International Development Week 2013
International Development Week (IDW) is a celebration of the many achievements of Canadians in promoting international development both in Canada and globally. IDW 2013 marks the 23rd year of the week led by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
This year’s theme is “I Am Making A Difference” and focuses on the positive global impact made by Canadians. From February 3-9, 2013, individuals, communities and organizations across Canada celebrate the week by coming together to learn, share, and participate at events, workshops and online. OCIC invites you to share your stories and experiences about “making a difference” with family, friends and other social networks.
What are the Global Changemaker Awards?
OCIC's Global Changemaker Awards are celebrated during International Development Week 2013 to honour outstanding youth who have demonstrated active engagement with communities and civil society organizations in the promotion of international cooperation and social justice. Together they are making a difference, locally and globally.
Each of our eight profiled 2013 Global Changmakers were nominated by an OCIC member organization for the exceptional and noteworthy contributions they have made as volunteers, interns or staff. They were selected by a provincial jury, and came together to share their stories and to be recognized by the Council, our members, family and friends in January 2013. We hope you will be inspired by their efforts to make a difference, and their collective call to action in the videos below.
Meet OCIC's 2013 Global Changemakers!
Learn About Each Changemaker's Story
OCIC acknowledges the outstanding involvement of the eight additional 2013 OCIC Global Changemaker nominees, affiliated with the organizations noted:
Caroline Abbotts, Christian Blind Mission
Jessica C. Lyon, Cuso International
Samantha Caldeira-Slavec, Casa Canadiense
Ryan Geleynse, World Renew
Kate Giesbrecht, AMREF Canada
Anna Meliksetyan, YMCA of Greater Toronto
Danuta Swiecicka, Canadian Hunger Foundation (CHF)
Natascia Zuccarelli-Pegoraro, War Child Canada
Read the City of Toronto International Development Week Proclamation
The City of Toronto has recognized International Development Week 2013 in celebration of “the partnerships between civil society organizations, governments, and community leaders who are addressing the social, political and environmental inequalities of our world.” View the proclamation here.
Attend OCIC's International Development Week Events!
OCIC is pleased to present a number of events throughout the week. Click here to see our IDW calendar of events..