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Press Releases

  • Fall In Love With Fair Trade Certified

    Released on February 12th 2015

    The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) presents its 9th annual Fair Trade Challenge, where thousands of people throughout the province take on one or more of five challenges to use certain Fair Trade products for thirty days. The Fair Trade Challenge begins on Valentine’s Day and runs until March 15, encouraging people to begin the challenge by choosing Fair Trade certified flowers, chocolate and wine when celebrating with their sweethearts. (read more)

  • International Development Week Wraps Up With Child Literacy Session At Millennium Library

    Released on February 6th 2015

    Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) continues its celebrations for International Development Week (IDW) 2015, showcasing innovative Manitobans who are making a difference in the field of international development.

    Today, MCIC is hosting a discussion on child literacy and International Development. Two of MCIC’s member organizations, OSU Children’s Library Fund and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan will be presenting on the importance of community libraries in their international development projects. The session will be held from 12:00-1:00PM at the Buchwald Room, Millennium Library, Downtown Winnipeg. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome. (read more)

  • Video Profiles for International Development Week Highlight Innovative Manitobans

    Released on February 5th 2015

    Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has produced five video profiles of Manitobans whose work in the field of international development is making a difference, as part of a celebration of International Development Week (IDW), February 1-7, 2015. IDW features events all across Canada that highlight what Canadians and organizations are doing to alleviate poverty around the world. The theme for 2015 International Development Week is “We are making a difference”. (read more)

  • Young Manitoba Poets Speak Out on Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health

    Released on February 5th 2015

    Winnipeg, MB – To celebrate International Development Week 2015 (February 1-7, 2015), four talented high school students from around Manitoba have created a spoken word piece called “When the Child is Healthy, the Mother is Happy” about one of today’s leading topics in international development, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH). (read more)

  • 25th Annual International Development Week Launch Highlights Innovative Manitobans

    Released on February 3rd 2015

    The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will celebrate International Development Week (IDW) 2015 in the Rotunda at the Manitoba Legislature today, on Tuesday February 3, at 11:45am with opening remarks given by Premier Greg Selinger. International Development Week features events all across Canada that highlight what Canadians and organizations are doing to alleviate poverty around the world. The theme for 2015 International Development Week is “We are making a difference”.

    MCIC has produced five video profiles of Manitobans whose work in the field of international development is making a difference, some of which will be premiered at the launch. (read more)