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News from the BC Council for International Cooperation

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] 

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.

DFATD Announces Calls for Proposals for Three Initiatives

The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD) announced this week a new call for proposals for the Volunteer Cooperation Program, the

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