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  • Professional Practice Workshop 2024

    Professional Practice Workshop 2024 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. Workshop Description: ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice, community development, and international solidarity (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on March, 16 2024. The workshop will bridge the gap between knowledge and action by engaging students to foster skills, access resources, and build their knowledge around professional practice, helping to build confidence to engage on these issues with their communities. In addition, students from New Brunswick, across disciplines, will come together for a day of co-learning and networking, including training and conversations related to personal profile building for employment, unique paths to employment, skills mapping, and more. Why get involved: Engage with peers and experienced professionals working in various non-profit fields Learn about careers, locally and internationally, that contribute to better communities Combine theory and action to strengthen your understanding of praxis in relation to global solidarity To apply for this program, participants will: Be between the ages of 18-29 Be living in New Brunswick Important details: Lunch is provided Travel bursaries re provided for those living outside the Fredericton area For more information, contact Jackie at 902.431.2311 or jackie@acic-caci.org The deadline to register is March 15, 2024 Application Details Apply by March 15, 2024 Apply / Register Now Similar Opportunities ACIC Symposium 2023 Join us for ACIC Symposium 2023 'Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being For All and explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. Registration for the Symposium is now open! The Symposium will be hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on October 27 & 28, 2023. Learn More Symposium Youth Stream 2023 18-29 years old? Attend the ACIC Symposium as part of our Youth Stream. As part of this opportunity, youth can connect with their peers and professionals working in the field of international cooperation, engage in networking opportunities, as well as learn about topics related to the symposium theme, all while reflecting on how this work impacts communities at the local and global levels. Learn More Photovoices The Photvoices Program empowers youth to share the narratives they want to tell through photos. Through the program, Atlantic Canadian youth and youth from the Global South use photos to share their stories, build skills, explore various topics related to social justice, learn from local and global experts. Learn More Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 The Global Citizenship Certificate encourages youth to explore connections to their local and international communities and empowers young people to act as effective global citizens. Through virtual workshops, volunteer placement, advocacy projects, and connecting with other youth from across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. Learn More IDW Youth Funding 2024 Events can be around any theme broadly related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they must take place during the week of February 5th-11th to add to International Development Week celebrations across the country. You can host the event as an individual, or a group, in your school, university, online, in partnership with a local business. Successful candidates will receive up $300 to put towards their event Learn More Professional Practice Workshop 2024 ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice, community development, and global solidarity (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on March 16, 2024. The workshop will bridge the gap between knowledge and action by engaging students to foster skills, access resources, and build their knowledge around global issues, helping to build confidence to engage on these issues with their local communities. Learn More Global Citizenship Youth Conference 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 11-14, 2024) at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Learn More

  • Global Citizenship Certificate 2024

    Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 Application deadline is February 11, 2024 The Global Citizenship Certificate encourages youth to explore connections to their local and international communities and empowers young people to act as effective global citizens. Through virtual workshops, volunteer placement, advocacy projects, and connecting with other youth from across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 The first step in changing the world is understanding it. The Global Citizenship Certificate encourages youth to explore connections to their local and international communities and empowers young people to act as effective global citizens. Through virtual workshops, volunteer placement, advocacy projects, and connecting with other youth across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. The program takes place from February to April 2024. The time commitment required to complete the program is 12-15 hours over three months. The Global Citizenship Certificate consists of 4 modules (offered live virtually and recorded to accommodate schedules): 1. Sustainable Development Goals 2. Intersectionality 3. Indigenous Realities 4. Social Justice Education and Action Why apply: Learn what it means to be an effective global citizen Connect with peers who are passionate about social justice Use your talents and passions to engage locally and globally Learn about opportunities, locally and internationally, that contribute to better communities Gain hours and a certificate to add to post-secondary applications and resumes Who can participate: Be between the ages of 15-18 (at the time of application) Reside in Atlantic Canada (NS, NB, NFLD or PEI) Have an interest in global citizenship and developing leadership skills Be able to commit to participation between February and April 2023 Be willing to contribute 12-15 hours to the progam Application deadline is February 11, 2024 Please send any questions to jackie@acic-caci.org Application Details Apply by February 11, 2024. Apply / Register Now Similar Opportunities ACIC Symposium 2023 Join us for ACIC Symposium 2023 'Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being For All and explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. Registration for the Symposium is now open! The Symposium will be hosted in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on October 27 & 28, 2023. Learn More Symposium Youth Stream 2023 18-29 years old? Attend the ACIC Symposium as part of our Youth Stream. As part of this opportunity, youth can connect with their peers and professionals working in the field of international cooperation, engage in networking opportunities, as well as learn about topics related to the symposium theme, all while reflecting on how this work impacts communities at the local and global levels. Learn More Photovoices The Photvoices Program empowers youth to share the narratives they want to tell through photos. Through the program, Atlantic Canadian youth and youth from the Global South use photos to share their stories, build skills, explore various topics related to social justice, learn from local and global experts. Learn More Global Citizenship Certificate 2024 The Global Citizenship Certificate encourages youth to explore connections to their local and international communities and empowers young people to act as effective global citizens. Through virtual workshops, volunteer placement, advocacy projects, and connecting with other youth from across the Atlantic, youth will learn and practice being effective global citizens. Learn More IDW Youth Funding 2024 Events can be around any theme broadly related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they must take place during the week of February 5th-11th to add to International Development Week celebrations across the country. You can host the event as an individual, or a group, in your school, university, online, in partnership with a local business. Successful candidates will receive up $300 to put towards their event Learn More Professional Practice Workshop 2024 ACIC Professional Practice Workshop invites post-secondary students in social justice, community development, and global solidarity (or similar fields) to participate in a knowledge and skill development workshop on March 16, 2024. The workshop will bridge the gap between knowledge and action by engaging students to foster skills, access resources, and build their knowledge around global issues, helping to build confidence to engage on these issues with their local communities. Learn More Global Citizenship Youth Conference 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 11-14, 2024) at the Tatamagouche Centre in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Learn More

  • Partnership Enhancement Fund 2023

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

  • About Us | ACIC-CACI

    Our Vision Leaders of tomorrow partner with leaders of today for more just, equitable and sustainable communities. Our Mission The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation is a coalition of individuals, organizations and institutions working in the Atlantic region to build and model just, equitable and sustainable communities, locally and globally. ACIC connects leadership across generations by strengthening members and partners, bridging dialogue and building networking and learning opportunities. ACIC also represents and amplifies the voice of Atlantic Canada and connects the Atlantic with other provincial, national and international stakeholders. Our Strategic Plan | 2019-2024 We engage Atlantic Canadians in issues related to international development, global solidarity and social justice. Through our public engagement work, we aim to give Atlantic Canadians the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to become active global citizens. Our rich and vibrant coalition is united by a strong commitment to build a more just, equitable and sustainable world.​ Download Our Strategic Plan Strengthen 1 Strengthened member and partner effectiveness, sense of community and peer learning. 2 Voice & Reach Amplified voice and reach of Atlantic development sector within national development dialogue. 3 Youth Leadership Strengthened youth leadership and recognition as leaders in this area. By-Laws & Policies By-Laws Code of Ethics Risk Management Framework Policy on Preventing & Addressing Sexual Violence As a member-based network, we are guided by a set of by-laws and code of ethics. ​ Download our by-laws, code of ethics and risk framework to learn more about the frameworks within which we work towards our vision and mission. ​ If you'd like to talk to us about these, please reach out to us admin@acic-caci.org . Annual Reports Download our annual reports to learn more about our programs, our key achievements over the past years, our strategic initiatives, our impact, and for an overview of our organization's financial statements. 2021 - 2022 2018 - 2019 2016 - 2017 2014 - 2015 2019 - 2020 2017 - 2018 2015 - 2016 2013 - 2014 Financial Statements 2022-23 2017-18 2021-22 2016-17 2020-21 2015-16 2019-20 2014-15 2018-19 2013-14

  • 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 Membership Manager, Raushni Abraham at Raushni@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.

  • Emerging Theory and Practices of Engaging Youth Authentically

    Emerging Theory and Practices of Engaging Youth Authentically Register now! 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. In this Lunch and Learn series, 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. These 60-minutes sessions will include sharing recent academic research, experiential learning and exploring practical tools to engaging youth effectively. Tuesday, March 19: Safer Spaces and Young Women’s Civic Participation Judyannet Muchiri shares insights from her doctoral research that examines the relationship between safe/r spaces and young women’s civic participation to demonstrate the ways in which structural factors influence their participation. Using feminist and decolonial theories and methods and drawing on young women, gender equality advocates and NGOs and CBOs that work with young women in Kenya, this presentation will address: 1. How do young women understand, define, conceptualize and approach safer spaces? 2. How do young women and organizations that work with young women create safe spaces? This presentation will also offer a framework for safer spaces. Judyannet (She/her) works at the intersection of gender justice, civic participation, digital rights, feminist foreign policy, and knowledge creation processes. She has worked on these areas as a policy analyst, researcher, writer, and activist. Her most recent work has been in Canada’s international cooperation sector and the non-profit sector in Eastern Africa . Currently, Judyannet is leading policy work at the Inter-Council Network (ICN), co-leading the Africa Community Engagement Hub (ACE) and completing a doctorate on gender, safer spaces, and civic participation. Thursday, March 21: Exploring Authenticity of Leaders Engaged in Youth Programming Jackie Dowling will present a qualitative case study exploring what contributes to authentic engagement between youth leaders and adult leaders when collaborating in for-youth-by-youth program development. Guided by adult education and feminist theories and considerations of diversity and inclusion, this presentation will explore factors that inhibit and enable an authentic engagement. Drawing from her vast experience of working with youth from around the world, and her graduate research, Jackie will engage participants in discussions on her findings and practical tools to engage youth. Jackie has been working the areas of community development and youth engagement for the last 15 years across Turtle Island (Canada) and internationally. Jackie's role as Program Manager at The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation involves program development and implementation of youth programming at the local level, with ACIC member organizations and non-members community groups, and at the national level, with other Council members, national non-profits and government offices. Jackie uses she/her pronouns. Application Details The Lunch and Learns will take place on Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 21 at 12:30 PM. Please register by atleast 12:20 PM on the day you want to attend so we can make sure we are able to send you all information to attend successfully. If you'd like to attend both, please indicate so on the registration form and we'll send you the Zoom links. Apply / Register Now Similar Opportunities Emerging Theory and Practices of Engaging Youth Authentically 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. Learn More

  • Individual Members' Public Engagement Fund

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

  • ACIC Symposium 2023 | ACIC-CACI

    ACIC Symposium 2023 Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being For All October 27-28, 2023 Hybrid: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island & Virtual Register Here Keynote Address By Rabi Adamu Musa Founder / CEO, Mcrissar Foundation for Women and Girls Nigeria Rabi Adamu Musa is the Founder/CEO, Mcrissar Foundation for Women and Girls Nigeria. Co-Founder , African young women advancement initiative. She started her career in the development sector with Riders for Health international. For over 10years, she has been working closely with Government and Civil Society in Nigeria and abroad. She has been advocating for young women meaningful participation in politics and governance and ensuring full access to menstrual kits for girls between the ages of 12-16 in High school in Northern Nigeria. She has a degree in Civil law from the University of Jos, a Barrister at law Certificate, from the Nigerian Law School and a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Connecticut, USA. She is also a Coady Grad with certificate in Advancing Women's Leadership in Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding and Community Development, Resources and tools for working with young women leaders and Feminist Leadership for justice , equity and ecology ( St Francis Xavier University Antigonish, NS Canada) She is the 2021 recipient of Katherine Fleming international development award (An award given each year to an African woman who demonstrates commitment to her community) from Canada. She served as the Special Assistant Legal Matters to the Executive Governor of kaduna State, Nigeria from 2019-2021. She is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association. She has a passion for women and children, especially the girl-child. For the past 10years, she has been making meaningful contributions in marginalized communities in Nigeria , especially within southern Kaduna. About Mcrissar Foundation ACIC Symposium ‘Cost of Change: Championing Social Justice, Health and Well-Being for All’ will explore the web of factors that shape our society, and the role money and resources play in both creating disparities and elevating poverty in the world. The Symposium will delve into the complex dynamics of how individuals and organizations can fund change, while championing equity, and exploring the global and local shifts necessary to create a more inclusive and sustainable future for all. ​ With health being top of mind for individuals, communities and countries, the Symposium will, through a Social Determinants of Health Framework, and with an intersectional lens, explore the non-medical underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions that impact individual and community health and well-being. It will explore youth, Indigenous communities, and local and global perspectives to sustainability and change as we understand the recent acute economic disparities around the world, and its impact on community health. The Symposium will also highlight what Atlantic Canadians are doing to counter this and champion change in their communities. At ACIC Symposium 2023, we will explore the cost of change under three sub-themes. International Cooperation and the Cost of Power: Delving into the relation between power, money and resources within the international cooperation sector, the Symposium will explore the ramifications of decreasing overseas development assistance. It will examine the effects of political agendas and capitalist priorities driving economic agendas, the importance of localisation for long term change, and the different streams and avenues of funding accessed and available for organizations, communities, and individuals to affect change Climate Change and the Cost of Action: In the face of climate change and recognizing its detrimental effect on social and environmental determinants of health, it will also examine sustainability, and the rhetoric around climate action being an expensive choice. It will critically assess the interplay between urgent needs in the face of climate change, and capitalism-driven fossil-fuel dependent economic growth which is further exacerbating its effect. Decent Work and the Cost of Exploitation: The Symposium will also aim to understand and discuss the impact of extractive labour and capital exploitation practises around the world. Using decent work for all as foundation, it will discuss global labour issues focusing on migrant workers, the impact of gendered labour movements, the disparity between minimum and living wage. Theme Statement Schedule Day 1: Friday, October 27 Day 2: Saturday, October 28 09:00 to 09:30 Opening Address by Elder Judy 09:30 to 10:30 | Available Online Keynote Address by Rabi Adamu Musa, Founder/CEO, Mcrissar Foundation for Women and Girls Nigeria 10:30 to 11:00 Coffee and Networking Break 11:00 to 12:15 | Available Online Panel 1: Cost of Power and International Cooperation 12:15 to 1:15 PM Lunch 1:15 to 2:30 PM | Workshop 1 | Available Online Bahar Haghighat: Rethinking Health and Well-being - A Social Justice Approach to Understanding Weight and Weight-Stigma 1:15 to 2:30 PM | Workshop 2 Julia Furvosa: Community Engagement for Systems Change - Shifting from Conventional to Transformative Practice 1:15 to 2:30 PM | Workshop 3 Olivia Allen: Water and Climate Change 2:30 to 3:45 PM | Available Online Panel 2: Cost of Action and Climate Change Panels and Workshops Fri. Oct 27, 11:00 AM Panel, Available Online International Cooperation and the Cost of Power This panel will examine the effects of political agendas and capitalist priorities driving economic agendas, and the different streams and avenues of funding accessed and available for organizations, communities, and individuals to affect change. Panelists will discuss the ramifications of decreasing overseas development assistance and explore avenues for funding advocacy. Fri. Oct 27, 1:15 PM Workshop, Available Online Rethinking Health and Well-being - A Social Justice Approach to Understanding Weight and Weight-Stigma This session will unravel the intricate relations between social determinants of health and bodyweight. Through a social justice lens, participants will discuss the systemic factors that contribute to weight variations and advocacy work for a more equitable and holistic understanding of health and well-being. Fri. Oct 27, 2:30 PM Panel, Available Online Climate Change and the Cost of Action This panel will discuss the detrimental effect of climate change on social and environmental determinants of health, sustainability models, and the rhetoric around climate action being an expensive choice. Panelists will discuss their work towards climate solutions in their contexts, including land-based perspectives on health, development of solidarity economy enterprises, and facilitating access to data for climate adaptation. Sat. Oct 28, 11:00 AM Workshop The Power of Planning for Community Impact This workshop bridges the gap between the pressing issues at hand and the solutions we want implemented. Time is a precious resource, and by planning for impact you're ensuring that all the effort put in has the best chance of leading to tangible outcomes.This workshop is tailored for individuals and teams who are passionate about driving meaningful change and want to maximize the impact of their efforts. Fri. Oct 27, 1:15 PM Workshop Water and Climate Change This workshop will explore current challenges in water conservation and connections to climate change. Participants will learn about climate solutions, and adaptations including finance reform, natural coastal storm defense, and climate justice work happening in Atlantic Canada. Fri. Oct 27, 1:15 PM Workshop Community Engagement for Systems Change - Shifting from Conventional to Transformative Practice This workshop engages participants in critical examination of community engagement practices among public and non-profit organizations. Focusing on volunteer participation in community-based projects, the workshop draws on the results of participatory action research. Informed by an intersectonal feminist lens, the research examined gendered and under- resourced nature of the non-profit community development work. Sat. Oct 28, 9:30 AM Panel, Available Online Decent Work and the Cost of Exploitation This panel will discuss the impact of extractive labour and capital exploitation practises around the world. Panelists will examine global labour issues focusing on migrant workers, the impact of gendered labour movements, and the disparity between minimum and living wage, considering these issues through the lens of decent work for all. Sat. Oct 28, 11:00 AM Workshop A Common Sense Majority World Agriculture Development Model This workshop will focus on the learnings from International Sustainable Community Assitance Organization's agricultural intitiatves in Haiti. In addition, it will explore how aid programs have undercut Haiti's food production, and how resulting poverty has indirectly increased the severity of climate change. Panelists and Moderators Speaker Decent Work and the Cost of Power Carolina Domenica Scientific Manager, Amazon Innovation Center Carolina Domenico, from Minas Gerais, Brazil, is a biologist with a master's degree in Tropical Agriculture. She started her experience at the Botanical Garden of the Agronomic Institute of Campinas and continued this journey as an R&D intern at Natura. She is currently working on her postgraduate on socio-environmental business at the IPÊ (Ecological Research Institute). She has over 15 years experience in research, first as an intern, researcher and is currently the Scientific Manager of the Amazon Innovation Center. She works directly with the research of new Bioingredients; sustainable use of plant resources; structuring of sociobiodiversity suply chains; technologies applied to forest bioeconomy; and more recently to the issue of productive forests. In her free time, she has fun with her kids, with jeep expeditions, and experiencing living in the north of Brazil. Moderator Climate Change and the Cost of Action Choyce Chappell PEI Provincial Coordinator, ACIC Choyce Chappell is the current ACIC Provincial Coordinator for Prince Edward Island. Though she was born in Nova Scotia, Choyce has now spent most of her life in rural PEI with her parents and grandmother. Choyce holds a Bachelors of Environmental Studies from the University of Prince Edward Island, and returned to UPEI to receive a Masters of Environmental Sciences in May this year. Her thesis focused on designing an app for extreme weather preparation, response, and recovery on PEI, which she feels has only become more relevant after Hurricane Fiona. Working in the nonprofit sector is Choyce’s way of continuing to dedicate herself to community. Speaker Climate Change and the Cost of Action Fredy Duqes IPARD Program Assistant - Business Partnerships and Indigenous Economies, FSC Indigenous Foundation Fredy has worked for 20 years with public sector entities and international cooperation agencies in projects related to food security, infrastructure and territorial development. His areas of expertise and experience include strengthening value chains in the agricultural and forestry sector, development of solidarity economy enterprises, construction of community infrastructure and strategic planning for rural development. Fredy is an economist from the National University of Colombia and holds a master’s degree in development practice from the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Costa Rica. He is a fellow of the Japan-World Bank Joint Program (JJWBGSP). Speaker Decent Work and the Cost of Power Gabriel Allahdua Organizer, Justicia for Migrant Workers; Outreach Worker, The Neighbourhood Organization Originally from St. Lucia, Gabriel Allahdua worked as a migrant farm worker in the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program for four years, from 2012 to 2015, before leaving the program to seek permanent residency in Canada. Now a leading voice in the migrant justice movement, Allahdua is an organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers and an outreach worker with The Neighbourhood Organization, providing services to migrant workers across southwestern Ontario. He lives in Toronto with his two adult children and his grandson. Speaker Climate Change and the Cost of Action Janelle Frail Engagement & Operations Manager, CLIMAtlantic With a science degree in Environmental Studies and experience in adult education, Janelle is currently working as the Engagement and Operations Manager with CLIMAtlantic. Her past work involved 10 years working with international cooperation organizations throughout the Atlantic with ACIC. She's also a long time volunteer with the Breaking the Silence Maritimes Guatemala Solidarity Network. Speaker International Development and the Cost of Power Jennifer Murogocho Member of the Meru County Assembly Jennifer Makena Murogocho brings decades of leadership and community service to the goal of bettering the lives of the people of Meru County, Kenya. She has served on and chaired community boards in both the health and education sectors and is the patron of the Muchui and Marigati women’s self-help groups. Following a career in the financial sector and operation of a successful farm and businesses, Jennifer was appointed as Elections Coordinator of the newly established Meru County. She subsequently won elected office as the Member of the County Assembly in 2013 and again in 2022, and is currently chairing the County’s Youth, Gender and Community Development and its Potato Stakeholders Forum. Since 2000, Farmers Helping Farmers PEI has been fortunate to have Jennifer’s friendship and support in shared work to build food security and empower women in Meru County. Throughout that time, serving mostly in a volunteer capacity, Jennifer has brought her skills and the trust and respect of her community to the roles of community liaison, and school feeding program coordinator. Over the years, “Mama Jennifer” has also welcomed and hosted dozens of FHF volunteers and students. Since 2020, she has served as FHF’s PSEA Focal Point for its More Food, Better Food project, and in 2022, she was appointed as Vice-Chair of the board of FHF’s newly established Kenyan wing, Wakulima Waisidia Wakulima. She continues to provide invaluable insight and guidance to FHF’s work and approaches. Moderator International Development and the Cost of Power Judyannet Muchiri Policy Officer, Inter-Council Network Judyannet’s intellectual and political interests include gender justice, civic participation, digital technologies, feminist foreign policy and knowledge creation processes. Her most recent work has been in Canada’s international cooperation sector and the non-profit sector in Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Cameroon, and Uganda. Currently, Judyannet is leading policy work at the Inter-Council Network (ICN), co-leading the Africa Community Engagement Hub (ACE) and completing her doctoral work at Memorial University. Speaker International Development and the Cost of Power Kate Higgins CEO, Cooperation Canada Kate Higgins is Chief Executive Officer of Cooperation Canada, a network of more than 95 Canadian international cooperation and humanitarian organizations that work with partners in Canada and globally for a fairer, safer and more sustainable world. Before joining Cooperation Canada, Kate worked as the Deputy Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, in addition to serving as Interim Executive Director in 2020. Kate has also worked in senior strategy and policy roles at CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organizations, and at the North-South Institute and the Overseas Development Institute. Kate started her career at the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). She has degrees in economics and development studies from the University of Sydney and the University of Oxford. Moderator Decent Work and the Cost of Power Keyshawn Bonamy Executive Director, Voluntary Resource Council Keyshawn Bonamy hails from Nassau, Bahamas. In 2016, he embarked on a new chapter in his life by moving to Prince Edward Island to pursue his studies in Economics at the University of Prince Edward Island. Driven by his desire to give back, Keyshawn has consistently demonstrated his commitment to volunteering and community service. He currently holds the position of Executive Director at the Voluntary Resource Council, a role that allows him to utilize his leadership skills to foster collaboration and support various charitable initiatives. For the past two years, Keyshawn has been actively involved with Meals on Wheels PEI, a program that provides nutritious meals to those in need. Speaker Decent Work and the Cost of Power Nouhad Mourad Community Organizer Nouhad (they/she) is a second-generation settler from Epekwitk (PEI) with a background in Anthropology and Diversity & Social Justice Studies, with experience working in post-secondary education, immigration, and non-profit sectors. A lifelong activist and community organizer, they believe that radical societal transformation is achievable by deepening our relationships with one another, with the earth, through mutual aid and collective organizing. They actively work to centre anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, community care, and radical love in their work and life. Speaker Climate Change and the Cost of Action Patrick Augustine Assistant Professor & Elder, UPEI Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies Patrick Augustine, a Mi’kmaw from New Brunswick with ancestral ties to Sikniktuk and Epikwitk, now resides in L’sipuktuk (Elsipogtog) First Nation. Currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, and Applied Studies (IKERAS), Patrick holds a Master's in Island Studies from the University of Prince Edward Island. With over three decades of experience, Patrick has been a dedicated contributor to Indigenous organizations at local, provincial, regional, national, and international levels. His journey includes notable roles such as a Research Officer at the First Nation Centre of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) and later as a valued member of their Board of Directors. Patrick's expertise extends to various research areas, including Míkmaq gaming, Wabanaki history, addiction rehabilitation, traditional healing, Aboriginal health research, and First Nations health policy. His commitment to Indigenous communities and academic pursuits makes him a vital figure in advancing Indigenous knowledge and practices. Speaker International Development and the Cost of Power Taryn Russell Deputy Executive Director, Results Canada Taryn is the Deputy Executive Director at Results Canada – a grassroots advocacy organization working to create the political will to end extreme poverty. Taryn is passionate about the power of advocacy to tackle systemic inequities in the world and really enjoys sharing her experience and knowledge of advocacy with others. Prior to Results she worked as Head of Policy and Advocacy at Save the Children Canada and has also held positions with Global Affairs Canada and the United Nations Development Programme. Speaker International Development and the Cost of Power Wendy MacDonald Board Member, Farmers Helping Farmers Wendy MacDonald brings a background in public policy, research and analysis to her involvement with Farmers Helping Farmers. She joined FHF's Education Committee in 2008, and became a member of the Board in 2014. She travelled to Kenya in 2017 on a school safety and inclusion initiative, and took on the role of Vice-President later that year. She was a member of the proposal writing team for FHF's current Global Affairs Canada project, More Food, Better Food in 2017 and 2018. In May 2019, Wendy retired from her role as Clerk Assistant to the Government of PEI, completing a 40-year public policy career spanning Saskatchewan, Ontario and Prince Edward Island, and in June she became President of FHF, serving until July 2021, and Past President 2021-23. During those roles, Wendy visited Kenya again in early 2020 and in late 2022, assisted with monitoring and reporting of the GAC project, and was involved in the work of all FHF committees. She is currently a member of FHF's Project Committee and its Strategic Planning Committee, and continues to support FHF in reporting and evaluation of its work. Wendy holds degrees in Political Studies from Queens University, Canada, and in Public Policy and Public Administration from the London School of Economics. Her other volunteer involvements have included children's education, healthy eating, and heritage preservation, and most recently community development and seniors' wellbeing. COVID and Health Protocol In order to make the conference more inclusive and accessible, particularly for those living with increased health and safety risks, and in support of a community of care model of health and safety and the recent recommendation of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam, to start masking again during the respiratory virus season , participants are strongly encouraged to protect collective health, safety and well-being by masking throughout the event. To enable this, we will be providing masks and COVID-19 tests, and will work with venue staff to ensure that there are options for increased spacing indoors. 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Spots fill up fast, so we encourage you to apply now! Why Attend? The conference, every year, is an opportunity for youth to get informed, get inspired, and take action on local and global issues in a safe and welcoming space. Participants meet and engage with a diverse group of youth from different communities and cultures across the four Atlantic provinces. Participants will: Connect with others who are committed to social justice and effective global citizenship. Challenge systems and barriers that block change. Create skills that foster personal, professional, and social change. Identify actionable Change within their communities and circles. The conference is free of charge , and food and accommodation are provided . ACIC arranges and covers the expense of all travel for youth participants. 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