International Development Week

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

This year’s IDW will take place from February 7-13, 2021. Learn about International Development Week across Canada and see the many events in Alberta below!

Top 30 Under 30 Celebration
February 10, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM

This year, we will celebrate the 10th Annual Top 30 Under 30, featuring 30 accomplished youth from Alberta and around the world contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Join us on February 10th, 2021 at 6:00 pm to celebrate the 2021 Top 30 Under 30! Sign up below to attend.

She Said WHAT? A Night of Stand Up Comedy
February 5, 2021 | 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Join us for a night of laughs on Friday, February 5 at 7:00 PM!

Presented by the University of Alberta International and the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, this comedy show will highlight women comedians from across Canada. Our incredible lineup includes our host, Celeste Lampa, and headliners, Martha Chaves, Stephanie Pangowish, and Hoodo Hersi. 

Tickets range from $0 – $10. Buy your tickets now!

Global Perspectives, Local Action: The SDGs and YOUth
February 1, 2021 | 12:00 - 2:00 PM

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, the University of Alberta, and MacEwan University are excited to present Global Perspectives | Local Action: The SDGs and YOUth on February 1 from 12:00PM to 2:00 PM. This event will connect young people with one another around their interests in the Sustainable Development Goals!

A one-hour panel discussion will feature past and present members of ACGC’s Top 30 Under 30, as they discuss the SDG they are most passionate about and the work they do to achieve it in Alberta and globally. Following this panel, small networking circles will be hosted to allow participants to connect and engage with our speakers. Space in these networking circles will be limited, so register today to ensure you are able to connect.

Global Perspectives, Local Action: Community Asset SDG Hackathons
February 6, 2021 | 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Post-Secondary students are invited to participate in Community Asset SDG Hackathons, focused on identifying groups in their on- and off-campus communities currently addressing the SDGs. These 3-hour events will help youth to learn what work is already being done in their community, and provide a resource list for community members interested in volunteering and becoming engaged in addressing the SDGs. 

The Hackathons will take place on February 6, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Participation spaces are limited so register today!! And don’t worry – no coding experience is needed!

Grade 3 Lesson Plan: Now for 2030 Time Capsule

In the month of February 2021, participating classes across Alberta are invited to write a letter to the Grade 3 class of 2030 in their school, sharing their hopes and aspirations for the future. Once complete, send your letter to ACGC to be stored in our time capsule. 

On 25 September 2030, ACGC will open and share the letter, and will send it back to your school for the class of 2030 to read!  Download the classroom lesson and instructions!

Bonus: Download new colouring pages from Global Affairs Canada to help educate students about Canada’s role in addressing gender equality during Covid-19 around the world!

Global Health Impact Exchange
February 8, 9 & 10, 2021 | 12:00 - 2:30 PM (EST)

Join CanWaCH for this one-of-a-kind virtual event over three days exploring three key, timely themes for success in the next era of Canadian leadership and partnerships for global health:

Innovation. Creativity. Diversity.

CanWaCH’s annual flagship event has a new format and a program filled with high-profile Canadian speakers, stories and case studies from our members and learning opportunities for all audiences.