International Development Week

International Development Week (IDW) brings together Canadians, from coast to coast to coast, to share and celebrate our contributions to international development assistance.

This year IDW is February 6th-12th, 2022. Join us as we all Go For The Goals!

Click Here for the 2022 Book Lists and Other Resources

About IDW

Since its inception in 1991, International Development Week (IDW) has been observed each February and celebrates Canadian contributions to international humanitarian assistance throughout the world. IDW offers an opportunity to recognize and highlight the unique role Canadians play in building a better world. It encourages us–especially our youth–to be informed and to get involved in international issues!

Each year, Global Affairs Canada selects a theme for the week. This year's IDW theme is “Go for the Goals”, which refers to the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs.

Did you hear?

As part of our International Development Week programming, we challenged Manitoba students to redesign the $20 bill in our Call to Classrooms contest. The winners were announced at our IDW Kickoff on Tuesday, February 8th, 2022.

Hear from the students themselves about their designs, which were focused on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our 2022 Book Lists and reading contests are out now! Click Here to check them out.

Did you miss any of our IDW2022 events or want to revisit them? Check out our YouTube Channel and #GoForTheGoals all year long!