From February 3 to 9, 2019, Global Affairs Canada, individuals and organizations across the country take part in International Development Week (IDW) and celebrate Canadian contributions to poverty reduction and international humanitarian assistance in the developing world. IDW is also a chance to engage others in learning about – and contributing to – those efforts.
Established in 1991, International Development Week is a uniquely Canadian tradition. The theme for IDW 2019, ‘Together for Gender Equality,’ aims to embody Canada’s commitment to the global effort to address gender inequality and encourages all Canadians to be change-makers in advancing gender equality in the world.
Nation-wide IDW events are available on the national calendar. OCIC’s is collaborating with and joining many members and partners in the following month-long series of activities and communications in Sarnia, Ottawa, Toronto, Peterborough, and online:
- February 1 Transformations Virtual and Physical Exhibit Launch at the Lawrence House Centre for the Arts, Sarnia [Register Here]
- February 5 Transformations Micro-Exhibit at the National Arts Centre Sectoral IDW Showcase Event, Ottawa [Register Here]
- February 5 CCIC Hill Day, Ottawa
- February 6 Collaborative “Together for Gender Equality” Panel at CSI Spadina, Toronto [Register Here]
- February 7 Transformations Micro-Exhibit and Dialogue at Centennial College, Toronto [Register Here]
- February 8 “Together for Gender Equality : Strengthening Organizational Practice and Policies to Prevent and Address Sexual Misconduct” Capacity-Building Event at Humber College, Toronto [Register Here]
- February 13 Climate Action and Gender Equality Events with Project Drawdown at CSI Annex, Toronto
- February 26 OCIC Toronto Development Drinks at York University, Toronto [Register Here]
- February 27 OCIC Ottawa Development Drinks at Royal Oak, Ottawa [Register Here]
- February 28 Transformations Micro-Exhibit within the Kawartha World Issues Centre SDG Conference, Peterborough
Program & Event Partners
View OCIC and our members’ IDW2019 events
For more OCIC programs and events, see What We Do