For a Better World: International Development Week 2022

Over the past two years, volunteers and partners in Canadian volunteer cooperation agencies have overcome unprecedented challenges to build a more just, inclusive and sustainable world.

Starting February 6 until February 12, we invite Canadians to celebrate International Development Week (IDW) together, an annual initiative that highlights Canada’s commitment to sustainable development around the world and Canadians working to support international development. IDW features hundreds of activities across the country and this year, focuses on five themes: gender equality, health, economic resilience, education and climate action, all of which are aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

We encourage people from all walks of life to get involved on social media and discover the stories of VCP volunteers and partners who, through their commitment, aim for the Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to the outreach of actions that reduce inequalities around the world.

As global citizens, the SDGs call on all of us to reflect on how to build resilient, inclusive and sustainable societies and economies that benefit all people, while protecting our planet.

To learn more about Canadian solidarity in action, follow our campaign on social media using the hashtag #GoForTheGoals and #IWD2022.

A Global Affairs Canada’s initiative, in collaboration with:

  • Oxfam Québec
  • International Bureau for Children’s Rights (IBCR)
  • CECI – Centre d’étude et de coopération internationale
  • CESO – Canadian Executive Service Organization
  • Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDFC)
  • Cuso International
  • Fondation Paul Gérin-Lajoie
  • SUCO
  • UPA Développement international
  • Veterinarians without Borders
  • World University Service of Canada (WUSC-EUMC)
  • Carrefour International
  • Youth Challenge International