Celebrate International Development Week (IDW) by participating in online activities and events organized across the country.

To find an activity or event near you, consult the IDW official calendar of events regularly. This year, the calendar will also feature IDW initiatives that are not events.

To add an activity or event to the calendar, send an email to idw-sdi@international.gc.ca with the following information:

  • Name of event or activity
  • Description
  • Location (if applicable)
  • Date and time (if applicable)
  • Name of the organizer/organization
  • Event/activity website

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2021-02-01 | 12002021-02-01 | 1400

Global Perspectives, Local Action: The SDGs and Youth

Date: 2021-02-01 | 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (MST)

Organization: Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

Location: Alberta (Online)

The Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, the University of Alberta, and MacEwan University are excited to present Global Perspectives | This event will connect young people with one another around their interests in the Sustainable Development Goals! A one-hour panel discussion will feature past and present members of ACGC’s Top 30 Under 30, as they discuss the SDG they are most passionate about and the work they do to achieve it in Alberta and globally. Following this panel, small networking circles will be hosted to allow participants to connect and engage with our speakers. Space in these networking circles will be limited, so register today to ensure you are able to connect.

2021-02-022021-02-03

People Around the World Conference

Date: 2021-02-02 to 2021-02-03

Organization: University of Saskatchewan

Location: Saskatchewan (Online)

Join the University of Saskatchewan (USask) for an important event bringing together expert research, applied knowledge, and lived experiences to create the path forward for stronger, more resilient societies in the wake of COVID-19, and on the way to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2030.

2021-02-06 | 13002021-02-06 | 1600

Global Perspectives, Local Action: Community Asset SDG Hackathons

Date: 2021-02-06 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (MST)

Organization: Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

Location: Alberta (Online)

Post-Secondary students are invited to participate in Community Asset SDG Hackathons, focused on identifying groups in their on- and off-campus communities currently addressing the SDGs. These 3-hour events will help youth to learn what work is already being done in their community, and provide a resource list for community members interested in volunteering and becoming engaged in addressing the SDGs.

2021-02-08 | 17302021-02-08 | 1900

Building Personal and Emotional Awareness

Date: 2021-02-08 | 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (PST)

Organization: British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)

Location: British Columbia (Online)

During COVID-19, we each have been challenged in so many ways: personally, systemically, financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We have had to find ways to adapt, build our individual and collective resilience during this long-term pandemic. This interactive online workshop invites you to join the BCCIC into conversation about exploring and deepening your personal and emotional awareness.

2021-02-09 | 18002021-02-09 | 1900

SDGs Escape room

Date: 2021-02-09 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (MST)

Organization: Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

Location: Alberta (Online)

Do you know the Sustainable Development Goals well enough to make it out in time? Join the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation and University of Calgary on February 9 for an evening of trivia and escape room fun!

2021-02-09 | 13002021-02-09 | 1530

Conscious Use of Power in Leadership

Date: 2021-02-09 | 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PST)

Organization: British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)

Location: British Columbia (Online)

When we see individuals are feeling a deeper sense of belonging and acceptance, they will be more aligned to their own wellbeing and in turn, the well-being of the organization.

People are integral to the well-being of the organization. When we have inclusive cultures and have equity, diversity, and inclusion embedded within the way the organization operates, it truly allows for the quadruple bottom line of the organization to be reached. In this interactive workshop, we will focus on:

  • What can your organization do to increase its wellbeing and its employees
  • What inclusivity means for your organization
  • What measurements would be helpful within your organization
2021-02-10 | 18002021-02-10 | 1930

2021 Top 30 Under 30 Virtual Celebration

Date: 2021-02-10 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (MST)

Organization: Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC)

Location: Alberta (Online)

This year, we will celebrate the 10th Annual Top 30 Under 30, featuring 30 accomplished youth from Alberta and around the world contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

2021-02-10 | 10002021-02-10 | 1000

Partnering for Change: Overcoming Barriers to Adolescent Girls’ Education in Sub-Saharan Africa and during COVID-19

Date: 2021-02-10 | 10:00 a.m. (EST)

Organization: Children Believe

Location: Ontario (Online)

Partnering for Change: Overcoming Barriers to Adolescent Girls’ Education in Sub-Saharan Africa - Innovation during COVID-19 will explore recent experiences and best practices in overcoming barriers to education, and examine how innovation in education for girls, especially during the pandemic, can bear fruit in the long run. We will also discuss funding efforts in education for adolescent girls and young women in STEM in Africa.

2021-02-11 | 15302021-02-11 | 1800

Inclusivity for the Well-Being of the Organization

Date: 2021-02-11 | 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PST)

Organization: British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)

Location: British Columbia (Online)

Power often remains a subtext: we experience its effects, but rarely is power spoken of directly in our institutions, families, relationships. Or when we speak of it, we seem to be speaking of different things: Is power about social identity? Context and roles? Being rich? Having rock-solid self esteem? When we examine our own experiences, we may find that power is shifting, contextual, and static all at once. In this 2.5 hour experiential workshop, we will begin to build a sense of Power Intelligence (Julie Diamond, 2020), which includes the ability to recognize a variety of tangible and intangible powers in yourself, others and systems. Power Intelligence helps us adapt our powers to fit the context, use our powers to serve the needs of everyone equitably, and wean ourselves off “outsourced” powers, giving us more access to the core of who we are.

2021-02-12 | 10002021-02-12 | 1200

Introduction to Racial Justice

Date: 2021-02-12 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST)

Organization: British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)

Location: British Columbia (Online)

In this workshop, we invite participants to engage with us on the challenging and necessary topics of race and racism. This workshop covers several concepts, including what race is, how it is constructed, how racism persists, power and privilege, liberation, colonialism, intergenerational trauma, and more. Participants will learn how to talk about race as both a social construct and a real experience. They will engage with material centred on unpacking racial identities and deconstructing whiteness.

By diving into the ongoing nature of racism, we collaborate with participants to examine systems, bias, micro-aggressions, privilege and power. We encourage a newfound, more in-depth understanding of systemic oppression, how it forms over centuries, police brutality, and why reverse racism can’t be real. We hold space for productive discussions about power and privilege related to race.

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