Organizational Member Milestones 2010
Africa Community Technical Services
Canadian Crossroads International
Canadian Harambee Education Society
|Up to 5 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!
* 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, 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.
Commitment to Global Cooperation Award
For individuals that have demonstrated exceptional leadership, resourcefulness, and commitment to international cooperation.
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