4th Floor Galley | Canadian Museum of Nature | Ottawa, ON

6:30 pm doors open 

7:15 pm formal program begins

 

COME celebrate canada's international contributions!

On the occasion of Canada's 150th anniversary, the Canadian Council for International Co-operation is pleased to invite you to the Global Impact Soirée, an inspiring social event to highlight the achievements of our colleagues, community, and country.

The Global Impact Soirée is a unique opportunity for leaders from the Canadian global cooperation sector, including civil society, government, academia, industry, and the international community, to come together to mark Canada’s leadership on the global stage.  

Don't miss this chance to dress up for an action-packed evening to commemorate the global development sector!

What can you expect? A soirée like no other! 

Don't miss this opportunity to:

  • Be inspired by special keynote from:
    • Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie
    • National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations
  • Tour Zaatari refugee camp, by viewing “Clouds Over Sidra” through immersive VR technology
  • Connect with influential leaders from NGOs, government, industry, and academia
  • Look back at "25 Years of Excellence in International Development Photography" an exhibit from Global Affairs Canada
  • Recognize Canada's 15 international contributions
  • Honour the Karen Takacs Award for Women's Leadership in International Development
  • Dance to beats by DJ Goldilocks (Climate Action Network)
  • Indulge in gourmet bites & fancy cocktails

Celebrate Canada's global impact, while keeping eyes on the road ahead, as we move together towards building a fairer, more sustainable, and safer world.

Attire: Cocktail / Formal (business suit).

Your ticket includes gourmet food & one drink ticket. Tickets are limited.


featuring:

Take part in an immersive experience by viewing the short film “Clouds Over Sidra” using virtual reality technology. Senior Creative Advisor at the U. N. Gabo Arora, tells the story of life inside a refugee camp in Jordan through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl named Sidra, placing viewers within the centre of the camp through a 360-degree experience. 

The Sidra Project is a unique collaboration between the United Nations and Artscape that is designed to sustain interest and support for refugees to ensure their successful resettlement in Canada.  www.TheSidraProject.ca     #Sidra360


An exhibit of Global Affairs Canada photos that highlights the challenges and successes in the world of international development, and pays tribute to some of Canada's top photojournalists. These individuals have devoted - and in some cases risked - their lives to capture the face of development and the strength of the human spirit. This exhibit forms a narrative of successive styles in photography, reportage, and of international development history itself.

An exhibit of Global Affairs Canada photos that highlights the challenges and successes in the world of international development, and pays tribute to some of Canada's top photojournalists. These individuals have devoted - and in some cases risked - their lives to capture the face of development and the strength of the human spirit. This exhibit forms a narrative of successive styles in photography, reportage, and of international development history itself.

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Announcing the 2017 winner of the Karen Takacs Award for Women's Leadership in International Development. Recognizing feminist advocacy and collaborative leadership in global cooperation in honour of Karen Takacs, a celebrated and cherished leader of the Canadian international community. 

Announcing the 2017 winner of the Karen Takacs Award for Women's Leadership in International Development. Recognizing feminist advocacy and collaborative leadership in global cooperation in honour of Karen Takacs, a celebrated and cherished leader of the Canadian international community.