To address current global challenges, the linkages between the global and the local are fundamentally important. Global citizenship education plays a critical role in this regard. It helps build skills and knowledge that are required to understand and play an active role in addressing complex global challenges in ways that inform change without (re)producing harmful practices. This webinar highlights provincial and regional councils’ work on global citizenship. Leaders in global citizenship education will share their projects and some of the promising practises they have integrated in their approaches to global citizenship. The webinar builds on ICN’s ongoing work on global citizenship.
James Kornelsen (MCIC)
James has worked in the field of international development and humanitarian assistance for 18 years. He is a teacher by profession, having taught in middle and high school classrooms in Manitoba. James served as a community development worker with Mennonite Central Committee in Mozambique for four years and later went on to work as public engagement coordinator for Canadian Foodgrains Bank for 14 years.
James’ experience in public engagement includes leading numerous learning tours on global food security to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Central America and the Middle East. He has developed educational activities for Canadians to learn about global issues and has given leadership to learning and advocacy campaigns encouraging Canada to do more on international aid and development assistance.
James lives with his family in Winnipeg. He is excited to be part of a dynamic team at MCIC engaging Manitobans on global citizenship and raising awareness about the great work Manitoba organizations are doing internationally.
Wajed El-Halabi (ACGC)
Wajed is the Global Citizenship Education Lead for the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Inspiring Action program. She holds an HBA in Psychology from the University of Alberta and an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and Diaspora and Transnational Studies from the University of Toronto.
Prior to joining ACGC, she held various research roles related to sustainable climate technology, cultural heritage preservation and development and intercultural communication within Canada. She is a certified ESL teacher, having taught and volunteered with the Lebanese Red Cross and various NGOs in the Middle East. She continues to explore how cultural heritage can be integrated into international development projects, mobilized to promote peace in post-conflict societies and promoted in Canadian schools to inspire students and teachers.
Nancy Burrows (AQOCI)
Nancy Burrows is program officer at AQOCI (l’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale- the Québec Association for International Cooperation) where she is responsible for Global Citizenship Education (GCE). A committed feminist activist for more than thirty years, she was notably liaison officer with the International Secretariat of the World March of Women from 1998-2006. Arriving at AQOCI in the spring of 2018, she is responsible for the implementation of an action plan for GCE aimed at increasing awareness and mobilization of the Quebec population regarding various international solidarity issues. Her engagement is rooted in the international struggle against sexism, racism and homophobia, through the lens of intersectional feminist analysis.
Jackie Dowling (ACIC)
Jackie has been working in the areas of community development, social justice, and youth engagement for the last 20 years nationally and internationally. Her thoughtful approach to programming fosters creative program design, partnership, and knowledge sharing that encourages growth and learning for individuals, groups, and communities.
Jackie’s role as Program Manager at The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation involves program development and implementation of youth programming at the local level, with ACIC member organizations and non-members community groups, and at the national and international level, with other Council members, non-profits, and government offices.
Drawing on her experience to date, Jackie is excited to be a Masters Candidate (2023) of Adult Ed. in Women’s Leadership and Community Development at St Francis Xavier, Nova Scotia.
Delaney Ryan is a cultural worker, writer and artist living in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. She holds a BFA from Concordia University and received an MA in Art History from Queen’s University. Delaney has worked for the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and is a board member for the arts non-profit Youth Art Connection.