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ICN PE Program Overview

  1. 1. ACGC AQOCI EXPLORING PUBLIC ACIC ENGAGEMENT BCCIC EFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA MCIC OCIC2011-2014 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM SCIC
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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)
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA  The ICN PE Team  National Coordinator:  ICN Sarah Power icn.rcc@ocic.on.ca  Regional Coordinators:  ACGC Jennifer Braun jennifer@acgc.ca  AQOCI Annick Des Granges adesgranges@aqoci.qc.ca  ACIC Janelle Frail pe@acic-caci.org  BCCIC Lynn Slobogian programofficer@bccic.ca  MCIC Kirsten Earl McCorrister program@mcic.ca  MCIC Bequie Lake pe@mcic.ca  OCIC Jennifer Muldoon icnontario@ocic.on.ca  SCIC Steffany Salloum worldbeat@earthbeat.sk.ca
  7. 7. EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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)
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. EXPLORING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTEFFECTIVENESS IN CANADA Questions ???

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