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CLWR’s Work Celebrated for International Development Week 2014

Released on February 7th 2014

Winnipeg, MB – To celebrate International Development Week 2014, the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has created a video profile to celebrate the work of Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR).

International Development Week (IDW) runs from February 2-8, 2014. The theme for this year is We Are Making A Difference. IDW is an opportunity to explore how Canada and Manitobans are making a difference in our world. 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.

Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) is one of Canada’s most experienced relief and development agencies. Elaine Peters, from Winnipeg, a project manager for CLWR, introduces a project in which they partnered with Lutheran World Service India Trust to train Strategic Action Group leaders and members (50% women; 50% men) in gender equity, leadership, legal issues, business management and vocational training for the development of credit and income generation opportunities. This project has transformed the lives of over 14,800 families.

The video profiles of the eight Canadian groups have been posted on as part of the We Are Making a Difference campaign. Manitobans are invited to watch the videos and enter a contest to win Fair Trade chocolate for a year with a value of $260. You can also find more information about IDW events happening in Manitoba at

The other seven videos created for IDW 2014 by MCIC focus on MATCH International Women’s Fund; Maples Collegiate; La Siembra Cooperative; The RM of Gimli; The City of Brandon; Fair Trade Sports Balls and Assiniboine Credit Union.

For 24 years, IDW has taken place during the first full week of February. This year, it will take place from February 2-8, 2014. It is proclaimed by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and is a great opportunity to explore how Canada and Canadians are making a difference around the world!

To arrange an interview with Elaine or any of the global citizens contact: Janice Hamilton, MCIC Executive Director Phone: (204) 987-6420 Cell: (204) 795-2914 Email: