Training and Capacity Building

Join our April 25th Webinar:
Empowering Youth to Take Environmental Action

This webinar will introduce educators to CAWST’s CTF (Career and Technology Foundations) online course in Environmental Stewardship built around creating an action project. You will learn about the impact that action-based learning can have on a student’s sense of self-efficacy, environmental awareness and civic responsibility and explore ways you can integrate this program into your classroom or extracurricular program.

The cost is $20. Registration closes on April 18, 2017 at 10:00 am.

Get more details about the course here.

Register for the webinar here.

Hive Mind: Engaging the Public for the Greater Good

Hive Mind is designed as an introductory online course for practitioners who would like to explore the key concepts of public engagement, boost their ability to connect with stakeholders in their communities and learn how to build effective partnerships. The course will provide practical tools for animating the community and connecting with your target audience, with a special focus on reaching students and youth.  Hive Mind is a flexible, go at your own pace, online program that takes roughly 20 hours to complete. A certificate is offered upon course completion. Learn more here.

CRA Regulations and the Political Activities of Charities

In November 2016, the Inter-Council Network conducted a webinar in response to a CRA consultation on the political activities of Canadian charities, featuring input from John Cameron, Dalhousie University, and Mark Blumber, Blumber Segal LLP.  

Download a copy of the slides.

Inter-Council Network Webinars

Want to discover more exciting webinars on the newest trends, topics and practice in international development? Sign up for the ICN webinar email list.


Solar Technology Workshops

Light Up the World offers training courses and educational workshops in Alberta and Peru on solar technology. Contact us at for information about upcoming workshop dates or if you would like our team to facilitate training or educational workshops for your organization, company, community or school.

Global Citizenship Education: Professional Development

If you are looking for professional development opportunities on global citizenship education, please visit Teacher Resources. 

The Power to Decide:  The Role of Women in Creating a Sustainable Future

ACGC was pleased to have Dr. Alaa Murabit give our keynote address at ACGC’s Annual Conference in Edmonton in September 2016.  Hailing from Saskatchewan, Dr. Murabit is a medical doctor, a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth, and one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals Advocates. 

Listen to a podcast of her presentation. 

Travelling Abroad with Youth: Sample Program Activities 

Will you be travelling abroad to a developing country as part of an international service-learning trip or volunteer program?  ACGC has compiled a document of sample activities to do with your group both before going abroad and upon your return. Activities contained in this document are samples of activities used by ACGC as part of our Change Your World Leadership tour since 2010. 

Resilience Checklist and Plan of Action:  Coping with going abroad, being away from family, friends, and familiar environment can be very difficult.  Developing resilience, or the ‘capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness’, can help you cope with hard times you will encounter.  This document lists some factors that help ensure resilience, and help ‘protect’ you when you experience difficulties while abroad.

Redland, Blueland, Orangeland:  This icebreaker is a fun activity simulating what may happen when people from different cultural backgrounds meet for the first time!

Market Exchange:  In this simulated activity, groups work together to barter and trade resources in order to sell crowns at a market, while struggling to understanding language and cultural norms.

Understanding and Addressing Culture Shock:  This handout briefly outlines culture shock and reverse culture shock, while outlining the ‘HEART’ method of helping someone cope.

Want more activities and examples?  Download more examples! 

The Power of Storytelling:  Workshop 

In spring 2014, guest speaker Zane Hamm shared tools, resources and processes to help organizations achieve social change by crafting a strong public narrative. Participants left with a greater understanding of how stories empower organizations to increase fundraising, stakeholder engagement and volunteer retention.

Download the slideshow of the presentation. 

Download the slideshow of the presentation as well as the Resource booklet.