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Global Affairs Canada

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 5th-11th, 2023. Join us as we Go For The Goals!


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.

Our 2023 Book Lists are full of great reads and are out now! Click here to explore them.

Don't miss any of our IDW2023 events! Stay tuned for exciting updates and information on how to join us during IDW this February and let's all #GoForTheGoals !

International Development Week 2023 Kickoff

Join us at the Manitoba Legislative Building as we launch International Development Week 2023

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Winnipeg ICE vs. Calgary Hitmen - Go for the Goals

The Winnipeg ICE know how to #GoForTheGoals, so we've teamed up for International Development Week! Come join MCIC at the Ice Cave as they take on the Calgary Hitmen.

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CODE: It's Time to Tackle Learning Poverty

CODE brings together a panel of education experts for a virtual conversation about Learning Poverty

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Local Brews + Global Views: Guest Host Dr. Kawser Ahmed with Kuwala Christian Girls' School

Hear about girls' education in Malawi with Kuwala's volunteer President Mark Kinzel.

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Pathways to Sustainable Communities

An Evening with Clayton Thomas-Müller, author of Life in the City of Dirty Water

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