How can we improve Canadian aid? The Inter-Council Network gives feedback to Global Affairs Canada
Posted August 8th 2016
This May, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, launched a public review and consultation of Canada’s international assistance policy and funding framework.
This International Assistance Review will help Canada refocus its international assistance policy, shaping Canada’s approach to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Inter-Council Network (ICN), a coalition of the eight provincial and regional Councils for International Cooperation, has prepared a report providing an overview of the Councils’ key priorities for Canada’s International Assistance Review. The priorities contained in the report reflect feedback generated from Canada-wide consultations with the Councils and their members.
These member-based Councils are committed to global social justice and social change, representing over 350 diverse civil society organizations from across Canada. The ICN provides a national forum for these Councils to collaborate for improved effectiveness and identify common priorities for collective action. Rooted in communities across Canada, the Councils are leaders in public engagement at a local and regional level and are recognized for bringing regional knowledge and priorities to the national level.