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BCCIC International Leadership Award | Call for Nominations

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Opportunity for a member to bring an international partner to BC

BCCIC member organizations are invited to submit nominations for the International Leadership Award. Awarded on a bi-annual basis to a BCCIC member’s international partner, this award aims to recognize exceptional contributions to international cooperation within the BCCIC global community.

The selected BCCIC member will receive $2,500 to cover the travel costs of bringing a partner organization from the global South to British Columbia to attend BCCIC’s Annual General Meeting as an honoured guest and keynote speaker in September 2015. BCCIC will also support a public engagement tour within the province during the partner’s visit up to the amount of $1,000.

Deadline to nominate is NOON, Friday May 1st, 2015

Would you like to get engaged?

Mike with BCCIC members April Ingham (Pacific Peoples' Partnership) and Renee Black (PeaceGeeks) on Parliament Hill

Reflections from Executive Director Michael Simpson


     Like tidal waters, the relationship between government and civil society shifts with regularity; sometimes cold and at other times warming up… but inevitably oscillating. The current trend, with the exciting release of Canada’s International Assistance and Humanitarian Assistance Civil Society Partnership Policy is a welcome move toward a closer relationship between government and civil society. The policy was developed by Minister Paradis and its rocketing ascent from idea, through consultation, to a final release date has a lot to do with Canada chairing the Community of Democracies Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society. In words it is powerful, even exemplary from a global perspective, but the jury is out on how the policy can find traction in Canada since its recent release on February 5, 2015.

Be Part of the J7 Youth Summit!


Inviting Canadian Students to Share their Voice in a Global Discussion: BE PART OF THE J7 YOUTH SUMMIT IN BERLIN!

UNICEF presents a fantastic new opportunity for your students to share their voice on a global scale.

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