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  • Plans & Pricing | ACIC-CACI

    Choose your pricing plan Organizational Membership $ 150 150$ Valid for 12 months Select Individual Membership $ 35 35$ Valid for 12 months Select Join Our Online Course First name Last name Email Code Select Phone Course Level Choose a level Select an item (C$) Organizational Membership - C$150 Individual Membership - C$35 Register Now Thanks for registering!


    P jila'si | Welcome What We Do We are a coalition of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region, committed to achieving peaceful, just and sustainable communities, locally and globally. Learn More Strengthening members and partners We work to strengthen the effectiveness of our members and partners by providing them with access to resources and opportunities, creating spaces for reflection, dialogue and capacity building. Supporting youth leadership We support youth leadership in international cooperation by giving youth the opportunity to act as global citizens, engaging them with peers, connecting them to resources and opportunities, and developing knowledge sharing and for-youth by-youth programming. Amplifying voice and reach We amplify the influence of our members, youth, partners and the Atlantic Canadian international cooperation sector by enabling their representing and advocating for them in international and national forums, fostering meaningful conversations and dialogue to influence change. Current Opportunities Global Citizenship Youth Conference 2024 Youth 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 11-14, 2024) at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Apply soon, as spots go fast! Learn More Calling PhotoVoice Participants Youth, Partners 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. Participant applications will be accepted until all spots are full Learn More Lunch and Learn on Engaging Youth Authentically Lunch and Learn Explore what contributes to authentic and safe participation and engagement of youth, especially young women and young leaders. Join us on March 19 and 21 to learn from two recent graduate and doctoral research aimed at benefiting organizations and programs aimed at engaging youth. Register now! Learn More Apply now for the Global Citizenship Certificate. Youth 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. Application deadline is February 11, 2024 Learn More

  • Membership Payments | ACIC-CACI

    Membership Payments Please ensure you have received confirmation from ACIC prior to paying your annual membership dues. For an invoice/receipt, or to submit payment by cheque, please contact us at Membership Type Select an item (C$) Organizational Membership - C$150 Student-led Organizational Membership - C$50 Associate Organizational Membership - C$75 Individual Membership - C$35 Student Membership - C$25 Member Details Name Name of individual / organizational member Email Phone Province Website/LinkedIn Go to Checkout Thanks for submitting!

  • Members | ACIC-CACI

    Our vibrant coalition of Atlantic Canadian individuals, organizations, and institutions are committed to creating a more just, equitable and sustainable world. Our members work on achieving a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity and participation for all. ​ Organizations based in Atlantic Canada can join our membership as an organizational member, while Atlantic Canadians can join as individual associates. Meet Our Members Membership Benefits Meet Our Members Meet Our Members Nova Scotia Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Prince Edward Island All Organizational Members All Individual Associates Why should you join? Membership Benefits 1 Expand your network As a member of ACIC, you'll be part of a vibrant network that connects you with people, local organizations, and important groups working in the international cooperation sector, across the Atlantic region and at a national level. You'll have the opportunity to learn about their work, interact with them at their upcoming events, and learn what they're up to. Plus, you can share updates about your own organization, creating valuable connections and collaborations. 2 Professional and Capacity Development Opportunities We believe in your growth and expertise. ACIC hosts annual professional development workshops in the Atlantic provinces to enable knowledge sharing. These opportunities are spaces to learn new skills and gain practical knowledge. As a member, you'll enjoy free or discounted registration for these workshops. You'll be invited along with all our members, to join us at our flagship events, our Annual General Meeting, Symposium and networking opportunities to connect with peers, share experiences, and learn best practices in international development and global education. 3 Funding, Grants and Awards As ACIC Members, you can apply for our grants and awards. For our workshops and capacity building opportunities, members can apply for travel bursaries and workshop ticket bursaries. Every year, our members play an integral role in nominating and selecting the winner of the Shirley Case Leadership Award. Our members can apply for our funds every year, including for Organizational and Individual Membership Public Engagement Fund, partner with us for International Development Week, and for our Partnership Engagement Fund. We also regularly share opportunities for funding, grants and awards with our membership through our communication channels. 4 Your Voice Matters: Member-Driven Approach At ACIC, your voice matters. We are a council created by our members, for our members. This means you actively participate in shaping ACIC's policies, priorities, and procedures, ensuring they align with your needs and aspirations. Our member-driven approach fosters a sense of ownership and shared purpose, driving collective responses to challenges and opportunities within the international development and global education landscape. Our member-based committees offer space to direct dialogue, and ACIC programming. 5 Stay updated and engaged ACIC keeps you informed and engaged through our communication channels. You'll receive news, job opportunities, funding opportunities from the sector, and upcoming event details right to your inbox. We also share member events and opportunities on our website and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Threads. If you need information about the international sector or our members, we're here to help. We also share updates and opportunities from Global Affairs Canada and national and international agencies. 6 Regional, National and International Representation We advocate for issues that are important to you. As current hosts of the Inter-Council Network, we offer a space to network and learn from other organizations across the country. We help facilitate leadership roles within regional, national and international dialogues for our membership. As members and partners of Cooperation Canada, Global Affairs Canada, and the federal government, we make sure your concerns are heard and addressed. 7 A Supportive Community with a Shared Vision We are a community united by a vision of justice, equality, environmental responsibility, and sustainable development in the Atlantic region. ACIC members are always there to support each other, making a positive impact together. Want to connect with a subject matter expert? Want to run your idea by someone, or looking for an organization to partner with? Reach out to us or other members, and we'll help you form those connections. Apply for Membership Apply for Organizational Membership Apply to Become An Individual Member To apply for membership, please fill out the application form. Once we receive your completed form, and our Membership Committee (formed of Board Members, Staff and other Members) approves your application, you can pay below. If you need assistance in the application process, would like more information, or are hoping to renew your membership, please reach out to us at .

  • Get Involved | ACIC-CACI

    Upcoming Events ACIC Annual General Meeting 2024 Thu, Jun 13 Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute Jun 13, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute, 5450 Nora Bernard St, Halifax, NS B3K 1A9, Canada Jun 13, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute, 5450 Nora Bernard St, Halifax, NS B3K 1A9, Canada Join us for our AGM, in person in Halifax or online through Zoom. Register Now Current and Upcoming Opportunities ACIC Symposium 2023 Public Engagement, Youth Register by October 15, 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 Shirley Case Leadership Awards 2023 Awards 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. Learn More Professional Practice Workshop 2024 Youth Apply by March 15, 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 2024 Youth Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Apply soon, as spots go fast! 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 11-14, 2024) at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Learn More Organizational Members Public Engagement Fund 2024 Fund December 20, 2023 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 Individual Members' Public Engagement Fund 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. Learn More Photovoices Youth, Partners 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. Learn More Symposium Youth Stream 2023 Youth Application deadline: October 15, 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 Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 Youth 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. Learn More May 2024 Today Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Events Calendar

  • 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. Tue, Feb 13 UPEI, 242 MacDougall Hall Gina'matimg: A Time of Learning - Docuseries Screening Feb 13, 2024, 7:00 p.m. UPEI, 242 MacDougall Hall, 550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada Four youth from Epekwitk are tasked with seeking knowledge that will assist them in a 24-hour survival challenge. What will the elders and allies teach them, and will it be enough to survive the challenge? Who will make it to the end? Learn more Fri, Feb 09 Dalhousie University Navigating the Global (and Local) Housing Crisis: A Panel Discussion Feb 09, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dalhousie University, Room 1016, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Bldg, 6100 University Ave, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada A Panel discussion to highlight the intersectional nature of housing issues in the HRM, and struggles experienced on a global scale. Details Fri, Feb 09 Halifax Central Library Design Thinking Bootcamp for Nonprofits Feb 09, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Canada Elevate your nonprofit’s impact with a 1-day Design Thinking Bootcamp for Nonprofits, facilitated by Venture 2 Impact! Details Thu, Feb 08 Lunenburg Food for Thought Feb 08, 2024, 7:00 p.m. Lunenburg, 135 Montague St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, Canada A round table on local food system resiliency over a homemade, locally sourced meal. Details Thu, Feb 08 UPEI SDE Building Room 202 Stitch & Switch Clothing Workshop Feb 08, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. UPEI SDE Building Room 202, 550 University Ave, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada Bring clothing you want to repair or customize! Limited food and sewing supplies will be available. Learn more Thu, Feb 08 RBC Room, Halifax Central Library Toilets and Transformation: Mr. Toilet Film Screening & Expert Talks Feb 08, 2024, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. RBC Room, Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Canada Come and celebrate International Development Week and explore how the need for safe sanitation affects communities around the world. This event is available in-person and online. Details Wed, Feb 07 J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library Toilets and Transformation: Mr. Toilet Film Screening & Expert Talks Feb 07, 2024, 7:00 p.m. J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library, 10353 St Margarets Bay Rd, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0 This event is for patrons of the J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library. To view the screening online or in-person, see the event listing for the Halifax Central Library. Details Wed, Feb 07 Saint Mary's University, McNally Theatre Pursuing International Careers Feb 07, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saint Mary's University, McNally Theatre, 923 Robie St, Halifax, NS B3H 3C3, Canada Networking and opportunities for young professionals interested in International Development and Relations Details Wed, Feb 07 Marigold Cultural Centre Movie Night! Feb 07, 2024, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Marigold Cultural Centre, 605 Prince St, Truro, NS B2N 1G2, Canada Details Wed, Feb 07 Marie Michael Library, Coady Institute Challenging Hegemony in International Development: A Conversation with Pathy Fellows Feb 07, 2024, 10:00 a.m. Marie Michael Library, Coady Institute, StFX, B2G2W5, Antigonish, NS B2G 2A5, Canada Join us as Coady teaching staff member Digafie Debalke hosts a Coffee House and Webinar with a dialogue on peace and conflict transformation. Details Tue, Feb 06 Halifax Central Library Connecting to Africa in Global Solidarity Feb 06, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1E9, Canada Join us in celebrating the coming together of International Development Week and African Heritage Month through a night of dialogue, music, and refreshments! Details 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

  • Board & Staff | ACIC-CACI

    ACIC Board ACIC Board is formed of representatives from member organizations, and individuals from Atlantic Canada committed to ACIC's vision and mandate. Bringing their leadership, expertise, they guide ACIC in work towards our mission. Danai Belanger Board Chair & New Brunswick Representative Mount Allison University Bahar Haghighat Newfoundland and Labrador Representative Memorial University of Newfoundland Abby Dooks Treasurer & Nova Scotia Representative Venture 2 Impact Eric Smith Director-At-Large Coady Institute Heather Dicks Secretary & Member-At-Large Individual Member Abdou Kanteh Member-At-Large Nova Scotia Gambia Association Eliza Knockwood Prince Edward Island Representative Individual Member Haruka Aoyama Member-At-Large Individual Member ACIC Staff Jennifer Sloot Executive Director She/her Wissam Issa Finance Manager He/him Judyannet Muchiri ICN Policy Officer She/her Lee-Anne Lavell Program Director She/her Mateo Gomez Angulo Communications Officer He/him Adam Khadiri ICN Communications and Engagement Officer He/Him Jackie Dowling Program Manager (Youth) She/her Indigo Christ Internships Program Manager She/her Choyce Chappell Prince Edward Island Provincial Coordinator Any pronouns Raushni Abraham Membership and Operations Manager She/her Solange Mudahogora ICN National Program Manager She/her Interested in talking to us about a program, partnership, or want us to connect you with a member, reach out to the most relevant staff. If you're unsure who to reach out to, email us at , and we'll make the connection for you. Email Us Interested in joining ACIC or the international cooperation sector? Take a look at our Jobs Board. We post ACIC jobs, and jobs from our members. Jobs

  • 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 / Register 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

  • New Brunswick Provincial Coordinator

    < Back New Brunswick Provincial Coordinator Atlantic Council for International Cooperation Job Type Part-time (10 hrs/week) Location New Brunswick Salary $44,370 pro-rated to 25% FTE ($11,093) About the Role Position Description Working closely with other provincial coordinators in the Atlantic region, the NB Provincial Coordinator will have responsibility for supporting members within New Brunswick, including assessing capacity building and other needs, providing networking support, developing partnerships and supporting ACIC’s programming within the province. Position: New Brunswick Provincial Coordinator Location : New Brunswick Remuneration : $44,370 pro-rated to 25% FTE ($1 1,093) Weekly Hours : 10 hours Supervision: This role will report to ACIC’s Membership and Operations Manager Application deadline : Sunday, April 28, 11:59 PM. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the week of April 29 for interviews over the next two weeks. Start time : May 2024 Primary Responsibilities Build and grow relationships with and among existing provincial ACIC members and partners, including Indigenous groups and youth in the region Assist in identifying and approaching potential new members and developing relationships with strategic partners Encourage and facilitate broad-based participation in ACIC’s public engagement activities, including International Development Week (IDW) activities, ACIC trainings, youth programming, ACIC’s International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), and more Organize regular member networking opportunities, such as breakfast meetings, capacity building trainings and opportunities, lunch and learns, ‘Member Mingles’ or ‘Development Drinks’ Provide logistical support for ACIC-supported capacity-building activities Coordinate and support provincial public events during International Development Week (annually, during the first week of February) highlighting the work of ACIC members Support coordination and promotion of ACIC’s AGM & Annual Symposium Provincial Coordinators will also be required to: Ensure activities are completed according to the intended outcomes, budget and timelines established Create and submit brief reports on activities, including documentation of good practices and lessons learned Participate in monthly staff meetings and biweekly PC and supervisor meetings Travel throughout the region (costs covered by ACIC) Requirements Desired Experience, Skills and Qualifications: Background or interest in social justice, international development, social sciences and knowledge of relevant organizations working within these fields in the Atlantic Region and specifically, New Brunswick Familiarity with key global issues and the Sustainable Development Goals Experience organizing logistics for meetings, workshops or other events Experience and track record of establishing and nurturing strategic partnerships Ability to establish professional relationships with partner groups, youth, and the general public Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent organizational and time management skills Ability to work independently Bilingual English/French is an asset About the Organization The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is a coalition of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in the Atlantic region, which are 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. We currently have over 50 members, including national organizations and grassroots organizations from across the Atlantic Provinces. Learn more about us at . To Apply Please submit your resume, cover letter, and where you heard about the job posting (in one document), by e-mail to by 11:59 PM on Sunday, April 28th. Please indicate the job title in the subject line. Thank you for applying. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Short-listed candidates will be contacted in the week of April 29th, with interviews taking place over the next two weeks, with hopes of the successful candidates joining the ACIC team in May 2024. As an equity seeking network, ACIC encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race, and sexual orientation.

  • Internships | ACIC-CACI

    Internships The International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) is accepting applications for its first cohort! Jointly implemented by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation and the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador , the program offers offers youth aged 18 - 30 the opportunity to gain valuable international work experience through 4-month internship placements with partner organizations in Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, and Central America. Applications for Cohort 2 will open in August! Stay tuned for more details. Eligibility criteria: ​ 18 - 30 years old, at the start date of the internship Canadian citizen or permanent resident ​ This program gives priority to Indigenous, Racialized, 2SLGBTQIA+ interns and youth who have experienced barriers to employment due to COVID-19. This means the program will first select interns who hold those identities from the pool of applicants. ​ There are no education, work or travel experiences required to be eligible and successful in this program. We welcome applicants with lived experience and expertise and invite applicants to reach out to us with questions if you are unsure this program is a good fit for you. ​ About the Program: ​ ​ This program is designed for youth who: Have faced barriers in securing meaningful employment Are seeking opportunities to acquire new skills and gain professional experience abroad Are interested in contributing their knowledge and skills in meaningful ways abroad Are curious, open-minded, and flexible ​ IYIP is a 5 month commitment that involves: 1 month of pre-departure training (3 weeks virtually, 1 week in person), a 4 month international internship placement with a local partner organization, and 3 days of post-internship debrief. The program costs are funded (including airfare, transportation costs, visa fees, pre-departure and post-internship training), and interns will receive a stipend while abroad. ​ This program works with Canadian and international partners across 15 countries. ​ Click here to view the Cohort 1 Placement list. ​ ​ Click here to access our downloadable information sheet. ​ ​ ​Applications for Cohort 2 (January to May 2025) will open in the fall of 2024. ​ Application Details Applications for Cohort 2 will open in August! Stay tuned for more details. Questions? Concerns? Not sure if this is right for you? We want to chat! Please get in touch. Indigo Christ Mica McCurdy

  • Inter-Council Network | ACIC-CACI

    About the Inter-Council Network The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation , and is currently hosted at the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation . These independent member-based Councils are committed to global social justice and social change. ​ The ICN provides a national forum in which the Councils collaborate for improved effectiveness and identify common priorities for collective action. Rooted in communities across Canada, the ICN is a leader in public engagement at a local and regional level, and is recognized for bringing regional knowledge and priorities to the national level. ​ Created in 2006 through a collective effort of the Councils, and supported through CIDA funding from 2007, the ICN has met and continues to address key needs of the Canadian international development community. Representing over 350 CSOs across Canada, the ICN is well placed to identify and address regional concerns, and is deeply aware of the needs and challenges of the small and medium sized civil society organizations within our sector. Updates from the ICN ICN Youth Delegation | 2023 Youth play an integral role in the international community’s effort of achieving sustainable development and gender equality. Eight youth from across Canada represented the eight provincial and regional councils at the CSW67 in March 2023, Meet the Youth ICN Webinar | Stories of Change To address current global challenges, the linkages between the global and the local are fundamentally important. Global citizenship education plays a critical role in this regard. It helps build skills and knowledge that are required to understand and play an active role in addressing complex global challenges in ways that inform change without (re)producing harmful practices. This webinar highlights provincial and regional councils’ work on global citizenship. Watch Webinar Recording International Development Week 2023 | #GoForTheGoals For International Development Week 2023, the Inter-Council Network asked young people across Canada what the Sustainable Development Goals mean to them. International Development Week (IDW) 2023 took place between February 5 to 11, with online and in-person events taking place throughout all of Canada. IDW aims to draw attention to international development and shine a spotlight on Canadians’ contributions to eradicating poverty and to a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world. Watch Now ICN Research | Towards A More Decolonial, Anti-Racist and Feminist Public Engagement This report is a summary of a research project on public engagement conducted by the ICN between November 2021 and June 2022. The research focuses on better practices in public engagement in the international cooperation sector. To strengthen sector actors’ public engagement work, the ICN explores decolonial, anti-racist and feminist approaches. Learn More ICN Webinar Series | Global Solidarity in the Digital Era This two-part series on digital technologies and international solidarity explores the effects of rapidly evolving digital technologies on international solidarity. Global solidarity is fundamentally important at a time of precarity and crises. In an increasingly networked world, technologies play an immense role in global solidarity. Register Now Global Hive The Global Hive Toolkit is designed to assist the efforts of public engagement practitioners working in Canada: NGO staff, volunteers, international development workers, teachers, youth, campaigners, activists, artists, policy makers – in short, everyone who works to engage others on global issues. Learn More

  • Individual Associates | ACIC-CACI

    Individual Associates Learn more about our individual associates. To join ACIC as an individual associate, apply here. Read the benefits of joining ACIC membership here. Becca Bishop Nova Scotia Becca Bishop has been a community development practitioner for over five years with a degree in community development from St. Francis Xavier and formal training from Coady International Insitute. She is an advocate for cross-sector collaboration, transparency, and accountability and takes an asset-based approach to engaging young people as global citizens. Through her work as a Community Developer for HRM, Becca has supported community and public sector organizations to enhance their facilitation, capacity building, and public engagement efforts. Alongside the local community development work she leads, Becca is a consultant for international development projects. Currently, she is leading the youth public engagement activities for CARE Canada’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights project. Bobbi Zahra Nova Scotia Bobbi Zahra is a public servant who works with Fisheries & Oceans Canada, where she teaches and trains in IT/IM. Outside that role, she has always been active in her community and is presently the President of the Board of Halifax Theatre for Young People, an independent theatre company that commissions and produces work of enduring value for young people and their families. She is a Holocaust scholar, with a great interest in post-Holocaust theology. Although she has a Twitter account, she is somewhat sporadic in its use, but you will find her by the Twitter handle - @sleehah. Catherine Ronahan Prince Edward Island Catherine has more than 10 years coaching and facilitating individuals/groups in career development Darlene Dorion New Brunswick An educator, a chartered mediator, a sustainable world peace activist, Darlene Doiron specialises in interpersonal workplace and community based conflict. She is best known for her longstanding peace work and dedication to creating a more positive and harmonious province of New Brunswick. Eliza Knockwood Prince Edward Island Eliza Knockwood is a Two Spirit Mi'kmaq filmmaker living and working out of Epekwitk (also known as Prince Edward Island, Canada). She started her career in the broadcast television industry at the young age of nineteen. Within a year she became the production coordinator on a television series and held that role for three years. In 2006 Eliza began her journey with documentary films and has directed several self-produced shots and community productions. In 2021 Eliza directed her first longer form project called The Ice Walk which was initially created in partnership with Bell Fibe TV1 and then repackaged into feature length film. She has just wrapped filming another short form series titled Gina'matimg - Time of Learning and is currently developing a feature documentary titled The Rite of Passage. Heather Dicks Newfoundland and Labrador Heather brings with her over a decade of experience working in the field of International Development; this includes work with the Canadian government, the United Nations, and several non-governmental organizations in numerous countries across the globe. At present, she is completing a PhD within the Sociology Department at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador; her thesis research is centered on the nexus between International Development and Migration. She is also currently working on a SSHRC-funded mixed-methods research project exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on Small and Medium-sized Organizations working in Canada’s foreign aid sector. This research project is being led by the University of Guelph in partnership with the Spur Change Program. Concurrently she is working on a separate SSHRC-funded quantitative research project led by Memorial University in partnership with McMaster University. This project is exploring connections between remittance sending behaviors of Canadian immigrants and foreign aid. She holds a master’s degree in Globalization and International Development from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Carleton University. Jennifer Fox Prince Edward Island Jennifer Fox has been interested in international development since youth. Through a post-graduate study in International Education (School Leadership) and with 20 years of Home Economics and Health teaching, Jennifer has established a commitment to building capacity internationally. Jennifer has a BSc from UPEI, worked as a teacher in the Yukon and Northwest British Columbia, interned with CIDA in Malawi, Africa (2004- 05) and has recently been trained in Humanitarian Education from the Canadian Red Cross. Keith Forsythe Nova Scotia Keith Forsyth was a public Chartered Accountant for many years in Nova Scotia. Since then he has become a nomad traveling the world. He has spent over five years as an international volunteer in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Carribbean as well as spending over three years in the Canadian North. Kevin Deveaux Nova Scotia Kevin Deveaux is a Canadian lawyer who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1998 for the constituency of Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage. He was re-elected in 1999, 2003 and 2006. During his time as an MP, he was the Deputy Speaker for the House from 1999-2003 and the Official Opposition House Leader from 2003-2007. In March, 2007, Kevin resigned his seat in the House of Assembly to work full time as a Senior Parliamentary Technical Adviser with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Hanoi, Vietnam. In August, 2008, he was appointed to the post of global Parliamentary Development Policy Adviser in New York with UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group, where he was in charge of the Global Programme for Parliamentary Support (GPPS) and provided guidance to more than 60 UNDP Country Offices working with national parliaments and political parties. In August 2012 he completed his work with UNDP and returned to Canada to practice law and to provide consulting services to parliaments. He has worked with the World Bank, the EU, DFID, FCO, UN Women, International IDEA and UNDP in the past years. Kevin O'Shea Newfoundland and Labrador Kevin O'Shea is the Executive Director of the Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN). Currently living in St. John's, NL, Kevin was called to the bar as a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2011. Keyshawn Bonamy Prince Edward Island Keyshawn came to Canada from the Bahamas in 2015 to study Economics and Political Science at the University of Prince Edward Island. Graduating in 2020, she became the Executive Director of the Voluntary Resource Center, building upon years of volunteer work with Rotary International, WUSC, and other groups on the island. Leo Cheverie Prince Edward Island Leo Cheverie is a longtime social justice, environment, labour and global justice activist from PEI. He is committed to working with others to work on economic equality and human rights as well as strengthening community. He is a past WUSC Alumni Award winner and CUPE PEI created "The Leo Cheverie Activist Award" in recognition of his contributions to CUPE and labour movement. Currently active with WUSC and Breaking The Silence Guatemala Maritimes Solidarity Network as well as serving on some ACIC Committees as well as involvement with Fight for Affordable Housing and Trade Justice PEI closer to home. The climate crisis and work towards a more equitable world keeps him active as well as being rejuvenated by the vibrant music and cultural scene in the Maritimes. Leo works as a library technician at Robertson Library, UPEI and is proud to be from PEI's Easternmost tip, East Point. Louise Webb Newfoundland and Labrador ​ Mohammad Mashrur Sakib Khan Newfoundland and Labrador Mohammad is an experienced business organization consultant with a law degree who Managed a team of 30+ people in Europe to expand the company into 12 new locations—achieved a 20% annual growth in sales in a startup which was a noteworthy milestone in his career. Additionally, Mohammad has developed a fully satisfied customer concept for repetitive business. During his career, Mohammad has worked in various organizations, gaining skills such as time and team management, inventory management, budgeting, underwriting, analytical ability, critical thinking, problem-solving, etc. Peter Day Nova Scotia Peter graduated from Dalhousie in 2013 with a degree in international development and has carried out his own development mandate in Jamaica through Global Affairs Canada's International Youth Internship Program. He currently serves as a executive assistant in the office of Darrell Samson, Member of Parliament for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Rose Gyesi Newfoundland and Labrador Rose Gyesi is a graduate student studying political science at Memorial University. She is currently a student writer and blog content creator of the Political Science Graduate student association of Memorial University. She aspires to become an international Policy analyst and an active global citizen. Sean Kelly Nova Scotia Sean Kelly is an award-winning professional with over 30 years of experience in program development and management, strategic planning, inclusive leadership, communications, and adult education on environment and global development issues. He has worked for organizations including Clean Nova Scotia Foundation (first as Manager of Communications and then as Director of Clean Energy Programs), Cuso International, the Lester Pearson Institute for International Development, and Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia. He won a Global Citizen Award from the UN 50th Anniversary Committee of Canada. Sean is a past Head of Communications for Cuso International, a leading North American global development agency. He led the charity through a major re-branding, and was the editor of The Sustainable Times, a magazine on environment and international development issues sold at 350 newsstands across Canada. Sean has produced radio documentaries that have been heard on the CBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and National Public Radio in the U.S. He has been published in many magazines and has won a National Magazine Award in Canada and a Gabriel Award for Documentary in the U.S. Seiku Diakite New Brunswick Seiku is a social work student at St. Thomas University with a keen interest in International Development. Seiku aims to address systemic barriers affecting vulnerable populations in society, create awareness on how International social work can promote social justice and advocate for structural changes in society. Shelagh Savage Nova Scotia Currently a lecturer with the International Development Studies department at Dalhousie University, Shelagh Savage teaches a course on Development in Practice. Prior to that she was Associate Director of Partnerships at the Coady Institute (2009 - 20019) where she focused on how important collaboration is in ensuring social change. Working for many years in international cooperation, she has been privileged to learn with – and from – amazing mentors in communities, institutions and organizations around the world. Shelagh currently serves on a number of boards and advisory committees (including ACIC and Royal Roads University) and worked for many years n the CIDA/DFATD/GAC environment – including co-chairing the first year of the GAC CSO Policy Advisory Group (CPAG). Teresa Lush Nova Scotia Teresa considers herself a global citizen and has been fortunate enough to have traveled the world. She believes that we are all interconnected and that support for one another, no matter the geography, is imperative for us to move forward as a species. She is involved, and would like to be more involved, in furthering international development. She has volunteered in Guatemala for over seven years on her own. This has primarily been with Casa Guatemala, a jungle based orphanage and school on the Rio Dulce. She has also become involved with Ahicam, a home for adolescents and babies in Poptun and more recently, a startup school in Punta Brava, Guatemala. Valeri Pilgrim Newfoundland and Labrador Valeri Pilgrim is the Manager, Aboriginal Resource Offive at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in St. John’s. She has been associated with the Aboriginal Resource Office of MUN since January 2011. She was first hired by Memorial University as the Aboriginal Liaison Officer with the Aboriginal Resource Office for three and a half years. In June, 2014 she took the position of International Student Advisor with the Internationalization Office (IO) where she remained until November, 2018. When the opportunity came up Valeri returned to the Aboriginal Resource Office as Manager in November, 2018. She considers her experiences working with Indigenous and international students extremely valuable, and has always felt enlightened and humbled by students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. In the 1990’s Valeri studied her undergraduate degree in anthropology & sociology at UNB, Fredericton and later completed a Master of Philosophy degree at the University of Oslo in Norway where she lived for two and a half years with her then 7 year old daughter, Kirsten. She self identifies as a Kablunângajuk which is essentially a mix between Inuk (singular for Inuit) and European settler in Labrador. She feels blessed to have grown up in the Inuit community of Nain in Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador) and is a beneficiary of the Nunatsiavut Government. Last but not least, Valeri is the proud mother of 2 children, Dominic 12 & Kirsten, 24.

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