ACGC Events

Together Alberta 

The Together Alberta Roundtable project has been an exciting series of conversations about which SDGs Albertan organizations are contributing to at home and abroad. We’ve hosted 12 roundtables in communities across the province. We’re eager to host even more, and you’re invited!

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Member and Partner Events

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Mosaic International

Upcoming Workshops

Mosaic International is celebrating 21st Year of organizing dynamic International Workshops by offering the following workshops:

  1. Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation with 2.5 day Community Practicum:  July 15-20, 2019, held at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
  2. Advanced RBM, Theory of Change and Deliverology Workshop, July 22-24, 2019 held at the University of Ottawa, Canada.  *David DaSilva, Director of the Results and Delivery Unit at Global Affairs, Canada  will be our special guest speaker on Deliverology.
  3. New! A joint Canadian/Mexican alliance:  Stakeholder Engagement in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in Mexico, February 10-15, 2020. 

Registration includes 3 months of post-workshop online mentoring and coaching to facilitate the application of tools in the workplace.

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Executive Director Mentorship Program

Are you a fresh and burgeoning non-profit Executive Director or CEO eager to learn from an experienced local mentor? Apply to the Executive Director Mentorship Program and settle into your role by exchanging insight, opening new lines of communication, and expanding your network!

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2019 Annual General Meeting and Together Alberta Map Launch

We would like to cordially invite you to participate in the 2019 Alberta Council for Global Cooperation's Annual General Meeting on Thursday September 12, 2019 in Edmonton.

2019 has been an exciting year so far with a long list of exciting opportunities and events coming up for ACGC Members and our sector. The ACGC Board of Directors and Staff are excited to share the news with you!

We invite you to participate in the AGM, either in person, or via distance technology. We will share sector news and tell you more about how your Council has been advocating on your behalf over the past year. You will also have the opportunity to elect new board members and hear what the 2018-2019 Board of Directors have accomplished.

Following the AGM we are excited to launch the Together Alberta map and community report. Together Alberta was a series of roundtables hosted across the Province of Alberta in 2019 which aimed to understand the workbeing led by Albertans on sustainability and how they are advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through cross sector conversations we captured the impact and stories of Albertans working towards a more sustainable future. The outcomes of these conversations have been mapped online to promote collaboration and innovation to advance the SDGs.

  • Annual General Meeting (5:30-6:30 PM)

  • Networking & Reception (6:30-7:00 PM)

  • Together Alberta Launch: (7:00-8:00 PM)

All members of the public are invited to attend. Please RSVP by Friday September 6th, 2019.


Light Up the World

Battery Based Solar Training

Join LUTW for a one day workshop to learn how to install a low-voltage solar photovoltaic (PV) system. In this training workshop you will gain a basic understanding of how to install a small-scale low-voltage solar photovoltaic (PV) system. The workshop includes a mix of practical hands-on exercises and overview of solar fundamentals. It culminates with the connection of components used in a basic off-grid solar electric system. The workshop is intended for beginners, no previous solar experience is required.

Workshop content includes:

– Electricity principles
– Solar system fundamentals
– Solar system installation steps
– Connections and wiring techniques
– System troubleshooting

Lunch and coffee break is provided in the workshop fee.

To register or for information on how to book your own private course for your company or organization, please email

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John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights

Navigating Jurisdiction in Human Rights: an eye to health and mental health

A major challenge to the fulfillment of human rights for Indigenous people in Canada is to address the barriers in place as a result of federal and provincial jurisdiction. At this event, we will unearth the barriers that community faces in accessing health and mental health supports as well as explore the possibilities for navigating the barriers.


Light Up the World

Light Up The World at Beakerhead 2019!

Like all great ideas, it all started with a brainstorming. We wanted to connect with our community in a different way, show them how TOGETHER we can Light Up The World. But we wanted to do so in an engaging way: playing! #Beakerhead gave us the answer and helped us find the most amazing artist CoryNespor (who also happens to be a Master Electrician) to dream BIG with us. The project became a reality when we teamed up with #LLSC to bring a #GianLiteBrite back to life to showcase at #Beakerhead this September, while shedding light on the causes that are so important to both our organizations. Don’t miss out on this smash-up of art, science and engineering happening in Calgary this September with special discounts for LUTW followers (use code LUTW2019 when purchasing your tickets).

Read all about our story here:

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2019 AGM

CAWST will host our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. They hope you will join them to celebrate their achievements of the past year, and to shape their future.

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 5.00pm – 7.30pm (MST)
Location: B12 – 6020 2 St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2L8

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Canadian Humanitarian

Hope For Tomorrow

Held at the beautiful Irene Lewis Atrium, this year’s annual event is set to be an evening full of great entertainment, food, and fun.

We can hardly wait for another incredible event to add to our history of over 10 years here in Calgary!

Indigo Circus

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Change for Children Foundation

Development Dinner

Each year, an enthusiastic, caring community comes together to focus on CFC’s international projects. Over a delicious meal with great company, a charming host, and passionate presentations, a room full of beautiful humans collectively mobilizes to help another community achieve their basic rights and secure a better future. Please plan to join us!

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Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace

Celebrating Gandhi's 150th!

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Vikas Swarup
This year in honour of Mahatma Gandhi's sequicential we have a very special keynote speaker. Mr. Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada and world-acclaimed author and diplomat Mr. Vikas Swarup, High Commissioner of India to Canada. High Commissioner Swarup is the author of the novel Q&A, the story of how a penniless waiter in Mumbai becomes the biggest quiz show winner in history. The book was translated into 43 languages and became the Oscar-winning movie, Slumdog Millionaire. It won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the Golden Globe best picture.

In addition to High Commissioner Swarup's address, guests will enjoy a 3-course vegetarian meal, live music, performances, and a brief report of the activities of the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation.

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Introduction to Board Governance: Understanding Your Roles and Responsibilities and Applying Your Learning

Hosted by the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and presented by the Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women's Board Development Program (BDP)

This workshop is for you if:

  • You’re a new board member wanting to learn more about your role.
  •  You’re an experienced board member wishing to enhance your skills and work more effectively as a board team member.
  •  You want to attend by yourself or with other member(s) of your board.
  • You are interested in working through case studies and practical activities to help you apply your learning.

This workshop covers topics that concern all boards of incorporated non-profit societies including:

  • Understanding one’s legal landscape and legal responsibilities
  • Concepts of governance and understanding the roles and responsibilities of board members
  • Liability and risk management and the link to policy development
  • An overview of organizational planning and financial responsibilities
  • Building a strong team and effective relationships
  •  Effective meetings and making the most of committees
  • Creating an effective structure to ensure work gets done

Note: this workshop does NOT include strategic planning.

The program will run Friday, October 4, 2019 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturday, October 5, 2019 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Woodvale Community Facility.


A full refund can be issued no later than 14 days prior to the event. 

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International Society of Sustainability Professionals


Walk through the steps of creating a comprehensive sustainability plan: from justification for your sustainability efforts, through impacts assessment and determination of measures. The resulting plan also sets you up for reliable and pain free reporting.

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HEAL International

Killer Heels 2019

HEAL International is thrilled to announce the fourth annual Killer Heels for HEAL event.

Their signature annual event will be held on Thursday, October 17th, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Lexus of Edmonton dealership in the west end.

They’re planning another fun evening of good food and drinks, an African-themed fashion show, and a silent auction featuring a variety of products donated by local businesses. All proceeds from this event go towards helping orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda overcome poverty and improve their quality of life. More details will be shared soon, but in the meantime, please save the date. They look forward to seeing you again this year!

Stay tuned for details.

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Micah Centre

Justice and Charity: What’s the Difference and Why it Matters

With Micah Centre Director Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning

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Light Up the World

Annual Fundraising Gala “Dinner in the Dark” (Save the Date!!!)

Join Light Up the World on Friday, October 25th 2019, at the beautiful Studio Bell for Light Up The World’s 5th annual Dinner in the Dark. The gala will include dinner served by Hotel Arts, live music, silent auctions and a unique opportunity to have an impact on families living in energy poverty. Buy your tickets before September 1st and get 25% off (plus tax receipt $45)!


Individual tickets - $100 before September 1st (tax receipt $45)

Regular individual tickets after September 1st will be $125  (tax receipt $75)

Table of eight - $800 (tax receipt $400)

For corporate sponsorship opportunities or  media requests, please contact Ana Robert at

This event is business casual.


Catered by Hotel Arts, a three-course dinner will include:

  • Artisan Greens, Cucumber, Picked Strawberry, Dried Cranberry, Candied Walnut, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Honey Balsamic (GF) (V)
  • Oven Roasted Chicken Supreme, Butternut Squash Polenta, Roasted Golden Beet, Glazed Zucchini, Chicken Jus (GF) - OR - Vegeterian Option with Charred Cauliflower Steak, Roasted Cauliflower Puree, Babby Beets (GF) (DF) (V)
  • Variety of Desserts

If you have special dietary requests or you would prefer the vegetarian option, please contact prior to October 10th.

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Canadian Global Care Society

10 Year Anniversary

Come join the Canadian Global Care Society for a night of musical performances to celebrate the incredible efforts put forth by the CGC team over the last time. Dinner will be provided.

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Micah Centre

Do Justice Week

Can art change the world?

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Summit on Canada's Global Leadership

The Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership will bring together diverse voices across sectors to discuss and analyze the gaps, successes and opportunities for a balanced approach to policy coherence.

In the Fall 2019 post-election context and nearing the 10-year mark to reach the SDGs/Agenda 2030, this summit provides an opportunity to understand where Canadian state and non-state actors stand at the nexus of international trade, security, diplomacy, development and humanitarian assistance.

Building on Global Affairs Canada’s expressed commitment to consultation, discussion and cooperation with non-state experts, academics, private sector organizations, and Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs), the Summit is also a platform to challenge one another to engage in reflexive cross-sectoral analysis of Canada’s foreign policy goals, strategies, and actions. Actors from the security, development, humanitarian and trade sectors will convene to examine possibilities for aligning interests and efforts to improve understandings of the relationships between sectors. Our objective is improved collaboration and impacts and more effective responses to international socioeconomic, security, humanitarian, human rights, environmental and development challenges.

The Summit is a joint effort between the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) and the Canadian Association for the Study in International Development (CASID) and will serve as a jumping off point towards achieving more integrated approaches to Canada’s global cooperation priorities and enhancing collaboration across sectors and with the Government of Canada. 

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Light Up the World

International Solar Program

Learn how to design and install solar PV systems and experience the impact of sustainable energy solutions and access to electricity for people living in rural Peru.

Learn how to size, design and install battery-based solar PV systems in an off-grid setting while experiencing the impact of sustainable energy solutions and access to electricity for people living in rural Peru. The off-grid solar PV training program provides a unique opportunity to learn about solar PV through a mix of classroom, lab activities, and completing at least one complete battery-based solar PV installation from start to finish in a rural community building in the Peruvian Andes. The training program takes place in a region where LUTW has installed hundreds of systems. Participants will learn about system maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair through visits to previous LUTW installations.
No previous educational background or experience is required.

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