Shrinking civic space and Canada’s global leadership: a key issue for international co-operation organizations

The world seems to be entering a new cycle of heightened protests globally: from Chile to Hong Kong, from Iraq to Guinea. The specific demands of the demonstrators depend on the local context, and sometimes different groups will have contradictory demands. However, a common thread in all these protests is the defence of the very… Continue reading Shrinking civic space and Canada’s global leadership: a key issue for international co-operation organizations

Asia-Pacific Working Group members strengthen ties during their 2019 Annual Meeting

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The Asia-Pacific Working Group (APWG) held a productive annual meeting on June 25 and 26, 2019 in Ottawa where in total 34 people participated from 17 organizations. The event was followed by a strategic Joint Dialogue with Global Affairs Canada’s Asia Pacific Branch, where 33 government officials also participated in the discussions. On the first day, APWG… Continue reading Asia-Pacific Working Group members strengthen ties during their 2019 Annual Meeting

ACF Annual Report 2018-2019

It has been an amazing year for the Africa-Canada Forum and its members. As such, we are proud to present the ACF 2018-2019 Annual Report highlighting the work of its 42 members. It includes the group’s main activities, list of members and financial report. Among all the milestones that we have reached, we can highlight the following collective work of the… Continue reading ACF Annual Report 2018-2019

APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report

It has been an amazing year for the Asia-Pacific Working Group and its members. As such, we are proud to present the APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report to its 24 members. It includes the group’s main activities, list of members and financial report. Among all the milestones that we have reached, we can highlight the following collective work of APWG:  Academic collaborations &… Continue reading APWG 2018-2019 Annual Report

APG Annual Report 2018-2019

It has been an amazing year for the Americas Policy Group (APG) and its members. As such, we are proud to present the APG 2018-2019 Annual Report highlighting the work of its 29 members. It includes the group’s main activities, list of members and financial report. Among all the milestones that we have reached, we can highlight the following collective work of… Continue reading APG Annual Report 2018-2019

Nuttall presents petition on human rights detentions in Honduras

MP Alex Nuttall, centre, after presenting a petition calling for urgent intervention in the case of Edwin Espinal of Honduras, with, from left, Laura Avalos of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, Christine Nugent of the Simcoe County Honduras Rights Monitor, Janet Spring, Espinal’s mother-in-law, and Sebastian Vielmas, also of the Canadian Council for International… Continue reading Nuttall presents petition on human rights detentions in Honduras

FROM COMMITMENT TO ACTION: the crucial role of adult learning and education to address current crises

The Civil Society Forum “Education 2030: From Commitment to Action” organized by ICAE, friends and partners, in the framework of the CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review in Suwon 24 October, looked at civil society’s contribution to securing the right to education and lifelong learning for youth and adults.    For civil society, this gathering offered the possibility to… Continue reading FROM COMMITMENT TO ACTION: the crucial role of adult learning and education to address current crises

L’ICAE participe dans la séance d’informations et d’échanges sur la Conférence de Bilan de Mi-Parcours de CONFINTEA VI organisée par l’ICÉA et la CDÉACF

L’ICAE participe dans la séance d’informations et d’échanges sur la Conférence de Bilan de Mi-Parcours de CONFINTEA VI organisée par l’ICÉA et la CDÉACF. L’ICAE, à travers de son agent responsable des membres et de la mobilisation, Sebastián Vielmas, a participé aujourd’hui, mercredi 14 juin, à la séance d’informations et des échanges sur la Conférence… Continue reading L’ICAE participe dans la séance d’informations et d’échanges sur la Conférence de Bilan de Mi-Parcours de CONFINTEA VI organisée par l’ICÉA et la CDÉACF

ICÉA celebrates its 70th anniversary

The Institut de co-operation pour l’éducation des adultes (ICÉA) organised a cocktail party on Wednesday 24th May in order to celebrate its 70th anniversary at Montréal. The ICÉA community, and the broader Québécois and French-speaking Canadian adult education community, toasted for an organisation that spans generations and political context in order to advocate for the… Continue reading ICÉA celebrates its 70th anniversary

Forging Solidarity: Popular Education at Work

Sebastián Vielmas, another author, outlines how the Chilean student movement worked to transform the acceptance of student debt as a private burden into a movement for the right to education. “A fair system allows everyone to study without becoming indebted and part of that challenge is to get mainstream media, students, families, politicians and all… Continue reading Forging Solidarity: Popular Education at Work