CAIDP Celebrates 25 Years of Professional Advocacy

The Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP), a professional advocacy group and knowledge network, recently celebrated 25 years of working to make Canadian development assistance more effective.  Thanks to the efforts of leaders like Pamela Branch, Richard Beattie and others, the association instituted a professional code of conduct and an annual conference that is…(Read more)

Catalyst for Sustainability: Case Study of the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation

A new case study on the work of the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation shows how post-secondary educational institutions can build green, social real estate projects, including affordable housing, and incubate scaled social enterprises—all in partnership with community organizations.  Commissioned jointly by the McConnell Foundation and UWCRC, and authored by Edward Jackson

UNESCO Chair Honours Ted Jackson

On October 20, 2018, at the British Columbia Horticultural Garden, Dr. Budd Hall and Dr. Rajesh Tandon, joint holders of the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, conferred a lifetime achievement award on Dr. Ted Jackson for his leadership in advancing participatory partnerships in Canada, Africa and Asia. 

Gender-Smart Investing Summit held in London

More than 300 investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and policymakers gathered in London, England to participate in the first Gender-Smart Investing Summit.  Major sponsors included UBS, CDC, Investing in Women and the Tara Health Foundation.  Gender lens investing champions Suzanne Biegel and Joy Anderson, CDC CEO Nick O’Donohoe and UN Under-Secretary General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka