International Development Week (IDW) is a national initiative that seeks to inspire Canadians, and youth in particular, to learn more about and contribute actively to ending global poverty, advancing human rights and gender equality, and improving equitable access to health and education the world over. Throughout the week, Saskatchewan will join the rest of Canada to promote this initiative, and we hope you can join us!
This year IDW will take place from February 2-8, 2020. The theme is #GoForTheGoals, referring to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn about International Development Week 2020 across Canada, and check out some events below happening right here in Saskatchewan!
Our Pillar Events
Every year, the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation hosts an event in both Regina and Saskatoon celebrating the renowned global citizens in our province! These global citizen awards are given to people who have time and time again stood out in our community as making a real impact towards sustainable change getting us closer to the Sustainable Development Goals, set out by the United Nations!
This year we are doing things a little differently than simply two award ceremonies, in light of our 30th anniversary hosting these events.
In Saskatoon, we are still going to celebrate four amazing award winners, all currently making a significant impact on our society! This award ceremony is free to attend and will be catered. This year we are pleased to announce our award winners being Carol Reimer Wiebe, Dick and Kathy Braun, Karen Farmer, and Ray Funk. Be sure to keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about these amazing awards winners!
In Regina, again due to the 30th anniversary of International Development Week, SCIC is not going to be hosting an awards ceremony. Instead, we are bringing together winners from over the years for a celebration gala, at the MacKenzie Art Gallery! Please join us on February 8th to celebrate and inspire a new generation of Global Citizens.
Together, we can achieve a more just and sustainable world where no one is left behind.