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International Development Week – February 5 – 11, 2017.

Join SCIC as people all over Saskatchewan celebrate International Development Week 2017, an annual celebration connecting Canadians to meaningful global citizenship activities. This is a time to join together with our local and global communities to celebrate the great work being done, to learn about new and innovative ways to tackle global challenges, and to inspire one another as we continue to build a just and peaceful world.

This year, celebrations will focus on innovative youth and youth-based initiatives working for sustainable global development, and provide an opportunity for Saskatchewan citizens to look deeper at root causes and find ways to contribute as active global citizens.

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Highlights

2017 Global Citizen Awards:
Celebrating Youth and Innovation

REGINA: Wednesday, February 8

7:30 PM (Doors @ 7) | Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2445 Albert St.
Honouring: Micheal Langan, WUSCJack Boan (Lifelong Global Citizen Award) |  Facebook Event

SASKATOON: Friday, February 10

7:30 PM (Doors @ 7) | St. Andrew’s College, 1121 College Dr.
Honouring: Tracey Mitchell, Jamal Tekleweld, WUSC  | Facebook Event

Both events are free and open to the public.

This year, the Global Citizen Award will recognize the theme of “Youth and Innovation”, spotlighting inspiring young people and youth-based initiatives that demonstrate the impact of youth working towards global citizenship, global cooperation, justice and peace.

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

Free appetizers, and performances from the poets behind SCIC’s LookDeeper campaign.

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

All week – LookDeeper Campaign

Tune into your favourite Saskatchewan radio station to hear the LookDeeper poetic radio ads, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to follow along on the LookDeeper journey.

Join us as we explore below the surface of global challenges such as hunger, health, education and conflict. As one person, we can each learn more, and take small actions that can lead to big things. But Looking Deeper is the first step. Take the plunge: LookDeeper.ca

Community Engagement

SCIC is pleased to be working with the following communities in proclaiming International Development Week.

Thank you to city councils across the province and Mayors Greg Dionne, and Michael Fougere for your leadership in encouraging citizens to get involved.


How are you making a difference?

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 #IDW2017 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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