May 26, 2021
The Inter-council Network (ICN) hosted Global Affairs Canada (GAC) for a webinar on Wednesday, May 26th at 1PM (EST) that explored the lessons learned from the recent Development Impact Window Call for Proposals for small and medium organizations (SMOs). We provided insights on GAC and ICN’s engagement with SMOs across Canada to provide space for innovation and learning. GAC’s representatives shared information about trends in applications and areas of growth and improvement. Representatives from both Spur Change and the Fund for Innovation (FIT) programs spoke to ICN’s work in building capacity, providing learning opportunities and resources, and supporting SMOs to access funding. They also provided an overview of the impact of their engagement with SMOs. Download the slides.
January 21, 2021
ICN hosted the webinar Public Support for Canada’s Foreign Aid in the time of COVID-19. We discussed select research findings from a recent study by the University of Guelph on public support for aid. The webinar presented the opportunity to engage in dialogue with researchers and development sector actors on this critical issue for the international development sector. The panel consisted of Spencer Henson (Professor, Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Guelph), Maïka Sondarjee (Assistant Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa) and Barbara Grantham (President & CEO, CARE Canada). Watch the recording and learn more about the speakers.
October 8, 2020
This webinar highlighted examples of good practice, and grassroot approaches to increase ethics in public engagement. The panel discussed ways to restore public trust in good governance and international development and promote international solidarity as we move towards a just, COVID-19 recovery process. This webinar also addressed the negative consequences of unethical images and conduct on diverse communities in Canada and the Global South. Watch the recording and learn more about the speakers.
June 30, 2020
The webinar highlighted the ways in which the global pandemic has encouraged non-profit organizations in Canada’s international cooperation sector to adapt their public engagement and global citizenship education programs and activities to the online world. What are the associated strengths and challenges with this change? To what extent are these programs effective in targeting diverse groups? The webinar also facilitated dialogue and reflections on ways in which non-profit organizations can strengthen effective, online public engagement and global citizenship activities for the communities they serve. Watch the recording and read the reflective blogs here.