IDW Resources

International Developement Week may be officially celebrated only one week of the year each February, but we believe that acknowledging the role of Canadians in international cooperation and the importance of the SDGs should be a conversation all year long. We have compiled several resources to educate and inspire Canadians of all ages on global issues and sustainability. Check them out below!

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Student Book List


Our 2022 Reading List for Global Students features books for students from Kindergarten-Grade 12. We encourage all students to become global students by exploring the world through reading!

If you’re an educator, we hope that you share these books with your classroom to encourage students to learn become global citizens for life.

Contest Alert!

Student Reading Challenge 2022

Hey Students, once you finish reading a book on the MCIC Reading List for Global Students 2022, take a few minutes to think about what you’ve read.

CLICK HERE to fill out the short Student Reading Challenge application form to be entered to win great prizes!

You can join in conversations on global issues and share what books you've read by using the hashtag #IDW2022.  

You can apply up to five times, one application per book. Each application is one entry to the 2022 contest. Contest closes February 28th, 2022. Winning students will be contacted through their teachers.

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Annual Book List


This year, our book list has been organized into five categories: inspiring women, resilient children, innovators & healers, sustainability stories and indigenous voices.

Explore books from different perspectives and share them with your family, friends, and with us online!

Contest Alert!

Adult Book Challenge 2022

Show us what book gets YOU thinking globally and be entered to win 1 of 3 $50 gift cards to McNally Robinson!

How to Enter:

  1. Read a book from the MCIC IDW Book List or any other book that gets you thinking and caring about international issues. 
  2. Post a picture of your book on Facebook and/or Instagram and tag MCIC! One book = one entry, multiple entries are accepted (and encouraged!).
  3. Be entered into a random draw for a McNally Robinson gift card.

Make sure you’re following us on social media for bonus entry opportunities and other great resources!

Contest closes February 20th, 2022. Winners will be notified on social media. Social media accounts must be public to enter. Multiple entries accepted but only one entry per book.

Documentary List


This year's documentary list features six films that highlight themes of international issues and global sustainability. After watching, join the conversation online! Use the hashtag #IDW2022 and share what documentary you watched or some of your other favourites that are not on this year's list.

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