September 9-11, 2017: Australasian conference on tropical diseases takes place in Queensland

Registration is now open for the 2017 Australasian Tropical Health Conference, where international researchers present on a range of topics, including infectious diseases, health systems, and health economics.

The event is organized by the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), a new health and tropical medicine research institute located at the James Cook University of North Queensland.

Location: Hilton Hotel, Cairns, Australia

Event website - James Cook University

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September 21-22, 2017: PACS-Can and Balsillie School of International Affairs host peacekeeping workshop

Together with the Balsillie School of International Affairs, the Peace and Conflict Studies Association of Canada (PACS-Can) hosts a two-day workshop on Canada’s engagement with UN peacekeeping. The workshop features panels with Canadian experts on issues related to peacekeeping, as well as trends in Canadian contributions to peacekeeping efforts. 

Location: Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Canada

Event website - PACS-Can


September 27, 2017: CAN-Rac and CCIC event explores opportunities for Canadian leadership on sustainable development

Climate Action Network Canada (CAN-Rac) and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC) host a free public event to discuss Canada’s opportunities for leadership on sustainable development ahead of its upcoming G7 Presidency in 2018.  The event will unpack the challenges and opportunities for advancing the fight against climate change and achieving the SDGs.  Led by a panel of Canadian and international experts, this event brings together members of the climate change and development community to propose recommendations for the Canadian government to champion during its G7 host year.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event website – Eventbrite

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Global Compact Network Canada hosts SDG Awards

The Global Compact Network Canada hosts the 2nd annual Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Awards recognizing Canadian organizations that have advanced efforts to achieve the 2030 SDG agenda. Winners will be chosen through a public voting process open until September 14, 2017.  

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event website - Global Compact Network Canada


September 27-28, 2017: Canadian Council for International Cooperation announces annual conference on Canada’s new policy directions in Ottawa

The Canadian Council for International Cooperation (CCIC), in partnership with the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, is hosting a two-day conference on new challenges and opportunities for civil-society organizations stemming from Canada’s new development policy. The conference brings together academics, government officials, and practitioners to “influence” current issues pertaining to advocacy, “inspire” others through sharing experiences, and “innovate” through uncovering new ideas, interrelationships, practices, and technologies to advance the development agenda. 

Website – CCIC  


September 28, 2017: FES hosts SDGs youth training

The Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) is hosting a training session for youth on the SDGs. The objective is to inform a deeper understanding of the SDGs in high school and post-secondary students, as well as the community at large. During the session, attendees are also given the opportunity to connect to organizations and activists currently implementing the SDGs around the world. 

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event website - Eventbrite


September 30, 2017: University of Ottawa holds 6th annual global health conference

The Action Global Health Network, University of Ottawa Medical School Aesculapian Society, and the Office of Internationalization of the University of Ottawa host a one-day conference to foster discussion on international health and development.  The 6th Annual uOttawa Global Health Conference brings together academics, stakeholders, and future leaders from a range of disciplines to discuss and inspire action on key health challenges.

Organizers are currently accepting abstracts from the fields of social science, global health, public health, health services, health policy, and anthropology.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Website – Eventbrite

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October 5-6, 2017: OCIC announces workshop on human rights-based approach to development assistance

In partnership with Equitas, Canada’s oldest human rights education organization, the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) hosts a workshop to highlight the benefits of human rights-based approaches (HBRA) for development initiatives. The event targets members of civil-society organizations and will explore a range of topics related to issues of human rights and the application of HBRA in practice. It provides an opportunity for participants to share knowledge and learn about the integration of HBRA in their programs.

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event page - Eventbrite



October 24-25, 2017: Invest in Africa Forum 2017 to be held in Toronto

The Invest Africa Forum brings together over 100 delegates from the private and public sector to discuss and learn about practical strategies for investing in Africa. The Forum provides an opportunity for delegates to network and identify new partnerships and opportunities for North American companies.  Keynote speakers include business and public-sector leaders from Canada and Africa. 

Location: Toronto, Canada

Event page - Eventbrite


October 23-24, 2017: ACGC hosts symposium on achieving the SDGs

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) is hosting 'Together 2017', its first annual symposium on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event convenes representatives from the private sector, government, civil society, academia, indigenous peoples, and youth populations to discuss ways for all of Canadian society to work together towards achieving the SDGs.

Location: University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Event website - Together 2017