Briefing Paper : How BCCIC is Approaching the Global Affairs Policy Review

Interested in the current Global Affairs Canada policy review? BCCIC’s briefing paper outlines the basic premise of the review as well as outlines how it needs to fit into the universal global Sustainable Development Goal framework.

BCCIC’s in-person and web consultation on Global Affairs Canada’s International Assistance Review are approaching and we look forward to a conversation that explores the what and the how of the review as well as delves into the bigger picture of why and looking at what holds all of what we do together.

In preparation for this session, BCCIC has developed a briefing paper (attached) outlining the approach we are taking in shaping this discussion as well as drawing important connections between the international assistance review and the simultaneous reviews happening with Environment Canada as well as the Department of Defence. This paper also reflects on the interconnected nature of the global challenges we face within the new global framework outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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If you would like to participate in-person:

BCCIC will be convening members and community stakeholders on Wednesday, June 15th from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM at the Dutch Urban Design Centre located at 1445 West Georgia Street (map) for an in-person dialogue.

If you have not RSVP’d and would like to attend, please email ASAP.

If you would like to participate remotely:

We will be presenting the draft collective feedback paper via webinar in the coming weeks to solicit feedback from British Columbians around the province. Details TBA. Sign up for our email list to stay in the loop.

Help Us find the BC Priorities:

Vote on the discussion questions (link to survey)

Beyond BCCIC:

The Global Affairs Canada’s International Assistance Review is a public, online process. BCCIC strongly encourages all members to submit feedback regardless of if they are participating in the BCCIC collective process or not. If you or your group will be submitting feedback independent of BCCIC and you feel our briefing paper can be useful for your process, please feel free to use it. We believe that it is important that the Canadian Government receive a strong response from civil society groups as part of this review process.

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