March 22, 2018: Action Canada and CARE Canada to host panel on empowering women in emergencies

Action Canada and CARE Canada have organized activists, parliamentarians, and humanitarian actors to discuss best practices and remaining gaps for upholding the right to sexual and reproductive health information and services in humanitarian settings.  Highlighted by a keynote speech from the Minister of International Development and la Francophonie, Marie-Claude Bibeau, the discussion will focus on how sexual and reproductive healthcare in emergencies saves lives.

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Event website - Action Canada

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April 3, 2018: CIGI to convene media panel on reporting the 'Refugee Crisis'

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in collaboration with Carleton University’s Journalism Program, is hosting some of Canada’s top journalists and writers to talk about their experiences and challenges of reporting on the refugee crisis around the world.  With panelists from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and Open Canada, the discussion will focus on the global 'refugee crisis' and why international responses have not kept up.

Location: Ottawa, Canada

Event website - CIGI


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 15-17, 2018: L'AQOCI to host training on gender equality

L’Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (l’AQOCI),  in collaboration with le Comité québécois femmes et développement,  is hosting a three-day training to build capacity for the implementation of gender and development analysis in the framework of international development projects. The training aims to deepen knowledge related to the mainstreaming of gender in the management of development projects of international  organizations, and to foster a better understanding of the institutionalization of gender equality and strategies to achieve it.

Location: Montreal, Canada

Event website - L'AQOCI (in French) 


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