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- Global Citizenship Certificate 2023
Global Citizenship Certificate 2023 Applications will be opened soon. 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. The first step in changing the world is to understand 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 from across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. The program takes place from October to April. Youth will contribute 5-8 hours per month to the certificate program. The Global Citizenship Certificate consists of 5 modules: Knowledge Modules Sustainable Development Goals Intersectionality Indigenous Realities Action Modules 4. Volunteering 5. Social Justice Education and Action Why apply Learn what it means to be an effective global citizenConnect with others who are passionate about social justiceUse your talents and passions to engage locally and globallyImprove your critical thinking, writing, and public engagement skillsReceive credit for activities you are involved inLearn about careers, locally and internationally, that contribute to better communitiesBoost your resume 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 October 2022 – April 2023 Be willing to contribute 6-10 hrs/month to the program (including attending meetings 1-2 times each month, volunteering, attending social justice events, and session preparation work, and completing reflection activities) Please send any questions to email@example.com Application Details Applications for this program aren't open yet. Please watch this space or subscribe to our newsletter to know when they open. Coming Soon 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 2023-24 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 2023 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 2023 ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice and international cooperation (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on November 25, 2023. 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
- 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
- Senior Program Manager
< Back Senior Program Manager Atlantic Council for International Cooperation Job Type Full-time 37.5 hours/week Location Halifax, NS Salary 63,000 per annum + RRSP contributions, health benefits, 3 weeks PTO + an additional week off over the December holidays About the Role The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) is currently recruiting a staff position, based in the Atlantic region (Halifax preferred), to support our International Youth Internship Program. The position will be a one-year contract, with the possibility of renewal. Requirements Responsibilities The Program Manager will work closely with their colleague from the Marine Institute (and be a key member of a small staff team), be able to work independently on a variety of tasks, and to motivate others to participate. As a co-manager of the program, the successful candidate will have a track record of working in a collaborative environment and have direct experience implementing an internship or work placement program and have direct experience supporting youth. The Program Manager will: Co-manage the RYSING International Internship Program: including liaising with local and international hosting partners, recruitment, selection, pre-departure and re-integration program development and delivery, supervision and facilitation of logistics for interns in Canada and overseas (e.g. organize transportation, obtain visas and other immigration information, complete hiring paperwork, etc.) , and support for public engagement and innovative activities related to the internship program; Build and maintain strategic relationships with diverse communities, organizations and groups; Establish and foster relationships with intern families, communities, alumni and volunteers; Ensure due diligence and maintain risk management frameworks related to the health and safety of interns participating in programs; Work closely with the co-manager on financial management, reporting and monitoring of program budget; Complete program activities according to the intended outcomes, budget and timelines established; Prepare internal and external narrative reports for funders; Liaise with consultants, volunteers, short-term contract employees, as required; Develop and establish information and administrative systems. The Program Manager position is also responsible for: Actively participating in staff meetings and providing input towards the development of other organizational activities, operational practices and policies as required Providing general administrative support Representing ACIC and the Marine Institute at events or external meetings, when requested Responding to general telephone and email inquiries Other duties, as deemed necessary Qualifications An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (international development, human resource management, project management, education, social work, etc.) or equivalent experience; Significant experience with program development and management, including demonstrated logistics management, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting for results; A minimum of three to five years recent and related experience, preferably within international cooperation, not-for-profit or public engagement spheres Demonstrated competence in international project management Experience coordinating international youth programming, including proven ability to develop and facilitate training workshops; Experience with staff supervision; Knowledge or experience working with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and using results-based management processes; Strong financial management and report writing skills; Experience working in partnership or collaboration with multiple stakeholders; Demonstrable knowledge and sensitivity of the realities of diverse youth and communities, in particular youth participants who face barriers to employment and Indigenous youth, 2SLGBTQI+ youth and racialized youth; Understanding of the principles and practices of international development; Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups; Commitment to open communication and collaboration in a team environment; Clear, engaging and effective written communications skills and an ability to adapt to various audiences; Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; Demonstrated good judgment and discretion, particularly when working with youth; Demonstrated ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, monitor progress towards goals, and track information; Demonstrated initiative and creativity; Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Adobe, internet, e-mail); Ease in establishing effective communications, including in a cross-cultural and multilingual environment (tact, diplomacy, professionalism); Ability to handle stress and complexity; Ability to meet deadlines and objectives; Ability to work with minimal supervision and conduct independent research; Ability to establish collaborative, multi-stakeholder relations at various levels; Ability to travel in Canada and possibly internationally to perform short term missions; Able to work overtime to meet deadlines, when necessary; Ability to work as part of a remote team; Knowledge of a second, or additional languages, an asset; About the Company Since 2002, the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) and the Marine Institute have offered hundreds of international internships through the International Youth Internship Program and the International Aboriginal Youth Internship Program. These internships provide youth (age 18-30) with knowledge, skills, and experience for future employment through international development work experience, ACIC and the Marine Institute have received funding to jointly implement an international internship program titled “Resilient Youth through Supported Inclusion toward Sustained Network Growth (RYSING) over a five-year period (2024-2029) which will see 190 interns placed with international partners in 22 countries around the globe. About RYSING: The Marine Institute and ACIC, along with MI partners and a consortium of ACIC members (all of whom have experience delivering transformative internship programs) will collaboratively implement the RYSING International Internship Program over five years. RYSING will provide a transformative, professional experience to 7 cohorts of youth interns (18-30 years old) over 5 years for a total of 190 Canadian youth interns placed on 4 month, paid, internships. RYSING will offer a variety of accessible, in-person overseas internship opportunities, across many sectors, that encourage knowledge transfer and skills training that are based on reciprocal relationships between Canadian youth and local partner staff. The program includes: Promotion and recruitment of youth from across Canada to participate in the program, including identifying opportunities for public engagement about the program, connecting with alumni of the program, and coordinating promotion with ACIC and MI partners; Virtual/hybrid pre-departure training and placement orientation, over a 3week period. This will allow for youth to begin engagement at a pace that fits within a part-time work schedule, and is adaptive to a variety of individual, community, and family circumstances. Support staff will work with partners to meet individual interns' needs and address barriers to participation identified by youth during the recruitment phase, such as access to technology, peer support, and or appropriate spaces to engage in online work. A 1-week intensive pre-departure training. This time will allow for building deeper connections, confidence and shared learning among peers, and give youth a sense of shared experience and strength. The connections youth gain as part of this type of group learning environment have shown to improve their well-being, commitment to program completion and continued engagement postplacement initiatives. Deployment of interns overseas and ongoing support to ensure that their international experience is positive, safe, and respectful. This includes regular contact with the interns, local partners, and other stakeholders in the program to maintain support and monitor any risks. Experience debriefs and re-integration support upon the interns return to Canada, which includes education and employment exploration. Interns are supported in making future plans and leveraging their internship opportunity to do so. In summary, this program builds on observed results from MI and ACIC internships working with youth participants who face barriers to employment including Indigenous youth, 2SLGBTQI+ youth and racialized youth. ACIC and MI have gained significant insight into best practice for supporting equitable program access, as well as identifying and addressing systemic barriers to employment for youth post-placement. These lessons have informed our approach to prioritize pre-departure training and orientation topics, increase internship support systems while in-country, and program adaptations to the specific needs of target groups. RYSING is focused on mentorship, network growth and sustained engagement, training and career development, and fostering global solidarity through experiential learning. ACIC and MI are excited to work with individuals who share our values and can see themselves sharing these same program priorities. To Apply To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter, the names and contact information of three references and where you heard about the job posting, in ONE document, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 pm AST on December 17, 2023 . Please ensure that you indicate the position title in your subject line. Thank you for applying. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview. Interviews will be conducted the week of December 18th, 2023. ACIC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of communities in Atlantic Canada. As such, we strongly encourage people with Indigenous ancestry and members of BIPOC communities to apply. Be sure to self-identify.
- Nova Scotia Members | ACIC-CACI
Nova Scotia Members Connect with our Nova Scotia Members, learn more about how they are making the world a more just, equitable and sustainable world. If you are from Nova Scotia, and would like to join our membership, or learn about a member, reach out to the Nova Scotia Coordinator, Tedi Buffett at Tedi@acic-caci.org . Organizational Members Breaking the Silence Maritimes-Guatemala Solidarity Network The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Network (BTS) is a voluntary network of people in the Maritimes who began to organize in 1988 to support the efforts of Guatemalans struggling for political, social, and economic justice. Learn More Coady International Institute Established in 1959 by St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Coady Institute is committed to accompanying generations of global leaders skilled in the application of citizen-led, asset-based, and community-driven leadership for economic and social change. In collaboration with partners in Canada and across the globe, the Institute is committed to reducing poverty and transforming societies by strengthening local economies, by building resilient communities, and by promoting social accountability and good governance. Coady Institute is committed to breaking down and transforming the North-South divide by bringing people together to exchange innovations and learn from each other. Through relevant adult education programs, effective partnerships, and applicable research, Coady Institute is equipping community leaders and their organizations with the knowledge and practical tools needed to bring about the change they want for themselves. Learn More Connecting to Africa Connecting to Africa aims to facilitate opportunities for Nova Scotian groups and organizations of African descent to engage in partnerships with groups and organizations in Africa. The organization aims to engage in Africa’s development means to assist in the transformation and expansion of capacities for Nova Scotians of African descent, as well as Africans on the continent. Learn More Dalhousie University, Government and Global Relations Learn More Dalhousie, Faculty of Agriculture International Office Founded in 1905, Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus has come of age and stands at the threshold of a new era in agricultural education, training and research. The Faculty of Agriculture is a Canadian agricultural college and faculty of Dalhousie University located in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia and offers the only university level programs in agriculture in Atlantic Canada. Learn More Dalhousie, International Development Studies (IDS) Department Dalhousie's IDS department is one of top development studies programs in Canada and train people to be active, engaged and informed citizens. Learn More Ecology Action Centre The Ecology Action Centre is a member-based environmental charity in Nova Scotia. Since 1971, they've taken leadership on critical environmental issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice. The Ecology Action Centre acts as watchdog, convener, mobilizer and incubator, and engages community to create systemic change in the face of urgent, complex environmental issues. Learn More North Star Skills for Development The company can be contacted to engage in short-term consulting assignments abroad, or for in-Canada mentoring of those interested in working abroad. The company can be contacted to engage in short-term consulting assignments abroad, or for in-Canada mentoring of those interested in working abroad. The company can be contacted to engage in short-term consulting assignments abroad, or for in-Canada mentoring of those interested in working abroad. Learn More Saint Mary's University, Global Learning and Intercultural Support Office Saint Mary's University's Global Learning and Intercultural Support Office provides students the opportunity to round out their education with hands-on experience and international connections by studying abroad. They are committed to ensuring an equitable opportunity in their study abroad programs and providing high-quality international learning experiences for students of all abilities and backgrounds. Learn More Tatamagouche Centre Tatamagouche Centre is a non-profit educational, conference and retreat centre located in the village of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Tatamagouche Centre holds international recognition for its adult education and facilitation training and programming. Learn More Venture2impact Venture 2 Impact uses human centered design and design thinking to approach complex challenges and work with global communities to increase digital resilience and advance gender equity, education, economic opportunity, and well-being for all. Learn More WUSC (World University Service of Canada) WUSC is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we foster youth-centered solutions for improved education, economic, and empowerment opportunities to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 15 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Learn More Wisdom2Action Consulting Limited Wisdom2Action (W2A) is a social enterprise and consulting firm specializing in community engagement, creative facilitation, research and evaluation, knowledge mobilization and equity, diversity and inclusion. Wisdom2Action incorporated as a business with a social enterprise commitment in 2019, building on their legacy as a national knowledge mobilization network, founded in 2013, supporting youth serving organizations across Canada. Learn More Youth Art Connection YAC supports and trains youth from marginalized backgrounds to use their artistic skills to develop personal economic development skills (business, careers, personal money management), diversifies the local economy (supporting youth from diverse backgrounds including immigrants and refugees to participate in the work force), as well as social end community engagement through focused social impact projects, or integrating artistic skillsets into larger projects or organizations focused on development. While YAC focusses on meeting youth ‘where they are at’; locally, their goal, as the name states, is to CONNECT them to provincial, national and international opportunities. Learn More Individual Members Becca Bishop 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 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. Keith Forsythe 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 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. Peter Day 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 Sean Kelly 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. Shelagh Savage 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 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.
- Newfoundland and Labrador Members | ACIC-CACI
Newfoundland and Labrador Members Connect with our Newfoundland and Labrador Members, learn more about how they are making the world a more just, equitable and sustainable world. If you are from Newfoundland and Labrador and would like to join our membership, or learn about a member, reach out to the NL Coordinator, Sunzida Ali at Sunzida@acic-caci.org . Organizational Members Marine Institute International As a campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland, the Fisheries and Marine Institute is Canada’s most comprehensive centre for education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries. Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, they are one of the most respected centres of marine learning and applied research in the world. The Marine Institute provides more than 30 industry-driven programs ranging from technical certificates to PhDs. Learn More Memorial University, Internationalization Office Memorial University is committed to internationalization, international co-operation, studentmobility and cultural sensitivity. They welcome international visitors and strive to collaborate with educational institutions, businesses, governments, foundations, benefactors and alumni around the world in order to enrich research and teaching, and to ensure they offer outstanding programs for faculty and students. Learn More NL Eats Community Outreach Inc., Newfoundland NL Eats’ mission is to help families in need throughout the St. John’s Metro Area by providing them with hampers of food and essentials. NL Eats also focused on educating community members, especially about topics related to food insecurity. NL Eats’ dedicated team of over 85 volunteers has assisted more than 1300 families thus far. Learn More Individual Members Heather Dicks 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. Kevin O'Shea 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. Louise Webb Mohammad Mashrur Sakib Khan 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. Rose Gyesi 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. Valeri Pilgrim 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.
- Get Involved | ACIC-CACI
Upcoming Events No upcoming events at the moment 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 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 Photovoices 2023-24 Youth, Partners Application deadline for partners: October 15, 2023 and Application deadline for participants: December 20, 2023. 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 Youth Conference 2023 Youth 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. 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 Professional Practice Workshop 2023 Youth Apply by November 21, 2023 ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice and international cooperation (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on November 25, 2023. 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 Certificate 2023 Youth Applications will be opened soon. 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 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 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 IDW Youth Funding 2024 Youth, Fund Apply by December 15, 2023. 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
- Communications and Engagement Officer
< Back Communications and Engagement Officer Inter-Council Network / Atlantic Council for International Cooperation Job Type 37.5 hours weekly/Full time Location Atlantic Canada and/or 2099 Gottingen St., Halifax, NS Salary 52,000 + health benefits/RRSP contribution + 3 weeks annual vacation + additional week off in December when office is closed About the Role About the position: This position calls for a communication and engagement specialist who will provide support to the ICN communications and programs team in interacting with and engaging our members, partners, stakeholders, and Canadians at large. They will create products, campaigns and research materials, to be shared across ICN channels – social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, website, newsletters, and media releases. The position requires a highly organized, and collaborative individual. The position will appeal to someone looking for an opportunity to work in the nonprofit and development sector, and using their skills to create a more just, sustainable world. Requirements What you’ll do (Tasks and Responsibilities): Design, and Development: Draft and design content including graphics, photographs, copywriting, and internal and external communique for promoting the ICN’s programs and public engagement activities based on its branding and style guide. A typical program promotion may include the creation of posters, brochures, reports, infographics, and social media and website promotional images. Website Updates: Help keep the ICN website up to date with the latest information on ICN programs, and updates. The updates will include blogs, galleries, program updates, calls for applications, opportunities from the sector, etc. Social Media : Manage the design and implementation of social media strategies by creating, editing and posting content as per schedule on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. Help organize information to ensure all updates are shared through most channels and analyze the effectiveness and reach of social media campaigns. Content Creation, Curation and Management: Collaborate in creating and managing ICN research, public engagement and communication content, including key messages, copywritten content, graphics, photographs, videos, infographics, and icons. Create and curate content for e-newsletter from staff, councils, partners and members. Manage database of media contacts, members and potential communication-oriented networking opportunities. Program Support: Provide support to the ICN’s policy, research and public engagement programs, which will include research, analysis, writing and development of tools and resources. Event Support: Support events by setting up registration, logistics, interpretation, and promotion for online and onsite events using Zoom and/or Eventbrite and facilitate the technical aspects of hosting an event. Communication Brainstorming and Strategy: Regularly brainstorm with program and communication staff on project/ organization dissemination needs and strategy. Support implementation of strategy for different levels of engagement. Network Engagement : Play a leadership role in engaging with council communication teams to help support and amplify the communications activities of the ICN and provincial and regional councils. Analysis of impact – Produce regular media coverage reports and contribute to ICN reports using existing templates. Other tasks as and when requested. We’re Looking For (Qualifications): The Communications & Engagement Officer will have: Education and experience in media, communications/public relations or marketing Experience in organizing events, implementing, and developing communication strategy have a very high standard of written English and French, including an appropriate appreciation of tone and language style Experience of project management and fulfilment in a communications context Experience creating designs and/or familiarity with using design software to create promotional and communication materials (Canva, Adobe and Affinity Suites) Experience in curating, editing, repurposing content for different channels including websites, newsletters, and other internal and external communication (MailChimp, WordPress and Hootsuite) Ability to work both independently, and in a collaborative environment Knowledge of or interest in international development, non-government organizations and sector organizations across Canada Skills in forming constructive working relationships with colleagues at all levels Ability to use negotiating and persuasion skills to resolve issues Ability to work with detailed information and produce accurate and well-presented documents/reports, occasionally with limitations in respect of available information and time Ability to work to tight deadlines and juggle competing priorities Excellent organization and administrative skills Bilingual in French and English will be considered an asset ACIC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of communities in Atlantic Canada. As such, we strongly encourage people with Indigenous ancestry and members of BIPOC communities to apply. Be sure to self-identify. About the Company About ICN: The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. These independent member-based Councils are committed to global social justice and social change and represent more than 350 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada. 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, we are leaders in public engagement at a local and regional level and are recognized for bringing regional knowledge and priorities to the national level. Learn more about the ICN at www.icn-rcc.ca To Apply Please submit a resume, cover letter and samples of your work outlining how you meet the qualifications along with your contractor fee expectations to email@example.com Please also ensure that you indicate the job title in your subject line. Application deadline: December 8, 2023. Thank you for applying. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange for an interview. 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. Be sure to self-identify.
Job Listings Work with ACIC View Job Senior Program Manager Organization: Atlantic Council for International Cooperation Apply By: December 17, 2023 Renumeration: 63,000 per annum + RRSP contributions, health benefits, 3 weeks PTO + an additional week off over the December holidays Status: Open Work with ACIC View Job Communications and Engagement Officer Organization: Inter-Council Network / Atlantic Council for International Cooperation Apply By: December 8, 2023 Renumeration: 52,000 + health benefits/RRSP contribution + 3 weeks annual vacation + additional week off in December when office is closed Status: Open
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Our vibrant coalition of Atlantic Cnindividuals, 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 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 Organizational Membership $150 for organizational membership or $50 for student-led organizations Apply to Become An Individual Associate $35 for individual associates or $25 for students Apply for Membership 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Application processes should take no longer than 4 weeks. Please contact us if you have not had a response within that time frame. 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- Shirley Case Leadership Awards 2023
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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