• BCCIC Youth Delegation to COP 23 – Project Impact Report

    As the world gathered in Bonn, Germany in November 2017 for COP 23 – the United Nations’ conference on climate change – BCCIC organized a delegation of 7 young people from British Columbia to attend and participate in the international discourse.  These young British Columbians are passionate about climate action and sustainable development, and aimed to connect […]

  • Community Portals & The SDGs

    With any serious discussion of the current civil-society landscape, it doesn’t take long for the sentiments of ‘collaboration’ or ‘breaking out of organizational silos’ to be expressed. There is no shortage of reports or surveys to articulate why such a shift in the status-quo is so desperately needed, but if you push the conversation a […]

  • What Happened at COP 23?

    Overview COP23, the 23rd Conference of Parties, is this year’s installment of global climate change negotiations hosted by Fiji in Bonn, Germany. Countries from all over the world sent delegations to Germany where, over the course of two weeks, countries took part in important global discussions. One of the aims of COP23 was to develop […]

  • It Only Takes One to Make a Change

    Do you want to create change, but don’t know where to start? Have you struggled to feel that your own actions can make a difference? The reasons can be overwhelming and many, ranging from “I’m too young to do something meaningful” to “working for social change is like swimming against the tide“. I would like […]

  • ICN Public Engagement Catalyst Forum 2017

    ICN Public Engagement Catalyst Forum 2017 Catalyser l’engagement du public – Forum 2017 du RCC Effective Public Engagement Training and Professional Development Opportunity for Canada’s Global Sustainable Development SectorStrong public engagement across Canada’s international development sector significantly contributes to how much Canadians are informed and care about international issues. The universal nature of the Sustainable […]

  • BCCIC Youth Delegates to the UN Climate Change Conference

    BCCIC has the incredible opportunity of sending a youth delegation to the upcoming UNFCCC COP 23 conference this November in Bonn, Germany. The 5 youth delegates will represent young people of British Columbia and the provincial council on a global stage that aims to accelerate global climate action and advocate for sustainable development. Selection for […]

  • SDG Bootcamp – Applications Open

    Imagine yourself on a classic road trip through the mountains. You are debating how best to save our planet with a great group of new friends. All of them are as intent on making the world a better place as you are and the subject is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Led by an experienced […]

  • Reflections on Social Change in the Local and Global

    At my university, where 98% of students come from outside Canada, I hear a decent amount of admiration for Trudeau. He’s “a feminist,” “better than Trump,” and, the classic, “soooo hot.” “He talks progressive, but often doesn’t act on it,” I usually tell my friends. Namely, at the climate conference leading up to the Paris […]

  • BCCIC Annual Conference

      We are pleased to announce that registration for the BCCIC’s Annual Conference “Bringing the Invisible Mosaic Together” is now open! This conference takes place on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. Bringing the Invisible Mosaic Together: BCCIC Annual General Meeting 2017 (Day 1) Friday, September 22 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM – […]

  • A Seat at the Table: Canadian Civil Society & Youth Join Canada at UN

    A Seat at the Table Canadian Civil Society & Youth Join Canada at UN     July 13, 2017 – Two Canadian civil society representatives and two youth delegates will participate in the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development alongside the government of Canada this week in New York City (July 10th […]

  • 2017 International Leadership Award – Deadline Extended

    The BCCIC International Leadership Award recognizes exceptional contributions to international cooperation, exhibiting leadership and strong development effectiveness strategies. What is the International Leadership Award? Inspired by the six essential elements for delivering on the sustainable development goals , the International Leadership Award honours a Full BCCIC Member’s partner organization from the global South who is […]

  • British Columbians talk local work on Global Goals at the United Nations

    ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** British Columbians talk local work on Global Goals at the United Nations Vancouver, BC – July 11, 2017 – This week, British Columbians join heads of state, dignitaries and civil society from around the world at the United Nations to report on and discuss progress toward achieving the world’s most ambitious agenda: […]

  • NEW! BCCIC ‘Where Canada Stands’ report for HLPF 2017

    In Where Canada Stands, BCCIC evaluates Canada’s progress on the seven UN Sustainable Development Goals under review at the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). Although Canada is not submitting a Voluntary National Review (VNR) this year, the report provides a civil society perspective on how Canada is doing, how we can improve, and where we […]

  • Open call for BCCIC Youth Delegates to COP 23

    BCCIC is putting out two calls to help us put together our Delegation to the COP 23 Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany in November 2017. We are seeking 2 youth to sit on the delegation (deadline to apply is July 20th) and 5 youth to sit on the delegate selection committee (deadline to express interest is July 7th). […]

  • Canada Launches New Feminist International Assistance Policy

    June 9, 2017 – Today, Global Affairs Canada unveiled Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy. The announcement took place at 9 AM (EST) this morning and a media release can be found here as well as a video. BCCIC will be preparing a deeper analysis of the new policy to share with you soon that […]

  • Courtenay – Comox :  Where Every Vote Counts

    June 1, 2017 – The BC election finally has a winner – and it’s us, the electorate!  1,973,914 of us voted and we have elected 87 MLAs who will represent our hopes and expectations for good governance over the next four years and who will be expected to consider a wide range of issues moving […]

  • Courtenay-Comox Voters Swayed by Global Focus?

    May 10, 2017 –  The difference between a minority and majority government has boiled down to one seat determined by just nine voters. Who influenced those voters and what did they say? The close vote in the Courtenay-Comox riding could be attributed to an all candidates forum that used a global lens to debate local […]

  • $100 Million Announced for Smaller Canadian Civil Society Groups

    May 9th, Minister Bibeau announced a $100 million dollar fund for Canadian small and medium sized organizations. After almost three years of discussions with the Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation (ICN), of which BCCIC is a part and the current host, and the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC), this […]

  • Get Out the Vote and Make BC a Leader in the Global Goals

    No poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being. Worthy causes, but unattainable aspirations at first glance. What is the meaning of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), if, as critics attest, their attainment is ‘virtually impossible?’ The 193 United Nations Member States that support the 17 goals recognize that they are aspirational, interconnected, and […]

  • Why a Global Perspective Matters in the BC Election

    Since the writ dropped, the last few weeks have been unmistakably filled with tell-tale signs of an upcoming election: candidate signs popping up overnight, inboxes filling with reminders to vote and partisan ads playing on loop on our TVs and radios. The talk is familiar, candidates debate the economy, housing, and healthcare. Environmental regulation and […]

  • BCCIC Strategic Planning Membership Consultation

    With our strategic plan drawing to a close in the coming months, BCCIC will be entering a strategic planning process ahead of September’s AGM that will chart our course as a network from 2018-2021. Over the last three years, BCCIC membership has increased by 185% and we have mapped over 2100 additional groups within the […]

  • BC2030 Election Toolkit

    The member organisations that comprise BCCIC are diversely engaged in the many aspects of sustainable development, but share a common directive. That is, members constitute organisations, groups, and individuals based in British Columbia who support projects overseas and/or promote an understanding of global citizenship through related work within the province. The Council’s members are all […]

  • Youth Voices. Global Issues.

    Event Overview: February 9th | CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5 Meet some of British Columbia’s young changemakers who are bringing the UN Sustainable Development Goals to life within our province! Have you ever wondered what motivates a person to take on the challenge of creating change in our world? Join the BC […]

  • ICN National Submission to the CRA’s Consultation on the Political Activities of Charities

    The Inter-Council Network of Provincial and Regional Councils (ICN) has submitted to the CRA’s consultation on the political activities of charities.  This submission, prepared by Krista Dinsmore, Marie-Audrey Girard and Deborah Glaser, is based on data from the ICN-CCIC survey conducted in October and represents areas of apparent consensus. It sets out 4 overarching recommendations […]

  • Where to in 2017?

    Dear BCCIC Members, Happy New Year and Happy 150th Birthday Canada! 2017 promises to be an interesting year, which I understand in some circles is considered as much a curse as titillation.  This time of year lends itself well to pondering our future as a network and perhaps mulling over the previous year’s efforts. Are […]

  • Canada must Be a Global Climate Leader

    In dramatically shifting political times, Canada must be a genuine leader at the international climate negotiations and work to implement every tenet of the Paris Agreement.