The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

International Development Week

  • Leave No One Behind (2016)

    International Development Week is a national event that celebrates how Canadians are taking on global challenges, both at home and around the world. It’s a chance to inspire one another as we continue to work toward a more sustainable world for everyone. This year’s theme, Leave No One Behind: Canada Contributes to Global Goals, recognizes our collective efforts and obligations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals identified in the United Nations Agenda 2030.

  • We Are Making A Difference (2016)

    International Development Week (IDW), February 7 to 13, highlights what Canada and Canadians are doing to make a better world. The theme IDW 2016 is We Are Making A Difference. The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) is once again producing a series of video profiles of innovative 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.

  • We Are Making A Difference (2015)

    The theme for the 25th International Development Week (IDW) 2015 is We Are Making A Difference, and Manitobans certainly are! The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has produced five video profiles of innovative 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. Learn more about what Manitobans are doing to: improve Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH), fight against Ebola, use music to provide comfort in conflict scarred societies, and help communities gain access to clean and safe places to go to the bathroom.

  • We Are Making A Difference (2014)

    The theme for International Development Week (IDW) 2014 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.

  • I Am Making A Difference (2013)

    The theme for International Development Week (IDW) 2013 is I Am Making A Difference. The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has produced nine video profiles of Manitobans who are contributing their time and effort to work towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). MCIC is profiling a wide range of Manitobans including educators, students, business owners and health care professionals from urban and rural Manitoba who demonstrate that everyone can make a difference in the lives of others. Their actions, such as raising awareness at local events, volunteering their time and providing health care and education at home and abroad, are helping to ensure that the world is on track to meet the MDGs by 2015.

  • I Am Making A Difference (2012)

    The theme for IDW 2012 is I Am Making A Difference and the focus is the Empowerment of Women and Girls. MCIC has produced nine video profiles of Manitobans from all walks of life who are contributing their time and effort to take action as global citizens. From middle year students to seniors, women and men in urban and rural Manitoba demonstrate that everyone can make a difference in the lives of others. Their actions, such as raising awareness at school events, promoting cooperatives in the developing world and teaching sustainable farming methods, are helping to create a brighter future where women and girls have access to food, education, health care and are able to support themselves economically.

  • I Am Making A Difference (2011)

    For IDW 2011, MCIC has profiled eight young Manitobans who reflect a broad spectrum of involvement and participation. Through actions that range from buying Fair Trade products and educating school students to volunteering overseas and studying International Development, these eight people demonstrate how everyone has the potential to contribute.

  • Be the Change (2010)

    In celebration of International Development Week 2010, MCIC embarked on a province-wide search for outstanding Young Global Citizens. There were so many to choose from! We found youth all over the province who are taking action as global citizens and using their energy and passion to make our world a better place. While some travel overseas to lend a hand, others realize that their everyday actions here in Manitoba can have a positive effect around the world.