Contribute to a National IAR Submission

The draft ICN national submission to the Global Affairs Canada IAR is now open for review and commentary until July 19.

On May 18, 2016, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, launched a public review and consultation of Canada’s international assistance policy and funding framework. The International Assistance Review (IAR) will inform how Canada can best refocus its international assistance on the poorest and most vulnerable people and support fragile states. It will also shape Canada’s approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As part of the IAR, the Minister is placing a special emphasis on the rights of women and girls, and plans to apply a feminist approach to Canada’s international assistance activities going forward.

Canada 2030The Inter-Council Network (ICN) has prepared a national submission to the IAR that reflects inputs from all member Councils and wants your opinion on the draft version of the report!

View the ICN’s Draft Submission


The ICN is a coalition of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation. These member-based Councils are committed to global social justice and social change, and represent nearly 400 diverse civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Canada.

Following your review of the draft report (accessible here), please answer the survey questions. The survey has 14 questions and should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. Your responses are confidential and results will not be attributed to any specific organization or individual. The survey will be open until Tuesday, July 19th at 5:00 pm PST / 8:00 pm EST.

Thank you for your input! In the coming weeks, the draft submission will be revised to reflect inputs from the survey, and submitted by the end of July 2016.