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OCIC’s AGM & Symposium and Fall Dialogue Series 2021 focused on ‘Centering Reconciliation and Decolonization in the International Cooperation Sector’ from September 21-24, 2021. The events created space to unlearn and relearn, to build capacity as a community, and to recognize the complex and diverse histories, lived experience and systemic power relations experienced at the individual, community, sectoral, regional and global levels. 


Our 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. Our Symposium & Dialogue Series sought to build on two of the recommendations for ‘Emerging Anti-Racist Practise for Canadian International Cooperation’ to create an enabling environment for productive dialogue within organizations; and to collaborate with international partners in the design, development and implementation of new approaches.


We recognize and thank our members and partners for helping to identify and co-create this program. More details, speaker bios, relevant links and/or readings are available below. Dialogue session recordings are available here.


*Please note that some sessions dealt with difficult content, including the unjust treatment of Indigenous Peoples in Canada, racial discrimination and violence, systemic injustice, sexual harassment and/or violence, and the disproportionate effects of inequality. This content, while necessary to discuss, may demand (significant) emotional labour, distress, or trigger participants. We encourage viewers to guide their own engagement according to their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Viewers are also encouraged to seek additional support to process their feelings and thoughts in a safe space.

recap of events

All events were held online with Zoom. 
Closed captions in English were available at all sessions.

Full program & Agenda

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