BCCIC's 20th AnniversaryWhere our Members Work2009 Global Cooperation Awards

'Remembering BCCIC's History'

Organizational Member Milestones 2010

20 Years!
Africa Community Technical Services
CoDevelopment Canada
Global Village Nanaimo
HOPE International Development Agency
Mennonite Central Committee
Oxfam Canada

10-19 Years
Canadian Crossroads International
Canadian Food for the Hungry
International Centre for Sustainable Cities
Seva Canada
Trans Himalayan Aid Society
World Neighbours Canada
YMCA of Greater Vancouver

5-9 Years
Canadian Harambee Education Society
Canadian REd Crosss
Global Stewardship Program - Capilano College
IN Network
Maria-Helena Foundation
Pacific Peoples Partnership
RESULTs Canada

Up to 5 Years
RESULTs Canada
Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief
Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives- Uvic
Centre for Sustainable Community
Global Aid Network (GAiN)
Global Smile Oral Health Association
Interamericana Community
Self-Development Society
International Institute for Child Rights
and Development
One Sky – Canadian Institute of
Sustainable Living
Operation Eyesight Universal
Partners for Prosperity
Society for the Rehabilitation of the Horn
of Africa
The Caia Connection
The Kesho Trust
Willing Hearts International Society
World Community Development
Education Society

BCCIC Celebrates 20 years!

by Dawn McLean

Dawn held several key roles with the organization between 1987 and 1995 including Executive Director.

In 1988, CCIC provided funding to BC to hold consultations across the province to explore the formation of a provincial council. One of the consultations recorded: Many in BC feel the time has come to focus and work proactively together on issues of common concern... A Council could assist NGOs to strengthen mutual long-range planning, increase access to current information, bring groups together more efficiently and effectively as issues emerge and undergo more in depth analysis about issues.

In the early 1990’s there were a lot of activities including the publication of “Global Resources - Materials for the Resourceful Global Educator” and “Global Concerns”, a directory of who’s doing what in international development in BC. In the mid-90’s as funding was reduced, effective lobbying by the BCCIC membership resulted in establishing the Global Development Fund by the BC provincial government. A highlight was the annual spring reception held at the Legislature for MLAs. This fund operated for three years for overseas development and development education. In spite of the dramatic funding cuts in 1995, BCCIC continues to be active up to today!


Where our Members Work

Fields of International Development

Member Locations

* information based on answers provided by 35 of our then 38 members in BCCIC's October 2008 Member Survey. For more up-to-date information on our members, please visit our Members Page

2009 Global Cooperation Awards

BCCIC would like to share the success of the first Global Cooperation Awards. Five individuals won three awards on Global Cooperation. The winners of the Global Cooperation Awards are:

Global Youth Award

For individuals under 30 years of age who have mobilized communities to take action on issues of local and global poverty including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Drew Lyall
Drew Lyall, Kimberley


Global Service Award

For individuals that have demonstrated innovative and long serving commitment towards international cooperation and engaging British Columbians as active global citizens.

Daphne Hales
Daphne Hales, West Vancouver

Marjorie Stewart
Marjorie Stewart, Nanaimo


Commitment to Global Cooperation Award

For individuals that have demonstrated exceptional leadership, resourcefulness, and commitment to international cooperation.

Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis, Port Alberni

Joe Knockaert
Joe Knockaert, Vancouver


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