BCCIC member agencies support projects overseas and/or promote an understanding of global development through education:
- Overseas projects in the sectors of primary health care, rural and community development, educational support, technical training and small business development.
- Emergency international relief programs
- Primary, secondary, post-secondary and community education focusing on global development issues (speakers, workshops and courses, and print and audio-visual materials)
- Overseas opportunities for BC residents as active participants in development activities
- Many members focus exclusively on international development, while others include international development as one component among their various objectives.
BCCIC stays in touch with its membership through regularly scheduled membership meetings. If you would like more information about membership with BCCIC, please contact us.
Current Organizational Members
The organizations listed here are all working towards a common purpose - to achieve a more equitable world through their involvement in overseas projects, global education and/or public awareness in British Columbia.
|Africa Community Technical Service (ACTS)||
The Africa Community Technical Service is a Christian technical mission currently at work in Uganda, East Africa. Volunteers assist rural communities in achieving their development goals in cooperation with the local church and other grassroots organizations.
|Canadian Network for International Surgery||
CNIS aims to improve maternal health increase safety, and promote local capacity through Surgical & Obstetrical Skills training and transfer, Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion initiatives and infrastructure, and Surgical Information systems and technology in low income countries.
|Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, University of Victoria (CAPI)||
The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives was established in 1987 as an important element of the University's plan to expand and strengthen its links with universities and other institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, especially with China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Korea, and the developing island states of the Southwest Pacific. The Centre's primary mandate is to conduct and facilitate research on policy issues related to the Asia-Pacific region.
|CoDevelopment Canada (CoDev)||
For over 25 years, CoDev has been building partnerships for global justice between people in Canada and Latin America. CoDev works in four program areas, each of which improves the lives of women, workers, and families in Latin America and in Canada. We believe that partnerships between like-minded organizations, in Canada and Latin America can be vehicles for learning, social change, and community empowerment.
|Community Builders Group||
Community Builders Group is a network of emergent neighbourhoods in Canada, Haiti and sub-Saharan Africa that strives to empower community-based initiatives. Our mission is to facilitate development in communities of extreme poverty, both in Canada and internationally. Our three main focus areas are: supportive housing, compassionate adoption and international relief and development work.
|Crossroads International - Carrefour International||
Our aim is to build a constituency of global citizens committed to voluntarism, international development and social action in the new millennium. We do this by developing partnerships with countries from the South, organizing volunteer cooperative placements and internships, and by educating the public on development issues.
CUSO International's aim is to bring the expertise of those in the global South and Canada together—through volunteer placements, mutual collaboration, training, programming, exchanges, and resource sharing—so both can continue to enhance and grow vital social justice programs for the long-term.
|Developing World Connections||
It is our mission to be a conduit for hope and for a difference being a made in the world. We exist to connect regular everyday people with communities in the developing world, to work alongside each other, while experiencing making a real and lasting difference for the benefit of everyone in our global community.
|Education Beyond Borders||
Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit, non-denominational NGO devoted to closing the education divide through teacher professional development and community education. The organization focuses on the building of teacher leaders and works primarily, but not exclusively, in developing countries, in order to build self-reliance, health, and capacity.
|Engineers Without Borders Canada – Vancouver Chapter||
EWB formed in 2000 and is now one of Canada’s most respected development agencies. Launched on university campuses, there are now over 30 chapters with over 30,000 members. EWB Vancouver was launched in September 2005 as one of the four original professional chapters.
|Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada||
Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada is a Christian international development agency dedicated to sustainable development worldwide.
Video on branding and organizational identity, as presented by FH Canada.
|Global Aid Network Canada (GAiN)||
Global Aid Network (GAiN) exists to demonstrate the Love of God, in word and deed, to hurting & needy people around the world through relief and development projects.
|Global Stewardship Program -- Capilano University||
Students who enter the Global Stewardship Program have diverse career goals: international development, (INGOs and IGOs), journalism, teaching, community development, politics, business and nursing, among others. But what they all share is a desire to make a difference in their world. Through a unique curriculum combining classroom study and engaged service learning, students learn how to become change makers while completing their first two years of university.
|Global Village Nanaimo (GVN)||
Global Village Nanaimo's mission is to make educational programming and materials available locally about socio-economic development in Canada and abroad and particularly in developing nations and to encourage individual commitment to simplification of life-styles, and to increase the awareness of the interdependence of life systems.
|Grace Rwanda Society||
Our Mission: We support sustainable community development by meeting the needs of Rwandan children and youth - giving them the tools to reciprocate further development by educating themselves and others.
Our Vision: Collaborating with communities to promote self-reliance in Africa.
|Health for Humanity||
Health for Humanity is a volunteer-operated, non-profit, low-overhead, non-denominaitional, grassroots, community-based and fiscally transparent organization that provides health services, health promotion and prevention to marginalized populations in devel
We believe everyone has a right to live in a healthy environment, and the right to health care and education. We understand that health care means much more than only treating illness or disability.
Our vision is to work with communities to provide the best possible health care in places where there is a need, and together promote health and prevent disease through education and infrastructure projects.
imagine1day is a nonprofit organization that provides an opportunity for donors to be directly connected to projects that provide primary education for all children in Ethiopia, Africa.
|Lotus Outreach Society Canada||
Lotus Outreach supports the development of effective grassroots projects in vulnerable communities. Lotus aims to build the capacity and sustainability of our local project partners and aspire to raise awareness in our home countries of the problems presented by poverty throughout Asia.
|Nicaragua Children's Foundation||
The Nicaragua Children's Foundation, created in 2006, is dedicated to providing help and support to the children of Nicaragua. We support schools in and around the area of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. We have recently established a fully operational special needs school, Los Pipitos. We also contribute to the operation of two other elementary schools. The focus for the Nicaraguan Children's Foundation is to continue to improve the quality of education for the children of Nicaragua.
|North Island College International||
North Island College is committed to meeting the education and training needs of adults within its service region by providing high quality, affordable, higher education and skills training, collaborating with our partners to create pathways to learning, and empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.
|One Sky - Canadian Institute of Sustainable Living||
One Sky is a Canadian not-for-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) registered in the province of British Columbia under the Societies act in August 2000. Although some might call us an environmental NGO we like to think of ourselves in broader terms that include human rights, human well-being and even human potential. Others might think of us as a development NGO because we work in developing nations but we like to think we are developing ourselves and searching for mutual solutions in a globalized world.
Oxfam Canada works with people to secure their basic human rights, combining support to long-term development and humanitarian responses with research, advocacy and campaigning against the root causes of poverty and injustice.
|Pacific Peoples' Partnership (PPP)||
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is a Victoria-based, international development organization promoting the aspirations of peoples of the South Pacific for peace, security, justice and environmental sustainability.
PeaceGeeks empowers grass-roots organizations by building technology partnerships to significantly improve or transform their efforts to promote peace and human rights in developing and conflict affected areas. We see a world where every NGO can leverage technology to achieve lasting peace.
|Reachout to Africa||
Reachout To Africa is a Canadian humanitarian organization whose purpose is to provide psycho/social development programs for abandoned, orphaned, physically and emotionally abused children and young adults in Sub Saharan Africa.
Reachout To Africa will be focused on providing spiritual, logistical, human and financial support to ensure the successful implementation of our psycho/social care programs.
Through the efforts of our hard-working, dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers we are undoubtedly helping improve the lives and well being of our troubled children while instilling in them hope and light.
We do this in service to our God, our volunteers and the children who we serve.
Seva Canada is an international non-governmental organization whose mission is the elimination of preventable and treatable blindness.
|The Didi Society||
The Didi Society's mission is to bring positive change to the world based on justice, equality, and fairness. The Didi Society empowers women and aims at improving the lives of women and children worldwide through direct, just trade. We work to increase education and awareness of the challenges and issues facing women and children around the globe. Through direct support, strong relationships, and robust solidarity, The Didi Society helps to bring about positive change that is complete and permanent.
|The Kenoli Foundation||
The Kenoli Foundation is a Canadian charitable trust whose assets came from the estate of Ken and Oli Johnstone of Vancouver, BC.
The mission of the Foundation is "to help people help themselves to improve the quality of their lives and that of future generations." The primary focus of the foundation is international development.
|The Kesho Trust||
The Kesho Trust will facilitate and support community led activities that foster positive relationships between local communities and the conservation of their protected areas. These community led activities may include direct conservation measures or processes, sustainable community livelihood initiatives, environmental education and awareness programmes or practices.
|The Maria-Helena Foundation||
The Maria-Helena Foundation is a small family-based, private, non-sectarian organization that focuses on development in South Asia, primarily Pakistan. Our goal is to reduce poverty by supporting: Education, Skills Training, and Health.
|Universal Outreach Foundation||
Universal Outreach Foundation, (UOF) is dedicated to helping orphan and vulnerable children break their cycle of poverty through education. We work to strengthen communities through self empowerment, sustainability practices and economic development.
|Victoria International Development Education Association (VIDEA)||
VIDEA facilitates communication, cooperation and strategic networking among Canadian groups working for global justice, peace and sustainable development, linking local and international issues with community initiatives.
|Vivek Educational Foundation of Canada||
Vivek Educational Foundation of Canada (VEFC) is an incorporated and registered charitable society in British Columbia, Canada. We have the knowledge, skills, commitment and passion for an integrated approach to rural development projects.
|World Community Development Education Society (WCDES)||
The World Community Development Education Society is a group of ordinary people guided by visions of a better world. WCDES was formed to foster awareness in our community of development issues and the links between local and global concerns.
|World Fisheries Trust||
World Fisheries Trust is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the equitable and sustainable use and conservation of aquatic biodiversity. It acts locally and globally. The approach is multidisciplinary, matching solutions to problems, not problems to solutions.
|World Neighbours Canada Society||
World Neigbours Canada Society is an international, people-to-people organization that supports grass-roots community intiatives to relieve hunger, disease and poverty in Asia and Latin America.
|YMCA of Greater Vancouver||
We are a charitable association dedicated to the development of people in spirit, mind and body as well as the improvement of local, national and international communities.