MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Amref Health Africa Statement: Emergency response in drought-stricken Afar region of Ethiopia

January 5, 2016 Nairobi, Kenya As the drought and food shortage in parts of Ethiopia continues to worsen, Amref Health Africa is working with communities, all levels of government and partner organizations to identify and address expected public health emergencies.

Registration is open for Humber College's International Development Management Studies Certificate

Thinking of taking your career to the next level? Our line-up of courses for the International Development Management Studies Certificate are now open for registration. These specialized courses are delivered in a five-day in-class workshop by dynamic facilitators who bring their front-line knowledge of international development and humanitarian work into the classroom.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Webinar: "Delivering on the Promise: How do we scale up collaboration for the SDGs"

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Online
A webinar on scaling up collaboration in order to achieve the SDGs
On 1 January 2016, the clock started ticking on the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs represent a fundamental shift in approach, naming all societal sectors as key development actors, and requiring a hitherto unprecedented level of cooperation and collaboration among civil society, business, government, NGOs, foundations and others. This is a heavy demand to place. Collaboration across sectors is challenging. To scale up and mainstream will require a targeted, systematic effort and a range of new approaches.
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Digital Stories Screening

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Beit Zatoun 612 Markham St., Toronto, ON M6G 2L8
Latino Youth in Toronto Address the 40% Drop-out Rate Through Digital Storytelling
Casa-Pueblito is a non-profit, international organization that facilitates community development and intercultural learning with a focus on youth in Canada and Latin America. One of our programs, Voices for Change: Developing Leadership in Inclusive Education, is a Toronto-based program working to increase Latin@ student success and retention rates by providing a space for Latin@ secondary students to champion for diversity and inclusivity in our schools and communities through the Youth Change-Maker program.
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Support for Salvaide

Thursday, June 30, 2016
http://salvaide.causevox.com/
Work with us to keep SalvAide strong for another 30 years!
We are currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for core funding. Core funding includes our office expenses and pays for staff here in Canada and in El Salvador. We cannot continue to good work we do with a more stable financial base. You can find our crowdfunding page here: http://salvaide.causevox.com/ We hope to raise $10,000 by the end of June!
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OCIC's IMPACT Summer Institute July 6-8, 2016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Metro Hall - 55 John Street, Toronto, ON, M5V 3C7
Deepen your monitoring and evaluation practice
The IMPACT Summer Institute will be a unique opportunity for participants who have completed courses as part of the IMPACT Program to delve deeper into the monitoring and evaluation topics most relevant to their work, and to connect their monitoring and evaluation practice to broader issues within the non-profit sector in Ontario and beyond. IMPACT Summer Institute will take place in Toronto from July 6 to July 8, 2016.
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First Friday Fundraising Focus: The Case for Support

Friday, July 8, 2016
Hub Ottawa, 71 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario
The Case for Support: What it is, how to use it and how to make it great!
Join us on July 8th, 2016 for a special Fundraising Focus session presented by Mena Ganpaulsingh, Director of IFC Canada on ‘The Case for Support: What it is, how to use it and how to make it great!’ Is your Case for Support working for you? Does your organization even have one? Do you ever refer to it?
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When Art Meets Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Saturday, July 9, 2016
Artscape Youngplace 180 Shaw Street Toronto M6J2W5
Live art
Join our support to MSF by raising funds in efforts of their global humanitarian action through the provision of emergency medical and humanitarian relief. The event features: MSF guest speaker, Rebecca Davies Live indie band "The Love Movement 4:16" Paintings for silent auction by Veronica Tavares Games, foods and drinks Ticket - $20
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Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation with 2.5 day Community Practicum

Monday, July 11, 2016
University of Ottawa , Ottawa , ON
An intensive six-day experiential Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation workshop that is practically focused
When: July 11-16, 2016 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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World Renew Community Consultation on International Assistance

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
CRCNA Head Office 3475 Mainway Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8
Come add your voice to our dialogue.
On July 13, 2016, from 1pm-4pm, World Renew would like to invite you to attend a community consultation event we are holding to support Global Affairs Canada's review process to renew Canada’s international assistance policy and funding framework. The objective of our community consultation is to gather advice, evidence-based recommendations and community feedback for the Government on the themes of: Health and Rights of Women and Children Delivering results: Innovation and Partnerships The primary objective of the Government review will be to determine how best to focus Canad
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Gender Training

Monday, July 25, 2016
University of Ottawa , Ottawa, ON
A workshop that will move you beyond theory to apply in practical and useful ways gender analysis and gender sensitive strategies
When: July 25-29, 2016 The popular Gender Training Workshop seeks to provide workshop participants with a solid understanding & skills in core concepts, gender analysis frameworks and gender strategies that can improve the effectiveness of your organization’s programmes and projects in working with women and men, boys and girls. The workshop will move you beyond the theory to apply in practical and useful ways gender analysis and gender sensitive strategies to your organization and its programmes to achieve greater social justice.
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Fundraiser for Haiti: A Breakfast with Kim Phuc

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Airlane Hotel, Tiberio Room, Thunder Bay, ON
A fundraising event for Haiti, with guest speaker, Kim Phuc
Join Nu-Vision Ministry for a breakfast with Kim Phuc, on September 24th at 9:00am. Kim Phuc will describe her foundation and answer questions. Nu-Vision members will present their summer project with Lifesong for Orphans in Haiti. Phan Thị Kim Phúc, OOnt is a Vietnamese-Canadian best known as the nine-year-old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. Tickets are $25 For more information, click on 'Learn More' or call 807.766.9360
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