Past BCCIC sponsored events

Webinar: Equitable Partnerships and HRBA

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Do you wonder what value human rights-based approaches and equitable partnerships can add to development programming?

The ICN presents this webinar with CCIC, in collaboration with the Coady International Institute and Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education. Participants will be introduced to a Guide that these three organizations have produced in collaboration. It provides concrete and practical tools to help organizations integrate a human rights-based approach (HRBA) into their development programming and begin a process to intentionally develop more equitable partnerships - all the while, helping facilitators run participatory workshops to achieve this, and providing a resource manual for participants in the process.

The webinar will briefly touch upon the following:

  • The rationale for creating the Guide two years on from the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, and the choice and centrality of human rights and partnership to the work of civil society.
  • How the guide helps to demystify the human rights based approach (HRBA) by breaking it down into simple guiding elements that can inform and improve program design, implementation and evaluation, and about the value that HRBA brings to the development process.
  • The different forms of collaboration and the power dynamics often involved, it will also discuss how partnership principles can shape a process to generate more equitable partnerships and recognize the importance of collaboration as an outcome.

Register today on eventbrite.

International Development Day, 2014 - Kamloops

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 11:30am - 3:00pm

An interactive workshop designed for youth ages 13 – 18 years. Participants will learn about global issues and hear from inspiring speakers from across Canada, including Ashid Bahl, founder of For the Love of Children Society, Calgary. This free event will be co-hosted with Rotaract Club of Kamloops Fusion and will be a mix of collaborative learning, being inspired, motivated and most important… having lots of fun!

International Development Day 2014 is all about:
LEARN – international development and global issues
CHANGE – issues such as poverty, education and health
GROW – engaged global citizens

Friday: February 21st, 2014 (SD# 73 pro-day)
Time: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm (lunch included)
Free Event
Holiday Inn and Suites - Salon A Room
675 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops B.C.

To register or for more information please contact:
Leigh-Anne Larsen
KGAN Youth Symposium Coordinator
kganyouthsymposium@gmail.com
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Surfing and Cycling for Peace - Vancouver

Monday, February 17, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema (Gold Corp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Door at 6:30 pm Show at 7:00 pm. Tickets $10 in Advance or $15 at the door.

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/pacific‐peoples‐partnership‐5925728759?s=21390785

About Pedalling for Papua
Pedalling for Papua is Canada’s contribution to the global effort to broadcast the story of West Papua. After founder Jeremy Bally visited Indonesia in 2011 and saw first‐hand the ongoing human rights and environmental abuse, he established Pedalling for Papua. In 2012, Pedalling for Papua covered 7,500 km from Victoria, B.C., to St. John’s, N.L., in an effort to raise Canadian awareness of the human rights issues, environmental degradation, and political situation occurring in the South Pacific. In 2013, a second bicycle tour began, covering 12,000 km throughout seven countries in six months. Throughout this international tour, Bally performed at over 70 events telling the story of West Papua. Jeremy’s blog and more information can be found at www.pedallingforpapua.com.

About Isolated
The feature documentary Isolated follows elite world surfers on a journey to find remote waves around the islands of Indonesia, where they discover West Papua and its human rights atrocities, unethical mining corporations, and political injustice. Bringing the footage back to North America and the world through various film festivals, Isolated has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Green Seal Award, praising its efforts to film in an environmentally responsible manner. Produced by Geoff Clark and esteemed actor Ryan Phillippe, Isolated raises the issue of international controversy and sparks the opportunity of change to save lives through its Isolated Ambassador for Peace Campaign. More information can be found at www.isolated.tv.

About Pacific Peoples’ Partnership
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) has worked alongside West Papuan organisations and communities for more than 27 years. PPP is Canada’s only NGO devoted to working in solidarity with peoples of the South Pacific to promote their aspirations for peace, justice, and sustainability. Funds raised through this tour will enable PPP and local Papuan counterparts to collaboratively promote rights‐based sustainable development models that empower communities while respecting traditional knowledge, cultural integrity and the threatened eco‐systems upon which they depend. This will include establishing five women’s cooperatives in West Papua serving a network of over 2000 West Papuan women. For more information, visit www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org.

Surfing and Cycling for Peace - Tofino

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre
380 Campbell Street
Tofino, BC

Door at 8:00 pm Show at 8:30 pm.

Tickets $8: www.tofinofilmfestival.com

About Pedalling for Papua
Pedalling for Papua is Canada’s contribution to the global effort to broadcast the story of West Papua. After founder Jeremy Bally visited Indonesia in 2011 and saw first‐hand the ongoing human rights and environmental abuse, he established Pedalling for Papua. In 2012, Pedalling for Papua covered 7,500 km from Victoria, B.C., to St. John’s, N.L., in an effort to raise Canadian awareness of the human rights issues, environmental degradation, and political situation occurring in the South Pacific. In 2013, a second bicycle tour began, covering 12,000 km throughout seven countries in six months. Throughout this international tour, Bally performed at over 70 events telling the story of West Papua. Jeremy’s blog and more information can be found at www.pedallingforpapua.com.

About Isolated
The feature documentary Isolated follows elite world surfers on a journey to find remote waves around the islands of Indonesia, where they discover West Papua and its human rights atrocities, unethical mining corporations, and political injustice. Bringing the footage back to North America and the world through various film festivals, Isolated has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Green Seal Award, praising its efforts to film in an environmentally responsible manner. Produced by Geoff Clark and esteemed actor Ryan Phillippe, Isolated raises the issue of international controversy and sparks the opportunity of change to save lives through its Isolated Ambassador for Peace Campaign. More information can be found at www.isolated.tv.

About Pacific Peoples’ Partnership
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) has worked alongside West Papuan organisations and communities for more than 27 years. PPP is Canada’s only NGO devoted to working in solidarity with peoples of the South Pacific to promote their aspirations for peace, justice, and sustainability. Funds raised through this tour will enable PPP and local Papuan counterparts to collaboratively promote rights‐based sustainable development models that empower communities while respecting traditional knowledge, cultural integrity and the threatened eco‐systems upon which they depend. This will include establishing five women’s cooperatives in West Papua serving a network of over 2000 West Papuan women. For more information, visit www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org.

The Other: Sharing Stories, Connecting Cultures - Comox Valley Youth Symposium

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Comox Recreation Centre
Multi-purpose room
1855 Noel Ave, Comox BC

A Theatre for Living learning experience for youth, this symposium will be a group exploration of our relationship with the other through theatre activities. Some of the themes explored will include: what it means to be a global citizen; are Canadians global citizens; and how we define and relate to the other. The symposium is free (lunch is included), takes place from noon to 4pm, and is targeted at youth aged 18-30 years. Youth 13-17 who wish to participate are encouraged to contact us for further instructions.

Join facilitator Naiomi Wolfe from North Island College for group theatre activities, games and discussion around how we define and relate to the other.

To register or for more info contact Michelle at comoxvalleyyouth@gmail.com

Surfing and Cycling for Peace - Victoria

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad Street
Victoria BC

Doors at 6:30 pm, Show at 7:00 pm. Tickets $10 in Advance or $15 at the Door.

Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.ca/o/pacific‐peoples‐partnership‐5925728759?s=21390785

About Pedalling for Papua
Pedalling for Papua is Canada’s contribution to the global effort to broadcast the story of West Papua. After founder Jeremy Bally visited Indonesia in 2011 and saw first‐hand the ongoing human rights and environmental abuse, he established Pedalling for Papua. In 2012, Pedalling for Papua covered 7,500 km from Victoria, B.C., to St. John’s, N.L., in an effort to raise Canadian awareness of the human rights issues, environmental degradation, and political situation occurring in the South Pacific. In 2013, a second bicycle tour began, covering 12,000 km throughout seven countries in six months. Throughout this international tour, Bally performed at over 70 events telling the story of West Papua. Jeremy’s blog and more information can be found at www.pedallingforpapua.com.

About Isolated
The feature documentary Isolated follows elite world surfers on a journey to find remote waves around the islands of Indonesia, where they discover West Papua and its human rights atrocities, unethical mining corporations, and political injustice. Bringing the footage back to North America and the world through various film festivals, Isolated has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Green Seal Award, praising its efforts to film in an environmentally responsible manner. Produced by Geoff Clark and esteemed actor Ryan Phillippe, Isolated raises the issue of international controversy and sparks the opportunity of change to save lives through its Isolated Ambassador for Peace Campaign. More information can be found at www.isolated.tv.

About Pacific Peoples’ Partnership
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership (PPP) has worked alongside West Papuan organisations and communities for more than 27 years. PPP is Canada’s only NGO devoted to working in solidarity with peoples of the South Pacific to promote their aspirations for peace, justice, and sustainability. Funds raised through this tour will enable PPP and local Papuan counterparts to collaboratively promote rights‐based sustainable development models that empower communities while respecting traditional knowledge, cultural integrity and the threatened eco‐systems upon which they depend. This will include establishing five women’s cooperatives in West Papua serving a network of over 2000 West Papuan women. For more information, visit www.pacificpeoplespartnership.org.

Share the Love. Share the Wealth. Be a Global Valentine

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tyee Hall, North Island College
2300 Ryan Road
Comox, BC

Share the Love is an educational mini marketplace of global and compassionately crafted goods. Vendors have the opportunity to educate and inform shoppers on fair and equitable trade, and shoppers gain a greater understanding of responsible commerce while purchasing a gift for that someone special.

Flavours from Home - Food from Around the World - Victoria

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wilna Thomas Building 234
Camosun College, Victoria

Click here for more information.

Blue Moon Art Opening & IDW Reception

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Kutenai Art Therapy Institute
191 Baker street, 2nd floor
Nelson, BC

Featuring: Art for People: Andy Holmes and Martine Bedard; Miro Gabriel’s Ten Archangels; Community Art Making: buttons and pins with Rayne Tarasuik. For more information please call 250.352.2264.