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September 18, 2014 - 8:00am - 4:30pm

UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues. Please join us for our Annual General Meeting. Member organizations may send two...

September 20, 2014 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

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News from the BC Council for International Cooperation

Call for Proposals for Religious Freedom Fund Extended until August 4, 2014

Please note that the deadline for the current Call for Proposals has been extended to August 4, 2014 at 23:59 Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted. The Religious Freedom Fund finances projects outside Canada to help religious communities that are facing intolerance or persecution in their country. More specifically, the Fund is aimed at projects that will accomplish the following:

Call for Member Commentary - DFATD Draft Civil Society Partnership Policy

This draft policy document outlines DFATD’s approach to enhancing effective development cooperation with international, Canadian and developing country civil society organizations (CSOs). It outlines the guiding principles for and overall objectives of Canada’s development engagement with CSOs. BCCIC's new Executive Director, Michael Simpson, will be travelling to Ottawa on July 31st to discuss this draft with the Minister. Providing input to this upcoming discussion is encouraged either as part of BCCIC collective input, individual/organizational direct input, or as collective input via CCIC. For further information and to pass input on if desired, please email info [at] bccic.ca 

Lack of timely and predictable funding from DFATD having detrimental impact on developing countries as well as Canadian organizations

Ottawa, June 12, 2014. A new report launched today by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and the Inter-Council Network (ICN) of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation, establishes a direct link between the lack of support and funding opportunities from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) over the past three years, and a significantly reduced Canadian presence and impact in developing countries.

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