Participate alongside the IBCR in the International Development Week!

From February 7 to 13, the International Bureau for Children’s Rights is celebrating International Development Week, an annual initiative that highlights the contribution of Canadian international solidarity organizations and their partners to sustainable development around the world.

The theme of this year’s International Development Week is “Reaching for the Goals” and has three main themes:

  • gender equality,
  • health
  • climate change.

The initiative also refers to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which form a global action plan to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all by 2030.

The current health context compels us to celebrate this 31st International Development Week virtually. During this week, the International Bureau for Children’s Rights will co-organize and participate in three events: a virtual human library: “Encountering Voluntary Cooperation”, a public meeting “Stories of Impact”, and the “Crossroads of Cooperation” exhibition.

Through these events, learn more about volunteer cooperation and international solidarity by getting a glimpse into the realities of people working in this field.



A Virtual Human Library: Where Volunteer Cooperation Meets Volunteer Cooperation

Event organised in collaboration with Oxfam-Quebec, the PCV-Clé consortium composed of the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation, the Fédération des cégeps and Éducation internationale, in partnership with the Institut de la Francophonie pour l’Éducation et la Formation (IFEF) and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE).

Date: 9 February 2021 – 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Location and registration: Free online event – Registration required

About:  Come and discover the journey of ten volunteers. Each session will be an opportunity to exchange with a cooperating person in small groups (10 people maximum).


Public Assembly: Stories of impact – Stories of impact 

Event organized in collaboration with Carrefour International, Cuso International, World Renew, CESO and Oxfam Québec.

Date: February 10, 2021 – 12pm 

Location and registration: Free online event – Registration required

About: Come listen to short stories of solidarity and impact from Carrefour International, Cuso International, World Renew, the International Bureau for Children’s Rights, CESO and Oxfam Quebec. Discover a new year of international solidarity actions in an ever-changing context of rising Covid-19 cases, poverty, inequality, climate change, peace and justice.


Cooperation Hub

Event organised by AEDIAH of Laval University

Date: 11 February 2021 – 11am to 2pm

Location and registration: Free online event – Registration required 

About: activity organized by the Association of Students in International Development and Humanitarian Action of Laval University (AEDIAH), do not miss the opportunity to meet several organizations working in the field of international cooperation and humanitarian action. An excellent entry point for anyone wishing to have an experience in this field!


Are you interested in international development? Find out more about our international cooperation programme: the PRIDE project