November 26th

CanWaCH Member Event

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Room 110




Ethical Humanitarian and Development Practice Urban Refugee Response Course 

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Oxfam Multipurpose Room




CCIC Communications Exchange Group: IDW 2020 Planning Forum 2019 

3:30 – 5:00 PM 


International Development Week (IDW) is a week dedicated to celebrating how Canadian aid is contributing to poverty reduction and international humanitarian assistance around the world. In 2020, IDW will celebrate its 30th anniversary and will take place February 2 to 8, 2020. 

CCIC is inviting media, communications and public engagement professionals who are working with CCIC’s member organizations to join a planning forum ahead of IDW 2020. The objectives of the Forum are: 

– Identify tactics that can be aligned and coordinated amongst the group in order to amplify our voice as a sector for IDW 2020.

– Share information of plans and activities for IDW 2020, from CCIC and CCIC members.

– Learn more about Global Affairs Canada’s plans for IDW 2020

This meeting is by invitation only.  To register, please contact Thida Ith, Media and Communications Officer, Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC):, (613)-241-7007 ext. 343



Not a Morsel to Waste: Fighting Climate Change from Pasture-to-Plate

5:30 -10:00 PM


CARE Canada, in partnership with FAO North America and iPolitics, is pleased to invite you to Not a Mosel to Waste: Fighting Climate Change from Pasture-to-Plate.

Join us on the eve of the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership us for an evening of music, networking and discussion to celebrate the Canada launch of the UN Food and Agriculture Organizations’ 2019 State of Food and Agriculture Report, “Moving forward on food loss and waste reduction”, and to explore made-in-Canada solutions and policy options for tackling this global challenge. 

Location: iPolitics, 17 York st., Suite 201, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7

Registration required:




November 27th


8:00-9:30 AM ROOM 106C

CCIC members will be invited to gather and discuss upcoming activities for the year ahead.  We will be sharing some of CCIC’s priorities and will be looking for feedback and input from our membership to help inform our work. At this session, you will gain insights on upcoming projects and changes at CCIC and how these relate to you.  Special emphasis will also be placed on post-election plans for sector advocacy.   

This event is for any staff of a CCIC member organization. We particularly encourage EDs and CEOs to attend.   




8:30-9:30 AM ROOM 106D

The NextGen program (a collaboration between CCIC and CASID) will be hosting a VIP Youth Breakfast event at the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership.  The event will bring around 60 youth together, including young professionals, students and academics, to hear from one of the event’s high-level keynote speakers. The breakfast will also be an opportunity for emerging leaders to have a chance to engage in discussion with a VIP attendee of the event in a more informal and conversational setting.   

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08:30 AM – 09:30 AM Room 110

This year, CanWaCH is partnering with the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership to host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and interactive conference sessions on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the Ottawa Conference and Events Centre and we want to see you there!  CanWaCH-led sessions will be held the morning and afternoon following the AGM with a focus on Gender Equality and Data.



 International Guest Speakers Breakfast

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM





Youth Leader and CEO/ED Reception

5:00-7:00 PM ROOM 106FG

The Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership invites CEO and youth participants to attend this invite-only reception, where attendees will have the opportunity to network with CEOs and young professionals. The CEO-Youth Networking Event will provide a semi-structured, engaging space for networking, with feature guest speakers sharing short talks to inspire conversation.  


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Film Festival on Canada’s Leadership

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM All Saints Event Space

Join the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) as they present inspiring films by their member organizations. The films presented take a close look at Canada’s commitment and leadership in international development.

All the world’s defendants are invited! Refreshments will be served and you will have the opportunity to listen and network with directors who work in international development, non-profit sector professionals and many other agents of change.

Come to the festival and get inspired by the wonderful work that Canadians are doing around the world!

Looking for a place to dine before the Film Festival? Join us at the Allsaints event area and make a reservation at Working Title: Kitchen + Café (dinner is not included in the event) Space is limited, so be sure to book yours by registering for the event today.


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November 28th

CEO-ED Breakfast

7:30-9:00 am

The Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership invites CEOs to join us for a breakfast session with an exclusive guest speaker.  This event will be an opportunity for CEOs to network and to meet with a high-level speaker.    

This event is limited to CEO/ED participation. 



FinDev Youth Breakfast

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Room 106 E

Innovative Finance, blended finance, development finance.  All these are new terms that have recently  emerged onto the international development landscape.  Do we understand what they mean?  What can they contribute to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?


This breakfast for youth attending the CCIC’ Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership will explore this landscape and offer some answers to these questions.  Over breakfast, let’s have a discussion of these concepts and issues. This session will be animated by Yolanda Banks, Principal Advisor (Corporate Affairs) at Canada’s newly created development finance institution (DFI). 


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Tech is part of Canada’s global leadership  presented by Future of Good

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Room 106 AB


The tech industry contributes about eight percent to Canada’s GDP and this is set to grow over the next decade. Canada is making significant investments in fintech, AI, agtech, and more. Canadian tech companies like Shopify, Wattpad, WealthSimple, and Awake Labs are growing in markets around the world. What if the next decade of Canada’s global leadership meant more involvement of the tech sector?

In a globalized era where artificial intelligence, privacy, and trust are hot topics, our tech sector can play an integral role in setting a renewed global leadership agenda for Canada -from ethical AI to advancing the SDGs.

This panel takes a critical look at why engaging tech companies in Canada’s global agenda matters, and explores practical steps we can take to deepen the relationship between the worlds of global affairs and technology.


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5:30-7:00PM OCCO Kitchen

CCIC will be inviting its members to attend an informal social reception prior to the Global Affairs Canada Dialogue the following morning.  The reception will be held downtown at OCCO Kitchen and light refreshments will be provided.  

This event is for any staff of a CCIC member organization.


Register Here (Member Registration Form)



Dispatches from the Frontlines of a Conflict Caused by Climate Change 

7:00-9:00 PM Sacré-Cœur Church

Development and Peace—Caritas Canada invites you to a panel discussion to mark the launch of Social Action Nigeria’s latest report, “Boiling Over: Global Warming, Hunger and Violence in the Lake Chad Basin”. Join us to understand how climate change, by drying up Lake Chad, is fuelling hunger, displacement and extremism. Featuring Isaac ‘Asume’ Osuoka, Social Action, Nigeria; Victoria Filibus, displaced mother of nine, Gwoza, Nigeria; Hamzat Lawal, Follow the Money and CODE, Nigeria; and Christian Champigny, Development and Peace-Caritas Canada.

Sacré-Cœur Church, 591 Cumberland Street 




November 29th

Building an ODA Investment Case  


Over the coming year, CCIC intends to support and facilitate development of an “investment case” for Official Development Assistance (ODA). This work is beginning with a vision statement for Canadian foreign policy to be launched at the Summit – recognizing that commitment to ODA must start with commitment to a globally engaged Canada.  

CCIC will then be drawing on sector guidance and input to develop an overall political case for ODA in the coming months – building on the framework of the vision statement to identify how and why ODA contributes to a robust and impactful Canadian foreign policy agenda. This overall case must, in turn, be underpinned by the evidence of experience at the specific sector (“micro”) level.  

This session will be an opportunity to explore, discuss, and refine plans for all levels of this work – but particularly the latter “micro” level. Participants will work within existing and prospective coalitions of people and organizations passionate and expert about specific thematic sectors to begin exploring how thematic sector “investment cases” could be developed as part of this overall framework.



CSO-Global Affairs Canada Dialogue


CCIC and Global Affairs Canada are preparing for this year’s Annual Dialogue with the sector. The theme for this year will focus on civic space and the civil society enabling environment in Canada and globally. The dialogue will offer an opportunity to learn about Canada’s efforts globally and engage with Global Affairs Canada on the implementation of Canada’s Policy for Civil Society Partnerships for International Assistance.

Much progress has been made to operationalize this policy, including through the Civil Society Policy Advisory Group. Join us to discuss how Canada and its partners can address closing civic space globally and next steps as the implementation of Canada’s policy for civil society partnerships continues. 


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