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Enter the "Together" Art and Photo Contest! 

Attention artists and photographers! As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Aga Khan Foundation Canada is looking for talented Canadians to create a piece of artwork or submit a photograph for our travelling exhibition. Together: An exhibition on global development is an interactive, bilingual experience for all ages, sparking discussions on how Canadians are driving positive change around the world. We want you to create a piece of artwork or snap a photo that will tell us why you care about global development.

OCIC announces International Partners for Global Citizens Forum, February 2-3, 2017

On February 2-3, 2017, the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is proud to convene our Global Citizens Forum 2017 focused on Mobilizing Leadership for Global Sustainable Development.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEBINAR: To achieve the SDGs, we must tackle these FOUR barriers to working together

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The event will take place online: http://www.iniscommunication.com/webinar/
Transforming how we think about the SDGs in 2017
In this webinar... - We’ll explore the common barriers that prevent us from working together more closely across established sustainable development ‘silos’. - We will argue that more integrated approaches are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – but that it will not happen until we collectively address these common barriers. - We suggest how thinking laterally and 'joining the dots' in completely new ways are critical elements of success. - You’ll also be introduced to a unique SDG-focused solution called SDGinsights (www.sdginsights.org), an inval
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"I Effed Up" - Isn't It True That We Learn More From Failure Than From Success?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M6J 2N8
A FREE panel talk with purpose-driven entrepreneurs about the ups and downs of the journey to create social change
Joint Development Collective and Entrepreneurs For Social Change Meetup would like to invite you to "I Effed Up" - a candid conversation with purpose-driven individuals about the ups and downs of their journey to create social change. This won't be a panel talk glorifying the entrepreneurial life. Instead, we’ll come together in a safe and informal environment to share royal blunders and mistakes of building something, driven to create change, from nothing.
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Top Ten Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Online
A Webinar with Mark Blumberg
A great deal has been written about legal compliance surrounding charities in Canada. Much of that material, however, is highly specialized, hard to understand and sometimes esoteric. As a result, it can be extremely difficult for charities, employees and volunteers to focus in on the issues that are most important for charities. This webinar provides plain language information and resources about the CRA compliance obligations of Canadian charities for 2017.
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Top Ten Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities – A Webinar with Mark Blumberg

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Webinar
Compliance Webinar
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017 Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST Registration Cost: $25.00 A great deal has been written about legal compliance surrounding charities in Canada. Much of that material, however, is highly specialized, hard to understand and sometimes esoteric.
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Weaving Culture, Justice & Solidarity with Aaju Peter

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Showplace Performance Centre 290 George St N Peterborough
Join KWIC & ReFrame for a special Saturday night feature presentation with special guest Aaju Peter, in partnership with Jack Matthews Fellowship.
Date: Saturday, Jan 28th, 2017 - 7:00 pm Join KWIC & ReFrame for a special Saturday night feature presentation with special guest Aaju Peter, in partnership with Jack Matthews Fellowship. Tickets must be purchased separately from the ReFrame festival pass this year from GreenUP, Happenstance and online at http://reframefilmfestival.ca/ Aaju Peter is an Inuit activist and recipient of the Order of Canada (2012) for her tireless work in preserving Inuit culture.
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OCIC Global Changemaker Youth Ambassador 2017 Awards & If Women Mattered: Stories of Resistance, Stories of Allyship in collaboration with the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Humber College Centre for Entrepreneurship (G Building) 3199 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto, ON
Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for networking, appetizers, presentation of OCIC’s Global Changemaker Youth Ambassador 2017 Awards, and for a series of personal stories from special guests: • James Madhier, OCIC Global Changemaker Youth Ambassador 2017 • Neesa Medina, Centro de Derechos de Mujeres, Honduras • Nice Nailantei Leng’ete, Amref Health Africa in Kenya This event is wheelchair accessible and child friendly. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.
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OCIC's Global Citizens Forum 2017: Mobilizing Leadership for Global Sustainable Development

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Humber Centre for Entrepreneurship (G Building) 3199 Lakeshore Blvd W, Toronto, ON
Join us February 2-3, 2017
Two Days. 17 Goals. 125 thought leaders, innovators, movement builders, and community shakers fromfour directions. One exceptional opportunity for dialogue, learning and engagement between participants, as leaders and co-creators of our collective future. Featuring four plenary and 12 Agora sessions, rich with presentations and discussion, storytelling, hands-on workshop activities, sharing of case studies, tools and good practices, posters, OCIC’s Global Changemaker Youth Ambassador 2017 Awards, and Transformations 2017 Exhibit Launch. IT’S 2017.
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OCIC Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Tanzania Virtual Exhibit Launch

Friday, February 3, 2017
Humber College Centre for Entrepreneurship (G Building) 3199 Lakeshore Blvd West, Toronto, ON
Friday, February 3, 2017 from 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Join Kimberly Gibbons, Executive Director, OCIC; Allan Lissner, Photojournalist, Praxis Pictures; Delfina Edward Nyalaja, Country Manager, CPAR Tanzania; Dusanka Pavlica,Executive Director, CPAR Canada and CPAR staff and program participants connecting live from Bunda, Tanzania, in launching our Transformations 2017 Virtual Exhibit. Transformations is an award-winning multi-year collaborative photojournalism project intended to increase dialogue and further understanding of international partnerships that address complex global challenges. In this exhibit we invite you to learn about the
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Photo Exhibition: Humber College & Save the Children

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Humber College - Lakeshore Campus L Space Gallery 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, ON, M8V 4B6 Humber College - North Campus LRC 1st Floor 205 Humber College Boulevard, Toronto, ON M9W 5L7
Youth Entrepreneurship Projects
This exhibit invites you to see the developing world through the eyes of today’s youth. The images and voices weave together stories about the challenges and opportunities in earning an income in an economy that does not offer a direct path to employment. Explore this topic through two international programs focusing on entrepreneurship for young people - Humber’s Sulawesi Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) and Save the Children’s Youth in Action Program.
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Gallery Opening - International Development Week 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Humber College - Lakeshore Campus L Space Gallery 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive Toronto, ON, M8V 4B6 Time: 10am - 11am
International Development Week
International Development Week (IDW) is an annual national initiative to encourage Canadians—especially youth—to learn more about and contribute to international development. The Opening Ceremony kicks off one week of International Development Week activities at Humber College campuses (Lakeshore and North campuses). This year our theme is ‘Developing the World’s Youth: Innovation in Entrepreneurship and Employment’.
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NGOs Marketplace

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Humber College - Lakeshore Campus L Building Cafeteria - Eastside 3199 Lakeshore Blvd, West, Toronto, ON, M8B 1K8 Time: 11am - 4pm
International Development Week
One of the main events at Humber’s IDW 2017 celebration is our Marketplace where non-profit organizations promote their work and speak with students about what they do for youth entrepreneurship and employment.
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Panel: Youth, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Global Context

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Humber College - Lakeshore Campus, L Space Gallery, 21 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Toronto, ON, M8V 4B6 Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Learn about international projects and programs for youth entrepreneurship and employment
Organizations share their experiences and ideas on ways to reduce poverty around the world, and bring attention to both global and local initiatives that are sparking change. They will also share their stories about what they do in terms of international projects and programs for youth entrepreneurship and employment. Speakers include Humber’s Sulawesi Economic Development Strategy (SEDS) youth entrepreneurs, Save the Children, Plan Canada and CUSO International representatives.
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OCIC Ottawa Development Drinks Event: Challenges and Opportunities for Women’s Participation in Politics,

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
HUB Ottawa 71 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON
Featuring guest speaker Neesa Medina, Security and Gender Analyst, Centro de Derechos de Mujeres, Honduras
Women have the right to participate in political processes that affect them and their society. Studies have shown that countries with increased women’s political participation tend to be more inclusive, responsive, egalitarian, and democratic. Yet, women around the world are still largely absent from national and local decision-making bodies and are often excluded from political processes. Despite representing half the global population, women comprise less than 20 percent of the world’s legislators.
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Social Entreprise Information Session

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Humber College - Lakeshore Campus - Center for Entrepreneurship - G304/305
How Ideas Can Change the World
This Information Session will be hosted by Humber Center for Entrepreneurship & World Vision Canada. Participants will learn about social enterprises, how to get support with building your idea into a business/social enterprise and funding opportunities for your ideas & social enterprise challenges. Join us on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at the Center for Entrepreneurship - G304/305, 3199 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, ON M8V 1K8 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm. This event is free but registration is required.
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Sustainable Development Goals Training

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Humber College - Lakeshore Campus - L Space Gallery
Learn about implementing SDGs #IDWHumber
Humber International Development Institute and Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) will be hosting a 1/2 day Sustainable Development Goals Training which will be facilitated by Ravi Karkara, Senior Advisor to the UN Assistant Secretary-General and Co-Chair of the UN Inter-Agency Network for Youth Development. Develop a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and connect with organizations that are implementing the Sustainable Development Goals around the world.
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OCIC International Development Week Party

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Center for Social Innovation-Regent Park Daniels Spectrum Building, 585 Dundas Street East, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON
Join us February 9!
Join OCIC and international guests from Colombia, Honduras, Kenya and Tanzania at our annual Toronto International Development Week Party. Play SDG BINGO with guest speakers and other attendees for a chance to learn how others are tackling the world’s greatest challenges, creatively. There will be awesome prizes, light refreshments and a surprise artistic interlude. This venue is wheelchair accessible and this event is child friendly. Admission is free. For more information and to register, click LEARN MORE.
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Global Opportunity Fair

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Ryerson Student Learning Center (SLC) Building Amphitheater - Main Floor of the Student Learning Center, 341 Yonge St. (Yonge St. and Gould St.) - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Learn about International Engagement Opportunities at Ryerson's Global Opportunity Fair! #RUglobalopps #IDW #IDW2017
In synchronicity with International Development Week 2017, Ryerson International will be hosting a Global Opportunity Fair on Thursday February 9th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Student Learning Center amphitheater. Come out and learn about student opportunities for global engagement by chatting with representatives from international volunteer sending organizations and local NGOs engaged in international projects. You can also learn about some of Ryerson University’s current federally funded overseas development projects, student exchange opportunities and upcoming workshops!
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KWIC Open House

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Global Education & Resource Centre, ESC room B101, Trent University, East Bank
Drop by for a cup of hot cider and conversation.
Interested in world issues? Looking for local connections? Drop by for a cup of hot cider and conversation between 11 am and 2pm in the Global Education & Resource Centre, ESC room B101, Trent University, East Bank. Everyone welcome. www.kwic.info
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OCIC's More than Words: Illustrating Data Webinar Series Part 3: Design Principles

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Online via OCIC's eLearning Platform
Picking up from Part 2, this webinar covers best practices for data visualization design.
Join OCIC and Ann K Emery for the third and last of a three-part interactive webinar series designed to improve your ability to demonstrate the impact of your work. This webinar is FREE and open to everyone, and is of particular interest to monitoring and evaluation practitioners and development professionals. Space is limited and registration is required. Part 3: Design Principles Picking up from Part 2, this webinar covers best practices for data visualization design.
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OCIC Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Tanzania Micro-Exhibits

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Centre for Social Innovation-Spadina 215 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor, Toronto, ON Parliament Street Library 269 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON
View the Transformations 2017 micro-exhibits at CSI Spadina and Parliament Street Library
Transformations is an award-winning multi-year collaborative photojournalism project intended to increase dialogue and further understanding of international partnerships that address complex global challenges. In these micro-exhibits we invite you to learn about the work of CPAR Tanzania and CPAR Canada to empower farmers and their communities.
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OCIC Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Tanzania Full Exhibit Launch

Monday, February 13, 2017
Metro Hall Rotunda 55 John Street, Toronto, ON
Monday, February 13, 2017 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Transformations is an award-winning multi-year collaborative photojournalism project intended to increase dialogue and further understanding of international partnerships that address complex global challenges. At this event we invite you to learn about the work of CPAR Tanzania and CPAR Canada to empower farmers and their communities.
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Have A Heart - Support First Nations Children!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Amnesty International Toronto Office, 1992 Yonge Street, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON
A night of arts and crafts and letter writing on the rights of First Nations children in Canada
We celebrate Have a Heart Day this February, and stand with First Nations children for the same chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures. Join Toronto’s Amnesty International Action Network for Women’s Human Rights (ANWHR) for a night of arts and crafts, letter writing and sweet treats as we send messages to our Prime Minister and Members of Canadian Parliament to ask them to Have A Heart for our First Nation's children. Date: Wednesday, February 15th Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM (Drop in whenever you can) Where: Amnesty Internationa
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Film Screening of "The Thinking Garden"

Thursday, February 16, 2017
George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Room ENG103 Ryerson University 245 Church Street at Gould
A film about South African women sowing the seeds of change
Produced by a small production team based in Western Canada, "The Thinking Garden" is a poignant film entirely absent of outsider narration that showcases the powerful voices of a group of women who banded together in 1992 to grow nutritious vegetables for their communities amidst the tumultuous transition from apartheid to democracy in South Africa and during severe drought.
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OCIC Transformations: Stories of Partnership, Resilience and Positive Change in Tanzania Full Exhibit

Friday, February 17, 2017
Metro Hall Rotunda 55 John Street, Toronto, ON
Monday, February 13, 2017 - Friday, February 17, 2017
Transformations is an award-winning multi-year collaborative photojournalism project intended to increase dialogue and further understanding of international partnerships that address complex global challenges. In this exhibit we invite you to learn about the work of CPAR Tanzania and CPAR Canada to empower farmers and their communities.
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Supercharging Your Purpose — The Four Communications Skills that Drive Organizational Success

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Centre for Social Innovation Alterna Room (4th Floor) 215 Spadina Avenue Toronto.
Improve your organization’s marketing and communication capacity to maximize your public engagement and fundraising activities
Second Revolution Communications is pleased to host this presentation series, geared to those with beginner to intermediate knowledge of marketing and communications, that builds your organization’s marketing and communication capacity so you can maximize your public engagement and fundraising activities. Each workshop will provide you with valuable insights and the practical skills you’ll need to create and implement communication strategies that successfully meet your organizational objectives.
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Social media roundtable - Save the date!

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Centre for Social Innovation, Annex, Room #4, Ground Floor, 720 Bathurst Street 8. 15 am for refreshments. 8.30 – 10.00 am roundtable dialogue and practice RSVP ducci@cpar.ca 416-369-0865 ext. 31
Social media - moving beyond barriers and towards progress
Is social media the pink elephant in your organization? For years, board and executives alike have looked to social media as the answer to increased brand awareness and new revenues. In response, most communications and development teams invest adequate to large amounts of their time and budget towards this endeavour.
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Online Training on Economic Literacy for a Green Economy

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Online training
The program consists of a series of six modules that will build organizational capacity by increasing the knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy.
Sustainability Network is very proud to open registration for an online training course based on the very successful workshop series we've delivered in Toronto in the past two years. The program consists of a series of six modules that will build organizational capacity by increasing the knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy. The training takes a case-based approach to address key economic concepts, their assumptions, key measures and gaps, and their strengths and limitations.
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International Women's Day 2017- Spaces of Power: Women's Stories of Resilience

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Seeds of Change 534 George Street N. Peterborough
Join KWIC & KSAC for a community potluck
Join KWIC & KSAC for a community potluck, panel presentation and celebration with special guests at Seeds of Change, 534 George Street N. Free with donations and potluck contributions accepted. Everyone welcome. 6-9pm. More info at kwic.info.
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Salon Ma carrière en développement international

Saturday, March 18, 2017
Agora Hydro-Québec du Cœur des sciences de l’UQÀM 175, avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal
Première édition d'un salon de l'emploi en développement international ayant lieu à Montréal en mars prochain.
Le 18 mars 2017, SUCO organise un premier salon de l’emploi en développement international pour les participants et participantes du Programme de stages internationaux pour les jeunes (PSIJ) d’Affaires mondiales Canada et, de façon plus générale, pour les jeunes femmes et hommes de moins de 35 ans intéressés par une carrière dans ce domaine. Cet événement a pour objectif de réunir : une vingtaine d'employeurs et d'établissements d’enseignement en développement international.
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Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation Workshop with Mosaic International

Monday, July 10, 2017
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
An intensive six-day experiential workshop that is practically focused
July 10-15, 2017 There is increasing evidence showing that evaluation practices that are participatory and inclusive as possible lead to recommendations that have a better probability of being implemented and adopted. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E) involves a different approach to project monitoring and evaluation by involving local people, project stakeholders, and development agencies deciding together about how to measure results and what actions should follow once this information has been collected and analyzed.
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Advanced Results Based Management, Theory of Change and Deliverology Workshop with Mosaic International

Monday, July 17, 2017
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
An intensive three-day Advanced RBM workshop that takes you beyond the basics of Results Based Management and helps you to master RBM tools for your organization
July 17-19, 2017 This intensive three-day Advanced RBM workshop takes you beyond the basics of Results Based Management and helps you to master RBM tools for your organization linking project level results to your programme and organizational mission and vision.
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