OCIC AGM & Symposium 2018: Inspire: OCIC 30th Anniversary

OCIC’s 30th Anniversary AGM & Symposium 2018 brought together over 100 leaders and change agents to expand our thinking on ecosystems and resources needed to truly mobilize to ‘leave no one behind’, and to inspire a wave of Canadians to be part of the universal movement for sustainable development and global social justice.
The AGM included presentations from our Board of Directors and management on the governance and programs past and upcoming, election of new Board members, ratification of new members, and recognition of key volunteers and contributors to the Council in the past year. 


Symposium contributors included: 

  • JP Bervoets, Vice President – Community Foundations of Canada
  • Jon Beale, Network Manager – SDSN Canada
  • Brielle Beaudin-Reimer, Métis Citizen, Cultural Advocate and Speaker
  • Shelagh McCartney, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning – Ryerson University
  • Tina Sweeney, Outreach and Partnerships Officer – Cuso International
  • Julie Wright, General Manager – Waterloo Global Science Initiative
  • Ikem Opara, Strategy Lead, Connected People – Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Fraser Reilly-King, Research and Policy Manager – Canadian Council for International Co-operation
  • Joyce Sou, Director, B Lab Canada – MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
  • Dominique Souris, Co-Founder and Executive Director – Youth Climate Lab
  • Karen Craggs, Global Equality Expert
  • Linda Bui, Co-Founder – Girls Empowerment Movement
  • Ashley Rerrie, Country Director – Casa-Pueblito
  • James Madhier, Founder and Executive Director – Rainmaker Enterprise & OCIC Global Changemaker 2017
  • Brian Roberts, Award-winning Magician 
  • Rach Djazmin, Musician
  • @kuyaspirit, Live Painting 
  • DJ J. Lai

For the participant package, click here.  

For event-related background documents and videos, see:
OCIC’s Strategy Redesign: Deepening and Reinvigorating
OCIC Agenda for Action Message

Our Story: A 30 Year Journey for Global Social Justice

OCIC AGM & Symposium Participants Summer Reading List


Additional Background Readings and Links:

UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

OCIC Setting the Stage for Collective Impact: Ontario Universities, Colleges and Universities in International Cooperation

Generation SDG Brief: Empowering Canadians Through Sustainable Development

Global Education for Canadians: Equipping Young Canadians to Succeed at Home & Abroad

A Canadian North Star: Crafting an Advanced Economy Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals

Generation SDG Communique

Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development