International Development Week

International Development Week Celebrations - February 2 - 9, 2019

During International Development Week Feb. 2 - 9 come share in the celebrations, and see how when we work together, we can do big things. Watch this space and our Facebook page for updates about 2019 International Development Week Activities.

Week Highlights

  • Global Citizen Award Galas [Feb 2 - Regina | Feb 9 - Saskatoon]
  • In It Together: Global Citizen Arts Fest [Feb. 6 - Regina]
  • Pour Over: Casual Conversations [Feb. 8 - Regina]
  • Finding Y[Our] Story: Youth Workshops [Various dates & locations]

"In It Together"

This year, celebrations will offer a chance to recharge and remember that we are all "in it together" - this planet; this community; this work to achieve dignity, justice and peace for all.

Why? Right now, the global community is working on an ambitious but achievable plan to halt climate change and to end poverty and inequality for everyone, everywhere by the year 2030. We know that together, a better world is possible - but in order to transform our world into the world we want by 2030, we need everyone.

International Development Week is a time to connect with each other, to celebrate the inspiring work being done by people in our community, and to create new energy and partnerships for sustainable development.

Have an event? Let us know!


2019 Global Citizen Awards:

REGINA CELEBRATION: Saturday, February 2

7:30 PM (Doors @ 7) | Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2445 Albert St. | Facebook Event
Regina / Treaty 4
Honouring: Rhonda Rosenberg | Cheryl Stadnichuk | Kyla Wendell McIntyre

FREE delicious appetizers by the amazing Chef Milton of Skye Café and Bistro


7:30 PM (Doors @ 7) | at Le Relais, Le Rendez-vous Francophone 103-308 4th Avenue North. | Facebook Event
Honouring: Joanne Blythe | Nest Saskatoon

Musical entertainment from Kiela Latina & FREE delicious appetizers from Le Relais

Both events are free and open to the public.

This year, the Global Citizen Award will recognize the theme of "In It Together", spotlighting inspiring people and initiatives that demonstrate the impact of working through partnership and solidarity towards global citizenship, global cooperation, justice and peace.

Join us as we celebrate the contributions of these amazing Saskatchewan people and groups working for a more just and sustainable world. Come for the inspiring stories, stay for the socializing.

Visit the Global Citizen Award Page for more information about this prestigious award and watch for interviews with this year's winners!

In It Together: Global Citizen Arts Fest

An interactive community-led arts festival exploring global cooperation, justice and peace

REGINA / TREATY 4: Wednesday, February 6
7 PM 'til midnight! Doors open @ 6:45
Regina Performing Arts Centre (1077 Angus Street)
Entry: by donation | Facebook Event | Download the Poster

Join us for a night of creation, connection and celebration as we learn about each other through dance, drumming, live paintings, performance, music, projections, installations and other surprises.

What to expect:

This festival will bring together artists from Treaty 4 and from all over the world to share stories and engage in a collaborative expression of community. So far, we have gathered more than 25 artists, performers and musicians to make this evening truly special, with more to be confirmed.

Experience what's possible when we come together, joining in a global movement of people working to transform our local and global communities into the world we want. Featuring snacks and a dance-party to cap off the evening! Festival curated by Bruno Hernani and Roberto Lopez Lopez.

In partnership with Sâkêwêwak Artists Collective as a part of the 2019 Storytellers Festival and Aboriginal Storytellers Month.


Visual Arts

mâmawi-âcimowak: They Tell Stories Together | Sâkêwêwak Artists Collective Members' Showcase

Working live & displaying artwork:
Cristian Barreno | painting
Carmen Beaton | drawing and painting
Patrick Fernandez | painting
Sarah Cameron | projections
Rob Bos | painting
Denis Chapados | sculpture
Jori Cachene | painting
Becky Nielsen | painting
Scott White | drawing
Ed Gee | painting
Julie Peebles | artistry in fine fibres

Curators/Visual Arts

Bruno Hernani | painter
Roberto Lopez Lopez | painter


Joelle Fuller | Musician / MC
E Major | DJ
Keiran Semple | Musician
Scot Beaumont | Musician
Tia T-Bone | Musician

Performance & Dance
Intro to Pow Wow with Sâkêwêwak | Dance & Drumming
Tribal Vibes Wildfire Productions | Performance
Regina Salseros | Dance
Kolos Dance School | Dance
Flany | Dance
Sudha Srinivas | Dance
Nepali Society of South Sask. | Dance
Regina Highland Dance | Dance
K.G. Harmonie Karneval | Dance
Belly Dance with Linda | Dance
Irish Dance Parents' Association | Dance
Rhiannon Bacon | Dance
Lorena Leal | Performer

Pour Over: Conversation Cafe

REGINA / TREATY 4: Friday, February 8
11 AM - 1:00 PM
University of Regina, College West Building, Room 113
Facebook Event [coming soon!]

In celebration of International development week, join University of Regina students for a unique conversation cafe experience - College West 113 will be transformed into a pop-up fair-trade cafe. Visitors will be invited to talk about power and gender equality over free snacks and expertly-brewed "pour over" coffee by Dr. Coffee's Wheelie Good Coffee.

Meet local experts in gender and development. Play cards and board games. Find ways to get involved on campus. Make new connections.

Hosted by Engineers Without Borders Regina, Amnesty International, SCIC and Wheelie Good Coffee. For more information contact EWB Regina

Finding Y[Our] Story: Youth Workshops

Applications closed January 7.

SCIC is currently collaborating with classrooms and facilitators to deliver a series of storytelling workshops for high school students during International Development Week (Feb 2 - 9, 2019) in Saskatoon and Regina. Applications are now closed, but watch our social media channels to hear about the results, and be sure to sign up for emails from SCIC to be notified of future opportunities!

How are you making a difference?

How will you be celebrating? Why not: convene a conversation, pitch to your book club, screen a film, or host an international potluck? Visit for discussion topics and facts, browse our Global Citizen Reading List, or check out the Global Affairs Canada Toolkit for inspiration and ideas.

Are you an Educator? Check out our Global Citizenship Education Module series and consider planning a lesson during International Development Week!

Share your story with Global Affairs Canada and be part of the on-line community! All you need is a smartphone and a few minutes to join the social media conversation and share, in less than a minute, your international development or humanitarian story. Use #IDW2019 and connect with @CanadaDev on Twitter or Canada’s International Development – Global Affairs Canada on Facebook

SCIC would like to thank Global Affairs Canada for their financial support of our IDW activities.

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