IDW 2019

This year International Development Week is happening from February 3 - 9, 2019.

Since 1990, this national event has celebrated how Canadians are taking on global challenges and making a difference both at home and around the world. It’s a chance to recognize, connect with and inspire one another as we work together toward a more just world for everyone.

This year’s theme Together for Gender Equality embodies Canada’s commitment to the global effort to address gender inequality and encourages all Canadians to be change-makers in advancing gender equality in the world.

Join us as we celebrate International Development Week in Manitoba!

Together For Gender Equality

Together For Gender Equality

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Rotunda — Manitoba Legislative Building


  • A message from the Honourable Scott Fielding, Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Province of Manitoba
  • The live premiere of “What We Teach” — a collaborative spoken word poem about gender equality, created by Manitoba high school students
  • Presentations from our member organizations and other international development actors on how Manitobans are working Together for Gender Equality


Local Brews + Global Views featuring The MATCH International Women's Fund

Local Brews + Global Views

Thursday, February 7, 2019

7:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

Thom Bargen — 250 Kennedy Street


  • Nuala Nazarko and Kristie Pearson of The MATCH International Women’s Fund
Voices For Change 2019

Voices For Change 2019

Three talented high school students from Fort Richmond Collegiate weave together powerful tales of intimate partner violence, child marriage and sexual assault in countries around the world — including Canada, Sudan and Bangladesh — in an evocative spoken word poem, showing that gender discrimination knows no boundaries. Learn more…

Be a Global Citizen: Read - Share - Take Action

Be a Global Citizen: Read - Share - Take Action

Check out our Reading List for Global Citizens for entertaining, informative and inspiring books that you can find at your local library. Whether you’re passionate about food security, ending poverty, supporting women’s rights, protecting the environment, or still deciding what changes you want to see in the world, we hope these books will inspire you to take action.

Do you have a favourite book for global citizens?

Tell us about a book that makes you think globally and you could win a $100 gift card for McNally Robinson Booksellers! Learn more…