International Development Week
From February 4 to 10, 2018, International Development Week (IDW) celebrates Canadian contributions to poverty reduction and international humanitarian assistance in the developing world. It’s 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. It’s celebrated every year during the first full week of February. To find out more about IDW, email the IDW team or call 613-944-4000 in the National Capital Region or toll-free at 1-800-267-8376.
Celebrate International Development Week!
Learn about Canadians who have contributed to international development
IDW is a time to celebrate Canadian contributions to positive global change. Learn about Canadians who have made a difference in international development, and see the results Canadians are achieving globally.
Aboriginal youth interns, Centre de solidarité internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Audrey Fontaine, Samuël Picard, Érica-Daphné Picard-Hervieux and Gabrielle Simon-McKenzie are Aboriginal youth interns who worked internationally with the Centre de solidarité internationale du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (in French). They travelled to Ecuador to take part in an international solidarity experience.
Milaine Bédard, SUCO
An International volunteer with SUCO (in French), Milaine Bédard, participated in a six-month volunteer program in rural Senegal. Working with a local organization, AGRECOL Afrique [Africa farming], Milaine applied her knowledge management skills to strengthening organic agricultural practices in rural communities.
Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore, Ontario Council for International Cooperation
Tiyahna Ridley-Padmore, an OCIC Global Changemaker Youth Ambassador, has worked with Canadian organizations such as RESULTS Canada to address issues of malnutrition and food security. Passionate about policy, Tiyahna participated in the Canadian government's international assistance review and is involved in a parliamentary subcommittee focusing on international human rights.
Kabir Nadkarni, Alberta Council for Global Cooperation
One of ACGC’s Top 30 Under 30, Kabir Nadkarni has volunteered with SunSaluter, which provides sustainable clean energy to over 300 villages in Malawi. Pursuing an engineering degree, Kabir believes in the importance of building a more sustainable world through affordable and clean energy.
Discover the provincial and regional councils working in international cooperation across Canada
Learn more about how you can get involved in international cooperation in your community by contacting the council in your region. These member-based councils are committed to global social justice and social change and represent almost 400 diverse civil society organizations from across Canada.
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IDW 2017 video gallery
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