Who we are
The British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) is a network that engages in sustainable development and social justice issues. BCCIC’s membership is made up of individuals, international development organizations and civil society organizations in British Columbia, Canada.
In addition to working with and developing capacity for our membership, we focus on promoting and supporting the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), both locally and globally. BCCIC aims to increase awareness and engage the Canadian public, as global citizens, in development and key global issues in support of the SDGs, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) and Canada’s Policy for Civil Society Partnerships.
What We Do
In addition to capacity development for our members, much of BCCIC’s work involves policy and research, public engagement and working with young leaders across the province. BCCIC currently runs two key youth programs and initiatives – the SDG Bootcamp and the BCCIC Climate Change Team. BCCIC also created the SDG Movement Map, which showcases the work being done to achieve the SDGs across BC and Canada and demonstrates the linkages in between.
Who We Are
BCCIC is made up of staff, members, interns and volunteers. It is also governed by a Board of Directors. Five represent member organizations and six bring experiences in academia, Indigenous governance and the private sector. BCCIC has five regional Chapters serving the communities in Comox Valley, Kootenays, Okanagan, South Vancouver Island and Terrace and surrounding areas. Each of these Chapters is supported by a Regional Coordinator and is governed by a Steering Committee of BCCIC individual members and persons representing organizational members. In their communities, the Chapters connect, support and develop the capacity of BCCIC members and partners, as well as other organizations and individuals involved in international development.