The Inter-Council Network is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation, committed to global social justice and social change.


The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. FIT’s goal is to cultivate a working environment in which SMOs are empowered to experiment, fail, adapt and try again.

The Spur Change program is a 5-year initiative of the Inter-council Network (ICN), funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), aiming to increase the effectiveness of SMOs to deliver sustainable results in support of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals; support educators in engaging school communities on global issues; and foster youth action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

With the growing demand and interest in ethics, transparency, and accountability of non-profit organizations in the international cooperation sector, panelists discussed ways to restore public trust in good governance and international development.

ICN, along with CAIDP, CAN-Rac, Cooperation Canada, and CanWaCH presented a bilingual Town Hall with the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development on November 19 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. ET. Watch recording here.

Read ICN’s first bulletin featuring latest updates from ICN, highlights from its initiatives (Spur and FIT), and the eight provincial and regional councils for international cooperation. Sign up to receive the latest news about upcoming ICNengage events, future town halls with the Minister, and more public engagement opportunities. Read the latest issue.

ICN Youth Delegate Aditi Sivakumar founded the My Empowerment Platform – a platform designed to provide support and educational information about gender-based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. 

This blog highlights the learnings from the first ICNEngage webinar ‘Changing Context for Public Engagement and Global Citizenship Education.’ Watch the recording and read the blog here.

Seven members of the ICN Youth Delegation represented their regional or provincial Councils at a Youth Forum at the Senate of Canada, in Ottawa, on March 9-10. Read reflections from the delegates here.

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