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OCIC Global Citizens Forum 2017: Mobilizing Leadership for Global Sustainable Development

Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM - Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)

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OCIC Member (Early Bird) CHEQUE
Select this ticket if you are an Associate Member or represent a Member Organization. This ticket includes admission to the evening reception. This rate is only applicable to Members who have paid their 2016/2017 Membership Fees.
Dec 10, 2016 CA$200.00 CA$7.60
OCIC Member (Early Bird) PAYPAL
Select this ticket if you are an Associate Member or represent a Member Organization. This ticket includes admission to the evening reception. This rate is only applicable to Members who have paid their 2016/2017 Membership Fees.
Dec 10, 2016 CA$207.00 CA$7.85
Non-Member (Early Bird) CHEQUE
This ticket includes admission to the evening reception.
Dec 10, 2016 CA$250.00 CA$9.35
Non-Member (Early Bird) PAYPAL
This ticket includes admission to the evening reception.
Dec 10, 2016 CA$258.00 CA$9.63
Student / Low-Waged (Early Bird) CHEQUE
This ticket is intended for current students or persons who are low-waged or unemployed. This ticket includes admission to the evening reception.
Dec 10, 2016 CA$100.00 CA$4.10
Student / Low-Waged (Early Bird) PAYPAL
This ticket is intended for current students or persons who are low-waged or unemployed. This ticket includes admission to the evening reception.
Dec 10, 2016 CA$103.50 CA$4.22
Reception Only (Early Bird) CHEQUE Dec 10, 2016 CA$20.00 CA$1.30
Reception Only (Early Bird) PAYPAL Dec 10, 2016 CA$21.00 CA$1.34

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Mobilizing Leadership for Global Sustainable Development

February 2-3, 2017   Toronto, Ontario


Canada’s reframing of our international cooperation policy and the presentation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016 presents new opportunities and challenges to Canadians everywhere.  The universal nature of the SDGs requires that communities that have not traditionally thought themselves as part of the efforts for “international cooperation” join the conversation and start to identify, problem solve and implement innovative initiatives around the world, including here in Ontario. It also requires those that have historically been at the centre of these efforts reflect on new and more inclusive approaches, moving forward.


This is especially crucial if Canada is going to become a leader in reducing poverty and supporting sustainable development around the world and at home.  


The mandate of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is “to promote public engagement that helps Canadians develop a global perspective and take action for social justice.” This February, as Canada and Canadians begin a year of celebration and reflection on 150 years of Confederation and our aspirations for our collective future, and as OCIC members come together as a community to mark International Development Week, we invite you to join us at the OCIC Global Citizens Forum 2017: Mobilizing Leadership for Global Sustainable Development.


Held on the shores of Lake Ontario at the beautiful Humber College Lakeshore Campus, the OCIC Global Citizens Forum 2017 will bring together leaders, practitioners and issue-specific experts from Canadian and international civil society organizations, Ontario-based colleges and universities, Diaspora, Indigenous, and youth communities, government, and the private sector to discuss, problem solve, and seek new ways of working together to transform our world through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Forum Objectives

Over two days, the OCIC Global Citizens Forum 2017 will provide a timely platform to share and further thought leadership and implementation strategies for a whole-of-society approach to the 17 interconnected Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from practical, academic, community and polity perspectives.


Canadian and international delegates will convene to:

  • connect local and global knowledge as a means to strengthen relationships and present new possibilities for increased collective impact on the SDGs;

  • share methods and tools for effective research and policy work;

  • enhance good practices and lessons-learned between organizations, institutions, communities and individuals;

  • highlight and celebrate the leadership of key stakeholders in global sustainable development efforts.


Participant Contributions

The Forum will be a rich opportunity for dialogue, learning and engagement between participants, as leaders and co-creators of our collective future. Recognizing the significance of the whole-of-society approach needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we encourage leadership from all communities and sectors, all generations, and all geographic directions.


Our overall program will be curated by our Forum Leadership Committee, comprised of interested members of the Council, in the weeks ahead.


Agora sessions will be animated by participants and special guests and may include panel presentations and discussions, hands-on workshops, sharing of case studies, tools and good practices, and use of traditional and/or artful, interactive means. The Forum will also include plenary sessions with high-level guest speakers, a poster contest, artistic interludes, recognition of OCIC’s Global Changemaker Youth Ambassadors 2017, and more!


International Delegates

OCIC warmly welcomes international delegates and will provide a limited number of subsidies for international partners of OCIC Organizational Members in good standing to attend and contribute.


Youth Scholarships

OCIC strives to provide scholarships to youth who require support to attend the Forum. Applicants for scholarships must be 18-30 years of age (as of February 1, 2017) and must permanently reside in Ontario. Preference will be given to those with the greatest financial need and those who reside outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to sustainable development issues, locally and/or globally.

 

More Information

For more information on the OCIC Global Citizens Forum 2017, click here.


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By Cheque:To pay by cheque select 'Show other payment options' (in tiny script) below the large green 'Order Now' button.  You will receive instructions for by cheque once you have registered. 

 

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Have questions about OCIC Global Citizens Forum 2017: Mobilizing Leadership for Global Sustainable Development? Contact Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC)

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Humber College - Lakeshore Campus
3199 Lake Shore Blvd West
Building J
Toronto, Ontario M8V 1K8
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM - Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EST)


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Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC)

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is an expanding community of Ontario-based international development and global education organizations and individual associate members working globally for social justice.

As a Council, OCIC strives to increase the effectiveness and collective impact of all our members' efforts to promote sustainable, people-centred development in a peaceful and healthy environment.  OCIC is committed to principles of fair and equitable cooperative international development and promotes public engagement that helps Canadians develop a global perspective and take action for social justice.

For more information visit http://www.ocic.on.ca.

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