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OCIC AGM & Symposium 2016: Ontarian & The World: Universality Matters

OCIC welcomed members, friends, partners and allies from civil society organizations, government, academia, diaspora groups, and other interested communities to AGM & Symposium 2016. The event hosted special guests to share their ideas and opportunities for collective action by Ontario and Ontarians, within the broader national context, and all participants were then invited to contribute to Roundtable discussions addressing federal government and Council consultation priorities. OCIC drew on participant input to prepare a formal submission to a national policy and funding review and informed our own provincial research and mobilization efforts. This national review presented a significant opportunity to provide input and direction towards Canada’s role in the world, and prospects for global leadership in our own province.
 
Global Affairs Canada consultation topics included: the health and rights of women and children; clean economic growth and climate change; governance, pluralism, diversity and human rights; peace and security; responding to humanitarian crises and the needs of displaced populations, and delivering results by improving effectiveness and transparency, innovation and partnerships. OCIC Consultation topics included: collaborating with cultural communities (diaspora) in Ontario, and engaging Ontario municipalities, colleges and universities.
 
Key objectives of the consultation were to solicit inputs from participants to inform OCIC’s submission to the Global Affairs Canada International Assistance Review, and to inform OCIC’s research and potential for deepened engagement with diaspora communities, municipalities, colleges and universities in Ontario
  • Elder Dr. Bob Phillips
  • Kimberly Gibbons, Executive Director, OCIC
  • Emily Kere, Vice President, OCIC
  • Karina Gould, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International development and La Francophonie

 

Towards 2030: Building Canada’s Engagement with Global Sustainable Development

  • Margaret Biggs Skelton-Clark Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queens University
  • Helle Bank Jørgensen President, Global Compact Network Canada
  • Dr. Alexandra Conliffe VP Operations, Engineers Without Borders Canada
  • Julia Anderson Board Director, OCIC
    Shared Leadership: Defining Priorities for Collective Action
  • The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell OC, OOnt, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
  • Mitra Manoucherian, President, OCIC
  • Elissa Golberg, Assistant Deputy Minister, Partnerships for Development Innovation, Global Affairs Canada
  • Shannon Kindornay, Adjunct Research Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
  • Kimberly Gibbons, Executive Director, OCIC

 

Roundtable Highlights, Synopsis & Closing Remarks

  • Jennifer Foulds, Amref Health Africa in Canada
    Jakub Nemek, ADRA Canada
  • Susan James, Associate Member
  • Isabelle Hachette, World Accord
  • Gavin Charles, Canadian Council for International Co-operation
  • Tina Sweeney, Cuso International
  • Esperanza Monsalve, YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • Luke Stocking, Canadian Development & Peace
  • Shannon Kindornay

 

Championing Change in Conflicts and Disasters: Options for Ontarians & Canada

  • Annie Demirjian Director, Glendon School of Public & International Affairs, York University
    Roshelle Filart Board Director, Ontario Council for International Cooperation
  • The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, OC, OOnt, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
  • Elissa Golberg, Assistant Deputy Minister, Partnerships for Development Innovation, Global Affairs Canada
  • Margaret Biggs, Skelton-Clark Fellow, School of Policy Studies, Queens University
  • Helle Bank Jorgensen, President, Global Compact Network Canada
  • Dr. Alexandra Conliffe, VP Operations, Engineers Without Borders Canada
  • Shannon Kindornay, Adjunct Research Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
  • Annie Demirjian, Director, Glendon School of Public & International Affairs, York University

 

For the participant package, PDF | Word Doc 

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