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Find out what Cooperation Canada has to say about the latest issues of importance to international development.

Join us for the 2022 Cooperation Canada Awards

Join us for the 2022 Cooperation Canada Awards

The Cooperation Canada Awards recognizes excellence and merit in the field of international cooperation by awarding prizes to individuals or organizations that have distinguished themselves in the past year.   Each year, Cooperation Canada recognizes outstanding...

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Celebrating 3 years of Digna!

Celebrating 3 years of Digna!

Cooperation Canada is very proud to host Digna, the Canadian Centre of expertise on PSEA, funded by Global Affairs Canada. Would you like to see some of their achievements in the last three years?Remember, there is still work to do. We must commit to maintaining PSEA...

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HRN Thematic Event – Triple Nexus

HRN Thematic Event – Triple Nexus

As part of the increasing needs to respond to the realities on-the-ground, there have been calls for sectoral reforms to work toward a more holistic approach to delivering aid. Indeed, the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, or triple nexus, drives the different...

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Cooperation Canada CEO’s Year in Review

Cooperation Canada CEO’s Year in Review

As we close 2022, and look ahead to 2023, I’ve been reflecting on the past year, and what lies ahead.  While many of us will be taking time off over the holidays to rest, relax, and spend time with loved ones, we know that millions of people around the world are not...

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Celebrating World Futures Day for the first time!

December 2nd, 2022 is the first World Futures Day! In this inaugural celebration, World Futures Day will focus on improving long-term resilience through futures and anticipatory approaches, including strategic foresight. Strategic foresight is also at the core of the...

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Cooperation Canada Launches its 2021-2022 Annual Report

Cooperation Canada Launches its 2021-2022 Annual Report

Cooperation Canada’s 2021-2022 Annual Report is now available! The annual report details the work accomplished in 2021-2022 in the areas of advocacy and policy, collaboration and capacity building. The report also highlights the programs housed within Cooperation...

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Community of Democracies’ Civil Society Pillar Assembly

On September 15, 2022, Canada took over the presidency of the Community of Democracies (CoD) from Romania for a period of one year. Cooperation Canada is thrilled to see Canada take this leadership role, with Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, being...

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All Eyes on Canada to #FightForWhatCounts

All Eyes on Canada to #FightForWhatCounts

*Guest article by Leigh Raithby, Results Canada   More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, its impacts on communities are still emerging, as the world copes with the loss of millions of lives and livelihoods. While the world rethinks what victory over the...

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Partnering for the International Cooperation Futures Festival

Partnering for the International Cooperation Futures Festival

On October 17-20, 2022, Cooperation Canada will host the International Cooperation Futures Festival at the Shaw Centre, located on the unceded and unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation, colonially known as Ottawa, Canada. The festival's ambition...

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Decriminalizing humanitarian aid in Afghanistan

Decriminalizing humanitarian aid in Afghanistan

Following the retreat of NATO forces and the subsequent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan one year ago, living conditions have deteriorated for people in Afghanistan. In part, the current humanitarian crisis stems from long-standing issues: natural disasters, climate...

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Statement on Canada’s response to the global hunger crisis

Statement on Canada’s response to the global hunger crisis

Ottawa, Ontario - As global food insecurity increases throughout the world, Cooperation Canada is pleased to see the Government of Canada respond with $250 million in new funding to address the global hunger crisis.  This much needed commitment comes at a time when...

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Cooperation Canada’s Ukraine webinar follow up

Cooperation Canada’s Ukraine webinar follow up

Cooperation Canada held a webinar on June 9th, following the 100 days of War in Ukraine. Using a feminist lens, the panel discussed the needs of displaced persons and broader, media coverage, humanitarian response and foreign policy.   We thank our panel and...

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Meeting our members in Ottawa

Meeting our members in Ottawa

Last week, Cooperation Canada held a meeting with its members for the first time since the pandemic began. The event provided an opportunity for informal exchanges, reinforcing the close ties that unite people in our sector. Here are some photos of our exchanges and...

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Budget Implementation Act (BIA) Amendment

Budget Implementation Act (BIA) Amendment

Over 60 Canadian global development & humanitarian organizations are standing together to urge the Government of Canada to amend the Budget Implementation Act (BIA) so we can engage in more equitable partnerships with communities at the forefront of change in...

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Podcast on 2030 Agenda and the SDGs

Podcast on 2030 Agenda and the SDGs

Cooperation Canada’s Research and Policy Officer, Ana de Oliveira, joined colleagues from organizations around the globe to discuss how country-led evaluations play a role in assessing the progress of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Organized by EvalSDGs, the...

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Cooperation Canada’s Membership Satisfaction Survey Report

Cooperation Canada’s Membership Satisfaction Survey Report

Cooperation Canada has just launched its 2022 Member Satisfaction Survey Report. The report is the result of an in-depth study based on responses to the survey distributed to members from October to December 2021. The main objectives of the survey were to understand...

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A Parliament that works for a more stable world

A Parliament that works for a more stable world

Working in partnership across the sector, Cooperation Canada joined the 495 individuals and groups that requested resources and support through the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s pre-budget consultations in 2021. Our submission asked for an...

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Cooperation Canada expands and welcomes new team members

Cooperation Canada expands and welcomes new team members

2022 is a time of renewal and Cooperation Canada welcomes several new members to its team. Together, they bring a wealth of experience in the sector and will contribute significantly to our ability to bring our stakeholders together and improve communications,...

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Sixth Edition of Progressing National SDGs Implementation

Sixth Edition of Progressing National SDGs Implementation

The Progressing National SDGs Implementation report provides an independent analysis of reporting by United Nations Member States to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). Supported by a coalition of civil society organizations from around...

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Is the end near for Direction and Control?

Is the end near for Direction and Control?

In June, Cooperation Canada held a session dedicated to the sector-wide efforts to address the outdated regulatory framework of ‘direction and control’ which imposes significant barriers to establishing equitable relationships with communities and organizations...

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Why we wear orange on September 30

Why we wear orange on September 30

Orange Shirt Day derives from the story of residential school survivor, Phyllis Webstad, from the Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation. At the young age of 6, Phyllis was forced by the Canadian government to attend residential school. For her first day, she was excited...

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Cooperation Canada names two consecutive interim CEOs

Cooperation Canada names two consecutive interim CEOs

Cooperation Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of two interim CEOs, following former CEO Nicolas Moyer’s departure. Maxime Michel will be interim CEO until the end of 2021.  Maxime takes on this new role after overseeing Cooperation Canada’s programs and...

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Cooperation Canada congratulates Liberals on 2021 election win

Cooperation Canada congratulates Liberals on 2021 election win

OTTAWA, Sept. 21, 2021 – Cooperation Canada congratulates the Liberal Party of Canada for winning the 2021 federal election, resulting in a Liberal minority government.  Canada’s international cooperation community looks forward to continuing to work with the federal...

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Cooperation Canada’s statement on situation in Afghanistan

Cooperation Canada’s statement on situation in Afghanistan

  Cooperation Canada urges Canada and the international community to mobilize all the necessary resources to address the human rights crisis in Afghanistan. Following the expedited withdrawal of American and NATO forces after 20 years of military intervention in...

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CPAG Membership – Call for Expressions of Interest

Global Affairs Canada and Cooperation Canada are co-Chairs of the Civil Society Policy Advisory Group (CPAG), which aims to advance to achievement of objectives outlined in Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) and the related GAC CSO Partnership...

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Open Letter from the Anti-Racism Advisory Group

Open Letter from the Anti-Racism Advisory Group

          Dear sector colleagues,   We hope your 2021 is off to a great start. We are proud to announce that the Anti-Racism Advisory Group convened by Cooperation Canada has finalized the Anti-Racism Framework for our sector. The group...

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Localize or Perish: What You Need to Know about Localization

Localize or Perish: What You Need to Know about Localization

COVID-19 containment measures, including the interruption of international travel and physical distancing, have impacted the international cooperation sector, especially activities encompassing research and consultative missions to the countries of operation....

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Top 5 green building certifications for CSOs

Top 5 green building certifications for CSOs

Thinking of greening your building? Here are our top 5 certifications from our repository!    Reaching the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires integrating environment and climate change considerations into our everyday...

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Canada’s global response to COVID-19: Investing in Aid

Canada’s global response to COVID-19: Investing in Aid

In March 2020, the Minister for International Development, Karina Gould, announced what she referred to as the first phase of Canada’s support to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. The $159.5 million was largely allocated to multilateral institutions and included...

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LAUNCH OF NEW WORKING PAPER ON COALITIONS AND AGENDA 2030

LAUNCH OF NEW WORKING PAPER ON COALITIONS AND AGENDA 2030

The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC), in partnership with Action for Sustainable Development and Forus, today announced the release of a new working paper, Transformative...

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Top 10 Greening Tools for the International Co-operation Sector

Top 10 Greening Tools for the International Co-operation Sector

While the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be particularly trying and requiring adjustments in all aspects of our day-to-day, some have noted the potential – as we shift towards recovery - for a greener, more sustainable world to emerge. In Canada’s international...

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Pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2021 budget

Pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2021 budget

CCIC has submitted the pre-budget consultation submission alongside the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) and the Canadian Coalition for Climate Change and Development (C4D). Many thanks to all who provided insight throughout...

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Call to localization in the time of COVID-19

Call to localization in the time of COVID-19

Now in its 100th year of service, with experience in more than 50 countries during times of calm and crisis, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has learned again and again the value of working with local partners to shape and customize programs. Standardized best...

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Call for nominations to the CCIC Board of Directors

Call for nominations to the CCIC Board of Directors

CCIC’s Board is composed of 14 Directors, elected to represent the diversity of our membership. At our AGM in June, members will be called upon to renew the mandates of some directors which seek re-election at the end of their two-year mandate. In...

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Press Release – Funding to fight COVID

Press Release – Funding to fight COVID

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    The Canadian Council for International Co-operation applauds federal investment of $8M to help global fight against COVID-19     OTTAWA, On, March 20, 2020 – The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) welcomes...

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