Project profile — Inspiring Action - British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)



Overview 

CA-3-P002686004
$4,382,233
British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (CA-CRA_ACR-3136052859)
2019-05-14 - 2026-04-30
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Developing countries, unspecified (100.00%)

Sector 

• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Promotion of development awareness (99820) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

The “Inspiring Action for Global Citizenship” Program aims to promote awareness of global issues among the Canadian public and relevant stakeholders across Canada. The Program is implemented by eight provincial and regional councils for international cooperation in their respective province or region. Through its project, the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) seeks to increase the engagement of both the public and the stakeholders in British Columbia. More specifically, it aims to involve more British Columbians, in particular youth, in international development by increasing their support for and participation in Canada's efforts to eradicate poverty in the world. This translates into a variety of integrated communication activities, such as the celebration of International Development Week, the organization of public information sessions and the development of publications. The project also seeks to improve the capacity of British Columbia civil society organizations working in international development to maximize their results, though diverse knowledge-sharing initiatives, including workshops, webinars and trainings.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased engagement of Canadians, especially youth, in international development and key global issues; and (2) increased effectiveness of Canadian development partners to deliver innovative, inclusive programming that advances gender equality.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) increased awareness of gender equality, climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) through 20 youth-led awareness-raising events ; (2) organized 48 multi-stakeholder events; and (3) held 16 training and peer-learning opportunities on the SDGs, engaging 584 participants. As a result of these activities, 85% of survey respondents who participated in British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) public engagement activities indicated that their level of understanding of global issues increased or greatly increased; and (4) 76% of survey respondents who participated in a BCCIC capacity development activity indicated an increase in their capacity to deliver on the SDGs.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $307,455
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Development awareness
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