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  • Students are the Future in Climate Change Conferece: Portage la Prairie

    Released on January 30th 2015

    The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will bring its annual Generating Momentum for Our World: Justice in a Changing Climate Conference to Portage la Prairie today, January 29, 2015. Seventy-six students from six schools in the Portage la Prairie School Division will be attending a one-day conference at the PCU Centre to explore issues around social justice in our world.

    Students will explore the concepts of climate change and social justice. They will investigate how climate change is altering the lives of people around the world, why this is a social justice issue, and what they can do to help ensure a healthy and sustainable future for people around the world. Through a series of simulation games, circuit sessions and workshops, students will discover answers to important questions such as: What is climate change? How will our lives be different in the future? How will climate change alter quality of life around the world? What can we do to take action for a more sustainable future?

    Middle years students from North Memorial, La Verendrye, Fort la Reine, Arthur Meighen, Yellowquill, and Oakville schools will be attending the conference. The Portage la Prairie conference is the second in a series of four that are being held throughout Manitoba this year, from January to March. These conferences are made possible through financial support MCIC receives from the Government of Canada provided through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD).

    MCIC’s Generating Momentum for Our World: Justice in a Changing Climate Middle Years Conference PCU Centre, 245 Royal Rd S, Winnipeg January 29, 2015, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Media are encouraged to stop by around 9:30am for photo opportunities.

    The morning session will include an opening plenary, public speaking, and leadership skill development. In the afternoon, students will participate in a session on how to take action and creative workshops.

    “MCIC is very proud to offer this engaging, informative, and enjoyable conference for students in Portage la Prairie, who will gain a new understanding of climate change and how to take action on building a more sustainable future,” says Janice Hamilton, Executive Director of MCIC. “I am always amazed to hear about the follow-up events the students organize after the conference in their schools and communities.”

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    Since 2002, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has hosted a number of successful conferences on international development issues for both middle years and high school students. The purpose of these conferences is to engage students in discussion of global issues, and help them move through the stages of planning an activity and then organizing it in their school or communities. Generating Momentum for Our World is an exciting opportunity for young people to learn about an issue, build leadership skills, take positive action, and have fun doing it! (read more)

  • Students Are The Future In Climate Change Conference

    Released on January 21st 2015

    JANUARY 21, 2015, WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) will bring its annual Generating Momentum for Our World: Justice in a Changing Climate Conference to Winnipeg today, January 21, 2015. Fifty-five students from nine schools in the Louis Riel, River East Transcona, and Lord Selkirk school divisions will be attending a one-day conference at the Glenwood Community Centre to explore issues around poverty reduction in our world.

    Students will explore the concepts of climate change and social justice. They will investigate how climate change is altering the lives of people around the world, why this is a social justice issue, and what they can do to help ensure a healthy and sustainable future for people around the world. Through a series of simulation games, circuit sessions and workshops, students will discover answers to important questions such as: What is climate change? How will our lives be different in the future? How will climate change alter quality of life around the world? What can we do to take action for a more sustainable future? (read more)

  • Inter-Council Network congratulates Harper and Paradis on new funding

    Released on November 14th 2014

    The Inter-Council Network of Provincial & Regional Councils for International Cooperation voiced its approval today of the recent announcement by the Hon. Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, of a call for proposals valued at $370 million dollars dedicated to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH). Funding for the call for proposals is part of the new $3.5 billion commitment Prime Minister Harper announced at the Saving Every Woman, Every Child Summit in May in Toronto, and will fund initiatives for up to five years that will help reduce maternal and child mortality and improve women’s and children’s health in 40 developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. (read more)

  • Manitoba documentary premieres at two-day Global Justice Film Festival

    Released on November 4th 2014

    November 4, 2014- WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: Winnipeg’s annual Global Justice Film Festival (GJFF) is proud to be celebrating its twelfth anniversary with screenings of over twenty films about social justice and local and international development on November 7 and 8, 2014 at the University of Winnipeg. Included in this year’s GJFF is the premiere of Arrival, 2 Years In, the follow up to local film maker Kirby Hammond’s Arrival. This series of films, shown on Saturday, chronicles the Canadian immigration settlement process as experienced by a family of Bhutanese refugees. The first film is an observational portrait of one family’s first week in Canada, beginning the moment they land at the airport. The subsequent films in the series will show how each family member is evolving in their adopted land. (read more)

  • Le Conseil canadien pour la coopération internationale reconnaît les partenariats novateur

    Released on May 20th 2014

    Ottawa, le 20 mai 2014. Le mercredi 14 mai, dans le cadre de sa conférence annuelle, le Conseil canadien pour la coopération internationale (CCCI) a remis des prix à quatre organisations de la société civile (OSC) canadienne pour souligner la mise en œuvre de partenariats novateurs et efficaces pour le développement. (read more)