Since 1968, CCIC has been dedicated to strengthening and enabling Canadian civil society organizations working in global cooperation. 


The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) is Canada’s national coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) working globally to achieve sustainable human development. CCIC members represent a broad range of CSOs working in international development and humanitarian assistance — from faith-based and secular groups to labour unions, cooperatives and professional associations. A nationally and internationally recognized voice on questions of aid and development effectiveness, the viability and the health of the international sector in Canada the role of civil society globally and Canada’s role in the world, CCIC seeks to end global poverty and to promote social justice and human dignity for all.

What We do

  • Convene and coordinate the global cooperation sector in Canada
  • Conduct independent research and analysis on Canadian development and humanitarian assistance, global agendas, and trends
  • Strengthen the capacity of the global cooperation sector through policy, research, advocacy and collaboration 



CCIC plays an
exceedingly useful role as the umbrella, bringing together diverse CSOs in
dialogue with one another, and in
providing overarching analysis around ‘big picture’ issues relating to
global development
— CCIC member