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The Sustainable Development in a...

The Sustainable Development in a Shifting Canadian Political Landscape

Join BCCIC at Vancouver...

Monday, Feb 1, 2016
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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PeaceTalks #30: Sustainable Development Goals...

PeaceTalks #30: Sustainable Development Goals - Realistic or Idealistic?

Near the end of...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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AKFC: Can Randomized Control Trials...

AKFC: Can Randomized Control Trials Transform Development?

Measuring the true...

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

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BCCIC Vancouver Unconference

BCCIC Vancouver Unconference

Post Climate...

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm


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Global Affairs Canada National Roundtable...

Global Affairs Canada National Roundtable

Join us! Global...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

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Speaking Rights Training with Equitas

Speaking Rights Training with Equitas

We would like to...

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Canada Engaging with the World...

Canada Engaging with the World - Presentation by John McArthur, Margaret Biggs, Eric Werker

UBC Faculty and...

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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At the Nexus of Climate...

At the Nexus of Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Bringing the Global Agenda Home

Join us in celebration...

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

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BCCIC Unconference Victoria | IDW...

BCCIC Unconference Victoria | IDW 2016

Post Climate...

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm


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Even It Up speaking series...

Even It Up speaking series #1 - Education: A force for Equality

Oxfam Canada (Vancouver...

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

Post Paris: Reflections and Next...

Post Paris: Reflections and Next Steps following COP21

What happened at...

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

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BCCIC Fundraising Best Practices Workshop

BCCIC Fundraising Best Practices Workshop

In response to member...

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm

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Social Justice Youth Conference |...

Social Justice Youth Conference | The Didi Society

Open to youth in...

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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Cracking the Codes: The Systems...

Cracking the Codes: The Systems of Racial Inequity

SIETAR BC in partnership...

Friday, Feb 26, 2016
Time: 6:15pm - 9:30pm

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BCCIC Grantwriting Workshop

BCCIC Grantwriting Workshop

In response to member...

Monday, Feb 29, 2016
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

         

The Sustainable Development in a Shifting Canadian Political Landscape

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 -

Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Join BCCIC at Vancouver Island University for a presentation and discussion on the new UN Sustainable Development Goals and how their universal characteristic is playing out on in the context of the shifting Canadian political landscape. The days presentation will focus on just what universality means, what opportunities it presents, and what role Canadian civil society has in ensuring progress towards the realization of the 2030 agenda.

Location


Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo Campus Building 200, Lecture Theatre 203 (Capacity 110)
900 Fifth St
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

Event Fees:



Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:

PeaceTalks #30: Sustainable Development Goals - Realistic or Idealistic?

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 -

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Near the end of 2015, the United Nations announced "a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity." The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) "...seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. They seek to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental." Join PeaceGeeks and Amnesty International for PeaceTalks #30: Sustainable Development Goals - Realistic or Idealistic? at HIVE on February 3! With our expert speakers, this discussion will explore: - What, exactly, are the SDGs? - How do they differ from the Millenium Development Goals proposed in 2000? - What is the potential value of the SDGs and what are the pitfalls? Our featured speakers are Mike Simpson of the BC Council for International Cooperation and Nikunj Soni from the Pacific Institute of Public Policy. Tickets can be reserved online at peacetalks.eventbrite.ca

Location


HiVE Vancouver
210 - 128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

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Registration is closed for this event.
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AKFC: Can Randomized Control Trials Transform Development?

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 -

Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Measuring the true impact of social policies and programs is a significant challenge for the development sector.  Over the last decade, researchers and policymakers have increasingly used Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) to measure the impact of development programs to understand if a program is achieving its intended results. Join AKFC for the first event of its upcoming series Measuring Development Impact, featuring J-PAL’s Deputy Director, Iqbal Dhaliwal. Learn More Register Now Thursday, February 4, 2016 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat 199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ONIf you cannot attend in person, register to watch the live webcast here.

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BCCIC Vancouver Unconference

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 -

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Post Climate Deal & Global Goals – Where do we go from here? : A BCCIC Unconference

British Columbians are making a difference on the Sustainable Development Goals! In celebration of the local and global efforts of British Columbians in moving toward a better world, the BC Council for International Cooperation invites you to join us during International Development Week for a networking dialogue event that will explore the universal nature of the new Sustainable Development Goals, and the possibility of partnership and collaboration for their achievement by year 2030. This event is open to everyone, and we encourage you to attend regardless of how much experience you have with international issues, you have more to contribute than you know!
Saturday, February 6th | 9 AM – 2 PM
HiVE Vancouver #210 – 128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Register Now for Vancouver What makes it an ‘un’conference? What can I expect? An unconference keeps all the good bits of a normal conference (diverse interesting topics, networking opportunities, informal discussions, Q&A) and gets rid of the rest. Unconferences are participant driven, we set the theme but you create the agenda, so bring your burning questions, experiences you want you to share, projects you want to collaborate on, and ideas you want to present. Together we’ll decide what we want to talk about, when, how and who wants to lead a workshop, pose a question, facilitate a discussion, share an experience or simply participate and build connections. Once the menu’s set, participants can cycle through sessions, using the rule of two feet. This unconference is an opportunity to learn, network and explore how the new Sustainable Development Goals through their universal nature, intersect and create opportunities for collaboration. What’s are the Sustainable Development Goals and why are they important? Ratified in September 2015 by all 193 United Nations member states, the Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change by year 2030. Born from the legacy of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and a succession of environmental and high-level summits, the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have some unprecedented features. a) The SDGs are universal While the MDGs focused primarily on halving the number of people in the world living in extreme poverty, and predominantly targeted progress in the developing world, the SDGs take a much more holistic approach to the contributing factors that create inequality both between countries and within them. As it has been said, under the new SDGs, “we are all developing countries”. b) The SDGs promote partnership and collaboration as essential to their achievement The SDGs acknowledge and encourage partnership and collaboration as essential to making progress. As a network involved with building the capacity of groups working towards sustainable development, BCCIC in undertaking a significant amount of work that seeks to both promote the general public’s awareness of these goals as well as facilitate partnerships and collaboration towards their achievement. To learn more about these goals, their history, and how they apply specifically to Canada, please see BCCIC’s report “Keeping Score : The UN Sustainable Development Goals”. Tentative Schedule: 9 – 9:45 AM : Registration & Networking 9:45 – 10:30 AM : Opening plenary 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM : First set of sessions 11:45 PM- 12:30 PM : Second set of sessions 12:30 PM – 1 PM : Light Networking Lunch 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM : Third set of sessions 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM : Closing plenary & Networking Registration is limited, claim your spot today!

Location


HiVE Vancouver
210 - 128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC

Event Fees:



Registration is closed for this event.
For more information or questions, please email:

Global Affairs Canada National Roundtable

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 -

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

Join us! Global Affairs Canada and the Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact are pleased to invite you to attend a National Roundtable with the theme “Building a Shared Understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of Canadian business in advancing action on the Goals”, to be held in Toronto on February 8, 2016. The event will be open to the public and simultaneously webcast across Canada. To find out more or register, visit Global Compact’s Web site. More information and registration

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Speaking Rights Training with Equitas

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 -

Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm

We would like to invite you to our Speaking Rights Training taking place on February, 9th, 2016 from 9:30AM to 2:30PM at the University of Victoria located at 3800 Finnerty Rd., Victoria, BC, V8P 5C2 in the Human & Social Development Building, Room A264. This is a free training for programmers, youth workers and frontline staff and levels of experience from youth-serving organizations who want to:
  • build knowledge about human rights and increase youth awareness and knowledge about their rights and responsibilities;
  • increase their capacity to lead rights-based activities aimed at promoting youth participation; initiate youth-led community action projects;
  • network & share best practices for supporting youth leadership and participation.
Our Speaking Rights training equips organizations and front line staff skills, knowledge and resources facilitate programs promoting positive intercultural relations, dealing with discrimination and racism, and strengthening connections between youth and communities they live. Speaking Rights engages 12-18 years old youth in exploring issues that are important to them, supporting them to develop positive social skills and knowledge about human rights values (acceptance, respect to diversity, cooperation), enabling them to be strong leaders to counter exclusion, alienation, bullying, conflict in communities as they identify positive solutions. Through this training participants will gain knowledge and skills to: Work with an education tool for promoting respect for diversity, active participation, leadership, human rights, and community engagement in their programs with youth Build capacity and confidence of youth to actively engage in their communities both in countering discriminatory attitudes and behavior and as leaders in the promotion of values such as inclusion, respect, responsibility, and collaboration Increase youth participation and leadership in building community projects that promote respect for diversity and human rights Please see the attached poster for details and register here. Seats are limited. Following your registration, I will be sending you an email to confirm your seats for the training. Please register by 5:00PM on January 29th, 2016. As Equitas, we promote equality, social justice and respect through human rights education. In BC, we focus on knowledge-building, leadership training, and activities for children and youth that promote inclusion, belonging, respect for diversity, conflict resolution, and active community participation. Speaking Rights (SR) supports partner organizations by providing training,  coaching, and program evaluation support as well as sharing resources and tools for them to use within their existing programs to offer more engaging activities and inclusive spaces for youth.

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Human & Social Development Building, Room A264, University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Rd
Victoria, BC

Event Fees:


Canada Engaging with the World - Presentation by John McArthur, Margaret Biggs, Eric Werker

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 -

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

UBC Faculty and Graduate Students are invited to join us for a presentation and discussion by John McArthur (Senior Fellow with the Brook­ings Institution and the UN Foundation), Margaret Biggs (former President of the Canadian International Development Agency), and Eric Werker (Associate Professor in the Beedie School of Business) based on their recent report, Towards 2030: Building Canada’s Engagement with Global Sustainable Development. Tuesday, February 9, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Liu Institute for Global Issues - Multipurpose Room, 6476 NW Marine Drive Please RSVP. In our rapidly changing world, a new mindset is required, one that involves academic, business, civil society and government in advancing Canada’s interests while carrying our weight in solving global challenges. The report authors recommend increasing the pool of Canadians directly engaged in global sustainable development. They also suggest that by 2030, every undergraduate student should have significant international study or work experience before they graduate, ideally in emerging economies. Join us to discuss what it will take to build Canada’s long-term engagement with the world. Learn more about the report in this OpenCanada interview. JOHN W. MCARTHUR is a Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution and the UN Foundation. He has managed the UN Millennium Project, the advisory body to Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and served as CEO of Millennium Promise, the international NGO. He has been a faculty member at Columbia University and Policy Director at the Earth Institute. MARGARET BIGGS is the Skelton-Clark Fellow at the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University. From 2008-2013 she was President of the Canadian International Development Agency, responsible for overseeing Canada's international development and humanitarian assistance efforts worldwide. ERIC WERKER is Associate Professor in the Beedie School of Business at SFU and academic lead from SFU to the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute. He has conducted research on foreign aid, foreign investment, natural resource management, NGOS, refugees, and Ebola.

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Liu Institute for Global Issues - Multipurpose Room
6476 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC

Event Fees:


At the Nexus of Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Bringing the Global Agenda Home

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 -

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Join us in celebration of International Development Week 2016 | #IDW2016 AT THE NEXUS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: BRINGING THE GLOBAL AGENDA HOME A roundtable discussion THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 5:30 - 7:00PM Please register at: http://i.sfu.ca/qLfycR Room 1420-1430, SFU Vancouver 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver In the wake of the agreement reached at the 2015 COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris and the newly launched UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this roundtable discussion will explore how academics, NGOs, the City of Vancouver and the federal government will contribute to global change. Speakers will highlight initiatives contributing to the SDGs and how these global goals can and must be realized not just in the developing world, but also in our own city and country. Joanna Ashworth, Director of Professional Programs, Faculty of Environment, SFU (MODERATOR) PRESENTERS Keeping Score: UN Sustainable Development Goals Michael Simpson, Executive Director, BC Council for International Cooperation Partnerships for the Goals: Joint Canada-Africa Research and Training Networks Zabrina Brumme, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU The Role of Cities in Addressing Climate Change Mark Roseland, Director, Centre for Sustainable Community Development, SFU Mining and the SDGs: Fostering Inclusiveness for Effective Collaboration June Francis, Associate Professor, Beedie School of Business, Director, Development and Sustainability Program, Faculty of Environment, & Co-Lead, Co-Laboratorio Perú/CIRDI Gender Equality and the SDGs: Best Practices for Building Long-Term Sustainability in Human and Gender Rights Laura Parisi, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies, University of Victoria CLOSING REMARKS: The Honourable Pam Goldsmith-Jones, MP West VancouverSunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY Faculty of Environment, SFU British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) The Development and Sustainability Group, SFU SFU International

Location


Room 1420-1430, SFU Vancouver
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Event Fees:


BCCIC Unconference Victoria | IDW 2016

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 -

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Post Climate Deal & Global Goals – Where do we go from here? : A BCCIC Unconference

British Columbians are making a difference on the Sustainable Development Goals! In celebration of the local and global efforts of British Columbians in moving toward a better world, the BC Council for International Cooperation invites you to join us during International Development Week for a networking dialogue event that will explore the universal nature of the new Sustainable Development Goals, and the possibility of partnership and collaboration for their achievement by year 2030. This event is open to everyone, and we encourage you to attend regardless of how much experience you have with international issues, you have more to contribute than you know!
Saturday, February 6th | 9 AM – 2 PM
HiVE Vancouver #210 – 128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Register Now for Vancouver What makes it an ‘un’conference? What can I expect? An unconference keeps all the good bits of a normal conference (diverse interesting topics, networking opportunities, informal discussions, Q&A) and gets rid of the rest. Unconferences are participant driven, we set the theme but you create the agenda, so bring your burning questions, experiences you want you to share, projects you want to collaborate on, and ideas you want to present. Together we’ll decide what we want to talk about, when, how and who wants to lead a workshop, pose a question, facilitate a discussion, share an experience or simply participate and build connections. Once the menu’s set, participants can cycle through sessions, using the rule of two feet. This unconference is an opportunity to learn, network and explore how the new Sustainable Development Goals through their universal nature, intersect and create opportunities for collaboration. What’s are the Sustainable Development Goals and why are they important? Ratified in September 2015 by all 193 United Nations member states, the Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 goals to eradicate poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change by year 2030. Born from the legacy of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and a succession of environmental and high-level summits, the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have some unprecedented features. a) The SDGs are universal While the MDGs focused primarily on halving the number of people in the world living in extreme poverty, and predominantly targeted progress in the developing world, the SDGs take a much more holistic approach to the contributing factors that create inequality both between countries and within them. As it has been said, under the new SDGs, “we are all developing countries”. b) The SDGs promote partnership and collaboration as essential to their achievement The SDGs acknowledge and encourage partnership and collaboration as essential to making progress. As a network involved with building the capacity of groups working towards sustainable development, BCCIC in undertaking a significant amount of work that seeks to both promote the general public’s awareness of these goals as well as facilitate partnerships and collaboration towards their achievement. To learn more about these goals, their history, and how they apply specifically to Canada, please see BCCIC’s report “Keeping Score : The UN Sustainable Development Goals”. Tentative Schedule: 9 – 9:45 AM : Registration & Networking 9:45 – 10:30 AM : Opening plenary 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM : First set of sessions 11:45 PM- 12:30 PM : Second set of sessions 12:30 PM – 1 PM : Light Networking Lunch 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM : Third set of sessions 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM : Closing plenary & Networking Registration is limited, claim your spot today!

Location


Cadboro Commons, Arbutus & Queenswood Room, University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Rd
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

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Even It Up speaking series #1 - Education: A force for Equality

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 -

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

Oxfam Canada (Vancouver Office) is proud to present an exceptional three part speaking series. Based on the Even It Up campaign (www.oxfam.ca/get-involved/campaigns/even-it-up) launched by Oxfam International in 2015, Even It Up addresses the gap between the rich and poor and demonstrate how by now only 62 individuals had the same wealth as 3.6 billion people. Most importantly, this series will discuss what Oxfam and citizens can do to tackle the extreme inequality crisis. Our first event: Education: A force for Equality. When: February 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm (the doors will open at 6pm) Where: The HeartWood Café, 317 E. Broadway, Vancouver BC Join us and register for free at http://evenitup-speakingseries.eventbrite.ca/

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Heartwood Community Cafe
317 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1W5

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Post Paris: Reflections and Next Steps following COP21

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 -

Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

What happened at the Paris climate talks? Do you have questions about COP21 climate negotiations, the Paris Agreement, and the challenging and changing dynamics of the environmental movement? Come participate in a presentation and discussion hosted by the BC Council for International Cooperation with Emi Belliveau, a master's candidate in Environmental Studies and youth delegate to COP21. Emi Belliveau attended the 2015 climate negotiations in Paris as a youth delegate with observer status through the BCCIC. This discussion will focus on the experience of being at a UNFCCC conference for the first time, the observable power dynamics between civil society, industry and governance stakeholders, successes and failures of the final Paris agreement, and the impact of COP21 on the environmental movement in Canada. Bring your questions! Date: Tuesday, February 15th, 2015 Time: 2-5pm Where: Common Room - David Turpin Building B, room 247, UVic Campus

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Common Room ­ David Turpin Building B, room 247, UVic Campus
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC

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BCCIC Fundraising Best Practices Workshop

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 -

Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm

In response to member demand, BCCIC is providing a professional workshop on Fundraising Best Practices. The workshop will be held on February 17th from 9am to 2.30pm at the Vancouver Public Library, Central branch in the Morris J Wosk Boardroom with lunch provided. The workshop will be facilitated by fundraising professionals with over 25 years of experience in helping non-profits reach their fundraising potential. The workshop will cover all of the most crucial tools in building a successful fundraising program and will also look at common mistakes and will teach you how to make the all important ‘ask’. Facilitators will provide examples from other organizations they have worked with and will ensure that you have the opportunity to ask specific questions as they relate to your organization. No matter where you’re at with your fundraising or what you’re looking to accomplish you’ll walk away with the information that you need to help raise more money. The workshop will be free to all BCCIC members and open to non-members at the cost of $50 per person. Space in the workshop is capped at 30 participants and priority will be given to BCCIC members. If you wish to attend then please RSVP to dan@bccic.ca by February 10th. If you have any questions or dietary restriction feel free to contact Dan at the previous e-mail or call after January 18th on 778-706-1582.

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Vancouver Public Library Central Branch

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Social Justice Youth Conference | The Didi Society

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 -

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Open to youth in grades 7-12 | FREE! “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” – M.Ghandi Background Educating youth is one of the most valued objectives of The Didi Society. A holistic and permanent change at the global level needs to include local awareness about the global impact our local decisions have. The most effective way to bring a change locally is through youth. This is our fourth annual conference, and it's growing each year! The objective This conference will provide an opportunity for youth to gain skills and tools that will empower them to take action towards positive change in their community and the world. We are calling all youth who are passionate about making positive change and want to come together with ideas of how to create change. You will:
  • meet other youth interested in making positive change in the world
  • gain concrete skills for taking action or further learning in social justice
Learn and explore the following topics:
  • Global and fair trade
  • Sustainable development (enviornmental impact)
  • Gender equality
  • Privilege and discrimination
You will have an opportunity to create an action plan and submit it for support and funding by The Didi Society be able to share your own experiences in social justice as well as the work you're currently doing. Gain Skills and develop relationships with other like-minded youth, register today! Facilitation for youth, by youth The conference will be facilitated by youth who are completing The Didi Society’s Social Justice Youth Leadership certification training. Having expanded their knowledge on specific social justice issues and learned facilitation tools and skills, these youth will initiate an exciting day of ideas, conversations and change creation. Youth will come with their own passions, knowledge and initiatives, and we aim to teach skills and channel energy so that all participants leave the conference feeling empowered to bring change. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead To register: 1. Complete the form. 2. Bring this Photo Release form with you to the conference, signed by a parent or guardian. If you have any questions about registration, please email education@thedidisociety.org

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Central Middle School

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Cracking the Codes: The Systems of Racial Inequity

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 -

Time: 6:15pm - 9:30pm

SIETAR BC in partnership with the Y presents; Cracking the Codes: The Systems of Racial Inequity A film screening and facilitated dialogue about race and racism in Canada A rare opportunity to work with two internationally known facilitators whose skill and compassion help audiences grapple with the emotionally laden, hard questions about injustice and inequity. Through the use of film, a framework of systemic racism will be shared and then with facilitated dialogue we will explore how race and racism is experienced in Canada and strategies to address it. Presenters: Shakti Butler: PhD, Filmmaker and Founder of President of World Trust. Natasha Aruliah; MA, Psychologist, facilitator, educator and consultant. Friday, February 26th, 2016 6.15- 9:30 pm Robert Lee YMCA, 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver. (5th floor on the Family Development Centre) RSVP at info@sietar.bc.ca More information on our website: http://www.sietar.bc.ca/

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Robert Lee YMCA, Vancouver. (5th floor on the Family Development Centre)
955 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC

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BCCIC Grantwriting Workshop

Monday, Feb 29, 2016 -

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

In response to member demand, BCCIC is providing a professional workshop on Basic Grantwriting Best Practices. The workshop will be held on February 29 from 9am to 4pm at the Vancouver Public Library, Central branch in the Alma VanDusen room with lunch provided. The workshop will be facilitated by Barbara McMillan ( http://allaboutimpact.org/about-us/) who has been teaching Grant and Proposal Writing as part of BCIT’s fundraising and non-profit management certificate program for over 20 years and has assessed over 1000 grant proposals. Barbara has experience providing workshops and services to a wide range of organizations including those working in international development as well as working for international development organizations herself. The workshop will provide an introduction to grant and proposal research, writing, and presentation including practical examples, tools, reference materials, and strategies for success. This participatory workshop will focus on: · current trends in foundation and grant funding · identifying and approaching potential funders · preparing and refining all components of the proposal · making your submission stand out · tips for creating efficiencies and building capacity · inside information on how funders assess applications In the words of Barbara: “Effective proposals find a fit with the funder, spotlight a capable organization, illuminate important needs and opportunities, and reflect thoughtful planning. If your non-profit is looking for grant support, you won’t want to miss this valuable workshop.” Participants should bring their questions and curiosity, and come prepared to apply learnings to their funding needs and project ideas in this interactive session. The workshop will be free to all BCCIC members and open to non-members at the cost of $50 per person. Space in the workshop is capped at 20 participants and priority will be given to BCCIC members. If you wish to attend then please RSVP to dan@bccic.ca by February 22 and please make note of any dietary restrictions you may have. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dan at the previous e-mail or call on 778-706-1582. See you there! The BCCIC Team

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Vancouver Public Library, Central branch in the Alma VanDusen room
350 W Georgia St
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

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