Helping you promote sustainable, people-centred international development
OCIC is a thriving community of Ontario-based organizations and individuals working for sustainable solutions to global poverty challenges.
OCIC supports the capacity-building needs of members and other key stakeholders through webinars, workshops, Annual General Meetings and other events and trainings. These are organized in collaboration with members, volunteers and other relevant organizations or institutions.
OCIC’s Global Citizens Forum brings together international cooperation sector leaders and practitioners, issue-specific experts, advocates, academics, funders, and youth to strengthen individual and collective capacity, and increase multi- stakeholder dialogue on issues most affecting youth globally.
OCIC’s Gender Equality Hub is a ‘community of practice’ that seeks to actively examine how a gender transformative and intersectional approach to development can shape our work towards universal sustainable development, and how we can work together to identify gaps and challenges and mobilize around current opportunities.
With funding from the Government of Canada, OCIC engaged with diverse communities and stakeholders in Canada’s 2030 Agenda National Strategy by identifying priorities in specific Diaspora, Disability-Inclusion and Indigenous communities, and exploring how the strategy might contribute to their achievement.
The Youth Policy-Makers Hub (YPH) is a signature initiative of OCIC’s Community Engagement and Learning programs, that engages diverse youth from across Ontario in international cooperation policy processes in support of Gender Equality, Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) action areas, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).