We are more effective if we are able to stand together as individuals, organizations, and communities who share progressive internationalist and humanist values. The symposium brings together international cooperation practitioners, environmentalists, youth, indigenous leaders, human-rights activists, immigrant associations, feminists, local governments, civil society leaders, issue-specific experts, advocates and academics to encourage dialogue across sectors. The symposium creates a learning environment through a combination of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops that strengthen individual and collective capacity to engage Atlantic Canadians and provide them with tools to be more active global citizens. In bringing diverse voices together, the symposium lays the groundwork for further concerted action and collaboration based on a spirit of global solidarity that contributes to “bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path.” [UN, Transforming our World, 2015]

2019 Symposium

The 2019 Symposium will take place in St. John's NL mid June. We hope to see you there!


Southern Speakers Fund

This fund provides opportunities for Southern partners to dialogue with Atlantic Canadians on issues and demonstrate impact of efforts in international cooperation. The Southern Speakers Symposium Fund will  support the participation of an international guest to the region to speak at ACIC’s annual symposium. Guidelines can be found HERE. Application form for fund can be found HERE.


Previous Symposia

Click here for the 2018 Symposium panel discussion: Walking Together: Steps for Organizational Change

Click here for the 2017 Symposium Keynote by Frederick Wangabo Mwenengabo

Click here for the 2017 Symposium panel discussion Standing on Common Ground, Taking Steps Together