Established in 1968, The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is Canada’s only national umbrella organization for Canadian civil society organizations involved in international development. CCIC’s members represent a broad range of humanitarian and development organizations, including faith-based and secular groups, labour unions and cooperatives and professional associations. CCIC seeks to end global poverty, and to promote social justice and human dignity for all.
CCIC is a key public voice and go-to source for analysis and information on development policy, on behalf of the sector. The Council is actively involved in the national and global policy arenas, while its regional working groups shed light on policies affecting Africa, Asia and the Americas. Recent contributions include a submission to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) on its Draft Civil Society Partnership Policy, which resulted in the adoption of an “International Development and Humanitarian Assistance Civil Society Partnership Policy”.
The Council reinforces the capacities of its member organizations by offering workshops and other events on key issues for the sector, and by facilitating knowledge sharing and networking opportunities between members and with other stakeholders. CCIC brings the sector together through public engagement campaigns, the most recent one being the “We Can Do Better 2015” campaign, asking for positive Canadian leadership in the post-2015 context.