Training and Capacity Building

Health Proposal Writing Webinar for Global Affairs Canada


ACGC and the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) will be holding a webinar on “Health Proposal Writing for Global Affairs Canada” on Wednesday June 7th from 10am to 11:30am MDT.  

The workshop will present an overview of how to develop comprehensive Global Affairs Canada (GAC) proposals in health, including tips and insights from the presenter’s experience in developing numerous proposals. The workshop will walk through the unsolicited proposal template of GAC and provide critical considerations to include in your proposals. The workshop format will include an interactive forum to enhance proposal development. It is expected that participants already have a general understanding of the template and the various funding mechanisms at GAC. The workshop will also provide an overview of GAC’s updated Results Based Management (RBM) framework.

The workshop will be facilitated by Tariq Bhanjee who has worked in international development and public health since 2000 in over 20 countries. Through a rights based approach and by applying results based management, Tariq has supported over 30 NGOs and secured over 150 million dollars in funding from a range of donors including Global Affairs Canada, EU, USAID, CDC and multilateral agencies (detailed bio included at the end of the email).

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Webinar

On July 1st, CASL’s compliance requirements will become a lot more impactful for charities and non-profit organizations.

June 8th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:00pm Eastern Time

Register here

Some things covered in the webinar will include:  

  • What is CASL and who does it apply to?
  • What are the rules charities and nonprofits should be aware of?
  • What is implied consent?
  • What is private right of action?

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations CASL Resources 

Download the Canadian Society of Association Executives webinar PDF – CASL Training PDF

Hive Mind: Engaging the Public for the Greater Good


Hive Mind: Engaging the Public for the Greater Good is designed as an introductory 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.

This course on public engagement has much to offer as an overview for folks who are new to the sector and those looking to reconnect with the concepts that underpin their work, as well as students passionate about social change and teachers trying to inspire their students to become global citizens. Everything is designed in layers, so there is plenty to delve into if you want to learn more!

Hive Mind: Engaging the Public for the Greater Good is a flexible, go at your own pace, online program that takes roughly 20 hours to complete. A certificate is offered upon course completion.

Brought to you by the ICN – the creators of the Global Hive

Fourth cohort starts in June 2017

Learning objectives include:

  • Creating and putting your organization’s Theory of Change into practice;
  • Exploring best practices for youth engagement (19-30);
  • Creating learning environments that, by design, foster engagement and build global citizenship in schools, places of employment and across communities;
  • Using tools to assess how potential partners and partnerships may align with your organization’s goals and needs;
  • And more!

For more information, contact the ICN coordinator at

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.