Press Releases

  • Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Winnipeg

    Released on October 26th 2012

    Winnipeg’s annual Global Justice Film Festival is proud to be celebrating its tenth anniversary with screenings of over twenty films about social justice and local and international development on November 2 and 3, 2012 at the University of Winnipeg. (read more)

  • Connect. Collaborate. Create Change.

    Released on June 12th 2012

    Winnipeg, MB –The theme for the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation’s (MCIC) Annual General Meeting is Connect. Collaborate. Create Change. and will focus on the positive role Manitobans are playing in our world. The Annual General Meeting will take place on June 13 at 7:00pm in the Carol Shields Auditorium of the Millennium Library in Winnipeg. (read more)

  • Canadians Call for Federal Government to Address Global Poverty

    Released on May 22nd 2012

    [OTTAWA – May 22, 2012] - Global poverty is identified by Canadians as one of the top three issues facing the world today and a large proportion of respondents believe it is a human rights obligation to act, according to a poll conducted by Vision Critical for the Inter-Council Network (ICN).

    The survey shows that Canadians are more optimistic about the impact of global poverty reduction than people in the United States and Britain. While 75 per cent of Canadians believe that reducing global poverty will help to fulfill human rights obligations, only 56 per cent of Americans and 55 per cent of Britons feel the same way. (read more)

  • Poll results show two-thirds of Manitobans are willing to pay more for Fair Trade products

    Released on May 2nd 2012

    A new poll by Probe Research Inc. indicates that nearly two-thirds (64%) of Manitobans said they would be inclined to purchase fair trade goods, even if they cost more than competing products. The full results of this survey will be revealed on Thursday, May 3, as part of the launch of Fair Trade Fortnight 2012. (read more)

  • Students “Go Fair Trade”

    Released on March 13th 2012

    The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation is bringing its annual Generating Momentum for Our World: Go Fair Trade Middle Years Conference to Gimli on Wednesday, March 14. Fifty-two students from seven schools in the Evergreen, Frontier, Interlake, Lord Selkirk and Sunrise school divisions will be getting together at the New Iceland Heritage Museum to learn about the benefits of Fair Trade for the producers in our world. (read more)