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Upcoming Events

September 8, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: Hive Vancouver #210 - 128 W Hastings St , Vancouver, BC 

Buzz #210

Produced by Emira Mears of Raised Eyebrow.

Learn how to develop a...

September 14, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Event: Meet Cuso International – Volunteering in Latin America
Date: September 14, 2015
Time: 6-8pm PDT
Location: YWCA Program Centre, Welch Room, 535...

September 15, 2015 - 10:00am - 11:30am

More than a decade into the Social Web, social scientists have had ample time to study how, when, and why online individuals engage with NGOs on social networks – yet...

News from the BC Council for International Cooperation

A Campaign for a Better Future : #WeCanDoBetter2015

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We believe that Canada can and must provide stronger leadership toward a more sustainable and peaceful world.

Why now? 2015 is a critical year for several big reasons :

Join this call to action for better leadership by Canada on these key issues!

BCCIC Releases Ebola Policy Brief : Impact and Recommendations for Future Response

Since January, BCCIC has been holding a series of roundtables throughout the province that brought together local dignitaries, health officials, medical
professionals, civil society, academics, and concerned global citizens to contribute to the formulation of a document that articulates British Columbians’ recommendations around this issue.

The recent Ebola crisis has exposed the weaknesses in the health systems of the three most affected countries – Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone – and has exposed the challenges of both humanitarian response and long-term development priorities. This policy brief focuses on the impact of the virus and recommendations for future response.

The Sustainable Development Goals

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Reflections from Michael Simpson, Executive Director, BCCIC

Our species has managed to grow in both size and complexity. We are not bad at setting targets and achieving them. We have walked on the moon, landed technology on Mars and managed to prove the Higgs Boson with the Large Hadron Collider, pushing our curiosity to the outer and inner limits of the physical universe. But we still have over a billion people living in poverty, inequality still defines our gender perspective and conflict and environmental challenges threaten the foundation of our species well- being. While we may have explored the limits of the physical universe there is much work to do to refine our thinking and our shared ethics. Our minds remain an ongoing challenge, common values elude us and challenges such as climate change that can only be tackled through the global commons have yet to be solved. There has been no shortage of goal setting when it comes to defining the well-being of our species. These common global goals are a matter of mind, opinion and perspective

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