International Development Week

International Development Week (IDW) is an opportunity to explore how Canada and Canadians are making a difference around the world!

For 28 years, IDW has taken place during the first full week of February. This year, it will take place from February 4-10th, 2018 and you are invited to be part of the celebration. 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.

Activities for Students and Schools – IDW 2018

Encourage active global citizenship by celebrating International Development Week in your school!  The following are some ideas to get you started!

  • Watch a video a day:  Start each day by watching one of a series of 3 minute videos made by Alberta youth during their trip to Uganda.  Download the resource!
  • Hold an Awareness Day:  Educate your peers about a global issue you are passionate about, and encourage them to take action
  • Hear from an Expert:  Invite an Alberta-based organization to speak to your class or school.  Not sure where to start?  Visit our Member page, or contact Leah at
  • Conduct a Workshop:  ACGC has a set of easy-to-run workshops with all materials ready to download and use!  Check them out!
  • Learn more about the Government of Canada’s Role in International Development:  Find out about Canada’s priorities, including a committment to gender equality and empowering women and girls, from Global Affairs Canada.


Classroom Workshops Available in February!

Mark International Development Week by introducing your students to the Sustainable Development Goals! ACGC will conduct interactive classroom workshops, geared for students in Grade 6 – Grade 9!

Morning and afternoon presentation slots are available on the following days and locations:
February 5-7, 12-13th:  Edmonton and surrounding areas
February 14th:  Calgary

All classrooms who participate will receive a class set of ACGC’s new publication, Together: Alberta’s Notebook for the Global Goals.  Read the digital version here!

Contact Leah at to book a presentation!


Check out the Events from IDW 2017!

Member events at International Week – University of Alberta

Member International Development Week Events

For more information, contact our 2017 International Development Week Coordinator at