BCCIC's Guiding Principles​

The 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. All countries and all stakeholders, acting in partnership, aim to implement this plan. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their 169 targets demonstrate the scale and ambition of this Agenda. These goals are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. The Goals and their targets aim to stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet.

The Istanbul Principles

The Istanbul Principles are a statement of common values and approaches to guide CSO work. They have universal application to CSO roles and practices in all settings, including conflict situations, in different areas of work and along a continuum from humanitarian emergencies to long-term development. They encapsulate principles from different international agreements and agreements on development. These Principles hold international cooperation actors accountable to a shared high standard. 

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy recognizes that supporting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is the best way to build a more peaceful, more inclusive and more prosperous world. It supports targeted investments, partnerships, innovation and advocacy efforts with the greatest potential to close gender gaps and improve everyone’s chance for success. But it also works across other action areas that reflect the multi-dimensional nature of poverty, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. Working in this way leads to better development results and the benefit everyone.

Canada’s Civil Society Partnerships for International Assistance Policy

Canada’s Civil Society Partnerships for International Assistance Policy is aligned with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and recognizes that promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls is the most effective approach to eradicating poverty and building a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world. CSOs possess valuable experience and expertise and have a strong understanding of local challenges and opportunities. Partnerships between Canadian, international and local CSOs foster innovative ideas and solutions and ensure that Canada’s international assistance is more effective and lasting.