SCIC Announces Community Driven Events for International Development Week 2021

Next week, the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, an organization focused on building momentum towards a just, equitable, and sustainable world, has an extremely exciting event line up for their International Development Week 2021 campaign, happening from February 7th - 13th. 

International Development Week (IDW) is a national initiative to engage Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast with the collective work of ending global poverty, advancing human rights, combating climate change and improving equitable access to health and education the world over. Throughout the week (February 7-13, 2021) SCIC will highlight contributions toward sustainable global development, that leaves no one behind, and share stories and skills for folks across Saskatchewan to get involved.

Throughout the week, SCIC will be highlighting and engaging Saskatchewan change-makers with guest speaker and national icons, Notorious Cree and Samra Zafar, along with hearing from forward-thinking organizations such as Black in Sask, Mackenzie Art Gallery, and Common Weal Community Arts

Inspired by Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) Action Area of Inclusive Governance, SCIC’s BEtter Campaign recognizes that sustainable development means institutions, policies, processes and services need to be accessible, accountable and responsive to all peoples. Change takes all of us; and a sustainable world is an equitable, diverse and inclusive world.

About Saskatchewan Council International Cooperation

SCIC is a Canadian NGO that helps Saskatchewan people act on their desire to make the world a better place. We do this by educating Saskatchewan people about global issues like poverty, health, and human rights, and encouraging individuals to take meaningful action.

We are committed to the recognition of the dignity of all people and their right to self-determination, to the protection of the world’s fragile environment, to the equitable distribution of power, and to the promotion of global understanding, cooperation, peace and justice through mutual learning, partnership, transparency and solidarity.

Media Contact: Thom Gallet, Saskatchewan Council International Cooperation, (306) 757-4669, [email protected]