International Development Week Celebrations – February 2 – 10, 2018.

Partners for a Better World

Join SCIC as people all over Saskatchewan celebrate International Development Week 2018, 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 take place under the theme of  “Partners for a Better World”.

Working through partnership in community development, whether locally or globally, is an essential foundation for building a better, more inclusive, peaceful and just world. Celebrations will invite Saskatchewan citizens to support and commit to collective work based on shared goals and values, mutual respect, trust, solidarity and our shared responsibility as global citizens.

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2018 Global Citizen Awards:


7:30 PM (Doors @ 7) | at Le Relais, Le Rendez-vous Francophone 103-308 4th Avenue North. | Facebook Event
Honouring: Dr. Alaa Murabit | Marcella Pedersen

FREE delicious appetizers by the amazing Chef Jenni

REGINA CELEBRATION: Thursday, February 8

7:30 PM (Doors @ 7) | Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2445 Albert St. | Facebook Event
Honouring: Dave MitchellAbdullahi Nunow |Terri Sleeva

FREE delicious appetizers by the dynamic team of Chef Milton and Chef  Louise of Skye Cafe and Bistro

Both events are free and open to the public.

This year, the Global Citizen Award will recognize the theme of “Partners for a Better World”, spotlighting inspiring people and initiatives that demonstrate the impact of working through partnership and solidarity 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.

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

Book Launch & Strategic Creative Action Trainings

A Weekend with Beautiful Trouble & Beautiful Rising Feb 2 – 5, 2018

Training for Strategic Creative Action

SASKATOON: Saturday, February 3 – Sunday, February 4, 2018
Exact times TBD (likely 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM each day) | Station 20 West, 1120 20th Street W.
Facebook Event

Over two-days of energetic and creative conversations, this training will take participants through an interactive exploration into what makes people power effective, with opportunities to apply it directly to your cause or campaign.

Beautiful Trouble trainings are a dynamic mix of hands-on group exercises, powerful presentations, strategic brainstorms, and other skill-building activities designed to empower and engage folks to be smarter, more creative, more resourced organizers.

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Book Launch – Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South

SASKATOON – Friday, Feb 2, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM | Station 20 West, 1120 20th Street W. | Facebook event
REGINA – Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 PM | Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone St. | Facebook event

Join us for this special book launch, co-hosted by SCIC and CommonWeal. We will be joined by two of the book’s editors, Juman Abujbara and Dave Mitchell, and contributor Nadine Bloch, for an evening of artistic interventions, discussion, book signing and more! The evening will feature performances from a powerful group of local artists curated by CommonWeal Community Arts, including:

Saskatoon – Alex Allery, Janelle Pewapsconias, and Tala Tootoosis, members of the Indigenous Poets Society, and multidisciplinary artist and educator Monique Blom.
Regina – spoken-word poets Veracity – Writer and Austin Ahenakew, Listen To Dis Community Arts Organization and performance collective, the Deaf Crows.

About the Book: In the struggle for freedom and justice, organizers and activists the world over are fighting back with art, creativity, and humor — and winning. In this follow-up to the bestselling Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution, Beautiful Rising showcases some of the most innovative tactics used in struggles against autocracy and austerity across the Global South.

Over the last two years, the Beautiful Trouble collective has been partnering with ActionAid Denmark and organizers involved in rights-based activism and campaigns in Myanmar, Jordan, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Bangladesh, and Mexico. Together, they’ve developed an online toolkit for activists in the global south to engage in thinking through, and sharing, their most effective strategies for achieving social change. Now, they’re ready to share the results in this powerful new book, Beautiful Rising: Creative Resistance from the Global South.

LookDeeper at Partnerships & Solidarity

International Development Week is a time to 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.

In 2018, we’re spotlighting the theme of Partners for a Better World. 

Use the learning portal to explore tangible ways that you can support sustainable development through Partnerships and Solidarity in areas like hunger, education, health, and global conflict.

Take the plunge:

How are you making a difference?

How will you be celebrating? Why not: convene a conversation, pitch to your book club, screen a film, or host an international potluck? Visit for discussion topics and facts, browse our Global Citizen Reading List, or check out the Global Affairs Canada Toolkit for inspiration and ideas.

Are you an Educator? Check out our Global Citizenship Education Module series and consider planning a lesson during International Development Week!

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 #IDW2018 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.