International Development Week

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

For 29 years, IDW has taken place during the first full week of February. This year, it will take place from February 3-9th, 2019. The theme, Together for Gender Equality, embodies Canada’s commitment to the global effort to address gender inequality and encourages all Canadians to be change-makers in advancing gender equality in the world.  Learn about International Development Week across Canada. 

Top 30 Under 30 Celebration

A major focus of ACGC’s annual IDW programming is our Top 30 Under 30 magazine, which highlights extraordinary young people who are working towards a just and sustainable future for everyone.

Join the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation on Thursday, February 7th as we launch the 8th Annual Top 30 Under 30 magazine and award, featuring 30 exemplary young people from Alberta and around the world.

This event will celebrate and showcase the recipients and highlight their contributions in working towards the Sustainable Development Goals.  We will be joined at the event by Hoda Katebi, author of the political fashion blog JooJooAzad.  Come for the launch and stay for her lecture.  Free tickets for her lecture are found separately online through the University of Alberta.

Time: Thursday, February 7th.  6-6:45pm

Location: Atrium, Students’ Union Building, 8900 114st, NW, Edmonton


ACGC Partner Events


One! International Gala: Friday, February 1st.  Edmonton

One! International Poverty Relief is excited to present the 2019 Gala Celebration February 1st 2019!
Please join us as we celebrate this years success and progress.

The night includes dinner, silent auction and presentations from our students via skype. The night welcomes everyone; new and our dedicated supporters to come join together and create a wonderful and powerful night of hope and change.

Ticket prices vary.  Children 5 and under are free!

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University of Alberta International Week.  February 4-8th

With over 20 free public talks,UAlberta’s annual International Week is a chance for you to hear various perspectives from around the world, and to engage in deep conversations about global issues.  Each year International Week has a theme that all of I-Week’s speakers, talks and events focus on – this year we address the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Learn more and download a program of events.  


MacEwan University: Global Awareness Week: January 28-February 1st

Learn about human rights and gender equality issues. Witness the impact of sustainability initiatives and poverty education. Get creative at hands-on workshops. This is Global Awareness Week.

Learn more and explore the schedule.