CCIC takes action to prevent and combat sexual misconduct in the international humanitarian and development sector

February 28, 2018

The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), Canada’s national voice for the international development and humanitarian sector, is deeply concerned by the recent reports of sexual abuse and exploitation committed by some employees of civil society organizations in Haiti and elsewhere. The reported misconduct is inexcusable. It contravenes the spirit of the humanitarian principles and a human rights-based approach to development that CCIC and its members promote.

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Budget 2018 invests in Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

OTTAWA, 27 February 2018—Following on Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s commitment that the 2018 federal budget would be gender-responsive, the Canadian Council for International Co-operation is encouraged that today’s budget includes a commitment to increase Canada’s international assistance by $2 billion over five ears, which works to ensure that women and girls around the world are not left behind.

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An Opportunity for Leadership: An Assessment of Canada’s Policy for Civil Society Partnerships for International Assistance

October 26, 2017

On September 27, 2017, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, launched the Policy for Civil Society Partnerships for International Assistance. The Policy outlines the government’s approach to partnering with and supporting a strong civil society – in Canada and globally. The Policy comes at a time when space for civil society is increasingly closing. In the context of Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), this Policy marks a number of positive steps forward and offers Canada an opportunity to play a leadership role in strengthening the enabling environment for civil society in Canada and overseas.

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Canada’s International Assistance Policy is a Bold New Vision for Advancing Gender Equality

OTTAWA, 9 June 2017—The Canadian International Assistance Policy was released today, a year after extensive consultations with Canadians, including Canadian civil society organizations. The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) welcomes the long-awaited launch of the new policy, which includes numerous positive commitments by the Government of Canada towards an ambitious and transformative international assistance framework. CCIC looks forward to working with the government, civil society organizations, and other development and humanitarian stakeholders to implement the policy in the months and years to come.

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New Fund for Small and Medium-sized Organizations Welcomed by CCIC 

OTTAWA, 10 May 2017—The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is pleased that small and medium-sized international development organizations (SMOs) will now have access to targeted long-term predictable funding and support, thanks to a pilot project announced yesterday by the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie. The announcement recognizes that SMOs are valued players in the global development community and make a unique contribution to Canada’s footprint overseas.

In her keynote speech at CCIC’s Global Impact Soirée, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the establishment of a new fund for SMOs of $100 million over five years.

“Small and medium-size organization play an important role in international development, and we therefore welcome this new fund,” said Julia Sanchez, CCIC’s President and CEO. “We are pleased to see that the new fund aims to be responsive to the needs and priorities expressed by partner organizations who are working on the ground.”

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