January 19-20, 2018: WUSC and CECI host 7th annual International Forum on global development

The World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and International Center for Studies and Cooperation (CECI) host the 7th annual International Forum on global development in Ottawa. The Forum explores the theme ‘Global Solutions in a Fragmented World’ and encourages conversation around Canada’s role in meeting complex global challenges. The conference brings together academics, professionals, CSOs, and government actors to share ideals and practices for promoting inclusive global development. 

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event website - International Forum


February 10, 2018: University of Toronto hosts annual student-run International Development Conference

The University of Toronto hosts its annual International Development Conference (IDC), a student-organized and led conference that encourages critical thinking and innovation through discussion. This year's IDC explores the theme of 'Movements', examining changes to the international development landscape and the histories of people who have been excluded from mainstream development. The event includes thematic discussions on migration, citizen engagement and grassroots activism, the future of development, and the role of social media in transforming social activism.   

Location: Toronto, Canada

 Website - International Development Conference


March 5-7, 2018: Cities and Climate Change Science Conference in Edmonton

UN Habitat, UN Environment, Cities Alliance, Future Earth, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ICLEI, and United Cities and Local Governments co-host the 2018 Cities and Climate Change Science Conference. 

The event aims to identify gaps in academic and practical knowledge related to cities and climate science, in order to establish a global research agenda to meet key international targets such as the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. The conference encourages participation from academia, research organizations, practitioners, and policy-makers from local, provincial, and federal governments worldwide. 

Location: Edmonton, Canada

Website - Cities and Climate Change Science Conference


April 18-19, 2018: CanWAcH hosts annual conference on Canada's future development programming

The Canadian Partnership for Women and Children’s Health (CanWaCH) hosts its annual conference, which explores the theme of 'Canada’s Global Health and Development Programming Post 2020'. It encourages participation from organizations working on the implementation of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, as well as on monitoring and evaluation.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Website - CanWaCH 2018


May 31-June 1, 2018: CASID hosts annual conference on diversity in development

The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) hosts its annual conference under the theme ‘Exploring and Unpacking Diversity in Development’.  The Conference encourages conversations around a range of issues including gender and development; conflict, disaster, and migration; the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda; development finance; and inequality and social protection.

Interested participants can submit panel and roundtable proposals until November 1, 2017.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Website - CASID