Our diverse and capable membership consists of international development organizations, civil society groups, social impact firms, and passionate individuals. There are three types of memberships at BCCIC: organizational members (our primary members), individual members and affiliates. Learn more about the organizations that make us below.

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is a grassroots non-profit working to advance education and educational opportunities for Afghan women and their families and to educate Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan.

Our programs in Afghanistan include: Investing in Basic Education; Community Libraries, Literacy and Books Program;  Technology for Education; and in Canada  Public Engagement and Advocacy. CW4WAfghan’s mission is Canadian members taking action, in partnership with Afghan women, toward improving conditions of human rights, ending women’s oppression, and providing opportunities for Afghan women to live their lives with dignity, certainty and purpose. 

Cuso International focuses on the long-term. Long-term partnerships. Long-term programs. Long-term results in gender equality, social inclusion, economic resilience, and climate action. We work on today’s most important development issues, connecting marginalized groups with the skills they need to create lasting change. Together with our partners we’re solving problems, creating solutions and building a more prosperous and inclusive world for all.

Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada, part of the global FH family, is a Christian, non-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty worldwide. FH walks alongside vulnerable communities throughout the developing world as they strive toward sustainability.

Recognizing that each community faces unique challenges as well as advantages, FH is committed to an integrated, holistic approach to development including priorities such as education, health, livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, and gender equality. FH believes in facilitating innovative, long-term solutions and providing everyone an opportunity to join in the pursuit of a poverty-free world. FH Canada currently partners with communities in Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Rwanda, and Uganda.

HOPE International Development Agency is a collective of entrepreneurial and dedicated people who are responsive to the realities of overlooked families living in extreme poverty. Working in 16 countries – HOPE mobilizes resources with a focus on clean water, food security and livelihoods – together we equip and empower possibility for families through approaches that are resilient, community-led and sustainable. 

Grassroots, community-based organizations are the heartbeat of HOPE and we keep them central to everything we do. Our local partners collaborate directly with program beneficiaries in the field to identify needs, develop solutions, shape initiatives and provide a framework to foster long-term sustainability and self-reliance.

For over 30 years, Justice Education Society of British Columbia (JES) has been advancing the rule of law by increasing legal capability, strengthening justice systems and developing digital solutions in Canada and globally.

A leader in the justice sector, JES has implemented justice reform projects and provided technical support in over in 19+ countries. JES currently has offices in Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Guyana, and works in Costa Rica, Colombia and El Salvador. JES actively seeks to improve justice for all, especially women, girls, LGBTQI+ persons, Indigenous Peoples and vulnerable groups.

SFU International is the university’s hub for international relationships, knowledge and resources, enhancing and mobilizing the global reach of SFU’s teaching, research and community engagement. In service to SFU’s international engagement, SFU International facilitates international strategic direction and engagement in support of institutional priorities; builds, maintains and continually improves institutional partnerships, opportunities, and modalities; and provides service, support, tools and skill enhancement for faculties and units.

Universal access to quality, inclusive education is the foundation of a vibrant society. While universal access to schools has increased throughout East Africa, it does not guarantee access to quality education—one that cultivates a love of learning and effectively prepares young people for the challenges and opportunities ahead. An education that is dynamic, adaptive, locally relevant, and culturally appropriate requires a well-trained network of stakeholders. At Wellspring, we have spent almost 20 years in Rwanda providing grassroots training and mentoring to everyone involved in a child’s education ecosystem, as well as advocating for systemic change at the highest levels.

UNAC-V works to promote global awareness and further the work of the United Nations. We are one of the many national UN Association branches around the world connected through an international network. This network is called the World Federation of UN Associations, which was established in 1946. Our work is achieved through education and recognition programs, partnerships, and fundraising.

We aim to inform, inspire and engage people in Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland to accomplish the vital work of the United Nations. Under the umbrella of the Sustainable Development Goals, our public advocacy addresses poverty, gender inequities, human rights, cross-cultural understanding, environmental degradation and threats to peace and security.

VIDEA strengthens the environment where youth and communities, globally, have access to the education, skills and support necessary to take feminist leadership in developing their own sustainable solutions to gender equality, environment, Indigenous and human rights violations and injustice. We strive to support and inspire others, especially Indigenous, and systemically underrepresented youth, to better understand global issues, and issues of oppression, discrimination, systemic sexism and colonialism, and to use their power and voice, towards more just communities. We are more than a feminist organisation, we are a women’s organisation.

World Fisheries Trust (WFT) is a registered Canadian charity that began in 1995 in response to the need to protect the genetic variability of dwindling BC salmon stocks. Our mission is to support and build equitable and sustainable use and conservation of aquatic resources through education, research, and stewardship. Our work is focused on environmental education, local research & stewardship, and international projects, including work related to fisheries in Mozambique, Northeast Brazil, and the Colombian & Brazilian Amazon.

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WUSC is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we foster youth-centered solutions for improved education, economic, and empowerment opportunities to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 15 countries around the world.

Located at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, CAPI is a research centre focused research, education and community engagement in the Asia-Pacific. We facilitate international conferences, events, and research projects for faculty and area experts as well as experiential learning opportunities for students. Since its inception in 1988, CAPI acts as a vital link between UVic and the Asia–Pacific region, providing opportunities and initiatives that bring scholars and others together.

Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit NGO devoted to closing the global education divide through teacher professional development and community education. We are focused on advancing and supporting the movement for educators and advocates for education to do our part in supporting our colleagues and their students in disadvantaged regions here at home and around the world.

Global Aid Network Canada is a Christian International Relief and Development non-profit organization that is focused on revealing hope by sharing God’s unconditional love and restoring life by demonstrating the gospel through compassionate action to those living in injustice, poverty, and crisis around the world.

GRAN is a national grassroots network of older women working together across Canada to influence national and global policy-makers. Our vision is a world where the human rights of older women, children and youth, and gender-diverse persons are recognized and protected so that they can achieve their full potential. Our passion for this vision is a deep concern for the well-being and human rights of grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa and the children and youth in their care, as well as those of marginalized women in communities of the Global South. Foundation is a Canadian registered charity with a focus on the alleviation of poverty and the advancement of education. In order to support and strengthen the communities we serve, we relieve poverty and advance education. 

We connect communities with resources through innovative processes, technologies, grassroots involvement, team building, and community-driven initiatives. We are comprised of about 100 pro-bono volunteer team members and over 1000 ICO Community Members globally, with 24 Community Initiatives in 11 countries located on four continents. 

Kenoli Foundation is a private Canadian foundation that works to alleviate poverty and hunger by supporting civil society organizations that build community self-sufficiency and advance human rights in four Central American countries – El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

These organizations empower women, girls, and communities; support the development of children in their early years; provide educational opportunities for youth; advance food sovereignty and improve family nutrition; advance human rights and consumer rights; and offer economic opportunities for the most vulnerable. We focus on best practices that have been shown to make a difference in people’s lives and transform communities. 

At Seva, we believe that everyone has the right to sight. Our mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness in low-and middle-income countries. Through our unique partnerships, Seva works to establish locally managed eye care programs that will continue to serve people and communities long after Seva’s involvement is complete.

With decades of experience working in some of the world’s poorest regions, we know that restoring a person’s sight and preventing blindness can relieve suffering, reduce poverty and transform lives. Our vision is a world in which no one is needlessly blind or visually impaired.

Susila Dharma Canada is a charitable, non-profit organization run by volunteers since its creation in 1986. We assist locally initiated development projects on four continents and facilitate Canadians who want to engage in improving conditions for humans and the planet. We are a member of Susila Dharma International Association. 

We work globally for just and sustainable development, empowering individuals and communities to engage in positive human, social, environmental and economic change in areas such as education, health, life-skills, seniors care, and enterprise development. Through these projects we strive to create a sense of trust and hope worldwide.

The Office of Regional and International Community Engagement (ORICE) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) believes in creating spaces to connect, inspire, and cultivate impact-driven communities to build a more sustainable, inclusive, and collaborative world. ORICE offers academic courses, co-curricular programs, and International Service Learning (ISL) opportunities to connect and collaborate with students, faculty and community organizations around the world.

Universal Outreach is a humanitarian organization dedicated to providing quality educational opportunities and economic development initiatives in Liberia.

We provide academic programs and scholarships, market-driven skills training programs, entrepreneur mentoring and creative learning opportunities. Universal Outreach also focuses on income-generating through the development of niche industries. We invest in these two areas because we believe that educated, skilled people need vibrant economies to build the future they envision.

World Community is a Comox Valley-based non-profit organization established in 1990. We are a community of advocates working to foster greater awareness of the social, economic and environmental consequences of human activity at local and global levels. Central to our work is the World Community Film Festival – BC’s longest running social justice documentary film festival – along with year-round film screenings and a film library in Courtenay. We also sell fair trade Coffee, Tea, Olive Oil and Za’atar Spice. World Community was an early pioneer in importing and selling fairly traded coffee in our community, and has used the resources from this social enterprise to support primary health care promoters in Nicaragua. Through a partnership with Fertile Ground, we sell organic, fairly traded Tea from Assam, India, which raises awareness about sustainable agriculture and improves living conditions of tea-workers


World Neighbours Canada aims to alleviate poverty and suffering in remote rural areas of developing countries. In partnership with dedicated local organizations, we work to help people to be reliant on their own powers and resources. We work with people to analyze and solve their own problems, and we encourage and train local leaders to carry out their own solutions (with our financial support).