborate on issues related to international development and cooperation in the local context. Creating an opportunity for ACIC members to bring an International Partner and share the successes of these partnerships in Atlantic Canada further connects to SDG #17 – Partnerships for the Goals by creating opportunities for strengthening relationships and fostering understanding of local contextual realities. Bringing partners to Atlantic Canada will also create opportunities for those partners to engage with a broad range of Atlantic Canadians and to build awareness and solidarity and to create deeper connections. The Opportunity: ACIC invites interested Atlantic Canadian organizations to submit an expression of interest. Applicants are encouraged to showcase strong partnerships between the Atlantic organization and the international partner, exhibiting strong ties to collaborate on learning and partnership around a development initiative. These collaborations must exhibit the partnership principles outlined in ACIC’s Code of Ethics. ACIC also hopes that the collaborating for the Fund might open avenues for future wider partnerships between sectoral partners on both sides. We anticipate the actual delivery and travel to take place in the last week of October, aligning with ACIC’s annual symposium (27 to 28 October) to provide an additional platform for public engagement activities. The nominating organization will be responsible for organizing all travel logistics, including securing necessary tickets, insurance, and visas. Moreover, in the application form, the nominating organization should provide adequate proof that research has been conducted which demonstrates that the potential speaker is eligible to travel. ACIC would be pleased to provide accompanying visa support letters, where required, for travel visas. Important Considerations: ACIC member applicants are encouraged to consider how the individual's background and area of work pertains to the overall theme of the symposium. This year's theme, 'Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health, and Well-Being for All,' will explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. Please read the theme statement for more information on the Symposium. Exemplifying stronger partnerships, consideration will be given to value added to the Atlantic organization's work or additional public engagement opportunities that may exist in conjunction with the organization applying for the PEF. Symposium registration fee will be waived for the selected speaker. Note that registration through the symposium website will still be required for information purposes. Eligibility: Proposals will be accepted from ACIC members based in the Atlantic region. Candidates must be eligible and willing for traveling to Atlantic Canada around the last week of October. Applicants must not have any outstanding final reports still to submit from previously ACIC-funded. projects. Previous recipients of the Southern Speakers' Fund/Global Voices Fund are not eligible to apply. Application Details Applications must be submitted by September 4, 2023, at 11:59pm (Atlantic Standard Time). A selection committee will review the applications and announce the recipient in the first week of September. Apply by completing the form linked below. Apply Now Similar Opportunities International Development Week 2024 Join us in celebrating International Development Week (IDW) 2024, as we come together from coast to coast to coast to shine a spotlight on Canadian international development efforts. Learn More ACIC Symposium 2023 Join us for ACIC Symposium 2023 'Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being For All and explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. Registration for the Symposium is now open! The Symposium will be hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on October 27 & 28, 2023. Learn More IDW Youth Funding 2024 Events can be around any theme broadly related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they must take place during the week of February 5th-11th to add to International Development Week celebrations across the country. You can host the event as an individual, or a group, in your school, university, online, in partnership with a local business. Successful candidates will receive up $300 to put towards their event Learn More Individual Members' Public Engagement Fund Access the Individual Members' Public Engagement Fund to support your involvement in training and educational activities related to advancing Gender Equality or the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn More Partnership Enhancement Fund 2023 The Partnership Enhancement Fund offers an opportunity for ACIC Members supports organizations bringing their international partners to Atlantic Canada for fostering strong relationships, with a focus on mutual learning and engagement. Learn More Request for Proposals | Workshop for ACIC Symposium 2023 Apply for hosting an interactive and engaging workshops related to the Symposium theme. Highlight your work, share your knowledge and engage Atlantic Canadians through your stories. Funds of upto $500 available to host the workshop. Learn More Organizational Members Public Engagement Fund 2024 Want to highlight the important and good work your organization does around in communities around the world during International Development Week 2024? Want to engage Atlantic Canadians in development issues and involve them in the impact / development sector? Apply for the Members’ Public Engagement Fund and receive up to $1500 per project to test and carry out your innovative public engagement idea. Deadline: Wednesday, December 20 Learn More

  • Global Citizenship Certificate 2024

    Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 Application deadline is February 11, 2024 The Global Citizenship Certificate encourages youth to explore connections to their local and international communities and empowers young people to act as effective global citizens. Through virtual workshops, volunteer placement, advocacy projects, and connecting with other youth from across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 The first step in changing the world is understanding it. The Global Citizenship Certificate encourages youth to explore connections to their local and international communities and empowers young people to act as effective global citizens. Through virtual workshops, volunteer placement, advocacy projects, and connecting with other youth across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. The program takes place from February to April 2024. The time commitment required to complete the program is 12-15 hours over three months. The Global Citizenship Certificate consists of 4 modules (offered live virtually and recorded to accommodate schedules): 1. Sustainable Development Goals 2. Intersectionality 3. Indigenous Realities 4. Social Justice Education and Action Why apply: Learn what it means to be an effective global citizen Connect with peers who are passionate about social justice Use your talents and passions to engage locally and globally Learn about opportunities, locally and internationally, that contribute to better communities Gain hours and a certificate to add to post-secondary applications and resumes Who can participate: Be between the ages of 15-18 (at the time of application) Reside in Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, NFLD or PEI) Have an interest in global citizenship and developing leadership skills Be able to commit to participation between February and April 2023 Be willing to contribute 12-15 hours to the progam Application deadline is February 11, 2024 Please send any questions to jackie@acic-caci.org Application Details Apply by February 11, 2024. Apply Now Similar Opportunities ACIC Symposium 2023 Join us for ACIC Symposium 2023 'Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being For All and explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. Registration for the Symposium is now open! The Symposium will be hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on October 27 & 28, 2023. Learn More Symposium Youth Stream 2023 18-29 years old? Attend the ACIC Symposium as part of our Youth Stream. As part of this opportunity, youth can connect with their peers and professionals working in the field of international cooperation, engage in networking opportunities, as well as learn about topics related to the symposium theme, all while reflecting on how this work impacts communities at the local and global levels. Learn More Photovoices The Photvoices Program empowers youth to share the narratives they want to tell through photos. Through the program, Atlantic Canadian youth and youth from the Global South use photos to share their stories, build skills, explore various topics related to social justice, learn from local and global experts. Learn More Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 The Global Citizenship Certificate encourages youth to explore connections to their local and international communities and empowers young people to act as effective global citizens. Through virtual workshops, volunteer placement, advocacy projects, and connecting with other youth from across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. Learn More IDW Youth Funding 2024 Events can be around any theme broadly related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they must take place during the week of February 5th-11th to add to International Development Week celebrations across the country. You can host the event as an individual, or a group, in your school, university, online, in partnership with a local business. Successful candidates will receive up $300 to put towards their event Learn More Professional Practice Workshop 2024 ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice, community development, and global solidarity (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on March 16, 2024. The workshop will bridge the gap between knowledge and action by engaging students to foster skills, access resources, and build their knowledge around global issues, helping to build confidence to engage on these issues with their local communities. Learn More Global Citizenship Youth Conference 2023 The Global Citizenship Youth Conference is a space for youth (aged 15-17) to discuss, learn about and take action on global issues. Hosted by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, participants spent three days (July 13-16, 2023) at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Learn More

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