Upcoming Events

Demystifying Partnerships with Global Affairs Canada

In the lead up to IDW week, 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 session will be facilitated by a representative from Global Affairs Canada’s Partnerships for Development Innovation Branch. 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?

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST
Location: Dr. Elmer Seniemten George M.S.M. Community Room
James Bay Branch, Greater Victoria Public Library
385 Menzies St.
Victoria, BC

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. Refreshments will be provided and as space is limited we invite you to please RSVP for the event through the link below.


International Development Evaluation “Un-Workshop”

Welcome to an evening to meet other professionals and students interested in the realms of international development and evaluation! Join us for an “Un-Workshop” led by Rebecca Mellett who will share stories, lead discussions, and get people to think through key international development and evaluation topics and issues bought forward by participants.

The event is jointly hosted by the South Vancouver Island Chapter of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) and the British Columbia Canadian Evaluation Society (BC CES).

Speaker Profile
Rebecca Mellett is a specialist in design and evaluation of international development initiatives for sustainability. Formerly the Executive Director of the Canadian Evaluation Society, she now advises not-for-profits, academia, foundations and government as a consultant on a range of topics from strategic planning, to funding and managing for results. With 20+ years of experience in the federal government, Rebecca led Canada’s field programs as Head of Aid in Peru and Honduras, and managed the Central America Regional program. Trained in systems theory with an MSc in Development Economics (LSE), an M.A. in Social Change and Public Policy and Native Affairs (Carleton) and B.A. in Linguistics (Carleton), her more recent post graduate certificates in Sustainability Management (Harvard) and Evaluation Practise (The Evaluators Institute) round things out with applied skills. Rebecca speaks French and Spanish and grew up in Montreal and Toronto with many years in Ottawa. She now lives in Brentwood Bay BC with her husband and 8-year old son.

Event Details

Price: The event is free and appetizers will be provided to all participants! A bar is available downstairs to purchase drinks.
Date: Thursday, 30 January 2020
Time: 6:00 pm, but feel free to come any time after 5pm to grab a drink and network
Location: Upstairs at The Bent Mast in James Bay
512 Simcoe Street
Victoria, BC, V8V 1L8

This un-workshop and networking event is free to all interested international cooperation and evaluation professionals and friends.

Appetizers will be provided, therefore we ask participants to register by following the link below so that we know approximately how much food to order!


World TB Day

Sunday March 24th is World TB Day and several places in our city will be lit up in red – at the Provincial Legislature, City Hall and the CRD Building.

The City of Victoria has proclaimed March 24th as World TB Day. Around downtown Victoria on Sunday look for red in these places:

  • the fountain and ceremonial entrance to the BC Provincial Legislature,
  • the City Hall Clock Tower clock faces and
  • the fascia of the Capital Regional District Building

On this day advocates across the world stand in solidarity with one another and alongside the communities affected by this devastating disease by lighting their landmarks in red, helping to build awareness of the impact of this deadly disease. Last year, a number of various buildings and monuments around the world were lit up in red – Light Up For TB – including across Canada. RESULTS Canada is part of this global movement of passionate citizens, raising our voices alongside people on every continent affected by this ancient, devastating and communicable disease that thrives in poor communities, to generate the global leadership we need to fight and eradicate TB.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading global cause of death and kills 1.6 million people globally each year. The infectious disease can be found in every continent, but predominantly affects people living in poorer conditions, including across Canada. World TB Day occurs annually on March 24th, and is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). The day commemorates the day in 1882 that Dr. Robert Koch discovered the cause of tuberculosis, a turning point in the fight against TB, that raged across Europe and the Americas at the time.


RESULTS Canada’s Annual Pacific Regional Conference is happening from May 3th to 5th at UVic .

In addition to speakers Svend Robinson, Sonia Furstenau, Gary Brooks and Zelda Foxall, we have also confirmed Sharmarke Dubow, originally a Somalian refugee, now a City of Victoria Councillor, and Chris Dendys nutrition expert and Executive Director of RESULTS Canada. There will also be workshops on advocacy, Twitter and panels, discussions and musical entertainment.

Check out the website at: http://resultsvictoria.ca/pacific-regional-conference/

The conference begins at 5pm Friday May 3rd to 2pm Sunday May 5th. Accommodation, dinners and lunches will be provided. The cost for the whole weekend including accommodation is $240 Canadian; or for conference and meals only, it’s $120.

Please register now online at https://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/event/2019/ResultsVictoria