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Workshop – Demystifying Partnerships with Global Affairs Canada (Victoria)

January 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

The South Vancouver Island Chapter of BCCIC is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to attend an in-person information session with staff from Global Affairs Canada to explore the nuts and bolts of partnering with GAC and applying for GAC funding. The session will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd from 4pm to 7:30 pm in the Dr. Elmer Seniemten George M.S.M. Community Room of the sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library, located at 385 Menzies St, Victoria, BC. The event will provide information and insight into questions that are frequently asked by Global Affairs Canada’s partners, or potential partners, including:

  • What are the main elements of Global Affairs Canada’s international assistance?
  • What elements should be included when designing a project for Global Affairs Canada funding?
  • How do selection processes (calls for proposals and unsolicited proposals) work?
  • What happens after a project is selected?
  • How does Global Affairs Canada work with partners during project implementation?

This workshop will be facilitated by Vaughn Lance. Vaughn has over 25 years of experience managing international development programs with Global Affairs Canada and CIDA.  He is currently the Director responsible for calls for proposals and financial management for the Partnership for Development Innovation Branch of GAC.  In previous positions, Vaughn has been responsible for coordinating the implementation of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, economic growth policy, and development programming with the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and regional development banks.  He has also served as a Country Program Director for India, China, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, and Mongolia and as a senior development officer responsible for Southeast Asia and Russia.  Earlier in his career, Vaughn served as a policy advisor to the Minister of National Defence, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Communications, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The workshop is free and open to any international cooperation organizations that are interested in partnering with GAC and/or applying for GAC grants and funding. Please see similar workshops being held in Vancouver and Kelowna if you cannot attend in Victoria.

Refreshments will be provided, and as space is limited we invite you to please register to attend here.


January 22
8:00 am - 11:30 am


385 Menzies St, Victoria, BC V8V 0C2