ACGC AQOCI EXPLORING PUBLIC ACIC ENGAGEMENT BCCIC EFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA MCIC OCIC2011-2014 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM SCIC
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA This presentation will: Provide an overview of the Inter-Council Network Outline components of the ICN Public Engagement Program Introduce participants to Knowledge Hubs Describe next steps for the ICN work
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA Over view of ICN The Inter-Council Network (ICN) is a dynamic coalition of seven provincial and regional member-based Councils for International Cooperation across Canada committed to social justice and social change. The ICN provides a forum in which the Councils collaborate for improved effectiveness, learn from each other’s specific skills, troubleshoot challenges and identify common priorities for collective action. The Councils’ collectively have over 400 diverse members, ranging from international development organizations to individuals to universities to environmental organizations. From 2011-2014 the ICN’s activities are funded by CIDA.
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA The seven regional and provincial Councils are: Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC) Association quebecoise des organismes de cooperation internationale (AQOCI) Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC) Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC)
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA ICN Public Engagement Program Purposes: To develop a comprehensive understanding of PE for active global citizenship in Canada To learn and develop capacity about good practices for PE To demonstrate that PE is a meaningful and necessary endeavour To build relationships and foster collaboration between different actors in the PE community
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA The ICN PE Team National Coordinator: ICN Sarah Power email@example.com Regional Coordinators: ACGC Jennifer Braun firstname.lastname@example.org AQOCI Annick Des Granges email@example.com ACIC Janelle Frail firstname.lastname@example.org BCCIC Lynn Slobogian email@example.com MCIC Kirsten Earl McCorrister firstname.lastname@example.org MCIC Bequie Lake email@example.com OCIC Jennifer Muldoon firstname.lastname@example.org SCIC Steffany Salloum email@example.com
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA Context Analysis Objectives: Inform knowledge hubs (identify themes and areas that can potentially be explored) Build relationships and trust Document the challenges of PE work To draw out solutions (through collaboration) Get a better sense of how practitioners define PE To (indirectly) begin discussion and exploration of what good practices are
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA National Public Opinion Poll (icnpoll.ca) Objectives: To gain a deeper understanding of Canadians’ knowledge, opinions, attitudes, behavior and engagement in global poverty issues; To demonstrate the value Canadians place on global poverty reduction work, including both international activities and public engagement within Canada; To provide information and recommendations to international cooperation organizations and funders on how to effectively engage Canadians on global poverty issues; and To create a national baseline on Canadian engagement in global poverty issues.
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA Bibliography and Literature Review Objectives: To compile academic and institutional (UN, Governmental, formal organizational level) research on PE, to identify gaps in the research and to make this information available to PE practitioners To build relationships between academics and practitioners and to promote collaboration between them
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA Knowledge Hubs Objectives: To regularly bring together practitioners in each region and nationally to participate in a knowledge creation process To document, reflect upon, analyze and share learnings good PE practices in relation to each KH’s topic To put knowledge creation towards national information sharing (through toolkit and conference) To “cross-pollinate” – create opportunities for new ideas to come in (knowledge generation) To bring in experts on topics in order for practitioners to engage with new “expert” knowledge
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA Knowledge Hubs Public Engagement in the Formal Education System (ACGC) Gender in Public Engagement (AQOCI) Public Engagement Through Advocacty (AQOCI) Collaboration and Partnerships (ACIC) Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Engagement (BCCIC) Public Engagement: How Change Happens (MCIC) Policy and the Role of Government (OCIC) PE Methods to Engage Young Canadians (SCIC)
EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA PE Toolkit and National Web Conference Objective: To disseminate learnings from knowledge hubs through online interactive toolkit To have an online space for learning about good practice in public engagement To highlight best practices through a national web conference that will aim to attract a variety of stakeholders
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