International Development Week 2016
OCIC marks International Development Week (IDW) 2016 with 10 days of activities undertaken by the Council, our members and friends to increase awareness of Canadians’ contributions to international cooperation, to celebrate and share achievements, and to encourage the active engagement of us all, as global citizens.
IDW is an annual public engagement initiative led by Global Affairs Canada to increase awareness of Canada’s contribution to international development.
From February 8-12, 2016 we will be sharing profiles of OCIC’s seven inspiring 2016 Global Changemaker Youth Ambassadors through our communications channels, and invite you to join us and #TellEveryone which of the 17 new Global Goals for Sustainable Development you are most passionate about at @ocictweets #IDW2016 #TellEveryone.
For a complete listing and to register for OCIC events, read on!
Life as a Development Practitioner: Career Paths Discussion and Social Friday
Join the University of Waterloo, St. Paul’s University College and OCIC for an interactive panel presentation, discussion and networking event with:
Friday, February 5, 2016 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Perspectives on Post-Earthquake Nepal Panel & Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Nepal Exhibit Launch – Waterloo
University of Toronto Scarborough Campus International Development Conference
OCIC Trends in Funding International Cooperation Seminar
Kick-off IDW with an informative and free fundraising seminar that will help you change the world for the better. Join OCIC and fundraising expert Ken Wyman to learn what is working for NGO fundraising in 2016.
Is snail mail still productive? Should you try crowdfunding? Is it worth your effort to be on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media? Has Direct Dialogue (or chugging as the haters call it) past its best-before date? What are the lessons from the Syrian Refugee Crisis and other recent humanitarian appeals? Two hours of fast paced ideas will get you thinking, and save you time and money.
Monday, February 8, 2016 from 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 310, Toronto
Admission is free, but registration is required. Space is limited!
Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Nepal Exhibit Launch – Toronto
OCIC Careers in International Cooperation Panel
OCIC invites development sector professionals to provide insight into what they do, share highlights of their professional journey, and offer tips on how to secure meaningful employment. This panel will include:
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Humber College International Development Studies Marketplace
OCIC Ottawa Development Drinks Event
Join OCIC for a special edition of Ottawa Development Drinks featuring OCIC Board Director, Michelle Manks, of WUSC, Kevin Dunbar, Director of CARE Canada's Humanitarian Assistance and Emergency Team, and Jean-Pierre Taschereau, Director of the Canadian Red Cross' Emergency Operations, who will discuss the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
Cuso International Diaspora for Development Event
OCIC Toronto Development Drinks & IDW Wrap-Up Party
Join OCIC and Cuso International at our annual Toronto IDW Wrap-Up party! We’ll be calling on you to help us recognize seven passionate and inspiring youth that are changing the world, and to #TellEveryone which of the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals you're most passionate about.
Other Highlights Include:
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These and other events will be further elaborated in the days to come. To include your events in our IDW Calendar, upload them to our website and email Cassandra Polyzou, OCIC's Public Engagement Coordinator, at email@example.com to let us know what you are planning.