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OCIC IDW 2016 Events

OCIC IDW 2016 Events - Across Ontario International Development Week (IDW) is an annual public engagement initiative led by Global Affairs Canada to increase awareness of Canada’s contribution to international development.

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots celebrates 25 years

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots engages young people in hands-on, community action projects that make a difference for people, animals and the environment. Dr. Goodall founded Roots & Shoots 25 years ago with 12 Tanzanian high school students who wanted to tackle urgent problems they witnessed in their community.

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Documentary Screening: Watermark

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Humber College Lakeshore Campus Building A, Room 170 3199 Lake Shore Blvd W. Toronto, ON M8V 1K8 CA
Free Documentary Screening of Watermark
**This is a FREE event but you need to register using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/documentary-screening-watermark-tickets-20906325382** The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. Shot in stunning 5K ultra high-definition video and full of soaring aerial perspectives, this film shows water as a terraforming element, as well as the magnitude of our need and use. The screening will take place from 3:30 - 5:30.
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Celebrate International Development Week

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Ave. 4th Floor - In the Alterna Savings Room M5T 2C7
Diaspora for Development
On Wednesday February 10 2016, in celebration of International Development Week and Diaspora for Development, Cuso International presents keynote speaker Chizoba Imoka. Chizoba is the founder and Executive Director of Unveiling Africa (UVA), an organizations that unites and connects Nigerian teenagers around the globe for positive social change. She holds a Masters in Educational Administration and International Development Education from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing a PhD.
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Supercharging Your Purpose — The Four Communications Skills that Drive Organizational Success

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Sustainability Network, 215 Spadina Avenue, (Ground Floor Connector - Suite 120), Toronto, ON
A workshop series that progressively builds your marketing and communication capacity
Alternatives Journal (A/J), Second Revolution Communications and Sustainability Network are pleased to present a workshop series that progressively builds your marketing and communication capacity so that your organization can maximize its 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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OCIC Development Drinks/International Development Week Wrap-Up Party

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Centre for Social Innovation, The Annex, 720 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON
celebration, award ceremony, networking event
OCIC invites you to a celebration event! It is time to sign up for OCIC's annual IDW party, where we'll be calling on you to help us recognize seven passionate and inspiring youth that are changing the world, and to #TellEveryone which of the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals you're dedicating your life to! You might also get a cool new airbrush tattoo, win a member door prize, catch up with friend, or meet your future passion at one of our interactive member displays.
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Lunch and Learn: Nepal Photojournalism Exhibit

Friday, February 12, 2016
Center for Social Innovation (CSI)– Spadina 4th floor, 215 Spadina St. Toronto
Photojournalism exhibit and discussion
Join OCIC and CSI-Spadina for momos and tea.
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Management of Operational NGOs: Professional Development Course

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Humber College, Lakeshore Campus, 3199 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8V 1K8
Ideal for practitioners and those embarking on a career in International Development
This course will focus on the management, administrative, human resource and logistics skills needed to be an effective manager of a development project and/or program. Focus will be placed on leadership and negotiation skills, and will use cases and examples from real world situations to illustrate and reinforce learning. IDI 107 Management of Operational NGOs runs February 16-20, 2016. This course can also be applied towards the International Development Management Studies certificate.
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Knowledge-Exchange Circle for OCT Teachers

Saturday, February 20, 2016
York Lanes, York University (Room # TBD)
Great Opportunity for Classroom Teachers!
How can classroom teachers best engage students, and increase student success and retention rates? Please join us for exciting and important conversations on inclusive teaching methods, culturally responsive curriculum-based strategies, and resources-sharing for increasing student achievement and well-being! In this session, we will: - explore different facilitative methods for the classroom; and - examine ways educators can create supportive and welcoming learning environments for all students. Space is limited - register today at the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5LP3DWL
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What is the state of Canadian International Development?

Monday, February 22, 2016
Madison Avenue Pub, 14 Madison Avenue, Toronto, ON
A panel discussion and networking event
Join the Canadian International Council - Toronto Branch (CIC) at our upcoming event, co-hosted with Why Should I Care?, What is the state of Canadian International Development? With a new government barely 3 months into their mandate, changes to how the government operates have already been apparent. Canadian International Development is emerging from a decade under the former government that had critics calling it anything from politicized to corporatized. Will the next decade under this new government be any different? How will Canadian agencies reclaim their place on the world stage?
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Strengthening OCIC Members' Communications Platforms

Monday, February 22, 2016
Online*
OCIC's Communications Networks
Many thanks to those that attended our first conversation on how to improve organizational performance and communications practices in the non profit sector. Send an email to communications@ocic.on.ca if you want to have a copy of the presentation on Tips and Best Practices for Communications, offered by Joyce Hsu, Communications Lead at TechSoup Canada, and Diana Reyes, Communications Coordinator at OCIC. We want to continue helping members to embrace technology to better convey your initiatives and activities among your target audiences.
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2016 Phillips Memorial Lecture - Saving Heritage: Preserving History in the Developing World

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Drive.
Saving Heritage: Preserving History in the Developing World
Harnessing the culture and history of a region can be a powerful driver of development and progress – but protecting and restoring historic sites and artefacts continues to be challenging in unstable and vulnerable parts of the developing world. Despite these barriers, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture works to revitalize culture and protect heritage, including projects to restore historic structures; create and rehabilitate public spaces, parks, and gardens; and support community-based projects to spur social, economic, and cultural development.
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ONN Webinar Wednesdays - EnAbling Nonprofits Free Webinar Series

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Online
Learn about creating accessibility policies for your nonprofit, AODA compliance for board members, accessible volunteer management, and more
Learn about creating accessibility policies for your nonprofit, AODA compliance for board members, accessible volunteer management, and more. Full webinar descriptions will be available soon on our website, at: http://theonn.ca/ 1. Creating accessibility policies for your organization Date: Wednesday, February 3 Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM (EST) 2. Accessibility practices for volunteer managers - recruitment, training, inclusion Date: Wednesday, February 17 Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM (EST) 3.
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Save the date for the Smart Global Development conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, Ottawa, ON
A conference on advancing the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
This event will explore the role of higher education in advancing sustainable development goals. Date: April 13-14, 2016 Location: the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, Ottawa Details to follow.
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RESULTS Canada 2016 Conference: Voices that Change the World

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Fairmont Château Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON
A weekend that brings together Canadians, global experts, seasoned advocates and key decision-makers to learn, inspire and empower participants to create a more just world.
The RESULTS Canada National Conference is a biennial event that brings together Canadians, global experts, seasoned advocates and key decision-makers to learn, inspire and empower participants to create a more just world. By joining our 2016 Conference, you will get the most up-to-date information on global poverty issues from national and international experts, learn new techniques and refine your skills for making positive change with a community of active citizens. Our conference speakers include Julie Delahanty, Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, Amanda Sussman, author of The Art of
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13th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
The world's leading and largest global health conference and the largest social entrepreneurship conference
Global Health & Innovation Conference April 16-17, 2016 Yale University, New Haven, CT 13th Annual Conference Presented by Unite For Site Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference by August 31st for a reduced registration rate. The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 16-17, 2016, is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries.
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Save the Date for International Cooperation Days 2016: Fit for purpose? The role of CSOs in implementing Agenda 2030

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Ottawa, ON
A conference on the role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION DAYS 2016: Fit for purpose? The role of CSOs in implementing Agenda 2030 May 11-12, 2016 Did you enjoy International Cooperation Days 2015? Are you excited about the SDGs’ potential to transform our world, yet feeling overwhelmed by the implications of the 17 goals and 169 indicators on our ways of working? If yes, this conference is for you. International Cooperation Days 2016 is quickly approaching. Mark your calendars, you do not want to miss this event! Join us in Ottawa for two days of stimulating and engaging discussions, presentations and debates!
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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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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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