Posted January 31st 2014
February 2-8, 2014 is International Development Week (IDW). The theme for this year is We Are Making A Difference.
The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has produced eight video profiles of groups of Manitobans who are contributing their time and effort in the areas of international development and social justice issues to make a difference in our world. MCIC is profiling a wide range of Manitoba groups, organizations and towns who demonstrate that all across the province, people are working together to create a better world for all. These actions include Manitoba towns receiving official Fair Trade Town status, high schools supporting development projects at home and abroad, a credit union supporting social equity and Fair Trade, Canadian development organizations with projects that empower women and girls in the developing world and much more. Click here to watch these videos and to enter a contest to win Fair Trade chocolate for a year (a value of $260).
Government of Manitoba provides $200,000 for Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan Posted November 12th 2013
The Government of Manitoba is lending support to the Philippines as it attempts to recover from the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan.
On November 9, 2013 Premier Greg Selinger pledged $100,000 to the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) to support relief and reconstruction in the region. Premier Selinger also pledged an additional $100,000 on November 12, 2013 to help the recovery process, bringing the total to $200,000. MCIC will distribute the money to its member agencies working in the area, through the Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.
Global Justice Spoken Word project for Manitoba High School students Posted November 11th 2013
Are you interested in social justice and the arts?
MCIC invites high school students from Manitoba to apply for a global justice spoken word project.
High school students with experience in spoken word (or related skills, like drama, poetry or hip hop) and an interest in social justice are invited to apply to the “We Are Making a Difference” project.
Fair Trade Challenge Posted October 6th 2013
Over the years as Fair Trade Manitoba has been working to engage Manitobans in fair trade, one of the most successful (and fun) tools we have used to promote awareness has been the One-Month Challenge. A simple, but effective challenge, where participants make a point to purchase and use fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate for 30 days. Prizes, contests, a chance to try something new OR to be supported in something you believe strongly in…..not to mention, you are encouraged to eat ethical chocolate for an entire month! Our success has seen nearly 10 000 registrants over the years, with consistent interest from both fair trade enthusiasts and newbies. In the interest of maintaining such success while still growing and keeping dynamic, Fair Trade Manitoba is pleased to present: The Fair Trade Challenge.