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 each 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


White text on black background, wih white and gold snowflake border: OCIC Development Drinks Toronto Holiday Edition. Thursday December 8, 2016 5:30PM - 7:30PM Marche Restaurant at Brookfield Place (aka BCE Place) 181 Bay Street, Toronto M5J 2T3.*complimentary appetizers *door prizes
Join us for OCIC's annual Toronto Development Drinks and Holiday Party! The final Toronto event for 2016 will feature complimentary appetizers, door prizes and, of course, the chance to network with others who are passionate about international cooperation.
When: Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 5:30PM - 7:30PM
WhereMarche (inside Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street 107S, Toronto, ON)
Cost:  No charge, but attendees are expected to purchase their own food and/or drinks.
RSVP: Click here to register through Eventbrite


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In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25th), please join us for a networking event on Wednesday, December 14th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm at HUB Ottawa on the theme of gender-based violence, with guest speaker, Jessica Tomlin, Executive Director of The MATCH International Women's Fund.
When: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Where: HUB Ottawa (71 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON)
Cost: No charge, but attendees are expected to purchase their own food and/or drinks. 
RSVP: Click here to register through  Eventbrite
This event is being delivered in partnership with Impact Hub Ottawa. Impact Hub Ottawa is a coworking space and serves as the national capital region's collaboration, innovation and incubation ecosystem for people and organizations working to better the world.  Learn more at
Questions? Contact Lisa Swainston at / 416.972.6303. 
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