Development Drinks

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Development Drinks is a monthly networking event for development professionals run by OCIC volunteers in Ottawa and Toronto. Held the second week of every other month – on Wednesday in Ottawa, and Thursday in Toronto – it provides a space to connect with others who are passionate about working, volunteering and learning about the sector.  Development Drinks events are free, and registration is required. 

Upcoming Events

OCIC Toronto Development Drinks

This is a great time of year to network and meet like-minded professionals who are passionate and work in International Cooperation. We are pleased to have 5 YMCA International Youth Exchanges from Colombia, Ghana, Mexico City, and Senegal join us for July Development Drinks at the World's Oldest LGBTQ Bookstore.

When: Thursday July 20, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Glad Day Bookshop The World's Oldest LGBTQ Bookstore.  *This venue is wheelchair accessible and inclusive for all.
Cost: Admission is free and food and drinks will be available for purchase at the bar
Register: Click here to register on Eventbrite

Questions? Contact Lisa Swainston at | 416.972.6303.


Please Note: Toronto Development Drinks is restructuring and will be moving to a new format with 6 or 7 events per year.  Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates in 2017!

Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Venue: Glad Day Bookshop 455 Church St. Toronto, ON M4Y 2C5. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Venue: TBA

Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Venue: TBA

Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Venue: TBA

Woman wearing a blue scarf and a pink hijab listens to a fellow attendee at a Development Drinks Event