Janice Hamilton speaks at MCIC's International Development Week 2023 kickoff at the Manitoba Legislature, standing on stage behind a podium.

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. IDW occurs over the first week of February each year. 


About IDW

International Development Week (IDW), observed annually in Canada during the first week in February, shines a spotlight on global citizenship and the important contributions that Canadians are making through partnerships around the world. Be a changemaker who advances equality in the world this February!

The theme for IDW is “Go for the Goals”, which refers to the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. This theme challenges us to stay forcused on the SDGs and work towards achieving them for a more just world for all.

Get involved

In addition to our IDW events, we have lots of exciting things taking place:

  • Voices for Change, our annual youth-focused spoken word project, is now live! Click here to watch this year's performance and learn more about Voices for Change.
  • Click here to explore our 2024 Book and Multimedia Lists for Global Citizens and enter our reading contests! We also have contests for school libraries, public libraries and bookstores across Manitoba throughout February.
  • Try one of the Inter-Council Network's Recipes for Change. In collaboration with the provincial and territorial councils, ICN compiled sustainable recipes from around the world for International Development Week 2024.
  • Follow us on social media and use the hashtags #IDW2024 and #GoForTheGoals to stay conneceted!