International Development Week 2018

We are excited to share that Global Affairs Canada has officially announced that International Development Week (IDW) is being held from February 4 to 10, 2018. The theme, Partners for a Better World, reflects the core values of the work Canadians and Canadian organizations do in international assistance, linking to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in support of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. Visit GAC’s IDW Web page regularly for updates.

January 22-23, 2018 in Ottawa

Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) – what’s in the name?
Join the conference to find out!
This year’s conference will feature three key streams:
  • Canada’s new foreign policy
  • Skills, tools and innovations
  • Partnering and financing
Visit the conference website for details and register by December 15, 2017 for the early bird rate.

Member and Partner Events

An International Dinner:
30 Years of Partnerships
February 3, 2018

Sombrilla is excited to host our annual International Dinner at St. Basil’s Cultural Centre. This year is particularly special as it is Sombrilla’s 30th anniversary. This will be an evening of delicious food, great music, interesting speakers, and engaging conversations. Individual tickets are $60 and tables of 8 cost $420. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact connect@sombrilla.caFor more details and to register.

 Engineer’s without Borders Calgary’s Kumvana Gala 2018
February 7 at the St. Louis Hotel, Calgary

The theme: SDG 5: Gender Equality. Special keynote speaker from Kenya, Gladys Muthara. Event information and tickets:

University of Alberta International’s I-Week
January 29 to February 3, 2018

I-Week 2018 will focus on how the arts can contribute to social and environmental justice. This is a fantastic week of of workshops, film screenings, theatrical presentations, music, exhibits and keynotes. Confirmed speakers and performers include Top 30 Under 30 Daniel Arzola at 7 pm on February 2 following our launch! View the program.